Laura has been a driving force behind the integration of PMOs and Project Management into organizational strategy for more than 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.
For more than a 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 the PMO Strategies Podcast and as a part of the longest-running virtual conference specifically for strategy delivery leaders, the IMPACT Summit.
Laura believes that project managers are uniquely positioned to help organizations have a greater IMPACT. She is the Co-Founder and President of Project Management for Change, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to raise the profile of the project management profession while changing the world for the better one project at a time. Their signature event, the Project Management Day of Service (PMDoS)®, brings together thousands of project managers to help nonprofits achieve their mission-critical objectives in cities around the world.
Laura has served on nonprofit and corporate boards for 20 years including PMI chapters and other nonprofit and commercial organizations. Laura has a Computer Science degree from Virginia Tech (Go Hokies!), a Project Management Institute (PMI), PMP certification, a Prosci Change Management Practitioner certification, a Certified Agile Leadership (CAL) certification, and IMPACT Engine System (IES) Certification.