Who We Are

How you do one thing is how you do everything (and whether you like it or not, in business what you do is who you are). Results are what matter, not the intention.”

At Front Line Advisory Group we bring this mentality to every client engagement because we believe these statements to be true and foundational for effecting real success in an organization.

We are a service-disabled veteran-owned enterprise program management and process improvement firm with a mission is to actualize our client’s program management and process improvement goals.

Front Line Advisory Group is a cross-functional team of established professionals specialized in collaborating with leaders and teams to solve the tough problems of how to get things done and accomplish goals efficiently.

What We Do

We utilize analytics, targeted assessments, our tremendous experience, and proven best practices to achieve our mission. When teams, small or large, understand that what you do is who you are, the organizations’ values and mission become important.

Our team is focused on working with our clients to create long term, principal changes that improve the entire organization.

We specializes in serving the local, state & federal governments, Department of Defense and information technology business startups focused on serving the defense industry.

Our Team

President / Co-Owner

Jessy Milner

Jessy Milner is the President and a co-owner of Front Line Advisory Group. Mr. Milner has more than twenty years’ experience as a successful entrepreneur and program manager throughout both the public and private sectors. Jessy is a combat veteran, serving nearly 15 years in the United States Army performing various roles within the Special Operations community.

Jessy has a diverse background working on specific program management projects in large metropolitan cities such as Washington DC, New York and Austin leading various public and private clients for programs with budgets of over 4.2 billion.

In his spare time, Jessy enjoys spending quality family time with his wife and two children hiking, camping, and staying physically active.

Jessy strongly believes that continued learning in all areas of leadership fundamentals and principles is necessary to growing an exceptional team of unbelievably skilled colleagues. He strives towards solving the most difficult challenges in Program Management and Process Improvement by cultivating a team of individual who are recognized as superior in their fields of employment.

“Waste no more time arguing what a good man should be. Be one.” – Marcus Aurelius

Vice President / Co-Owner

Chad Lawson

Chad Lawson is the Vice President and a co-owner of Front Line Advisory Group. He also serves as the Lead Program Consultant for our Department of Defense sector.

Prior to Front Line, he served 20+ years in the United States Army leading Special Operations and Special Mission Units. Mr. Lawson served in several combat missions supporting the Global War on Terrorism. He meritoriously retired in 2019. Mr. Lawson has years of practical application leading elite cross functional and multicultural teams; his experience in anticipating and directing the required changes toward comprehensive organizational solutions has assisted with exciting institutional transformations throughout both public and private sector clients.

In his spare time, Mr. Lawson enjoys quality family time, and volunteering and working with children as a local basketball coach. He is a co-founder of the Duskin and Stephens Foundation. The DSF is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that raises money to provide primary school scholarships to the children of Special Operations soldiers.

Mr. Lawson believes that Great leaders come from all eras, all levels of society, and all cultures, Success requires two interrelated elements: a compelling and clearly articulated vision and the ability to inspire others to work with you in carrying it out.

“Nobody is born a warrior, in exactly the same way that no one is born an average man. We make ourselves into one or the other” – Carlos Castaneda

Lead Program Consultant of Acquisitions

Darrell Debish

Darrell Debish serves as the Lead Program Consultant of Acquisitions; he leads a cutting-edge ensemble in conjunction with Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency logistic development branch in endeavoring support of the Department of Defense.

Prior to joining Front Line, he spent 28 years of service in the United States Army operating in distribution and transportation. Darrell served in several combat missions supporting the Global War on Terrorism and Stability. He meritoriously retired in 2017 as a Lieutenant Colonel as the Chief of Sustainment in Southern Afghanistan.

Darrell is a U.S. Army Graduate with Program Management and Level III Contracting, as well as a Graduate of the Army Communities of Excellence Training and Submission program. He attended Touro International University where he earned his Master of Education in Education Administration and The University of Texas, Austin receiving a Bachelor of Arts in Economics.
In his spare time, Darrell is a cactaceae aficionado, dicotyledon enthusiast and enjoys boating on the surrounding lakes in the central Texas area.

Darrell follows the mantra of Theodore Roosevelt – “No one cares how much you know, until they know how much you Care”.

Executive Assistant / Business Development Coordinator / Office Administrator

Kelli Lindsay

Kelli Lindsay serves as the Executive Assistant, Business Development Coordinator and Office Administrator for Front Line; she handles all detailed procedures central in administrative operations for the company.

Prior to joining Front Line, she spent 12 years engaging in diverse administrative roles including: managing a Department of Defense transition program for a US Army military installation. Kelli is a former US Army Military Police officer who severed 6 years including a year in combat supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom from 2003 to 2004.

Kelli graduated from Murray State University with a Master of Science in Human Development and Leadership with a focus in Public Administration. She also obtained her bachelor’s degree at Murray State University in Health Care Administration.

In her spare time, Kelli loves, working out, reading, hiking with her husband and 2 dogs, traveling (currently has visited 9 countries, and 27 states), and enjoying new culinary experiences.

Kelli believes that challenges make life interesting, but overcoming those challenges makes life meaningful.

Senior Program Scheduler

Oluwafemi (Femi) Oseni

Oluwafemi (Femi) Oseni serves as the Senior Program Scheduler for Front Line Advisory Group; his principal responsibilities include project schedule reviews and stakeholder consultation on best practices for timeline compliance.

Prior to joining Front Line Femi earned a Bachelors degree in mechanical engineering, and a Masters degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering from the University of Oklahoma, and another Masters degree in Business Administration from the University of Texas at Dallas.

Femi holds a Graduate Certificate in IT Project Management from American Military University as well as another Graduate Certificate in Project Management from the University of Texas at Dallas; and several professional certifications including Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM), Project Management Professional (PMP), and a Green Belt in Lean Six Sigma. Additionally, Femi currently serves in the United States Army Reserves.

In his spare time, Femi enjoys spending time with his family, playing, and watching Basketball, Football and Soccer. He is a huge fan of the OU Sooners.

Femi believes hard work is the key to success and anything worth doing, is worth doing well.

Senior Program Analyst

Hyeon Park

Hyeon Park serves as the Senior Program Analyst, for Front Line Advisory Group; his principal responsibilities include monitoring and tracking the progress and performance analytics in several data bases on many different projects.

Prior to joining Front Line, Hyeon earned a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin. His specialization is benchmarking project performance with the support of quantitative data analysis and visualization. He gained his expertise in performance data analysis projects through working in public and private sectors in both South Korea and the United States of America.

In his spare time, Hyeon enjoys spending time with his wife and two children, taking shorts trips around the state to see the sites and spend time with the ones he loves. To Hyeon his family is his greatest accomplishment and inspiration and where he is most happy.

Hyeon is moved by the words of Abraham Lincoln – “I am a slow walker, but never walk back.”

Project Controller

Bill Parks

William (Bill) Parks serves as the Project Controller for Front Line Advisory Group; he supports several projects ensuring that the Cost Performance Index (CPI) on project expenditures remain within allocated funding; providing clear and up-to-date financial updates to allow timely funding decisions and to keep CIP Program management apprised of any potential delays, impacts or competition for resources before milestones are impacted.

Prior to joining Front Line, he utilized his thirty-five years of experience working on various projects in capital investment planning, municipal budget management, strategic planning, and project performance evaluation, including twenty years developing the annual operating and capital budgets for the City of Charlotte, North Carolina. Bill is also a proud Navy Veteran honorably serving from 1975-1979.

Bill has earned a Master of Science in Community and Regional Planning from the University of Texas at Austin; a Master of Public Administration (MPA) from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

In his spare time, Bill enjoys spending time hiking, trail biking and exploring nature and other interesting locations throughout central Texas and the Hill Country (and previously throughout the North Carolina Mountains). Much of his free time is enjoying activities with his grandson and daughter. For the past few years, a special hobby of his has been restoring historical Naval Aviation aircraft located in various military and aviation museums.

Bill is inspired by opportunities to make the world around him a better place, by creative ways to improve something, or to create a new, better way of doing something brings him a sense of fulfillment and accomplishment.

“The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” – Socrates

The ability to align individual accomplishments toward organizational objectives is the power that allows common people to attain uncommon outcomes. Whether we play a large or small role, by working together we enjoy making our clients goals a reality. Come discover your future with FLAG