MJLM Leadership


Odysseus Lanier, CPA


Odysseus M. Lanier is one of four founding partners with MJLM Federal Services and is the lead partner with corporate oversight responsibility for the company’s Engineering & Technical Services Division.  He has more than 35 years of experience in corporate governance, strategic planning, establishing and implementing project management and control systems, conducting detailed cost analyses, and developing strategic outsourcing alternatives for federal, state and local...

Sharon Murphy


  Sharon E. Murphy is a founding partner with McConnell Jones Lanier & Murphy LLP (MJLM), a Houston, Texas-based consulting and accounting firm. MJLM serves clients in both the public and private sectors in industry areas that include: government, education, energy, entertainment, finance, food service, petrochemicals and telecommunications. In addition to Houston, MJLM has offices in Austin, Texas | Dallas, Texas | Huntsville, Alabama| and...

Leonard Harris

Executive Vice President Operations/ Chief Technical Officer

With more than 28 years of experience in the Engineering disciplines, Mr. Leonard Harris provides technical direction for the development, design, and systems integration across multiple customer engagements from definition phase through implementation. He is quality focused and mission driven in order to support the customer's requirements to the maximum extent. Mr. Harris's extensive knowledge, experience, and earned customer's respect in the technical, contracting, and...

Tscherina Telesford

Director of Programs and Operations

Tscherina Telesford worked in the human service field for over 20+ years in which two of those years, she specifically worked with children in the foster care system in a role of advocacy.  She was introduced to the Job Corps Program in 1997 and has 18+ years of experience, including 10+ years of executive management experience in organizational leadership, staff oversight for education and training...
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Cynethia Bailey

Plans / BD / TEISP Operations

Mrs. Cynethia Bailey joined the firm's Engineering and Technical Services division in December 2009 where she is responsible for the strategic business development and marketing plans for the team.  Additionally, Mrs. Bailey also works in the capacity of Operations Manager for the Test Equipment Instrumentation Support Program (TEISP) at Redstone Arsenal, representing Systems Sustainment Management Division (SSMD). Mrs. Bailey’s greatest strengths are her creativity, strong...

Traci Gholson

Chief Financial Officer

Ms. Traci Gholson serves as Chief Financial Officer for both McConnell & Jones and MJLM Federal Services.  An experienced and versatile executive, Traci has 20+ years of financial management, specializing in government contracts, and as CFO, she is responsible for enterprise-wide financial management and internal reporting while also overseeing the firm’s federal contracts and related compliance reporting. Traci is highly skilled in helping organizations develop...