CBRE Executives Seay and Goff to speak on Quantifying Value for Our Customers at 7th Annual UT Dallas Project Management Symposium on August 15


23 July 2013 – Richardson, Texas, USA – Organizers of the 7th Annual UT Dallas Project Management Symposium being held August 15-16, 2013, in Richardson, Texas, USA have announced the opening keynote presentation on Thursday, August 16.  “Quantifying Value for Our Customers” will be the subject of a talk by Christine Seay and Sean Goff of CBRE, one of the world’s largest commercial real estate service firms.

The theme for the 7th Annual UT Dallas Project Management Symposium is “Project Management: Optimizing Value to Stakeholders.”  The conference is again being sponsored by the Project Management Program at The University of Texas at Dallas (UT Dallas), in cooperation with the PMI Dallas Chapter and PM World Journal.  To register, visit pmsymposium.utdallas.edu.

According to their abstract, as the US economy continues to recover and face new challenges, clients are looking for more than just a service provider.  They are seeking a strategic partner, who can add tangible value.  Ms. Seay and Mr. Goff will discuss not only how CBRE adds value and delivers savings to their clients, but also how they measure, monitor, track and report to clients on the value that CBRE project managers create.

christine-seayChristine Seay is a Senior Financial Analyst on the Global Project Management Platform within CBRE’s Global Corporate Services. Located in Dallas, her responsibilities include business analytics, financial analysis, and operational modeling across Project Management’s business sectors of GCS and local markets. In addition, she supports the GCS Project Management Business Development efforts within the US Central Region.

Prior to joining the Project Management Platform, Christine spent time as a Financial Analyst with CBRE’s Global Corporate Services Group, supporting the FDIC Account in its management of properties acquired from failed financial institutions. On the FDIC Account, Christine was the analyst for all the joint CBRE/FDIC Auctions and Sealed Bids.  Christine has a B.B.A, International Business and Economics from the University of Oklahoma.

sean-c-goffSean C. Goff serves as CBRE’s Managing Director of Project Management services for Dallas, Austin and San Antonio. He oversees a department of project management professionals who have regional oversight of projects for the office, industrial, retail, healthcare, and corporate divisions.  Sean has over 14 years of general contracting and project management experience in shell and interior office construction, industrial, pharmaceutical, retail, hotels, churches, and large renovations. His career experience has encompassed many roles, including project manager, project estimator, project scheduler, field superintendent and field engineer.

Prior to joining CBRE, Sean held the position of Project Manager for Precept Builders, where he successfully completed more than $60 million of commercial construction projects, including a $30 million renovation in south Florida. He also served as Field Superintendent for Construction Management Technology, where he was responsible for all field operations on several large shell and interior construction projects.  Sean is a member of the Dallas Association of General Contractors and Board Member of Promise House.  He has a BS in Social Science from Oakland City University.

CBRE is one of America’s leading commercial real estate services companies, with 2012 revenues of $6.7 billion, 34,000 employees and 300 offices worldwide (including affiliates).  Current project management contracts are valued at $15.5 billion.  Based in Los Angeles, the company trades on the NYSE under the symbol “CBG”.

The two-day UT Dallas Project Management Symposium will be held in the Naveen Jindal School of Management on the University’s campus in Richardson, Texas, USA.  The annual two-day project management conference focuses on topics relevant to industries in North Texas, including information technology, healthcare, telecommunications, public programs, energy, transportation and others.  This symposium has become one of the best regional project management conferences in the United States, and one of the best values for a full two-day professional conference.

The symposium will include an opening ceremony and plenary session, professional paper presentations by 45 different speakers, panel discussions, lunches and coffee breaks, a networking reception and a closing plenary session with keynote speaker.   Attendees can receive 15 PDUs for attending.  If you are a project manager or project management professional living in North Texas or anywhere in the Central United States, plan to attend this world-class symposium.  More information can be found at pmsymposium.utdallas.edu.

The Project Management Program at UT Dallas provides application-oriented education for professionals with significant project, program or general management responsibilities. Established in the Executive Education Center in The UT Dallas Naveen Jindal School of Management, students have the option of earning a Graduate Certificate in Project Management, a Master of Science degree with an emphasis in project management, or a Master of Business Administration degree with project management emphasis.

The UT Dallas PM program, originally developed in 1997, is accredited by the Project Management Institute (PMI®) sponsored Global Accreditation Center for Project Management Education Programs (GAC).  Registered with the PMI Registered Education Provider Program (PMI R.E.P.), the program is taught by world-class faculty with a blend of industrial project management, consulting and teaching experience. UT Dallas’ PM Program in delivered both on campus and online, and attracts students from across the USA and worldwide. For more information, visit project.utdallas.edu.

The PMI Dallas Chapter is a volunteer-based professional association dedicated to supporting the growth and development of project management practitioners, as well as building awareness of the project management discipline and its critical role in business and organization success. With more than 350,000 members in over 180 countries, the Project Management Institute (PMI®) is the world’s leading membership association for project management. Founded in 1984 and with more than 4,000 members, the PMI Dallas Chapter is one of the world’s largest PMI components.  To learn more about the PMI Dallas Chapter and its service offerings, visit www.pmidallas.org .

The PM World Journal is an online publication produced by PM World Inc. in the United States, but created by a virtual team of contributors and editors around the world.  Each month, the PMWJ features dozens of articles, papers and stories about projects and project management in different countries and industries.  PM World is a virtual organization reflecting the 21st century reality of a connected world where individuals and organizations worldwide can collaborate for the creation, sharing and application of new knowledge.  To see the latest edition of the PMWJ, visit www.pmworldjournal.net.