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The American Society of Military Comptrollers

Association Partner 


Management Concepts is proud to be a Gold level Corporate Member of the American Society of Military Comptrollers (ASMC) .

Our longstanding partnership with ASMC National Headquarters, the ASMC Washington Chapter, and other regional chapters, allows us to address the challenges and needs of DoD Financial Management professionals through direct involvement in ASMC events, activities, and valuable conversations with ASMC members.

Read the Press Release: ALEXANDRIA, Va., January 19, 2023 (

The American Society of Military Comptrollers (ASMC) and Management Concepts, Inc. are proud to announce an exclusive partnership to enhance and deliver the ASMC courses that prepare federal financial management professionals for Certified Defense Financial Manager (CDFM) certification. Effective Jan. 1, 2023, Management Concepts assumed responsibility for updating and delivering the Enhanced Defense Financial Management Training Course (EDFMTC), the CDFM refresher courses, and the Module Four Acquisition Business Management ("Book Four") course. The first EDFMT course under the new agreement will be delivered starting on Jan. 30, with additional in-person and virtual courses occurring monthly.

"ASMC is excited about the partnership with Management Concepts," said Rich Brady, CEO of ASMC. "Their commitment to the federal financial management community and proven expertise in adult learning will provide our members a better learning outcome in the foundational courses. That will allow us to turn our eyes to the future and focus on developing new course offerings on emerging topics, such as audit, data analytics, and robotic process automation and machine learning."

"I see this partnership as a force multiplier for ASMC, allowing them to better achieve their mission." said Thomas Dungan III, CEO of Management Concepts. "We can apply Management Concepts' operational expertise and content development capabilities, freeing ASMC resources to grow its impact through industry certifications and member programs."

ASMC and Management Concepts have a long-standing relationship and will work closely to ensure the enhanced curriculum reflects the current federal financial management practices and aligns with the skills and competences underpinning the CDFM certification. Under the new agreement students who successfully complete one of the training courses will receive a six-month ASMC membership at no additional cost.

More information on the partnership, courses and schedules can be found online at or

View EDFMTC Schedule

For ASMC Washington Chapter Mini-Courses click here



ASMC Program Budget Summit

January 18, 2024 | Arlington, VA

Management Concepts is looking forward to exhibiting at the second annual ASMC Program/Budget Summit, bringing together defense financial management professionals from the government and commercial sectors to discuss the key issues facing defense financial management in 2024. More information coming soon.


ASMC PBS Logo 2024

ASMC Redstone/Huntsville PDI

February 6, 2024 | Huntsville, AL & Virtual

Management Concepts is proud to sponsor the ASMC Redstone/Huntsville Professional Development Institute, focusing on "Navigating the Future" and how to navigate strategically during an evolving and volatile environment of uncertainty. Visit our booth for more information on our offerings in Financial Management and Analytics.

Interested in instructor or SME opportunities? Management Concepts is currently recruiting individuals experienced in federal financial management and related fields to work on a contract basis as instructors, subject matter experts, and to support client engagements. For details download the overview or visit our Careers page to apply.


ASMC Redstone Logo with helicopter illustrations


On Demand: Agency Operations in the Absence of Regular Appropriations

Do you understand what employees can and cannot do during a funding gap and government shutdown?

There is a possibility that federal agencies could be working under a Continuing Resolution when Fiscal Year 2024 begins. Join us Thursday, September 7th, 2023 at 12 PM EDT for a refresher on the do’s and don’ts of conducting business during a Continuing Resolution (CR). This interactive session will prepare you to:

  • Differentiate between a regular appropriation and a CR
  • Identify limitations and guidance when operating under a CR
  • Execute your CR, accomplish your mission, and avoid Antideficiency Act (ADA) violations

Be better equipped to conduct business operations under a Continuing Resolution. (1 CPE)




Management Concepts ASMC member staff frequently participate in national events and chapter events across the country. Find us onsite at upcoming events to discuss options available to enhance your career and help your organization achieve its mission.

Thomas Dungan III

Tom Dungan III

Steve Maier

Steve Maier

Tom Devine

Tom Devine
Product Management Director,
Financial Management

Cheryl Cohen

Cheryl Cohen

Barbara Rudin

Barbara Rudin

Vera Medici

Vera Medici
Senior Marketing Manager,
Partnerships & Events

Patrick Porter

Patrick Porter
Strategic Account Executive

Curt Anderson

Curt Anderson
Strategic Account Executive

Robert Daugherty

Robert Daugherty
Product Director, Acquisition & Contracting

Todd Peppe

Todd Peppe
Executive Director of Program Management

Gillian Clarke

Gillian Clarke
Events Operations Specialist


ASMC Corporate Breakfast

November 14, 2023

Management Concepts sponsored a breakfast for ASMC Corporate Members at the Sheraton Pentagon City in Arlington, VA. Guest speaker Pete Bowman, Human Capital Branch Head, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Navy, (Financial Management and Comptroller) gave an informative and amusing presentation on fullfilling the DON FM human capital mission to recruit and retain a diverse high-quality workforce, enhance skills, and build a culture of innovation.

ASMC president Rich Brady stands at podium and addresses an audience of businesspeople seated at round tables

ASMC Data Analytics & Decision Support Virtual Conference

October 26, 2023 | Virtual

Management Concepts was proud to sponsor the 2023 DA/DS Virtual Conference, "Financial Management in the Age of Generative AI." The event was followed by an in-person reception in Alexandria, VA, giving nearby conference attendees the opportunity to mingle and recap the day's sessions, which focused on data analytics and the decision process as well as Planning, Programming, Budgeting, and Execution (PPBE) in the age of generative AI.

Explore Management Concepts PPBE courses:

Event banner featuring ASMC logo and event name and date

ASMC Professional Development Institute

May 29-June 2, 2023 | St. Louis, MO & Virtual

Over 4,500 defense financial management professionals converged on St. Louis (and 1,500 logged in online) to attend the American Society of Military Comptrollers (ASMC) Professional Development Institute (PDI), May 29–June 2, 2023. As ASMC celebrated its 75th anniversary, Management Concepts also acknowledged its 50th anniversary and had the honor of supporting PDI 2023 as the jubilee sponsor. Throughout the week PDI offered a variety of learning and networking opportunities, with Certified Defense Financial Manager (CDFM) training courses, mini-courses, sessions, an exhibit hall, receptions, and additional events and activities for ASMC members.

Continue reading "ASMC PDI 2023: How to Celebrate 75 Years in 5 Days" on the blog >>

View photos on our Facebook page >>


ASMC Washington Chapter Corporate Breakfast

May 11, 2023 | Arlington, VA

Management Concepts was pleased to sponsor the Corporate Breakfast at Army-Navy Country Club in Arlington, VA. Corporate ASMC members gathered to hear remarks from ASMC leadership, and a special presentation from guest speaker Brigadier General (ret.) Timothy Wojtecki, Research Staff Member at the Institute for Defense Analyses.

View photos on our Facebook page >>

ASMC Breakfast 2019

ASMC National Capital Region Professional Development Institute

March 9, 2023 | Washington, DC

Management Concepts returned to the first in-person National Capital Region PDI since 2019 as a Diamond Sponsor. "We the People- Courage for Real Change" addressed digital transformation and other current topics in defense financial management.

Read the recap "We the People: Power for Real Change—ASMC NCR PDI" on our blog >>

View event photos on our Facebook page >>


ASMC Program/Budget Summit

March 2, 2023 | National Harbor, MD

Management Concepts was proud to support the first ever Program/Budget Summit as the Reception Sponsor. "From the Beltway to the Front Lines" the Summit enabled defense financial management professionals to come together discuss defense priorities for fiscal year 2024.

View event photos on our Facebook page >>


ASMC Alamo City Professional Development Symposium

February 16-17, 2023 | San Antonio, TX

Management Concepts was proud to be a Diamond Sponsor of the Alamo City Chapter Professional Development Symposium (PDS). Attendees earned credit attending our Antideficiency Act (ADA) session, which discussed the 12 types of ADA violations. 

Read the recap "75 Years of Excellence: ASMC Alamo City Symposium" on the blog>>

View event photos on our Facebook page >>

ASMC Alamo City PDS

ASMC Washington Chapter Holiday Party

December 5, 2022 | Arlington, VA

The Washington Chapter holiday party was back in full swing at the Army Navy Country Club in Arlington, VA, with the larget attendance of members and coporate partners since 2019. Management Concepts was pleased to donate a toy to the USMC's Toys for Tots toy drive along with a donation to a local food bank.

View event photos on our Facebook page >>

Washington Chapter Holiday Party

ASMC Data Analytics & Decision Support Virtual Conference

October 27, 2022 | Virtual

Management Concepts enjoyed attending sessions and welcoming attendees to the DADS Virtual Conference, "Leveraging Technology to Reimagine PPBE."

Find out more about Management Concepts range of Planning, Programming, Budgeting, and Execution (PPBE) courses:


ASMC Professional Development Institute

June 1-3, 2022 | Atlanta, GA & Virtual

Management Concepts was proud to support PDI as a Sapphire Sponsor, and sponsor of the CDFM Reception at the national ASMC Professional Development Institute. We interacted with many attendees at our booth in the exhibit hall, and presented 3 sessions during the course of the event.

Read "ASMC PDI: Focused on the Future" on the blog >>

View event photos on our Facebook page >>


ASMC National Capital Region Professional Development Institute

March 10, 2022 | Virtual

Management Concepts was proud to support the National Capital Region (NCR) Professional Development Institute as a sponsor and exhibitor. The 2022 theme, “Courage for Real Change” aptly described the challenges that defense financial management professionals faced head-on over recent years.

Read "ASMC NCR PDI: Courage for Real Change" on the blog >>


ASMC Data Analytics & Decision Support

December 8, 2021 | Virtual

Management Concepts was pleased to sponsor the Data Analytics and Decision Support Virtual Summit and chat with visitors to our virtual booth. Attendees downloaded information on our newest courses in emerging technologies for the financial management community


Members-Only Webinar: “Career Management: Does Yours Lead to Leadership?”

November 16, 2021 | Virtual

Federal financial management expert E. Steven Butler presented a special session to ASMC chapter members in Quantico and Southern Georgia as he reflected on his career journey, and provided insights and lessons learned for current and aspiring financial management professionals. (Presentation begins at 2 minutes and 30 seconds.)

Read the webinar summary on the blog >>

ASMC Professional Development Institute

June 2-4, 2021 | Virtual

Management Concepts was proud to return to ASMC PDI as a Platinum Sponsor, supporting the theme  “Adapt, evolve, and transform- at all times ready.” Management Concepts lived that mission over 2020 and 2021, expanding our virtual training and services to meet the changing needs of the DoD FM community.

We presented two sessions for credit, with content from our in-demand Antideficiency Act course and Internal Control course.

We also presented a special session at our virtual booth, “Insights from Experts: Virtual Learning and Lessons Learned During the Pandemic,” from experts from our learning technologies and instructional design team on virtual instructor-led training during the pandemic.

Continue reading Highlights from the ASMC PDI 2021 on the Management Concepts blog.

View event photos on our Facebook page.

ASMC National Capital Region Professional Development Institute

March 11, 2021 | Virtual

Management Concepts was pleased to exhibit at the first virtual National Capital Region (NCR) Professional Development Institute (PDI), and interact with the ASMC community.



2nd Annual Partnership Appreciation Holiday Charity Social

December 16, 2020 | Virtual

2020 was a remarkable year, and while we couldn’t mingle in person, we were pleased that hosting the happy hour virtually enabled more of our partnership members, who are spread out across the country, to join us.
For our charity selection for 2020, we encouraged our partnership members to donate to their local food banks to support those in need in their own communities.

View photos  from the 2020 Partnership Appreciation Holiday Charity Social on our Facebook page.



ASMC Washington Chapter Monthly Luncheon

June 18, 2020

For the first time, ASMC Washington chapter members gathered online for a virtual chapter meeting. The speaker, Mr. Thomas A. Constable, Acting Assistant Secretary of Defense for Readiness, gave a dynamic and informative presentation on Defense strategy and readiness. This was followed by the swearing in of new chapter officers. Congratulations to all!


ASMC Chapter Mtg 6-18 Zoom Screenshot

ASMC Professional Development Institute

Nashville, TN |May 25-29, 2020

ASMC National Capital Region Professional Development Institute

Washington, DC | August 20, 2020

The postponement of both ASMC National Capital Region PDI and ASMC National PDI due to public health concerns prevented Management Concepts from interacting with our ASMC friends and colleagues this spring, but we are looking forward to meeting you all again at PDIs in 2021. See you there!


ASMC Washington Chapter Monthly Luncheon

February 20, 2020

Another great speaker at the Washington Chapter luncheon; RADM Thomas Allan. Jr., Assistant Commandant for Resources & Chief Financial Officer, United States Coast Guard, discussed organizational change management in the USCG. RADM Allan highlighted success stories and lessons learned in implementing new systems across the Coast Guard and other agencies.



ASMC Washington Chapter Monthly Luncheon

January 16, 2020 

We attended the ASMC Washington Chapter monthly luncheon, and had the privilege of hearing the expertise and perspective of invited speaker Lieutenant General John M. Jansen, Deputy Commandant for Programs and Resources (P&R), United States Marine Corps. His impressive insights reinforce how important the role of comptrollers is to the military and the American public.


ASMC Luncheon-LtG Jansen

1st Annual Partnership Appreciation Holiday Charity Social

December 12, 2019

Management Concepts was pleased to recognize the hard work and dedication of all of our partner organizations- including ASMC- by hosting our first ever partnership appreciation event. All members of our partner organizations were invited to attend and enjoy an evening of refreshments, networking, and festivities, all while supporting a good cause. This year we selected So Others Might Eat (S.O.M.E.) raising money and collecting the much-needed non-perishable food and toiletry items they need to fight homelessness and poverty.

View photos from the Holiday Charity Social on our Facebook page.


ASMC Washington Chapter Holiday Social

December 11, 2019

We had a great time at the ASMC Washington Chapter Holiday Social, connecting and reconnecting with friends and colleagues old and new.



ASMC Corporate Breakfast

November 20, 2019

Management Concepts staff attended the ASMC Corporate Breakfast at the Army Navy Country Club in Arlington, VA. Guest speaker, John P. Roth, Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Financial Management and Comptroller, was an entertaining speaker while communicating some very compelling points. We look forward to seeing what the future will bring, and thank him for his years of hard work and dedication in his field.


ASMC Professional Development Institute

May 28-30, 2019

Management Concepts was mission-focused and proud to return to ASMC’s annual National Professional Development Institute in San Antonio, TX. We welcomed hundreds of attendees to our booth, handing out information on the over 130 courses we offer mapped to the DoD FM myLearn numbers.

We were also pleased to offer 3 mini-courses and 1 workshop taught be our highly skilled instructors. Mini-courses included: Budgeting and Accounting: Making the Connection (parts A and B), and Internal Controls: Meeting Federal Requirements for Accountability (parts A and B), and the workshop focused on the Antideficiency Act (ADA): The 4-4-4 Plan to Avoid Violations.


ASMC National Capital Region Professional Development Institute

March 14, 2019

Management Concepts returned to the National Capital Region PDI in Washington, DC as a Silver Sponsor and exhibitor, highlighting our partnership with OUSD as an official provider of DoD FM Certification training.

Our Business Development Executives Steve Ripley (a veteran of the United States Marine Corps) and Sarah Sprockett were busy onsite as members of the conference planning committee.

Read the recap blog written by Claudia Carr, ASMC member and Financial Management Practice Director at Management Concepts: “3 Key Themes Dominate the 2019 ASMC Regional Professional Development Institute Event.”