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Interest

  • New ideas
  • Water sports
  • Reading
  • Physics
  • Astronomy
  • Web technology

Summary

SUMMARY STATEMENT

National Contracts Management Association member and contract specialist with Federal Acquisition Regulations knowledge and experiences in political campaign management and two legislatures

NOTE: Happily employed. Not currently looking for work.

Work experience

Jan 2010Present

Contract Specialist (1102)

United States Navy
May 2008Jan 2010

Founder & Grant Writer

Sterling Consulting Solutions
Grant Development Firm
  • Applies federal guidelines and regulations to generate competitive proposals
  • Performed cost and price analysis to purchase high-value items such as benefits packages and computer systems
  • Negotiates contracts to develop mutually-advantageous terms so contracts will be self-enforced by participating parties
  • Saves clients thousands of dollars in knowledge and training by providing low-cost advice
  • Submitted a $100,000 federal grant offered by the Department of Homeland Security
May 2008Nov 2008

Campaign Manager

Friends of Sen. Daniel Weber

State Senate Campaign

  • Successfully led a state senator to victory with nearly 60% of total votes district dominated by the opposing party
  • Handled campaign donations and bank accounts valued at tens of thousands of dollars
Jan 2008Apr 2008

Senate Committee Aide

Georgia State Senate

Upper chamber of Georgia General Assembly

  • Edited tax and highway improvement legislation dealing with millions of dollars
  • Managed constituent case loads related to mental health and substance abuse
Jul 2006Aug 2006

Government Affairs Intern

National Taxpayers Union

Taxpayer advocacy nonprofit

  • Authored current events articles published on organization websites
  • Supported staff by developing direct mailings, e-newsletters and databases
Jun 2006Jul 2006

Senatorial Intern

United States Senate
Upper chamber of Congress
  • Documented notes of Senate Armed Services Committee
  • Examined environmental degradation for staff
  • Responded by phone and letter to constituent issues such as military affairs and stem cell research

References

Wesley Sholtes

“I got to know Sterling Whitehead when I was president of the Spanish Club and he was a member of the club. In addition to being a budding entrepreneur, Sterling exhibits leadership skills by stepping up to the plate whenever he is called upon. With his spirit of volunteerism, his contributions to society do not go unnoticed. Sterling has also proven his interest in public service through his participation in the Wilson Center for Leadership in the Public Interest's Public Service Certificate Program. Whether he pursues public sector employment or not, I have no doubt he will be very successful based on his exposure to this valuable program.” 

March 28, 2009

James Barton

“Sterling is a stand-up guy. He is unassuming while insightful and a diligent student of a number chosen areas of interest.” 

March 12, 2009

Education

Aug 2003May 2007

B.A.

Hampden-Sydney College

  • GPA: 3.46
  • Cum laude
  • Rhetoric minor
  • Over 24 hours of business courses: Learned cost-benefit analysis, public speaking and critical thinking skills

Values Statement

Skills

Trend applications
Google Trends Trendrr Trendsmap
Invoice applications
Zoho Invoice FreshBooks  
Enterprise resource planning (ERP) application
Achievo  
Bid management application
BidSync  
Microsoft Office
Word Excel PowerPoint Outlook  
Project management applications
MS Project Basecamp Zoho Projects CreativePro Office  
Contract management application
Contract Assistant   

Certifications

20092010

Certified Federal Contracts Manager

National Contracts Management Association
20092009

Grant Writing Certificate

Emory University Center for Lifelong Learning
20052007

Public Service Certificate

Hampden-Sydney College