Hall of Fame

    2017 Lifetime Acheivement Award Recipient J. Kent Crawford, PMP, PMI Fellow, Fellow APM (India)

    Kent Crawford

    Kent Crawford is the founder and co-CEO of PM Solutions, the leader in applying project and portfolio management processes to drive operational efficiency. He is also founder of the firm’s training subsidiary, PM College. In addition to his executive role, he is an influential member of the project management community, highly respected as a thought leader. He is a sought-after speaker at business conferences worldwide and the award-winning author of The Strategic Project Office.

    Crawford also led PM Solutions in establishing the annual PMO of the Year Award (now led by the Project Management Institute), developing the first project manager competency assessment instrument, and creating one of the first project management maturity models. These innovations not only serve the project management community at large, but are incorporated into PM Solutions consulting and training practices to ensure that clients receive services in tune with the latest developments in the marketplace.

    Crawford is a popular, dynamic speaker whose keynotes have enlightened audiences worldwide. As an advocate of the profession, he is passionate about project management, with a focus on its business value. 

    In addition to authoring The Strategic Project Office: A Guide to Improving Organizational Performance (which received the David I. Cleland Project Management Literature Award from the Project Management Institute), Crawford is the author of Project Management Maturity Model: Providing a Proven Path to Project Management Excellence, Project Management Roles & Responsibilities (all now in their second editions), Optimizing Human Capital with a Strategic Project Office, and Seven Steps to Strategy Execution. His book, An Inside Look at High-Performing PMOs, showcases performance measurement best practices from the world’s most successful project management offices.

    Crawford is a founding officer of PMI’s Southwest Ohio Chapter and assisted its growth to one of the fastest growing and most innovative PMI chapters of the time. During 1992, 1993, and 1994, the Southwest Ohio Chapter earned the PMI Chapter Award for Sustained Superior Performance. The Southwest Ohio Chapter was privileged to have the most certified Project Management Professionals of any PMI Chapter during this time. In 1992, he was selected as PMI’s Outstanding Chapter President of the Year.

    Crawford is former President and Chair of the Project Management Institute (PMI®). During his tenure in office, he implemented innovative programs that resulted in an astounding fifty percent membership growth for the Institute. His leadership in PMI has been widely recognized as a primary driver in PMI's subsequent success. He has also been honored with the PMI Fellow Award, PMI's highest and most prestigious individual award. Mr. Crawford is also a Fellow of the Project Management Association of India.

    2016 Lifetime Acheivement Award Recipient Hugh Woodward, PMP, PMI Fellow

    Hugh Woodward

    As a former leader of the Project Management Institute, an accomplished speaker and educator, and experienced practitioner, Hugh Woodward is uniquely qualified to describe the evolution of project management and explore contemporary trends.

    Hugh has played a leadership role in PMI since 1993, serving two consecutive terms as Chair in 2000 and 2001, and almost six years as a member of PMI’s Board of Directors. He was President of the Southwest Ohio Chapter from 1993 to 1995, and served as a member of the PMI Educational Foundation’s Board of Directors for nine years.

    Hugh is the President of Macquarie Business Concepts, a consulting firm promoting the achievement of strategic goals through the application of effective project portfolio management. Previously, he was a program manager for the Procter & Gamble Company, where he spent over 20 years leading teams focused on operational and process improvement in both manufacturing and business services.

    Hugh has a Bachelor of Engineering from the University of Tasmania, a Master of Science in Civil Engineering from Lehigh University, and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Scranton. He was certified as a Project Management Professional in March 1992 and appointed a PMI Fellow in September 2005. 

    Call for Nominations for the 2018 PMI Southest Ohio Chapter Lifetime Acheivement Award

    Since 2016, our Chapter has taken the leadership in recognizing the rich heritage of our chapter and its stalwarts volunteers who distinctively served many years to operate, grow, and create opportunities for the project management professional in the greater Cincinnati area.

    In 2016 and 2017 we were privileged to honor Mr. Hugh Woodward (first Chapter President) and Mr. Kent Crawford (first Chapter Board member). We look forward to honoring our 3rd year Lifetime Award during Summit18 on March 22 and 23rd but we need your help. 

    Please consider nominating someone you know that has distinctly served this Chapter over several years, made significant contributions in its growth and vitality,  and created or contributed to new program development and/or helped running value added service for our members.

    Thank you in advance for your nomination. We request all submissions be made by 12 PM Noon on Friday, February 16th, 2018.

    Click here to submit your nomination!

    Questions may be directed to past-president@pmiswohio.org.

    CJ Jang MBA PMP (Past President, 2015-2016) and
    Sandip Basu MBA PMP (Past President, 2017-2018)
    Co-Sponsors, PMI Southwest Ohio Lifetime Achievement Award for Summit '18