Alexandria, VA - The Federal Managers Association (FMA) is pleased to announce its newest elected officers. FMA National Vice President and Chapter 3 President Craig Carter was elected as the Association's National President and FMA Region 3 Director Pauline Coleman-Sutton was elected National Secretary.
A thirty-year veteran of the civil 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 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 has served as National Membership Coordinator and most recently as National Vice President.
Craig has many accomplishments over his years of service to FMA. In 2016 and 2017, his chapter received the Association's 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. Additionally, his membership recruitment for FMA is unparalleled, including winning the Super Recruiter award in 2015 and again for 2019. Overall, Chapter 3 recruited more than 300 new members in recent years. 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 is focused on continuing to build membership and reinvigorating FMA's chapters as two of his primary objectives as he takes on his new role as National President.
"As an organization, we are currently moving in the right direction and cannot afford to change the momentum we have built moving forward," said Craig. "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."
In his professional life, Craig serves as an Assistant Project Superintendent at Norfolk Naval Shipyard, in Portsmouth, Virginia, working in the Special Attention Section performing Naval Nuclear work.
Pauline Coleman-Sutton is a longtime leader of FMA Chapter 191, Railroad Retirement Board, Chicago, Illinois. Pauline retired from the federal workforce in 2013 with more than 37 years of service. In her private life, Pauline serves faithfully as an ordained Deacon at her local church.
Pauline recently completed her third term as FMA Region 3 Director and serves as Chair of FMA's Political Action Committee (PAC). As National Secretary, she will continue in her role as FMA-PAC Chair.
Always striving to lead by example, according to former President Renee Johnson, Pauline embodies mentorship. Renee awarded Pauline the 2018 Odell Green Memorial Award for being the outstanding member of the FMA Executive Board.
"I have a heart for FMA; I am blessed to continue to serve," said Pauline. "I intend to represent our outstanding organization to the best of my ability in this new role. It is an honor to be elected National Secretary."