Richard Hartmann is the Chief, Microbiology and Infectious Diseases Research Contracts Branch A of the NIAID Office of Acquisitions. Mr. Hartmann came to NIAID in May of 2010 after 23 years with the National Cancer Institute. In his career with the NCI, Mr. Hartmann served as a Contracting Officer, a Team Leader, and a Deputy Branch Chief. Prior to his Government service, Mr. Hartmann spent 15 years in automotive and trucking industries. Mr. Hartmann received a BSBA with management emphasis in 1985 from the University of Missouri-St. Louis.