Cherie Brown (Federal Government)

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I am Cherie McClam Brown, an experienced senior management and program analyst with 14 years in the Federal civil service and 10+ years of nonprofit and private sector experience. I possesses a wealth of knowledge and experience in management consulting and organization development, capacity building, strategic planning, and program management.

In 2002, I started my Federal career in the Office of Governmentwide Policy at the U.S. General Services Administration. In 2007, I continued her journey with the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Consular Affair’s Office of Passport Services. In August 2010, I joined the Office of Management Policy, Rightsizing, and Innovation, the arm of the Under Secretary for Management.

An “Excellence in Government” Fellow (class of 2010), I participated on varied efforts focused on continuous quality improvement, and performance measurements initiatives. I served as Chief of Quality Coordination (QC) Partnerships and Outreach, and engaged with stakeholders and Quality Teams at U.S. posts across the Bureau of African Affairs on matters of the Collaborative Management Initiatives (CMI)– a quality management system designed to deliver efficient, cost-effective, and high-quality services to federal customers under the International Cooperative Administrative Support Services (ICASS). She completed recent past assignments about CMI at the following locations:  U.S. Foreign Service Institute in Arlington, Virginia; Durban and Johannesburg, South Africa; Garmisch and Frankfurt, Germany; and Bogota, Columbia.

As a certified FAC-COR Level III Contracting Officer Representative, my current portfolio involves oversight for environmental (i.e., air quality and energy) and labor contracts totaling more than $10 million dollars in total obligations.

When not in the office, I actively participate as an ordained member of the ministerial staff at the First Apostolic Faith Church (Baltimore, Maryland) and the Fellowship Bible Way Church (Washington, DC).  I concurrently chair the Alexandria Project Discovery Board, an organization that prepares and motivates low income and first generation college-eligible students to access opportunities in higher education.

I hold a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from the George Washington University, and a Master of Public Administration degree from the School of Public Affairs at American University.

For 11 years, I have shared a beautiful life and continues to embrace all that life has to offer with my best friend and husband, Patrick G. Brown, an accomplished musician and educator in Baltimore, Maryland.

You may contact me at BrownCM1@state.gov.

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