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Federal Managers Association

Press Release

  • Alexandria, VA – The Federal Managers Association (FMA) is pleased to announce its newest elected officers. FMA National President Craig Carter was re-elected to the association’s top position, and Region 1 Director Chris Lombardi was elevated to National Secretary.

    With more than thirty two years of service with the Department of the Navy, Craig Carter brings with him a wealth of experience as both a supervisor and employee. Craig has held many leadership positions within the Association at the chapter, regional, and national levels prior to his re-election as National President.

    At Chapter 3, Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY), Portsmouth, Virginia, he has served as a Code Representative, Chapter Treasurer, and Chapter President. He served regionally as Region 2 Treasurer. At the national level, Craig served as National Membership Coordinator and National Vice President prior to his election as National President. He was sworn in to another two-year term.

    In his day job, Craig serves as the Deputy Director of the Covid Management Team at Norfolk Naval Shipyard in Portsmouth Virginia, where he has received numerous awards. Most recently, he won the “Civilian Service Commendation Medal” from the Secretary of the Navy in December 2021.

    Craig has many accomplishments over his years of service to FMA. In 2016 and 2017, his chapter received the President’s Award, which recognizes the FMA chapter that has displayed the greatest dedication to the Association’s cause over the course of the year. His chapter became the first chapter ever to win the award in consecutive years. He also won the coveted Gil Guidry award for best chapter president in 2020. Craig’s membership recruitment for FMA is unparalleled, including winning the Super Recruiter award in 2015, 2019, and 2020, recruiting more members than anyone else in the association nationally. He has done a great job of improving Chapter 3’s relationship with NNSY command, senior leadership, and public affairs, which has led to enormous growth for the chapter.

    Craig’s first term as National President was regrettably largely marked by the Covid-19 Pandemic, but he has high hopes for more in-person engagements as he begins his second term.

    “Our biggest concern right now should be maintaining our membership and our need to invigorate our dormant chapters back to previous levels that show our representatives that we are as strong and united as ever,” Carter said. “I believe we have done an outstanding job recruiting in the last two years given the circumstances. I have the passion, knowledge, experience and drive that can help build this association again to its previous heights. As National President, I am dedicated to growing our association, continuing to spread our ‘good government’ message throughout the federal workforce, and working on a non-partisan basis to ensure federal managers and supervisors are well positioned to serve the interests of our nation. Thank you to all members for your support and trust in me to represent FMA on your behalf.”

    Chris Lombardi of FMA Chapter 6 (Portsmouth Naval Shipyard) was elected to a two-year term as FMA National Secretary. He will continue to serve on FMA’s Executive Board, following his service as Region 1 Director.

    Chris has twenty-two years of government service and is currently Production Resources Manager at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard. He is a U.S. Army veteran, having served as a helicopter mechanic and recruiter. Following his U.S. Army service, he began at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard as a tool crib attendant and mechanic, where he moved up to become a supervisor of the tool mechanics at the shipyard. He advanced to the Pipe-fitter shop as Shop Resource Manager, before becoming Production Resources Manager.

    He has served in multiple leadership positions within Chapter 6, including as Sergeant at Arms and currently as Vice President, in addition to his Executive Board service as Region 1 Director.

    “I am humbled and excited to continue to serve on FMA’s Executive Board. As Secretary, I will work hard to represent FMA on behalf of the managers, supervisors, and executives across the federal workforce. I have new ideas, a willingness to try new things, and a strong appreciation for what has worked in the past to make FMA the oldest and largest association representing federal managers. I look forward to serving as National Secretary.”


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