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RESUME William T. Helmich P.O. Box 789 Sandia Park, NM 87047 (505) 281-9844 Education I graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy in 1964 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering. In 1965, I attended the University of California at Livermore, earning a Master of Science degree in Engineering and Applied Science. In 1972 I received a Master of Business Administration degree at the University of New Mexico. Currently working on and have completed about one-half of a Masters Degree in Federal Contract Law. Certifications Certified Purchasing Manager (C.P.M.), National Association of Purchasing Management, November 1990. Licensed Construction Contractor in New Mexico. License Number 058359. Experience 1988 - present: Owner/President, BILL HELMICH ASSOCIATES, a management consulting and training business providing: ● Training Services for Federal Agencies on Federal Law, Human Resource Management Law and Federal Procurement. ● Training and consulting services for Tribal organizations throughout the United States on Federal Law, Human Resource Management Law and Federal Procurement.. ● Training and consulting services to Metropolitan Transit agencies throughout the United States on Federal Procurement. Topics presented include Accounting and Finance Procedures, Travel Management, Human Resource Management and Federal Labor Laws, Construction Contracting, Contracting for Architectural/Engineering Services, Contract Administration (Construction and Nonconstruction), Small Purchase Procedures, Fundamentals of Procurement, Cost and Price Analysis, Changes Claims and Disputes, Contracting Officer Warrant Training, COR/COTR Roles and Responsibilities. Also act as facilitator in numerous tribal and federal forums. 1981-1988: Financial Manager and Principal Instructor/ Consultant for American Training and Technical Assistance (ATTA), an Indian consulting and training corporation. I left that organization in order to form my own company. During the years at ATTA, I was engaged in developing the seminars offered by the company, writing the manuals used in the seminars. I wrote over twenty-five (25) texts. I taught over 35 seminars per year to over 5000 participants. I was responsible for business and financial management. I also gave a number of on-site seminars in specialized subjects each year. Many of the subjects presented concerned federal program management and program management systems; financial management and accounting; analysis and interpretation of federal statutes and regulations, federal procurement and Indian law and related issues. During this period, I also provided consulting and technical assistance services to tribes and Federal Agencies throughout the United States. I also provided consulting services to tribes under federal contracts. I also provided training to Federal officials monitoring contracts with Tribes (COR/COTR). I conducted technical reviews, analysis and assistance to DHUD tribal grantees receiving the Community Development Block Grant. 1979-1981: Director of Indian Programs for Management Concepts. I developed training materials, wrote nineteen (19) texts for use in instruction to Indian organizations, and taught ninety seminars to over 1800 participants. I also provided consulting and technical assistance services to tribes. I also provided training to Federal officials monitoring contracts with Tribes (COR/COTR). 1977-1979: Senior Associate at Sterling Institute. I developed training materials for seminars, wrote ten texts for use in instruction, and taught forty-seven seminars to over 1000 participants. I also provided training to Federal officials monitoring contracts with Tribes (COR/COTR). I also provided consulting and technical assistance services to tribes. 1975-1978: Self-employed business management consultant to tribal and private businesses. I taught ten seminars to over 500 participants. In addition, I developed operational procedures for the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, Indirect Cost Rates for the Seattle Indian Center and the Yakima Indian Nation, presented training sessions to Alaskan Villages on the Alaskan Native Claims Settlement Act, developed an accounting system and operations manual for South Dakota Indian Business Development Organization, and developed a personnel manual, operation's manual, an accounting system, and an employee relations manual for Native American Materials Center. Other activities involved work similar to the actions listed above for private and Indian businesses, e.g. SBA 406 call contract consultant tasks, wage and hour comparability study, etc. 1972-1975: Assistant Director, American Indian Management Institute. I was Senior Consultant and Instructor. My duties were consulting and teaching members of tribal organizations in business management and economic development. The instruction centered on general business management, basic business mathematics, financial management and analysis, accounting, and personnel management. One of the more important activities was assistance in the reorganization of Menominee Enterprises Inc. (MEI) 1972: Instructor, Robert 0. Anderson School of Business, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico. 1970-1972: Graduate School, Robert 0. Anderson School of Business, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico. August 1965-December 1970: Contracting Officers Technical Representative with administrative and supervisory duties in support of military technical research programs in nuclear weapons effects simulation, Kirtland Air Force Base, Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Bill Helmich Associates

Bill Helmich Associates prides itself in being one of the preeminent training firms in Indian Country today.  We specialize in providing the best quality Indian oriented assistance, such as exceptional seminar training, superior technical assistance, and outstanding consulting services.

We at Bill Helmich Associates are continually working to remain ahead of issues that are important in Indian Country. We are constantly updating our material to reflect the changes that occur in regulations and policies of the different Federal agencies that impact Indians and Tribes today.

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