Top Contracting Officer Wins Prestigious USACE Award

Besting more than 400 eligible procurement contracting officers across the Corps of Engineers, Jennifer Murphy-Mason was recognized nationally as the Procurement Contracting Officer of the Year for fiscal year 2015.

The award was part of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Excellence in Contracting Awards Program, which recognizes the contributions of top acquisition and contracting professionals who have achieved exceptional success both singularly and collectively.

Murphy-Mason, a branch chief of Contract Execution and the contracting officer for two major features of the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project, managed 1,249 contract actions valuing $674 million during the nominating period.

She served as business adviser and subject matter expert for several project development teams and ensured the timely awards of highly complex contracting actions, said Paige Blechinger, Contracting Division chief at the Savannah District.

Murphy-Mason oversaw the execution of the SHEP entrance channel dredging and dissolved oxygen injection system contracts, both major milestones in the SHEP’s progression.