Mr. Christopher Massey has been an active member and promoter of ICEAA since he graduated Penn State University with a degree in Aerospace Engineering and started his career in cost estimating in 2009. Early on in his career he demonstrated a passion for cost estimating and analysis manifested through a strong eagerness to learn, desire to innovate, and train others. Chris has over 15 years of experience in cost estimating and analysis for the Intelligence Community, Department of Defense, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and Department of Energy. He leverages his experience leading Independent Cost Estimates, Analysis of Alternatives, portfolio management, program management, and acquisition planning activities to manage a team of experienced analysts and subject matter experts delivering defensible, data-driven solutions to clients. Chris has authored or co-authors several presentations at the 2011 and 2013 ICEAA conferences, co-authored a paper presented at the 2012 DoDCAS, co-authored several papers presented and publishing by AACE International, won several awards of excellence in support of his IC and DOE clients, and won the 2023 Management Achievement of the Year Award at the ICEAA National Conference.
Mr. Massey’s interest in serving as President of the Washington Capital Area Chapter ICEAA is rooted in his passion to both, 1) expand the use of foundational cost estimating and analysis principles across the federal government and beyond, and 2) enable growth of the cost estimating community through effective training, mentoring, and development of analysts. In recent years, the community has seen a shift toward excitement and passion for enabling tools like data analytics, but has lost some of the dedication to enabling and promoting careers in cost estimating and analysis.
Mr. Massey’s primary objective as President of the WCA Chapter is to promote government engagement in the chapter through targeted and individualized engagement with cost estimating and analysis offices (or those responsible for estimating products) throughout the federal government. Increasing federal government engagement in the chapter will have a positive impact on the overall size of the chapter and its focus on real-time issues. Additionally, improved federal government engagement will drive other positive chapter impacts including improved collaboration and increased contractor engagement.
Over the last 15 years of his career, Chris has grown his skills and experience in areas that will be directly applicable to improving federal engagement in the local chapter. Primarily, his deep understanding and foundational knowledge of cost estimating and analysis best practices, combined with 15 years of application and execution for multiple federal clients and environments gives Chris a unique perspective on the state of the community and the real-time challenges federal organizations face. This combined with his strong relationships with those in the community put him in the unique position to foster growth. Additionally, Chris has managed a growing team of 60 analysts in his role at Technomics growing from a lead analyst to Vice President, where he learned and applied skills in training and developing cost analysts.