PMI Names New President and CEO

After what was described as “an extensive global search,” Project Management Institute (PMI) announced on Monday, September 30 that its Board of Directors has named Mark A. Langley as its new president and CEO, effective upon Gregory Balestrero’s retirement from PMI on 1 January 2011. Langley has been executive vice president and chief operating officer for PMI since 2002.

Mr. Langley joined PMI as Director, Finance and Administration, and was subsequently promoted to his current role the same year to better reflect his duties and responsibilities in a global environment. Mr. Langley brings nearly 30 years’ experience to PMI in the areas of strategic planning, global business, association management, operations and financial management. He has been instrumental in growing PMI’s worldwide membership and credential holders as well as driving regional development.

Prior to joining PMI, Mr. Langley served as CFO for ChemLogix and has held senior leadership positions with AssetTRADE.com, Quala Systems, Inc. and Castle Energy Corp. He began his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers and is a Certified Public Accountant.  However, his name does not appear in the PMI Certification Registry, so he apparently is not a PMI credential holder.  Of course, Mr. Balestrero’s name does not appear in the Registry, either.

Congratulations to Mr. Langley, and to PMI, for successfully conducting a global search that led inexorably to their own executive offices.

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Dave Gordon is a project manager with over twenty five years of experience in implementing human capital management and payroll systems, including SaaS solutions like Workday and premises-based ERP solutions like PeopleSoft and ADP Enterprise. He has an MS in IT with a concentration in project management, and a BS in Business. In addition to his articles and blog posts, he curates a weekly roundup of articles on project management, and he has authored or contributed to several books on project management.