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Lori Irish selected as DSC Chief of Contracting Services

Lori Irish selected as DSC Chief of Contracting.

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Lori Irish.

May 2012

Denver Service Center has selected Lori Irish as its new chief of contracting services. She has been a government acquisition professional for more than 20 years and has worked in DSC’s Contracting Services Division since 2001. Irish begins her new position on June 3rd.

“Lori Irish’s proven leadership ability and professionalism are an asset to Denver Service Center,&dquo; said Sam Whittington, DSC’s director. “Her understanding and commitment to the DSC team philosophy will contribute to the future success of DSC contracting and project management.”

Irish began her career with the U.S. Navy as a procurement clerk. While there she worked as a purchasing agent, procurement analyst, and contract specialist acquiring supplies and services supporting both the Pearl Harbor Naval Base and the fleet, and later environmental remediation services for various sites within the Pacific Basin.

Irish joined Denver Service Center in September 2001 as a contract specialist and then became a contracting officer for both the East and West Teams before becoming the branch chief for the Central and West Teams in 2009.

“I am looking forward to the challenges of this new position,” said Irish. “My vision is to lead our already professional staff into the future of NPS acquisition while maintaining excellent customer satisfaction.”

Irish holds a bachelor’s degree in professional studies/business administration from the University of Hawaii. She lives in the Denver area and has two adult daughters and a stepson. Irish considers herself a “foodie” and loves to eat. She also enjoys exercising, mostly so she can continue to enjoy her first hobby.

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