Our Sponsors

The UMD Project Management Center for Excellence would like to thank our Symposium sponsors. Funding to develop and deliver the symposium each year comes from attendee registration and sponsorship fees.  After covering event expenses, any remaining funds are used to provide scholarships to students pursuing a degree in project management. As part of the registration process, any symposium attendee is also invited to donate funds specifically designated for scholarships if they choose.

Gold Sponsors

CADD Microsystems

cadd_microsystemsCADD Microsystems has a rich architecture, engineering, and mapping background, and over the past twenty five years, our professional team has built solid relationships with leading technology innovators. The experience and knowledge we have built is sought after by an impressive list of architectural firms, engineering companies, and government agencies. CADD Microsystems focuses on assisting organizations in getting the most out of their investment in digital design solutions. We leverage best-of-breed design software technology and practices to deliver solutions that fit our client’s needs.

The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company


The mission of Whiting-Turner is to build on our reputation for integrity, excellence, experience and leadership as the nation’s finest construction organization by:

  • Continuously improving the quality of our work and services.
  • Constantly striving to exceed each client’s expectations.
  • Maintaining our dedication to the highest moral principles.
  • Providing our people with a challenging, secure and safe environment in which to achieve personal career goals.


Silver Sponsors

Clark Construction Group LLC

clark_construction_logo_288Clark Construction Group is one of the most experienced and respected building and civil construction firms in the United States. For over a century, we have been transforming the ideas and visions of our clients into award-winning projects. We build with the intention of exceeding our clients’ expectations for safety, quality, functionality, and aesthetics, and deliver finished products that stand the test of time.

Track Sponsor

College of Performance Management

cpm_logo-croppedCPM 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. We are a growing body of professionals dedicated to managing projects on time and on budget.

Maryland Center for Construction Education & Innovation (MCCEI)

mccei-4x4The Maryland Center for Construction Education & Innovation is an industry-led workforce intermediary created to align the industry’s changing workforce needs with Maryland’s education offerings. MCCEI aims to create a world-class education system for the built environment.

PMI Government Relations Office

pmiPMI is committed to supporting project, program and portfolio management within governments worldwide. Our global government relations team works with lawmakers, agencies, ministries, and parliamentary bodies around the world to encourage adoption of leading project and program management practices, which improves delivery of goods and services and reduces unnecessary waste.

Bronze Sponsors

Anaya Photography

A premier Wedding, Lifestyle and Event photography company based in Maryland. Our team of talented photographers have over 20 years of photography experience. We are truly students of our craft with a passion for what we do. Working with each individual client provides us the opportunity to create something unique and amazing. We constantly challenge ourselves to produce a new and innovative product to excite our clients.  It is our privilege to work with our clients to provide personal services that exceed expectations. We look forward to working with you on the photography services you need.

Clear Plan

ClearPlan is a Federally Recognized Small Business providing Program Planning, Controls and Earned Value Management Services to Large Federal and other Fortune 100/500 Companies. We provide Unmatched Expertise in Building and Running Efficient, Compliant Program Planning and Control Systems for Complex Programs.

Drupal GovCon

Drupal GovCon is the premiere event for the Drupal community in the Washington, DC metro area. We work together to build new skills, meet other open source advocates, advance Drupal, and build an even greater community. We bring together: Developers, Site Builders, Designers, Content Managers, Project Managers, Business Owners, Job Seekers, End Users, and more.  GovCon is open to everyone, not just government.  We encourage government employees, nonprofit leaders, educational organizations, and anyone looking to develop their Drupal skills to join our supportive and inclusive environment.  This years event is July 31-August 2, 2017 at the National Institutes of Health Campus in Bethesda, MD at the Natcher Conference Center.

Foresee Consulting

Foresee is a project management consulting firm with extensive boots-on-the-ground experience and a passion for technology. We revolutionize the delivery of projects by implementing state-of-the-art work environments where project teams communicate and collaborate through structured workflows designed to address each client’s preferred project delivery approach. Foresee is an Oracle Platinum Partner certified in Cloud Enablement and specialized in the delivery of Oracle University training.

Gilbane Building Company

gilbaneco_logoTwo brothers…forward-thinking innovators and entrepreneurs…together, started a small carpentry business in 1873 that flourished through a hard-earned reputation for quality and dedication to excellence. We are a global integrated construction and facility management services firm. Our clients entrust us to deliver the projects that will build their futures. From sustainable building to the latest in Lean construction technology and management, above all else, we are advocates for our clients. We’ll make your goals our own, and strive relentlessly to exceed them.

Grimm and Parker Architects

grimm-and-parker-logoWe’re a diverse group of architects and designers who aspire to make our communities wonderful places to live, learn and play. As community architects, we seek to give meaning to the buildings and spaces that shape our lives.  Our purpose is to serve our clients and their neighborhoods through the design of schools, libraries, mixed-use developments, multi-family residential spaces, and a wide array of cultural and civic buildings.  The buildings we create serve a meaningful purpose and give back to their communities for years to come.

HITT Contracting Inc

hitt_logo_2HITT is an award-winning, turnkey commercial real estate construction company performing a wide range of services—from small jobs and emergency work to full base building renovation and shell construction. Our client-focused teams are organized into expert market sectors to support all general construction needs.

iTech A.G.

itechagFounded in 2008, iTech AG is a small business built on three core values:People First, Customer Centric, and Versatile. The story began with a core team eager to apply knowledge and best practices, garnered from experience at Fortune 500 companies, and operate in a more agile environment. In 2015, iTech AG was certified an 8(a) disadvantaged small business by the US Small Business Administration. This has enabled us to develop a stronger presence in both the federal and commercial markets. From ideas started in a basement to an 8(a) certified small business, we are transforming the way our clients do business by using tomorrow’s technology to deliver solutions today.

PMI Southern Maryland Chapter

somd-pmiThe PMI Southern Maryland Chapter will be recognized as a dynamic leading edge organization comprised of dedicated project management professionals, who are committed to serving the business and educational community of Southern Maryland through the advancement of Project Management knowledge.

Project Management Experts

pmeProject Management Experts (PME) is just that, a consortium of project management experts with at least 20 years of experience who have re-directed their careers to improving the project management competency of our clients. Our training classes focus on instruction for the entry level project manager needing basic project management training to the certification holder needing professional development units (PDUs). Our curriculum is specifically focused to support the Project Management Institutes (PMI) Talent Triangle which aims to create more well-rounded project managers by assuring their training is in the 3 primary areas of technical project management, leadership, and strategic and business management.

Turner Construction Company

Turner Construction Company is a North America-based, international construction services company and is a leading builder in diverse market segments. The company has earned recognition for undertaking large, complex projects, fostering innovation, embracing emerging technologies, and making a difference for their clients, employees and community.

University of Maryland Office of Advanced Engineering Education

oaee-logoIn the A. James Clark School of Engineering we have created an Office of Advanced Engineering Education (OAEE) to encompass all of our practice-oriented graduate education programs, short courses, workshops, license reviews, etc. The primary emphasis of OAEE is the Professional Master of Engineering Program and the Graduate Certificate in Engineering Program. These programs provide working engineers and technical professionals with the opportunity to continue their education and training at one of the best engineering graduate schools in the nation.  Continued encouragement and support from Dr. Darryll J. Pines, Dean of the Clark School of Engineering, the department chairs, the full-time faculty, and the adjunct faculty, who bring special expertise and experience into the classroom, bodes well for the program to achieve its mission of providing technology-based knowledge to practicing engineers and scientists throughout the state.

Patron Sponsors

Burdette, Koehler, Murphy & Associates

BKM_LogoIn partnering with our clients directly, we are better able to provide m/e/p engineering solutions that are energy conscience, cost-effective, and design savvy.

BKM is committed to providing quality solutions to the design and engineering of life spaces. To achieve this goal we believe in the following principles:

  • Commitment: Engage the client and design team with passion and energy.
  • Innovation: Enhance proven methods with current technologies.
  • Quality: Take pride in your work, and strive to surpass expectations.

Business is about relationships. We provide an experience for clients and partners in which they:

  • Value our subject matter expertise and turn to us with confidence.
  • Trust us as a partner or extension of their own staff.
  • Know that we understand their mission.

Law Offices of Thomas J. Powell, P.C.

Fairfax Construction & Business Litigation Law Firm. Virginia trial lawyers provide skilled representation in and out of the courtroom. The Law Offices of Thomas J. Powell, P.C. was founded in 2001.  Attorney Thomas Powell dedicates his practice to providing the highest quality general counsel, litigation and trial representation services to individuals and businesses from varied backgrounds and disciplines.

Media Sponsors

PM World Journal

pm_world_journalThe PM World Journal is produced monthly by PM World Inc., a professional organization based in the United States but with advisors, authors, correspondents and stakeholders in various countries around the world.  PM World is a virtual organization reflecting the 21st century reality of a connected world where individuals and organizations worldwide can collaborate for the creation, sharing and application of new knowledge.

Door Prize Sponsors

King Cow

king-cow-interactive-llcA collective of web & print designers comprise King Cow. We work together on projects supporting art, environmental sustainability & social causes. King Cow creates end-to-end, print-to-web experiences. We specialize in deploying content management services, like Word Press, that allow our clients to efficiently update their websites and manage online communication.