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“Let your hook be always cast. In the pool where you least expect it will be fish.”
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(814) 289-9424


Ms. Kristin Fairman is a Senior Contracts Manager at CANA Advisors. Ms. Fairman Supports the Chief Executive Officer in contract and subcontract administration while successfully supporting both internal and external customers. She is a Diversified Contracts Administrator with over 17 years of experience and success in administering U.S. Government, Commercial, and International contracts which have broadened her knowledge in the industry. 

Ms. Fairman has provided contract administration in support of U.S. Government (DOD, DOI, GSA, USTDA) contracts and Grants while her experience includes over 11 years of contracting with NATO projects (NCIA, SHAPE, NSPA, and NATO HQ) including locations in North America, Europe, Australia, and Africa. Ms. Fairman possesses highly coveted skills by the contracting Community, Government, and Industry providing cradle-to-grave contract administration including solicitation evaluation, bid & proposal preparation, contract negotiations, modifications, closeout activities, and subcontracting. 

Contracting and subcontracting experience and daily activities also include the below: 

  • Contract Administration of Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ), Basic Ordering Agreements (BOA), White Papers, and Rough Orders of Magnitude (ROM), All contract Types. 

  • Led International Proposal efforts while working on challenges related to Mobilization/Demobilization, language barriers, export compliance, and currency differential.

  • Contractor Performance Assessment Reports (CPAR), Government Property Disposition, Manpower Reporting, and Organizational Conflicts of Interest (OCI) compliance.

  • Negotiation of Confidentiality and Teaming Agreements to secure new and existing relationships while determining when exclusive agreements are beneficial.

Education and Certificates

MBA, Saint Francis University, Loretto, PA, 

Pursuing BA, Business/Marketing Management, University of Pittsburgh, Johnstown, PA 1999 

Public Contracting Institute, Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Training 

International Contracting, ESI 

Defense Acquisition University (DAU) CON100 Mission Support Planning 

Introduction to Government Contracting, ESI 

Dale Carnegie Course 

Dale Carnegie Course Assistant

Accomplishments & Awards
  • Over 17 years experience in government contracting and subcontracts

  • Over 11 years of International Contracting experience Unity United Church of Christ, Berlin, PA-Active Member

  •  Girls Scouts of America, Leader Troop 52906

  • Active member of National Contracts Management Association (NCMA), Johnstown, PA Chapter

  • American Red Cross Adult First Aid/CPR/AED certified

  • Girls Youth Basketball Coach

  • SCUBA Certified

  • Excellent communication skills 

  • International contracting 

  • Deltek Cost Point 

  • Sharepoint 

  • Past Performance Analysis 

  • Export/ITAR Compliance 

  • Cost Volume Lead 

  • Microsoft Office Suite 

  • Google Suite


Kristin Fairman

Senior Contracts Manager
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