Robyn Celestino is the former Head of the Contracting Activity (HCA) for Air Force Special Programs (SAF/AQCS) and has extensive experience in government contracting and procurement matters.
Prior to joining Jones Day, Robyn served as the Director of Contracts (Acting) for the Air Force Rapid Capabilities Office (AFRCO), Director of Contract Policy, and as a Contracting Officer (CO) with an unlimited warrant for the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR). Robyn specialized in Major Weapon Systems with a career portfolio in excess of $50 billion, including programs such as the F/A-18, EA-18G, and F-35 fighter jets; B-21 bomber; and X-37 space plane. Robyn is the recipient of numerous Air Force and Department of Defense (DoD) awards for excellence. She holds an active Top Secret clearance and an active counterintelligence polygraph and is SCI (sensitive compartmented information) eligible.
Since joining Jones Day, Robyn has assisted clients on government contract matters, including the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), False Claims Act (FCA) litigation, commercial item determinations, other transaction agreements (OTAs), intellectual property rights, commercial software licenses, small business certifications, bid protest litigation, subcontract management reorganization, and Facility Clearance issues.
- April 3, 2019
Air Force Contracting World Wide Training Summit (AFCWWTS), Executive Steering Group Panel
- The Catholic University (J.D. magna cum laude 2019); University of Baltimore (M.B.A. 2006); Southwestern University (B.A. 2003)
- District of Columbia
- Served with the U.S. Department of Defense in the following positions: Director of Contracts (Acting) (2018-2019), Director of Contract Policy (2015-2018), Contracting Officer (2009-2015), and Contracting Specialist (2000-2009)
Recipient of several governmental achievement awards, including: Meritorious Civilian Service Medal; Air Force Larry Kabase Excellence in Classified Contracting Award; RCO Negotiation Team Award; DoD Acquisition Technology & Logistics (AT&L) Contracting Annual Award; and Air Force Rapid Space Acquisition Leadership Team Award
Air University, War College Graduate
University of Virginia, Darden School of Business, Navy Business Resource Management Executive Education Graduate