Heidi H. Timmerman, director of procurement and contracts for Oak Ridge Associated Universities, was recently awarded the Top Professionals Under 40 in Contract Management distinction from the National Contract Management Association, a press release said.
Timmerman—who is responsible for overseeing ORAU’s activities related to prime contract administration, the Work for Others program under the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education contract, subcontract administration, and small business outreach—was recognized for being a top performer in the contract management profession under the age of 40.
This honor recognizes Timmerman for her contract management knowledge and willingness to mentor others, as well as her involvement with various community organizations such as NCMA and the United Way of Anderson County, the press release said.
“With an organization that procures more than $55 million each year in the federal contractor space, Heidi’s job is challenging to say the least,” said ORAU Chief Financial Officer Phil Andrews. “She is an exceedingly bright professional who is committed to excellence and the highest ethical standards.”
Timmerman has played an active role in the contract management community, serving on a variety of committees and working groups at both the national and local level in addition to holding numerous positions, to include her current role as president of the East Tennessee Chapter of NCMA.
Prior to joining ORAU, Timmerman served as the vice president of supply chain for IdleAire Inc., where she led team members in areas of procurement, planning, inventory, receiving, transportation, and logistics. She also served as a captain in the United States Marine Corps, where she held a number of leadership positions as the company executive officer, department head, and civil process supervisor.
Timmerman holds both a master’s degree in business administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a bachelor’s degree in political science and management from the University of Rochester.