Jimi Elderman is the Director of Charleston Operations for Spry Methods, Inc. a Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB) that provides support to numerous Navy, Marine Corps and other federal and DOD customers. Mr. Elderman was previously the SSC LANT Business Development Manager for the Navy & Marine Corps Business Unit of SAIC. Mr. Elderman was selected for the CDCA Internship Program to be an intern for Eagan, McAllister & Associates, which allowed him to delve into the Charleston Defense industry and gave him his initial foray into and a strong interest in returning to the community. He has worked as a Department of Defense contractor in various positions of increasing responsibility, and has been a strong supporter of the CDCA and community. He has been involved as a key committee member with the highly successful CDCA Small Business and Industry Outreach Initiative (SBIOI) for the past seven years. Mr. Elderman has also served on the CDCA Finance committee since its inception in 2012. After being elected to the CDCA BOD in May 2013 Mr. Elderman has served as Education Committee Chair, Membership Co-Chair, Finance Co-Chair, and for the past 2 years as an elected officer, the Treasurer of CDCA.