Erik K. Rueter, PMP, PMI-ACP

    Erik K. Rueter, PMP, PMI-ACP, has over 20 years of experience in diverse industries, including tech startups, academia, healthcare, and entertainment. Currently, he is a senior project manager at the American Marketing Association. Erik holds a BA in neuroscience from Wesleyan University, with further education in digital design, Irish studies, and MicroMasters in Design Thinking and Project Management from the Rochester Institute of Technology. He is also certified in diversity and inclusion by Cornell University.

    Erik’s contributions to the field include co-authoring papers on health inequity, lecturing at Boston and Emerson Colleges, and advocating for diversity and inclusion with organizations like Medtronic, VSP, and the San Antonio Spurs. He has spoken, in person and virtually, at PMI Greece, PMI Michiana, and PMI Global Summit, among others. He has appeared on podcasts such as “Confessions of a Higher Education CMO” and “I Wanna Work There!” and contributed to the books “Mastering Solutions Delivery” and “The Evolution of the PMO,” both key resources for project managers. He founded Human-Centered Success LLC to promote inclusive leadership.

    Residing outside Pittsburgh with his husband and two dachshunds, Erik enjoys marathons, gaming, and sharing his insights.