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Jim Blades - Jefferson Solutions

Jim Blades

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Jim Blades

Before joining Jefferson, Jim spent 34 years in the federal government, to include the defense and civilian sectors.  Over the last 16 years, he served in a variety of executive roles, including as Vice President (VP), Deputy VP, Division, and Branch Manager, successfully leading operational contracting organizations.

Jim retired from the federal government in October 2016.  His last position was Acting VP of Contracts and Administration in the Administration and Finance Department of the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), an independent federal international development agency within the Executive Branch of Government.  Jim provided direct support to MCC’s Chief Executive Officer, as well as strategic direction and operational oversight of the Contracts and Grants Management, International and Domestic Security, and Administrative Service divisions.  Post retirement, Jim was a Senior Advisor providing consultation on Administrative Services, Contracts and Grants Management, Domestic and International Security, Financial Management, Human Resources, and Information Technology functions.

Jim completed the Senior Executive Fellows Program at Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government (2014).  He earned his MBA with a concentration in Contracts Management from the Florida Institute of Technology’s National Capital Region campus (1991) and a BA in Political Science from Northeastern University (1984).  He is certified at the DAWIA and both FAI FAC-C and FAC-COR Level III for Contracting Professionals, and holds a certification as a Program Management Professional through the Project Management Institute.