Carolina State University; North Carolina State University; University of Notre Dame; FAC Academy
Civil Engineering Construction- North Carolina State University, 1983; Civil Engineering- North Carolina State University; Civil Engineering- University of Notre Dame; Masters Certificate- Program Management- FAC Academy
Facility Engineering; Civil Engineering; Contract Management; Mediation; Negotiation; Federal Government; Government Contracting; Procurement; Analysis; Program Management
John McElhenny III is Professor of Contract Management at Defense Acquisition University and President of Federal Acquisitions Consultants, LLC, a company providing acquisition training and consulting services to the non-DoD Federal Government and the private sector. John is recognized as an SME in course development and Contract Administration, to include CO and COR duties and specializes in partnering, alternative disputes resolution, contract claims and protests. He has over 30 years experience in civil engineering, general engineering, and contracting as well as five years of private industry experience as a business owner and engineer. Although John considers himself an introvert, he is an expert public speaker. He lectures for the federal government on topics, such as negotiation, mediation, and facilities engineering. He has spoken before big crowds, some of over 1,000 people. After he retires, he hopes to do more speaking and consultancy work. He is a graduate of North Carolina State University with a degree in Civil Engineering Construction (1983); he earned his Masters Certificate in Program Management from University of Notre Dame.