John Craddock established The Craddock Group in 2010 as a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) to provide professional services to federal, state and local governments. He assembled and leads our team of professionals who advise the federal government and other clients on real estate and strategic planning, privatization, federal budgeting and financial management, and legislative/regulatory strategy. Mr. Craddock is also an accomplished attorney with 20 years of experience in problem solving through creative thinking, conflict resolution and mediation, and litigation of disputes. Mr. Craddock previously served in the U.S. Army, completing his service as a Major with 13 years of service in infantry and judge advocate general assignments. Mr. Craddock has been recognized as a Virginia “Super Lawyer” in Business Litigation by Law & Politics magazine from 2010 through 2017.
He is a graduate of Princeton University (BSE), the University of Virginia School of Law (JD) and The Judge Advocate General’s Legal Center and School (LLM).
Ms. Burke manages The Craddock Group’s service delivery to clients. With over 25 years of experience, she is based in Washington, DC and advises federal government clients on real estate and strategic planning, privatization, federal budgeting and financial management, and legislative/regulatory strategy. Prior to The Craddock Group, Ms. Burke served as a Managing Director at Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) for twelve years, and as a Principal at Ernst & Young (EY) for eight years, where she advised multiple federal agencies including the Department of Veterans Affairs, Department of Transportation, Department of Energy and General Services Administration in real estate strategy, enhanced use leasing, transaction support and due diligence, performance measurement and reporting, financial management and privatization. Prior to JLL and EY, Ms. Burke worked for the federal government for nine years, as chief analyst for federal credit policy in the Budget Review Division (BRD) at the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and as a budget analyst in the Budget Analysis Division at the Congressional Budget Office.
She is a graduate of the University of Virginia (BA) and University of Texas at Austin (MBA).
Senior Managing Director
Mr. Eachus is a Senior Managing Director in The Craddock Group and has been providing expert real estate and consulting services to government and private clients for over 25 years.
He is based in Washington, DC and advises federal, state, and local governments, as well as private clients on real estate, capital planning, privatization, and financial management matters. His clients include the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA), the Department of Veterans Affairs, and the Department of Defense. Prior to joining The Craddock Group, Mr. Eachus was a Managing Director at Jones Lang LaSalle for over 21 years, where he led the Eastern Region for JLL’s Public Institutions practice. In this capacity, he advised federal clients on their real estate challenges, frequently creating new ways of doing business to support their missions. Additionally, many of these properties were constrained by environmental issues, use constraints, or other factors that impacted their market value.
Mr. Eachus has worked with the General Services Administration (GSA), the Department of Defense (DoD), the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and other Federal agencies to capitalize on the value of the assets in their portfolio and put that value to work. Some representative projects include: Residential Communities Initiative (RCI) housing privatization for the U.S. Army, VA capital portfolio policies and procedures, Armed Forces Retirement Home disposition in Washington, DC, and the Volpe Center exchange in Cambridge, MA.
Mr. Eachus also advised clients on some of the largest, most complex, and important public/private developments nationwide. These mixed-use developments have been vital to developing city and regional identities, providing new amenity bases and other public and tax benefits. Some representative projects include: The World Trade Center in New York, NY; the Old Convention Center (City Center) in Washington, DC; and the Battery Atlanta development at Sun Trust Park in Atlanta, GA.
Mr. Eachus is a graduate of the University of Arizona (BS) and Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management (MBA).
Marc Waddill is a Managing Director with the Craddock Group, providing strategic transaction and advisory services to federal agencies – helping them make the right decisions with their real estate portfolios. With 20+ years of real estate experience Marc’s areas of expertise include public-private partnerships, enhanced use leasing (EUL) and other ground lease structuring, alternative approaches to structure and finance federal real estate development, transaction and lease execution services, portfolio strategy, and reuse and redevelopment evaluations. Prior to joining The Craddock Group, he worked for Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) as a Managing Director, leading their Federal Consulting practice and advising clients such as National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Department of Energy (DOE), Department of Navy (DoN), Department of Transportation (DOT), Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), General Services Administration (GSA), and the U.S. Mint.
Marc earned an M.B.A. from Georgetown University, graduating with honors, and a B.S. in Business from Wake Forest University. He is a licensed real estate broker in the District of Columbia and the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Ms. Gale leads project teams that provide real estate and strategic consulting services to government clients. With over 17 years of real estate and affordable housing experience, she is based in Boston, Massachusetts and advises clients nationwide on land use feasibility, asset renovation, redevelopment, disposition and management, Enhanced-Use Leasing (EUL), and affordable housing development. Her clients have included the U.S. Departments of Veterans Affairs (VA), Transportation (DOT), Energy (DOE), and Navy (DoN), the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA), and the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA), among others.
Previously, Ms. Gale was a Senior Vice President in Jones Lang LaSalle’s (JLL) Public Institutions group. Prior to JLL, Ms. Gale served as Project Manager at New York City’s Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD), where she was responsible for the management of a $35 million loan portfolio for affordable housing developers and the development of over 150 units of affordable housing through the City.
Ms. Gale is a graduate of Columbia University (BA) and Harvard Business School (MBA). She is also a licensed real estate salesperson in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Mr. Troy is a Managing Director at the Craddock Group. Based in Washington, DC and with over 12 years of real estate experience, he leads teams to support federal and local agencies in real estate planning, design, financing and development efforts through partnerships with the private sector. Prior to joining The Craddock Group, Mr. Troy was a Senior Vice President at Carr Companies in Washington, DC. At Carr Companies, he was responsible for running acquisition efforts, targeting ground up development and strategic value add renovation opportunities with a primary focus in the Mid-Atlantic region. Mr. Troy also led a portion of the recapitalization efforts of existing assets in the Carr Companies’ $700 million portfolio, along with retail leasing efforts for the firm’s hotel assets. Prior to working at Carr Companies, Mr. Troy spent 6.5 years at the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development (DMPED) in Washington, DC, eventually managing the entirety of the city’s real estate disposition and development efforts as the Director of Real Estate. At DMPED, Mr. Troy led a team of over 20 individuals comprised of project directors, project managers, attorneys and support staff to manage all of DMPED’s real estate and economic development goals.
Mr. Troy is a graduate of the University of Richmond, where he earned a B.S.B.A in Finance from the Robins School of Business.
Mr. Moseley is a Managing Director for the Craddock Group and is based in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. Prior to this role, Mr. Moseley served as a Vice President at Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL). He has worked closely with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) on numerous capital planning and budget initiatives. Since 2010, he has supported the VA Office of Asset Enterprise Management’s Strategic Capital Investment Planning (SCIP) initiative. He has also been instrumental in developing, refining and applying the VA Activation Cost Budget Model (ACBM) to assist the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) in estimating activation costs for VA’s capital budget. In addition, he has led efforts to develop OAEM’s Lease Budget Model and Enterprise Lease Management Tool application.
He is a graduate of Georgetown University.
Senior Vice President and Director of Federal Financial Advisory Services
Ms. Timberlake joined the Craddock Group in 2018 as Senior Vice President and Director of Federal Financial Advisory Services, bringing more than 20 years of Federal budget and financial management expertise to the firm. At the Office of Management and Budget, Ms. Timberlake served for seven years as the Government’s senior career budget official, responsible for all aspects of developing, producing, and tracking Congressional action on the annual President’s Budget, and leading the Budget Review Division in strategic analysis to support decision making. She was also responsible for Government-wide guidance on budget scoring, formulation, and execution; developing and analyzing the impacts of major budget legislation; and partnering with OMB’s M-side to develop and implement Government-wide management initiatives. Previously at OMB, Ms. Timberlake served as the Deputy Assistant Director for Budget, spent nine years as an analyst (including seven as the chief) developing and working with agencies to implement Federal lending program policy and budget guidance, and served as the Small Business Administration’s lead examiner. Most recently, she served as HUD’s Deputy Chief Financial Officer, overseeing the agency’s budget, financial reporting, audit remediation, and financial systems functions.
Ms. Timberlake has a Master of Public Policy from the University of Southern California and a B.A. in political science from Barnard College, Columbia University.
Western Region Managing Director
Ms. Rice is currently responsible for providing on-site strategic and technical support to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System (GLAHS). With approximately 23 years of experience in providing advisory and consulting services in the public sector, she is based in Los Angeles, CA where she is supporting VA in its efforts to redevelop GLAHS’ North Campus to provide at least 1,200 units of supportive housing for homeless and at-risk Veterans and their families.
Prior to The Craddock Group, Ms. Rice served most recently as an Executive Vice President at Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) for more than thirteen years, and as a Manager at Ernst & Young (EY) for six years, advising multiple federal agencies including VA, Department of Transportation, Department of Defense, Federal Communications Commission, and General Services Administration in real estate strategy and best practices research, enhanced use leasing, performance measurement and reporting, and financial management. Prior to JLL and EY, Ms. Rice worked as a budget analyst and special assistant to the Deputy Director at the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for four years. She has also worked in state government and non-profit.
Ms. Rice is a graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara (BA) and University of Texas at Austin, Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs (MPAff).
Harry Chelpon is a Senior Advisor with the Craddock Group, based in the D.C. metropolitan area. He is responsible for supporting agencies in budgeting, accounting, and performance and results reporting, including support of the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment in carrying out their responsibilities under the Defense Production Act Title III loan program. Mr. Chelpon spent his first career on active duty with the U.S. Coast Guard. He subsequently served as a civil servant for 25 years in the fields of budget development and execution, accounting policy and property policy with the Coast Guard, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and the Department of Defense. Additionally, he served as a member of the Department of Defense joint basing initiative and as an analyst in Defense Acquisition.
Mr. Chelpon graduated with honors from Central Michigan University with an M.A. in Business Management and from George Mason University, where he graduated with a B.A. in Business Administration.
Mr. Dugan currently serves as a Vice President at The Craddock Group, LLC. Prior to this role, Mr. Dugan served as an Associate at Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) in Washington, DC. He has worked closely with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) on numerous capital planning and budgeting initiatives since 2012. He is currently supporting the VA Office of Asset Enterprise Management’s (OAEM) Strategic Capital Investment Planning (SCIP) initiative, VA OAEM’s Lease Budget Model, Veterans Health Administration’s (VHA) Activations Cost Budget Model (ACBM), and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) 300 task.
He is a graduate of Davidson College.
Senior Project Manager
Ms. Boyd is a Senior Project Manager at the Craddock Group and is based in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. Ms. Boyd is currently supporting the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority’s (WMATA) ongoing effort to enhance its capital planning process. Specifically, she is performing project management and client relationship management for capital planning and project implementation. Ms. Boyd has over 10 years of experience working within the federal government. Most recently, she worked at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) as a Senior Policy Advisor in the Office of Asset Enterprise Management. Ms. Boyd advised senior VA leadership on the acquisition, management, and disposal of VA capital assets. She monitored legislative actions and supported capital asset management matters involving Congress. Prior to that role, Ms. Boyd was an Executive Assistant working directly with the Director and Deputy Director of VA’s Office of Asset Enterprise Management. In that capacity, she collaborated with internal and external stakeholders to meet organizational goals and objectives and advance capital asset management initiatives.
Ms. Boyd is a graduate of Virginia Tech.
Director of Business Operations
Ms. Duncan is the Director of Business Operations for the Craddock Group and is based in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. In her role with The Craddock Group, Ms. Duncan facilitates processes that ensure efficiency and on-time delivery of services. She also manages the firm’s contracts and tracks progress and compliance. Prior to joining The Craddock Group, she served as Director of Business Operations first for an independently-owned pharmacy and then for a tech startup, both in Washington, DC. She also has fifteen years of experience in the health insurance industry. Her skills and interests lie in creating, implementing, and institutionalizing processes to improve performance-measured outcomes and evidence-based organizational management.
Ms. Duncan has a Bachelor’s degree in Political Economy from Georgetown University and a Master’s in Business Administration from George Mason University.
Ms. Welch is a Senior Associate with the Craddock Group and is based in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. She serves as a project manager and prepares quantitative and qualitative analyses of real estate and infrastructure projects. Her work includes preparing justifications for proposed investments, identifying alternative delivery options, analyzing budgets and lifecycle costs, performing cost-benefit and gap analyses, and supporting implementation planning.
Prior to this role, she worked as the Manager of Openings and Transitions for Kimpton Hotels and Restaurants in San Francisco, CA and Washington, DC, opening 22 projects in the U.S., Canada, and Grand Cayman. At Kimpton, she was responsible for the creation of pre-opening budgets for all pipeline projects and the monitoring of ongoing job cost forecasts, managing third-party procurement agents, and consulting on space planning for operational efficiency. She also was instrumental in establishing workflow tracking procedures for the development process to maximize collaboration and minimize the ramp-up period.
Ms. Welch has an M.S. in Real Estate Development and Infrastructure from Johns Hopkins University. She graduated cum laude from the University of Denver with a B.S.B.A. in International Business and Hospitality Management.
Mr. Pal currently serves as an Associate at The Craddock Group, LLC and is based in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. He is currently supporting the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) with their capital planning efforts, which include VA’s Strategic Capital Investment Planning (SCIP) initiative, Market Area Health Systems Optimization (MAHSO) initiative, Capital Portfolio Performance Monitoring (CPPM) initiative, Activations Cost Budget Model, and Non-IT Business Case Applications. He also provides program management support services for the WMATA Office of Planning. Prior to this role, Mr. Pal served as a Business Analyst and Project Manager at NewDay Financial, LLC, a mortgage company specializing in VA Loans. During his time there he constructed goals, timelines, budget analysis and workflows, and assimilated and managed complex data sets through SQL querying and financial/forecast based excel modeling and trend analyses to improve operational/sales efficiencies.
Mr. Pal is a graduate of the Darla Moore School of Business, at the University of South Carolina with a B.S. in Finance.
Haley Miller is an Associate with the Craddock Group based in the D.C. metropolitan area. She currently supports the development and delivery of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) Capital Program. Ms. Miller collects and validates data, creates communications and presentations for both internal and external stakeholders, and ensures strategic alignment with organizational goals. She also participates in client meetings and prepares agendas, meeting minutes, task lists and after-action reports.
Prior to joining the Craddock Group, Haley worked as a Senior Research Associate at DisputeSoft, where she conducted analyses of failed IT system implementations, tracked program deadlines and managed the firm’s marketing department.
Ms. Miller graduated Cum Laude from Washington and Lee University with a Bachelor of Arts and Commerce (B.A.C.) in Economics.
Alyssa Venuto is an Associate with the Craddock Group based in the D.C. metropolitan area. As an Associate with the Craddock Group, she is responsible for data collection and analysis of capital investment projects with the Department of Veterans Affairs, research of veteran stakeholders and policy, research on federal budgetary and financial controls, as well as preparation of agendas, meeting minutes, task lists, after-action reports, client communications, and presentations.
Ms. Venuto is a graduate of Loyola University Maryland, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa with a B.A. in History.
Ned Sieverts is an Associate with the Craddock Group based in the D.C. metropolitan area. While at James Madison University he served as Director of Productions for their Relay For Life event, the largest student‐run fundraiser at the university and the signature fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. As an Associate with the Craddock Group he is responsible for data collection and analysis of capital investment projects with the Department of Veterans Affairs, research of veteran stakeholders and policy, and analysis of Congressional hearings and proposed legislation.
Mr. Sieverts is a graduate of James Madison University, where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a B.A. in Political Science.
Samuel Volante is a Senior Analyst with Craddock Local Solutions, based in the D.C. metropolitan area. He is responsible for data collection and analysis of capital investment projects, market research, and stakeholder research. He is also responsible for the preparation of agendas, meeting minutes, task lists, after action reports, client communications, and presentations.
Mr. Volante is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University, where he graduated with a B.A. in Political Science and a minor in Russian Studies. He is a member of the Pi Sigma Alpha National Political Science Honor Society.
Emily Lynch is a Senior Analyst with The Craddock Group based in the D.C. metropolitan area. She is responsible for data collection and analysis of Department of Veteran Affairs’ capital investment projects.
Prior to joining The Craddock Group, Ms. Lynch worked as a legal assistant for a boutique law firm in Washington, D.C. where she participated both in hands-on field work and client outreach. She also conducted research on behalf of the attorneys. She earned her Sales Associate license in Maine as an intern for a Portland-based residential real estate firm, learning to manage the processes of marketing properties and managing complex transactions with clients.
Ms. Lynch graduated cum laude from Davidson College with a B.A. in Economics and Political Science.
Ms. Sunnarborg is an Analyst at the Craddock Group. In this role, she is currently supporting the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) with its capital planning efforts and business operations. She assists with capital planning stakeholder management and prepares internal process materials, client communications and presentations. She participates in client meetings and prepares agendas, meeting minutes, task lists and after-action reports.
Previously, Ms. Sunnarborg was an intern at JLL and the Craddock Group, where she assisted with data collection and analysis of VA capital investment projects. In addition, she also worked at a residential real estate firm where she collected and reported on real estate data, managed transaction and brokerage data, and prepared property valuations.
Ms. Sunnarborg graduated from the University of Florida with a B.S. in Business Administration.
Mr. Sisson is an Analyst with the Craddock Group based in the D.C. metropolitan area. He currently supports the development and implementation of capital planning activities for the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA). He prepares communications materials, presentations, meeting agendas and minutes, and after-action reports, among other tasks. He has also performed data collection, analysis, and research for U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) capital investment projects, stakeholders, and policies.
Prior to joining the Craddock Group, Mr. Sisson compiled patent portfolio research on thousands of existing and potential clients for an intellectual property law firm. He received a Davidson College Research Initiative Grant to analyze the quantitative and qualitative effects of evaporative cooling on negative ion photo detachment in a penning ion trap. He also spent six months in France teaching English as a foreign language to children.
Mr. Sisson graduated from Davidson College with a Bachelor of Science in Physics.
Ms. Seay is an Analyst with the Craddock Group based in the D.C. metropolitan area. She currently supports the development and implementation of capital planning activities for the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA). She prepares communications materials, presentations, meeting agendas and minutes, and after-action reports, among other tasks.
Prior to joining the Craddock Group, Ms. Seay was a data analytics intern at Infinity Marketing, where she updated and analyzed client dashboards, created a dynamic Tableau dashboard, and designed and co-led a series of training sessions on Google Analytics. Additionally, she was an accounting intern for RealOp Investments, where she updated a new accounts payable system, calculated and updated property budgets through Yardi, and participated in internal and external meetings.
Ms. Seay graduated from Wake Forest University with a Bachelor of Science in Business and Enterprise Management with a concentration of Marketing Analytics.
Harry Shepherd is an Analyst with the Craddock Group based in the D.C. metropolitan area. As an analyst at the Craddock Group, Harry is responsible for data collection and analysis of Department of Veteran Affairs’ capital investment projects and research on federal budgetary and financial controls. Prior to joining the Craddock Group, Harry was an intern at SL Green Realty in New York City, where he worked in various capacities in operations, management, and finance. Additionally, Harry founded a service-based storage company based out of Lexington, VA while in school.
Harry attended Washington and Lee University, where he was graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and a minor in Computer Science, focusing on Artificial Intelligence and Data Science. At Washington and Lee, he served as the men’s tennis team captain.
Ms. Peña-Vega is an Analyst with the Craddock Group based in the D.C. metropolitan area. In this role, she is responsible for data collection and analysis of the Department of Veterans Affairs’ capital investment projects, as well as research of veteran stakeholders, policy, and federal budgetary and financial controls. Ms. Peña-Vega also supports client engagement through the preparation of agendas, meeting minutes, and client deliverables.
Prior to joining the Craddock Group, Ms. Peña-Vega worked as a Finance Intern for the Puerto Rico Federal Affairs Administration in Washington, D.C., where she conducted research and compiled and analyzed data to support the development of a comprehensive annual budget report. She also collaborated with the Finance Team to conduct the annual inventory of assets and asset analysis, including government and independent contracts.
Ms. Peña-Vega is a graduate of Wake Forest University, where she earned a B.A. in Politics & International Affairs and Spanish.