RESTON, Va.,— Whitney Bradley & Brown, Inc., (WBB) has appointed Matthew Worrick as vice president of contracts. Worrick brings to the job more than 25 years of contracting experience, with recent focus on the Departments of Defense, Homeland Security, Justice, and Health and Human Services.
“We are very pleased to have Matthew join the WBB family in this crucial role as vice president of contracts,” said William McMullen, WBB’s chief executive officer. “His experience and skills set will ensure that we continue to develop, manage and execute contracts that deliver the high quality products and services that our customers expect.”
Throughout his career, Worrick has held progressively senior positions in acquisition and contracting. He directed industry contracting teams supporting various government agencies, including organizations in the intelligence community, the State Department, and others. Also, as a former public servant, Worrick has more than 13 years of service in government acquisition and contracting, including support for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Defense Mapping Agency, and National Imagery and Mapping Agency.
Worrick is enthusiastic about joining WBB amid the company’s continued growth in public-sector support contracting.
“I am very happy to be aboard WBB, especially at this challenging time,” Worrick said. “I was attracted to this company by the quality of its people and its well-earned reputation in government and industry; I am excited to be a part of this great organization.”
Worrick’s more than two decades of experience in the public and private sectors have earned him a grounded perspective on the challenges ahead, amid continued downward pressure on federal budgets and the likelihood of further changes in the business landscape.
“I believe there are challenging times ahead, especially as we have seen the government shift to acquisition strategies that emphasize lowest price/technically acceptable contracts,” Worrick said. “We also may see further consolidation across industry as the government comes to rely more on small businesses. Adjusting to these trends and finding new ways of doing business will be among the biggest challenges for all of us in industry.”
Worrick holds a Master of Administration degree in procurement and acquisition management from Webster University, and a Bachelor of Science degree in business management from George Mason University. He also holds Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) Acquisition Level III certifications in program management and in contracting; and he is a graduate of the Defense Systems Management College’s Acquisition Program Management Course.