Jillian Marconi

Adjunct Professor of Law



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Jillian Marconi is a Contract Specialist for the Department of Defense, Department of the Air Force in the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center (AFLCMC), located at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base (WPAFB) in Dayton, Ohio.  As Ms. Marconi comes from an Air Force family, since 2015, she has enthusiastically negotiated contracts on behalf of the Air Force men and women by purchasing the equipment and services they need in order to protect this great country.  Ms. Marconi currently works in the Installation Contracting Division for Specialized IT Support (operational contracting) where she solicits, negotiates, and awards commercial contracts for information technology services and supplies (hardware, software, and licenses) that are competitive and sole source in nature utilizing various contracting vehicles including IDIQs, BPAs, delivery orders, and purchase orders.  In this role, Ms. Marconi supports mission partners all across WPAFB and has awarded over 50 Firm-Fixed-Price (FFP) contracts totaling approximately $3M, researches policy, select clauses, and specifies terms and conditions to ensure compliance with all applicable FAR, DFARS, and AFFARS regulations, and utilizes business judgment to resolve complex contracting actions.

Ms. Marconi previously worked in the AFLCMC Propulsion Directorate in the Component Improvement Program where she supported four different sole source programs (General Electric (GE), Pratt & Whitney (P&W), Blade Diagnostics Corporation (BDC), and B-2 effort) which consisted of Research & Development (R&D) contracting for services for improvements to engines.  In this role, Ms. Marconi completed 35 contracting actions totaling approximately $80.5M consisting of the creation of new Cost-Plus-Fixed-Fee (CPFF) task orders and FFP C-type contracts and various modifications including incremental funding, adding/deleting work scope, definitizing change orders, PoP extensions, and option exercises.  Ms. Marconi drafted Requests for Proposals (RFPs), evaluated and performed cost/price analyses of contractors’ proposals, created Government objectives and offers, and negotiated directly with various contractors, resulting in the successful awards of sole source contracts which were fair and reasonable to both sides.

Ms. Marconi has also worked for the Air Force Installation Contracting Agency (AFICA) where she developed, coordinated, and implemented enterprise wide strategic sourcing initiatives by consolidating the list of potential suppliers for commodities products saving the Air Force $20.1M for assigned programs.  Ms. Marconi participated in a competitive Lowest Price Technically Acceptable (LPTA) source selection for the procurement of carpet which resulted in FFP C-type contracts being awarded to four carpet manufacturers.  As a result of this acquisition, a mandatory use letter for the procurement of carpet was implemented for all of CONUS, which due to the source selection and aggregation of carpet offerors, the Air Force will save approximately $5.5M over a five year period.

Prior to working on base, Ms. Marconi gained a variety of experience working within the criminal justice system and legal system.  She has interned for a district attorney’s office, a county prosecutor’s office, a United States Attorney’s Office, a Federal District Court Judge, a police department, and a county legislator.  Ms. Marconi has practiced law both as an assistant prosecutor prosecuting numerous criminal and children services cases including winning numerous trials and as an associate attorney working in private practice handling various types of legal matters in a civil law setting.  Ms. Marconi also possesses teaching experience as she has served as an Adjunct Professor of Criminal Justice and Political Science at Indiana University East since 2015 and has also taught at DeVry University.

Originally from Long Island, New York, Ms. Marconi holds a Master of Science in Criminal Justice, a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice, and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, along with a minor in anthropology, from the C.W. Post Campus of Long Island University.  She attained her undergraduate degrees magna cum laude, was an Honors Program and Merit Fellowship Participant, and received the Student Affairs Core Values Award.  Upon attaining these degrees, she relocated to Dayton, Ohio to attend law school.  Ms. Marconi earned a Juris Doctor from the University of Dayton School of Law, where she was enrolled in the Advocacy and Dispute Resolution Track, focusing on negotiation, arbitration, and mediation.  As a law student, she was a finalist in the Walter H. Rice Moot Court Competition which earned her a spot on the UDSL Moot Court Team based on her excellent research and writing skills and outstanding oral argument ability.  She received the Social Justice Award and the Pro Bono Commitment to Community Award.  She took the Ohio Bar Exam in July 2011 and was admitted to the practice of law in Ohio in November 2011, but is currently on inactive status.

In her free time, Ms. Marconi enjoy traveling, learning, photography, trivia, Zumba, meeting up with friends, hosting dinners within the community, and watching crime shows, game shows, reality shows, and documentaries.


B.A. in Criminal Justice, C.W. Post Campus of Long Island University, 2007
B.A. in Political Science, C.W. Post Campus of Long Island University, 2007
M.S. in Criminal Justice, C.W. Post Campus of Long Island University, 2008
J.D. in Law, University of Dayton School of Law, 2011

APDP Certification

Level III – Contracting (Expected April 20, 2019)
Level II – Contracting (April 20, 2017)
Level I – Contracting (April 21, 2016)


Received numerous individual and team awards based on performance within contracting from WPAFB.
Received AFLCMC PK Star Award for Outstanding Performance from SES Mr. Thomas Robinson.

Professional Development and Community Involvement

Enrolled in the PME of Air Command and Staff College
Completed the USAF Emerging Leader Course
Served as ACTIVE (WPAFB contracting trainee organization) Co-Chair, Treasurer, and as Venue Co-Chair for the 2016 PK Holiday Party
Participates in Junior Force Council at WPAFB
Volunteers with “Wills for Heroes” by creating wills and other estate planning documents for first responders pro bono
Member of The Dayton Club, Generation Dayton, and Dayton Dining Out Meetup Group