Karen Richey receives Gary Christle Leadership Excellence Award


Prestigious award presented at the 34th Annual International Workshop EVM World

May 31, 2018 – Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, USA – The College of Performance Management (CPM) announces that Ms. Karen Richey is the recipient of its prestigious Gary Christle Leadership Excellence Award. The Award, named for a distinguished executive in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, was established in 2009 and has been awarded only once before, to Dr. Robert B. “Bob” Rovinsky.

Award recipients are leaders in their community who have promoted an environment of cooperation whether between customer and supplier or within the government or a company. This is not a one-time effort but ongoing examples of leadership. Awardees have made significant contributions to the development and/or understanding of Earned Value Management (EVM) that will continue to distinguish their work. The contributions are represented by a definable body of work as demonstrated through speaking, teaching, training, research, publications, and professional practice.

In her role as the Assistant Director for Applied Research and Methods at the Government Accountability Office (GAO), Ms. Richey led the development of a series of “best practice” guides that contributed significantly to effective understanding of EVM within the GAO, and throughout government, industry and academia. The guides were created to address best practices for ensuring credible program cost and schedule estimates for both government and industry by providing effective linkage between cost estimating, scheduling, and EVM.

The guides have been cited in U.S. Office of Management and Budget regulation and have been adopted as policy by some federal agencies. More than 1,000 experts worldwide continue to contribute best practices as the family of guides is growing to include scheduling, technical readiness, and Agile software development.

CPM is an international, non-profit professional organization dedicated to the disciplines of project management and performance measurement. We assist the earned value professional and project manager in professional growth and promote the application of earned value management and integrated performance measurement. We are an ever-growing body of professionals dedicated to managing projects on time and on budget. Based in Reston, Virginia, USA with chapters in Tennessee, California, Washington DC, and Colombia, CPM serves members and organizations in the Aerospace, Defense, Energy and other industries where EVM, IPPM and Project Controls are highly desired and often required.  www.mycpm.org