L. Denyce Carter is Vice President of Contracts and Purchasing at General Atomics, one of the world’s leading resources for high-technology systems. She is responsible for the company’s commercial and government contracts and procurements and related systems. Since taking over leadership of the company’s Contracts and Purchasing Department, she has elevated the acquisition organization through recruitment, training, process improvement, terms and conditions, and policy and procedures development. Ms. Carter is widely recognized and respected throughout the purchasing and contracting community for her vast knowledge and understanding of U.S. government procurement laws and regulations. She has held numerous leadership roles in professional organizations and has participated on various not-for-profit boards.