Laura Barnard

Laura is the CEO and Founder of PMO Strategies, a management consulting firm specializing in creating effective and sustainable change for organizations with an appetite for success. She brings 20 years of change management experience implementing change for a broad range of organizations, from nonprofits to large financial institutions.

Helping those that help themselves and others is a calling for Laura. She is the Co-Founder of the Project Management Day of Service initiative that is raising the profile of the Project Management profession by bringing together 400+ project managers from the region to scope projects for 100 nonprofit organizations as a pro bono service. For the last 10 years, she served the PMI Montgomery County, Maryland Chapter, as a board member in the roles of VP, Certification and Education and VP, Finance. In 2014, she joined the board of the PMI Washington, DC chapter, serving as AVP, Educational Outreach. In 2015, she became the VP, Marketing for the PMIWDC Chapter. Laura also sits on the board of Goodwill Industries of the Greater Chesapeake, Inc. in Baltimore, MD.
Laura has a Computer Science degree from Virginia Tech, a Project Management InstituteĀ® (PMI), PMP certification (10 years) and a ProsciĀ® Change Management Practitioner certification.