Speaker Panel

    Laura Barnard
    Chief IMPACT Driver
    PMO Strategies
    Laura has been a driving force behind the integration of PMOs and Project Management into organizational strategy for 25 years. Starting in 1999 with the creation of her first PMO, she spent 15 years as a PMO and strategy delivery leader, gaining invaluable experience in driving sustainable change within organizations. Over the past decade, her company PMO Strategies has been dedicated to helping organizations maximize their returns on investment by unleashing the full potential of project management and PMOs. Laura has developed a powerful system for helping organizations achieve high-impact outcomes for every project. In 2021, Laura was named the World PMO Influencer of the Year, the only award of its kind, by the PMO Global Alliance, for her many accomplishments in positioning the PMO as the most valuable strategic asset for organizations to deliver their strategy. You can learn more about this on her popular PMO Strategies Podcast and as a part of the longest-running PMO-specific virtual conference, the IMPACT Summit. Laura welcomes you to learn more about how they can help you make a bigger IMPACT at PMOStrategies.com.
    Mazin Gadir PhD MSc BEng PMP Prosci LSSGB EBAS Agile
    Director Of Strategic Partnerships, Bid Management and Client Relationship
    IQVIA Middle East and Africa
    Louise Worsley
    PPPM Consultant
    PiCubed
    With over 30 years in the project management sphere, Louise has become a seasoned consultant, lecturer, and mentor, working across diverse sectors from Finance to Defence. Currently combining consultancy with a lecturing role at the University of Cape Town, she champions the leadership module for the Masters in Project Management. Her publication, "Stakeholder-led Project Management: Changing the way we manage projects," underscores her advocacy for stakeholder-centric approaches. She is a global PMO Awards judge and former chair of South Africa's PMO judging committee. Committed to fostering the next generation of project professionals, she offers mentorship globally, enriched by her Masters in Online and Distance Learning from the Open University, UK.
    Leonardo Reyes
    PMOfficer & PMO Consultant, Author - Speaker - Trainer
    PMOfficers, PMOAcademy & PMOXperience
    Leonardo Reyes has extensive experience leading PMOs in both the public and private sectors, spanning various industries such as automotive, transportation, banking, insurance, aviation, and pharmaceuticals. He began his career in Mexico City and is currently based in Barcelona, Spain. In addition to his consulting work, Leonardo is the founder of the PMOfficers global community, a collaborative platform for knowledge sharing and expansion. He is also the founder of PMOXperience, a consulting firm, and PMOAcademy, a training program dedicated to driving best practices in PMOs. He specializes in providing consulting services for PMOs, covering strategy, tactical planning, and execution. Leonardo has worked with notable companies including Grifols, HP, La Caixa, Banc Sabadell, Volkswagen Group, Crèdit Andorrà, and the Center for Telecommunications and Information Technology of the Generalitat de Catalunya (CTTI). Leonardo is an accomplished international speaker and has been a judge for the PMO Global Awards since 2019, hosted by the PMO Global Alliance. Passionate about strategy, blockchain, metaverse, and digital transformation, Leonardo brings a wealth of expertise and enthusiasm to the field of PMOs.
    Michael Hannan
    CEO
    Fortezza Consulting
    Mike is a leading-edge thinker and renegade who believes that we all must do more to unleash our boundless potential and solve increasingly complex global issues. He envisions a community-centric, expert-guided “power-to-the-edge” solution to most of these issues. For leaders and managers, this means open-platform approaches to innovating and sharing the most effective management practices. For consultants and other experts, this means that we are too often part of the problem, and need to do a much better job channeling our expertise in a way that delivers much greater IMPACT.
    Amanda Oakenfull, GAICD
    Client Delivery Executive
    Global Enterprise
    Amanda is a client delivery executive in the Global Enterprise Application team, specializing in complex recovery and transformation programs. Amanda enjoys working with clients to identify, realize and maximize value from their investments.
    Bill Dow
    Author, PMO & Project Management Expert
    University of Washington Medicine
    Bill Dow, PMP 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 taught at the college level for over 20 years in Washington State, British Columbia, and Ontario, Canada, and has built and ran 10 PMOs across four different companies. He worked at Microsoft for more than 13 years, and is now the PMO Director at the University of Washington Medical.
    Joe Pusz
    President
    THE PMO SQUAD
    Joe Pusz, PMO Joe is an internationally recognized leader in the Project Management and PMO community. He is a frequent Keynote Speaker, Author, Project Management Innovator and was named one of the 2020 Top 15 PMO Influencers in the World by the PMO Global Alliance. He is the Founder and President of THE PMO SQUAD, a Phoenix based PMO and Project Management Consulting firm serving clients across the United States. He is host of the Project Management Office Hours Radio Show and Podcast providing Project Management Leaders a voice within our community. Now in the 4th season the show has over 30 million plays and downloads featuring guests from around the world. Joe is also Co-Founder of VPMMA, the Veteran Project Manager Mentor Alliance which is a 501c3 Non-Profit Organization assisting Veterans seeking to transition into civilian Project Management careers. Joe is also Founder of The PMO Leader global community. The PMO Leader is the only global ecommerce community for PMO Leaders and teams to share content, gain knowledge and exchange experiences. He is also a recurring Judge for the Global PMO Awards. Joe is PMP certified and is a long-time member of the Project Management Institute.
    Stuart Easton
    Founder/CEO
    Transparent Choice
    Stuart Easton is the founder and CEO of TransparentChoice. He is on a mission to help PMOs deliver successful projects. A guest lecturer on project prioritization at the University of Oxford, Stuart also speaks at various PMO conferences and events. His talks usually focus on how PMOs can deliver strategic value, identify waste and eliminate pet projects.
    Dawn Mahan, PMP
    CEO
    PMOtraining.com
    Dawn Mahan, PMP is an international speaker, award-winning consultant, and the sole inventor of the ProjectFlo® Process Learning System used in organizations such as Time Warner Cable, the PMI Southern New England Chapter and The American Chamber of Commerce in Indonesia. She makes learning PMI’s complex process quick, easy, and fun! Dawn led global transformation projects for the C-suite, facilitated, and specializes in recommending right-sized techniques from the Fortune 500 to transform strategy into an executable plan coupled with talent development that empowers internal resources to get the right projects done right. Former Fortune 500 PMO Leader, Founder PMOtraining.com & Chocolate with Sea Salt Enthusiast