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John Cummins J.D.

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John J. Cummins, J.D. is a senior leader with a top-tier defense contractor. Over the past thirty years, John has held multiple positions of increased responsibility, primarily in the Contracts profession. Via extensive experience ranging from complex development projects for Government, Commercial, International, and Scientific/University entities, to simple purchase/sales orders, he fully appreciates and understands the flexibility and creativity required to cover all aspects of contracting for business success.


Having obtained a Juris Doctor degree and becoming a member of the California State Bar while working full-time, John opted to maintain his career within the manufacturing industry due to the team environment offered. John particularly enjoys training and mentoring others while also contributing to strategic business decisions. His most rewarding work experiences have entailed international transactions requiring navigating the challenges and resourcefulness required for dealing with different cultures, laws and regulations.


John currently oversees a staff of 46 Contracts professionals managing over $1.5B of annual sales. He has a customer-focused approach that applies both externally and internally to facilitate "win-win" solutions. Throughout his career, he has coordinated the development and implementation of best practices and procedures, accompanied by sound contracting executed by skilled Contracts professionals.


The above experience is proceeded by positions in Program Management and Operations Administration that provide John valuable skills for collaborating across all functional areas within the high-tech manufacturing environment. Coupled with business and legal education, he is uniquely equipped to provide competent and practical contracts/business expertise.


In addition to Contracts, John has held roles as Corporate Secretary, Ethics Officer, Procurement Manager, Anti-Bribery Officer and Trade Compliance Officer/Empowered Official.


While raising his children, John was actively involved as football and baseball coach in addition to serving on the Little League Board of Directors. He was also a member of his children's elementary School Parent Advisory Board. Having recently relocated to Colorado with a desire to embrace and serve his new community, John is currently a recruit for becoming a Voluntary Firefighter.


John holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, as well as, a Juris Doctor Degree from the Santa Barbara College of Law.

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