Myriah Denk is the Vice President of Contracts, Procurement, and Compliance overseeing all of AKI’s corporate contracts, subcontracts, purchasing, and compliance operations and is responsible for all domestic and international contracting and procurement policy, process, operations, and compliance. She serves as the company’s principal representative to industry and government regarding acquisition policy matters.
Myriah is an accomplished leader with not only broad experience in the fields of compliance, procurement, and contracts, but possesses in-depth knowledge of operations, strategy, and business development as well.
Myriah has served in numerous contracting and acquisition positions of increasing responsibility at Fortune 500 companies within the aerospace, research and development, and defense industry. Prior to joining AKI, Ms. Denk served as Director of Contracts for Global Dimensions, LLC where she was responsible for proposal negotiations, as well as company-wide contract management and compliance. Before Global Dimensions, she led contracts and procurement operations at Battelle Memorial Institute, UTC Aerospace Systems, KBR, and the United States Marine Corps. Myriah brings over 24 years of professional government contracts experience to AKI.
Ms. Denk has negotiated international contracts with parties ranging from multi-million-dollar Fortune 500 corporations to critical sole source services with sole proprietors in post-conflict countries. She is a former Active-Duty US Marine Corps Contracting Officer, serving for 10 years domestically and abroad. She has led international efforts on procurement reform, financial management reform, policy formulation, as well as process reengineering efforts in developing countries. She has experience in more than 65 countries and is an expert in federal compliance, procurement, contracts, change management and negotiations.
Ms. Denk is DAWIA Level III Certified in Contracting. She holds her Certified Federal Contract Management certification from the National Contracts Management Association (NCMA), as well as a bachelor’s of business administration from Campbell University.