Katherine Mann is a Senior Consultant for Herren Associates and a Professional Cost Estimator/Analyst (PCEA) with over 4 years of technical professional experience including: cost analysis, cost estimation, database creation, program evaluation, contract management, cost research, and manufacturing support. Customers that Ms. Mann has supported include the Defense Cost and Resource Center (DCARC), the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR Code 1.6), the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Cost and Economics (ODASA-CE), Naval Surface Warfare Center, Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA-05C), the Defense Acquisition University (DAU), the United States Coast Guard, and, most recently, the NATO SeaSparrow Project Office (NSPO). For the NATO Sea Sparrow Project Office, Ms. Mann is the manager for over thirty active Technical Instructions (TIs) for the Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile (ESSM) Design Agent and Technical Services contract ranging from $100K – $11,000K in value and scope. She has evaluated numerous proposals submitted to the Government ranging from $1M – $500M, written Technical Advisory Reports (TAR), and supported contracts negotiations. Ms. Mann holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in Industrial and Systems Engineering from Virginia Tech and a graduate certificate in Engineering Education. In 2012, Ms. Mann was part of a team that won the Best Paper for the Methods & Models Track 1 and Best Overall Conference Paper at the SCEA/IPSA National Conference. She has track chaired and presented training and papers at the past four SCEA/ICEAA Conferences.