Donald L. Vandeveer

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Donald L. Vandeveer is the Head of the Contracting Services Department at MIT Lincoln Laboratory, which is awarded more than $1 billion in funding per year, with about $500 million subcontracted out to acquire goods and services. Overseeing this department of roughly 100 people, he is responsible for directing all aspects of contracting (buying and selling); export control;  release review of publications; logistics (receiving, shipping, stockroom, calibration, records retention, branded merchandise store); ethics, compliance, and conflicts of interest; and Small and Diversity Business initiatives. Mr. Vandeveer also serves on the Laboratory's Enterprise Applications Governance Board, Efficiency Committee, COVID-19 Task Force, Emergency Action Team, Lincoln Laboratory/SAP Executive Committee, and the Executive Diversity and Inclusion Council.

Mr. Vandeveer's extensive career in the contract management profession spans more than three decades. He has volunteered in leadership positions, such as the national director and chairman of a National Education Seminar for a Pennsylvania chapter of the National Contract Management Association (NCMA), and has served as a loaned executive for the United Way campaign.

Mr. Vandeveer holds a BS degree in aviation engineering from The Ohio State University and a Value Based Lean Six Sigma Black Belt certification from the University of Michigan, and he has achieved the credential of Certified Professional Contracts Manager through NCMA.