Kathleen Connell Dawn
Kathleen Connell Dawn, Senior Instructor, Strategy Execution, is the principal instructor for several of our core contract management courses. She draws upon decades of contract management experience to provide students with real-life, practical tools and knowledge, balanced with insights into the theories behind the practice. Working with a wide range of organizations, Kathleen focuses on growing their government contracting capabilities by advising contract, subcontract and procurement professionals involved in diverse domestic and international programs.
In addition to providing expert advice to clients, Kathleen provides subject matter expertise within the company to support corporate business development and marketing strategies. She often leads the development and tailoring of our course content to ensure that it aligns with the latest government policies and procedures.
Kathleen speaks at events for civilian and defense government personnel as well as members of the private sector across the United States and around the world. Often a featured speaker at the National Contract Management Association World Congress, she also has written features for Contract Management magazine.
Prior to joining Strategy Execution, Kathleen worked as a consultant for such prestigious clients as Dunn and Bradstreet and the National Institutes of Health. Previously she was a contract specialist with the General Services Administration (GSA) Federal Supply Service and an instructor at the GSA Training Center.
Kathleen is a member of the National Contract Management Association and a certified instructor of the Management of Defense Acquisition Contracts course. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA.