Rachel Hentges - PMO Influencer
Rachel Hentges is challenging PMO leaders to think differently about their role. Rachel is the author of key industry related surveys, reports, blogs and more that challenge the status quo of today’s PMOs. Rachel publishes The PMO Outlook Report annually that gives PMO leaders a glimpse into what’s working and not working for PMO leaders today and offers the key next steps to getting ahead for PMOs driving their businesses forward. Rachel is also behind the PMO Mastering Series that interviews the PMO industry’s most influential thought leaders about trending topics to give PMO leaders a consolidated library of important insights driving change for the role of the PMO. Rachel has been featured on the PMO Strategies Podcast sharing her thoughts on what successful PMO leader need to consider. Rachel is passionate about providing industry related content to help PMO leaders think differently and become true value drivers of their businesses today for greater success and impact tomorrow.
Laura Barnard - 2021 PMO Influencer of the Year
Laura Barnard is the PMO Global Alliance 2021 PMO Influencer of the Year. Laura is well-known in the industry for her PMO Strategies Podcast and PMO IMPACT Summit that provides PMO leaders resources to build, elevate and rescue their PMO to deliver real business strategy and impact. Laura’s expertise in the industry has specifically been beneficial to her clients through her IMPACT Engine PMO Program providing senior executives with practical business strategy training to deliver high quality PMO capabilities and produce real business results. Laura is an active speaker at a number of industry events and webinars. Laura also has a PMO consulting firm that provides consultancy services to optimize the strategy delivery process to help businesses achieve the best business outcomes as quickly as possible and boost ROI. Laura is the Chief IMPACT driver for helping organizations use the PMO construct to drive business transformation and deliver high-IMPACT outcomes across their strategic initiative portfolio.
Andy Jordan - PMO Thought Leader
Andy Jordan is a familiar name in the world of project management because of his broad contribution to project management leadership education and industry insights through various platforms. Andy is a LinkedIn Learning instructor featuring courses like; The Top PMO Challenges, Project Portfolio Management Foundations, What is a PMO?, and Delivering Results with a Business-Focused PMO. Andy is also an avid contributor to the Project Management Institute’s Learning Library and ProjectManagement.com’s Knowledge Hub. Andy Jordan has been featured on a number of podcasts including PMO Strategies Podcast, Project Management Office Hours, and more. Andy’s extensive experience working with his clients through his consulting business, Roffensian Consulting, allows him to share with the masses the lessoned learned in establishing and growing an optimized, strategic, and enterprise success driven PMO.
Jennie Fowler - Head of Global Project Management
Jennie Fowler has over 20+ years experience and expertise in enterprise change management & project management. Her 'super power' is influence & building great teams as an Emotional Intelligence champion. Successful leadership of complex Project Management Offices (EPMO, IT-PMO & virtual PMO), IT Departments, and Vendor Management Office with portfolios containing small, medium and large size projects & product teams (both waterfall & agile transformation(s) [scrum / kanban]). Jennie was a Top 3 Finalist in the Americas as PMO Leader of the Year from PMO Global Awards 2022. Twenty+ years as 'quarterback' in roles such as CxO / Sr. Director / Manager levels. Also, experience in creating & implementing enterprise Business Continuity Planning. She is a speaker at many industry event including IMPACT Summit and The PMO Leader Annual Conference.
Mike Hannan - Leading-edge Thinker
Mike Hannan is the Founder and Principal Consultant of Fortezza Consulting which specializes in the application of Agile, Critical Chain Project Management, Lead and other proven methods that results in high productive teams and enterprise impact through project/product portfolios. Mike is a Board Member and Former CEO of Project Management for Change a volunteer-run organization whose mission is to unleash the potential of the Project Management profession to empower and transform communities around the world. He is also a Board Member and Advisor for PMO Strategies an organization focused on providing senior executives the knowledge to execute business strategy effectively. Mike is also an Adjust Profession of Project Management at the University of Southern California teaching graduate-level project management courses for Masters capstone courses.
Bill Dow - 2023 World PMO Influencer of the Year
Bill Dow, PMP, ITIL, CSM, SA, PMPO, Prosci, is a recognized expert in Project Management by the Project Management Institute (PMI) for specifically developing and managing Project Management Offices (PMOs.) His extensive experience with Project Management and PMOs has enabled him to co-author several comprehensive books available through Amazon.com. Bill has manage ten PMOs over the last 20 years across four companies, including University of WA, Microsoft, Cingular and AT&T Wireless. Bill has taught at the college level for more than 20 years in Washington State, British Columbia and Ontario, Canada and has spoken at Project Management conferences around the world.
Joe Pusz - The PMO Squad Founder
Joe Pusz, oftentimes recognized as PMO Joe, is the Founder and President of The PMO Squad, a consultancy company providing PMO leaders with advisory services to enhance the people, process and performance to deliver projects better.. Joe is also the host of the popular Project Management Office Hours Podcast providing a platform for project management professionals to share their journey in project management with over 40 million listens so far! Joe has also founded an important community for the industry, The PMO Leader. This community provides a forum for like-minded PMO leaders to share stories, collaborate and learn from each other. Joe is also the Managing Director of PMO Global Survey at the PMO Global Alliance well known for it’s annual prestigious awards to industry thought leaders, companies and more. Joe has co-founded a non-profit organization that provides industry-based project management career mentorship and networking opportunities to services members, veterans and military spouses called Veteran Project Manager Mentor Alliance. Joe is all about providing the project management industry with resources, community and opportunities to thrive in their careers.
Americo Pinto - Managing Director, PMO Global Alliance at PMI
Americo Pinto stands out as one of the most distinguished thought leaders in the realm of Project Management Offices (PMOs). Currently, he serves as the Managing Director of the PMO Global Alliance (PMOGA) at the Project Management Institute. With over 25 years of professional experience, Americo has established himself as a globally recognized expert in PMOs and project management. His diverse roles have spanned from executive and international consultant to speaker, project manager, professor, researcher, and author.