PMI CEO Mark Langley to headline November PMO Symposium in San Diego


31 July 2013 – Newtown Square, Pennsylvania, USA – The Project Management Institute (PMI®) has announced that CEO Mark Langley will keynote the PMO Symposium being held in San Diego, California, USA in November.  The big event related to all aspects of setting up and managing a program or project management office (PMO) will be held during November 10-13, 2013 at the Hotel Coronado.  Information about the event can be found at http://copevents.pmi.org/pmo-symposium-2013/home

mark-a-langleyMark A. Langley became PMI’s president and CEO in December 2010 after serving over eight years as executive vice president and chief operating officer. As CEO, Mr. Langley is responsible for overseeing and serving as the lead advocate for PMI’s complex global organization, consisting of more than half a million members, certification holders and other stakeholders in more than 185 countries. In support of the PMI Board of Directors, Mr. Langley leads the organization’s alignment to and execution of PMI’s strategic plan through its organization and operations.

In his previous role, Mr. Langley was responsible for creating and cultivating alignment of PMI’s operating groups to drive market and business development; as well as inspiring lasting relationships with members, volunteers and other stakeholders to advance the profession and drive customer satisfaction worldwide. During his leadership, PMI’s stakeholder base has grown five-fold and transitioned from primarily North American to global representation. During that time, PMI also introduced additional professional certifications, developed program and portfolio management standards, and published several practice guidelines. Mr. Langley has spent countless hours demonstrating the value of project management to practitioners, organizations and governments as well as collaborating with volunteer leaders, and working with communities to advance the profession of project management.

Mark joined PMI in 2002 as director, finance and administration and was promoted shortly thereafter to executive vice president and chief operating officer. Prior to joining PMI, he served as chief financial officer for ChemLogix and held senior leadership positions with AssetTRADE.com, Quala Systems, Inc. and Castle Energy Corp. He began his career at Price Waterhouse (now PwC) and is a Certified Public Accountant. He brings 30 years of experience to PMI in the areas of strategic planning, global business, association management, operations and financial management.  Mr. Langley is married and has three sons and one daughter. He is a graduate of St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.

PMI is the world’s largest project management member association, representing more than 650,000 practitioners in more than 185 countries. PMI advances the project management profession through global standards, credentials, chapters, virtual communities, academic research and publications. For more information, visit  www.PMI.org, www.facebook.com/PMInstitute, and on Twitter @PMInstitute.