Jennifer A. Hanks, CFCM, Fellow
President and Founder
Jennifer Hanks is President and founder of MMC Consulting, LLC. A certified practitioner and industry leader, Jennifer uses her vast experience to lead the firm’s acquisition support, professional development and management consulting practices. Her experiences with both government and industry gives her the critical insight to provide solutions that align with agency missions and solve clients problems. As a former warranted contracting officer, she gained both domestic and international experience leading and managing teams and programs in Afghanistan, Guatemala and Germany.
Mrs. Hanks is the immediate past president of the National Contract Management Association (NCMA) Tysons Chapter and current Chair for the Board of Advisors. She is an Honor Graduate of the esteemed NCMA Contract Management Leadership Development Program (CMLDP), has been published in the Contract Management Magazine, and frequently presents at industry conferences. Mrs. Hanks remains a dedicated champion of the profession and is passionate about the development of others.
Jennifer received a Master of Science in Management from The Catholic University of America, a Master’s Certificate in Government Contracting from The George Washington University, and a Bachelor of Music from The University of Miami (Coral Gables, FL).
Richard D. Hanks
Chief Operating Officer and Co-founder
Richard Hanks, Chief Operating Officer and co-founder or MMC Consulting, LLC, is a seasoned professional with over two decades of experience leading teams large and small. Richard has worked in government, non-profit, private industry as well as co-founded multiple entrepreneurial endeavors. During this time, Richard led and/or managed a portfolio of real estate and investment banking transactions ranging from $50k remodels to a $120 million public-private partnership to nearly $2 billion in merger transitions.
Richard brings this wealth of experience to MMC’s business operations. He is responsible for building the firm’s human capital, back-office platform and providing strategic support to MMC’s vision. Richard heads MMC’s leadership development training, where his corporate and entrepreneurial experiences provide real world context to the theoretical principles. He believes that leaders exist at every level of organizations, and it is management’s responsibility to provide the opportunity and resources for them to fulfill their potential.
For over a decade Richard was a board member of the Abramson Foundation and its president for 3 years. During that time the foundation provided financial and emotional support to over 170 students from social and economically disadvantaged backgrounds as they transitioned into college and adult life. He was also instrumental in establishing the foundation’s professional development program, which helps scholars secure internships and permanent employment.
Richard earned an MBA from the University of Chicago’s Booth Graduate School of Business. There he was co-chair of the African-American MBA Association and was selected as a student facilitator of the Leadership Effectiveness And Development (LEAD) program – which taught leadership, communications, and management skills to first year students. Richard holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Accounting from Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University (FAMU). While at FAMU he became a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, and he lives by the fraternity’s motto: First of All; Servants to All.