Education: Graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy in 1964 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering. In 1965, attended the University of California at Livermore, earning a Master of Science degree in Engineering and Applied Science. In 1972, received a Master of Business Administration degree at the University of New Mexico. 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 General Construction Contractor in New Mexico.
Experience: 1988 – present: Owner/President, Bill Helmich Associates. 1981-1988: Financial Manager and Principal Instructor/ Consultant for American Training and Technical Assistance (ATTA). 1979-1981: Director of Indian Programs for Management Concepts. 1977-1979: Senior Associate at Sterling Institute. 1975-1978: Self-employed business management consultant to tribal and private businesses. 1972-1975: Assistant Director, American Indian Management Institute. 1972: Instructor, Robert 0. Anderson School of Business, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico. August 1965-December 1970: Officer in US Air Force, Contracting Officers Technical Representative with administrative and supervisory duties in support of military technical research programs in nuclear weapons effects simulation and Star Wars technology, Kirtland Air Force Base, Albuquerque, New Mexico.