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NAMC Enterprise Update  |  Meet the Team

5 October 2020

NAMC Members:

Effective 1 October the new NAMC began. As we start our first full week, we’d like to take the time to officially introduce you to the new team and structure, especially to those that were not a part of the General Membership Meeting a few weeks ago.

First, we must take time to thank Tony Melita for all that he has done for the NAMC.  After six years as the executive director Tony has decided to resign, passing the reigns to Alissa Roath with full confidence. The OTA based consortium model would not exist without Tony spearheading efforts to evolve government and industry collaboration as we know it. Not only does NAMC owe him our deepest gratitude but the entire defense community as well. Tony, thank you for your leadership.

Below you have a snapshot of the NAMC organization structure, led by executive director Alissa Roath. We’ll introduce you to our newest team members as well.

We are excited for our future and the many exciting things to come in FY2021.

Meet the New Team Members

Ashley Snider | While Ashley is no stranger to NAMC, she joins us full-time as the director of business administration. In this capacity she will oversee day-to-day business operations and contracts under the supervision of the executive director.

She most recently served as a NAMC project manager for the National Center for Manufacturing Sciences for six years, managing the NAMC website along with various Request for Proposals and Task Requests from concept to award. Prior to this role she was an associate at Booz Allen Hamilton.

She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from the University of Alabama in Huntsville.

Forrest Allen, PMP | Forrest joins Jon St. John’s team as a program manager, so many of you will begin interfacing with him directly soon. He last served as finance manager and project manager at Soar Technology. With industry government relations experience, and also legislative branch experience, Forrest brings 18 years of diverse experience to the NAMC team.

He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of the South in Sewanee, TN.

John Pilch, J.D. | John joins Ashley Snider’s team as a contracts administrator, after an extensive career in contracts management.  Moving back to Michigan from Florida, John brings 15 years of experience to the team.

He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Education from Wayne State University, a Master of Science in Information Systems from Lawrence Technological University and his Juris Doctor from Michigan State University College of Law.

AnnMarie Henderson | AnneMarie joins us with nearly a decade of operational support experience. She will be our Membership Coordinator so will be interfacing with you all regularly. AnnMarie will be your lifeline to the NAMC, answering your questions, keeping you informed, directing you to the right individuals for assistance.  She reports to the executive director.

She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from New Mexico State University.

How to Contact the Team 

Please join us in welcoming them to the team! All of our team members contact information can be found here.

Outsourced Services

NAMC will outsource remaining functions to Rehmann. Rehmann was competitively chosen as our outsourced provider for Finance, IT and HR. They will help us get up and running with our Government approved financial systems and processes and will help us to train future staff. IT and HR will remain outsourced until we grow enough to justify bringing those functions in-house.

We will continue to utilize our consultants for business development and other functions critical to our growth and diversification.


If members have any questions, please email us

NAMC Careers

We will continue to grow our team and invite you all to share the link to our careers page!

Sorting Date: 
Monday, October 5, 2020