Certified Contracts & Compliance Expert

Theo Pahigiannis

Dr. Mary Ann Wangemann, 



From managing multi-billion-dollar contracts to authoring 14 books on management and leadership, Mary Ann's career in federal government contracts is wide in scope and deep in real-world experience. Federal contract management is complex and ever-changing, and she spends time teaching and consulting to both federal agencies and federal contractors. She was recognized by the White House for her work on the Federal Acquisition Certification program.


Mary Ann has spent most of her career as a federal program executive managing contracts up to $8B. She has run every aspect of business in a variety of positions, including account manager, proposal manager, program manager, consultant, business manager, project team leader, contract administrator, operations manager, leadership mentor, research and development, and marketing and sales support. She has worked in federal, commercial, state, and academic environments so she brings a cross-disciplined approach to problem solving and business growth.


She began GovWin, served as an EDS Fellow (thought leader), worked as a product manager for Federal Acquisition Certification for Project/Program Managers. With more than three decades of experience, she now teaches others how to navigate the world of contract management, and holds faculty positions at undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral levels. Through her consulting practice she has helped businesses with strategic planning, business process re-engineering, organizational change, training, getting on the GSA schedule, and contract management. She has worked with entrepreneurs through global organizations.


She holds an Ed.D. from The George Washington University, (Dissertation: Executive Decision Making in an Organizational Learning Context), M.B.A. with a concentration in IT from The Johns Hopkins University, and a B.A. in Psychology and Business from the University of Maryland Baltimore County. She is also a Certified Professional Contract Manager (CPCM), Project Management Professional (PMP), and is Design-Build certified.