CHRISTA DAHLEM

DIRECTOR, ARMY IDIQ PROGRAMS

Ms. Christa Dahlem joined DHPC as the Director of Army IDIQ Programs and TIES Program Manager in July 2015.  Ms. Dahlem is an accomplished professional with over 15 years of leadership, progressive program management, business development and operational experience.  In her role, she is focused on company growth by creating unique business opportunities, developing strategic partnerships and capturing new task execution projects. Her duties include developing and executing call plans, proposal writing and review, managing the capture process on multiple opportunities, planning and competitive analysis, participation in professional associations, teammate management, and coordination, and company leadership.  Ms. Dahlem brings a broad base of experience in team building, information technology, environmental requirements, intelligence and engineering projects.

Prior to joining DHPC, Ms. Dahlem was the Program Manager for the Rapid Response 3rd Generation (R2-3G) contract for AECOM (URS Federal Services) and directed other IDIQ contracts across the DOD and Federal market. She led a nation-wide team that responded to business requirements and built relationships with government customers and over 150 teammates. She and her team responded to daily activities of overseeing contracts valued at over $150M and executing a capture and proposal pipeline valued at over $2B.  Prior to AECOM, she worked for BAE System managing multiple Army contracts and running the R2-3G contract worth over $10M/year. She began her career at CONNOR, an engineering and environmental firm in Baltimore where she managed the Production Department and coordinated tasks and travel for a nationwide team of environmental and engineering professionals.

Ms. Dahlem holds a Bachelor degree in Communications and Marketing from Towson University and is currently enrolled in an Executive MBA program through the University of Maryland. Christa is very active in the community and has served as a Board Member and former Treasurer of the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) Aberdeen Chapter and a current board member of the Association of Old Crows (AOC). Ms. Dahlem is also involved in AFCEA, Industrial Representatives Association, the Boys and Girls Club and her church community.

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