Kathy Spica has over forty years of experience supporting the Department of Defense, Department of Energy, various city and county government departments, as well as commercial and private industry companies in contractual and procurement functions. She joined GTS in 2016, and provides leadership and support in the areas of contracts and procurement, as well as risk management and legal compliance.
As the Vice President of Contracts and Procurement, Kathy spearheads the company’s Contracts department and is responsible for all contract, subcontract, teaming agreements, non-disclosure agreements, consultant and value added reseller agreements, risk assessment, compliance, negotiations, procurement management, and policy and procedure formation and revisions, and plays a vital role in the development of cost proposals, white papers and rough order of magnitude (ROM)’s within the company. She is responsible for the oversight of the contracts, legal, purchasing, and contracts administration functions (cradle to grave), ensuring compliance to the delivery schedules, pricing, terms and conditions and other contract provisions. Kathy also serves as a member of Quality Management Team and Risk Committee and served as the Chair for the recent Move Committee to facilitate the relocation of the company’s headquarters.
Prior to GTS, Ms. Spica served in a similar role with another Department of Defense prime contractor, providing contract and subcontract administration for government required construction projects. Kathy has also performed as a key team member for construction projects and capital improvement projects for administration offices and public-school classrooms, managing the contractual and procurement related activities from the proposal stage to project administration and closeout for various county and local district offices and public schools. Kathy has also used her expertise to support the private industry by serving as the Procurement Manager for a national ski resort company, providing procurement tasks for daily operations and capital improvements to construct new resort properties.
Kathy Spica is a seasoned professional providing strategic direction, vision, and performance for GTS. She attended various junior colleges before transferring to California Polytechnical University in San Luis Obispo, CA where she majored in Business Administration and minored in Natural Resources Management.
Kathy proactively mentors less experienced contract and procurement specialists to new heights of professionalism while cultivating an environment of continuing learning and development. She fosters, develops, and maintains relationships with senior staff and executives within GTS, as well as with her external clients, such as the Department of Defense’s Contracting Officers and Contract Specialists. Kathy provides superior interpersonal, written and oral communication skills to relay complex information across departmental lines and fosters team cohesion. She is skilled in communications, teambuilding, conflict resolution and relationship management.
Kathy was awarded the Employee of the Year for Performance in 2014 for a previous Department of Defense Prime Contractor – a noted accomplishment due to being received only a few months into employment with that company. She also was awarded the Executive Management Employee of the Year Award for 2012, an award which is provided to an employee through recognition by Senior Corporate Management with concurrency by the U.S. Department of Energy. Kathy also received several awards and special recognition from the President of the private ski resort company where she worked for her superior coordination of technology updates.
Kathy is or has been a member of various job-related organizations, such as the Virginia Ship Repair Association Contracts Committee and also their Safety Committee; the National Contract Management Association, the American Subcontractor’s Association, the International Association for Contract and Commercial Management, as well as the California Association of School Business Officials and the California Association of Public Procurement Officials.
Kathy holds a federal top-secret security clearance.