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

CBRE Healthcare

CBRE Healthcare is a dedicated business group within CBRE that provides real estate solutions exclusively to hospitals and healthcare organizations throughout the country. In 2017, CBRE Healthcare completed over $1 billion in healthcare construction projects. This includes inpatient, outpatient, medical office, and administrative space owned or leased by health systems. CBRE is proud to recognize 50% of the U.S. News & World Report for 2017-2018 as current Healthcare clients.

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.

Opdec, Inc.

OPDEC is a complete EVMS provider that helps government contractors establish compliant EVMS solutions that simplify the overall approach to earned value management. Our web-based enterprise-level IPM software includes the most features within a single licensed EVMS product eliminating the need to connect multiple third party software solutions. By providing complete and customizable solutions from implementation through support, we provide clients the tools and knowledge needed to attain complete internal control of their earned value project management system.

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.

Silver Sponsors


Boland is the leading commercial HVAC systems, services, and building energy solutions provider in the DC metro area.

We help customers succeed by providing innovative solutions that optimize indoor environments through a broad portfolio of energy-efficient heating, ventilating and air conditioning systems, building, contracting and energy services, parts and supplies, and advanced controls for commercial buildings.

Bozzuto Construction Company

With an average annual revenue exceeding $400 million, Bozzuto Construction Company is one of the largest general contractors in the Mid-Atlantic region. From planning and estimating to general contracting and oversight, we have more than 30 years of experience providing construction-related services across multiple product types. Since our inception, we have remained committed to cultivating partnerships that enable us to deliver products and experiences our clients are proud of—every time we work together. By delivering as promised and standing behind the quality of our work, we have built a solid reputation for integrity, efficiency, and innovation.

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.

M Powered Strategies

M Powered Strategies is an SBA-certified HUBZone Small Business consulting firm, with a mission to empower government and nonprofit clients so they can better serve the public. Founded in Washington, DC, in 2002, we work with managers and executives to help them optimize their organizations. We pride ourselves on being experienced consultants, trusted advisers, and reliable partners. Our delivery teams bring passion, energy and experience to the table to help our clients solve their most challenging problems, and enable them to build and develop their organizations. M Powered Strategies has an ISO 9001-2015 certification; we run a rigorous ANSI-accredited professional development program for graduate students and transitioning professionals; and are officially recognized as an Employer of National Service.

Serve. Change. Empower.

Palisade Corporation

Palisade’s innovative software solutions create usable insights from uncertain situations. As the leading provider of risk and decision analysis software for three decades, Palisade enables companies and organizations to evaluate risk at any level and decide what step comes next.

With offices around the world, Palisade offers a truly global presence. And, with over 400,000 decision makers using our products at top research universities and Fortune 500 companies, Palisade has a diverse client base that spans a broad range of industries and organizations.

Bronze Sponsors


The National Railroad Passenger Corporation, Amtrak, is a corporation striving to deliver a high quality, safe, on-time rail passenger service that exceeds customer expectations. Amtrak connects America in safer, greener and healthier ways. With 21,000 route miles in 46 states, the District of Columbia and three Canadian provinces, Amtrak operates more than 300 trains each day — at speeds up to 150 mph — to more than 500 destinations. Amtrak is the operator of choice for state-supported corridor services in 15 states and for four commuter rail agencies.

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.

Gilbane Building Company

gilbaneco_logoGilbane, headquartered in Providence, Rhode Island, is one of the largest privately held family-owned construction and real estate development firms in the industry. Founded in 1873, Gilbane has active participation from the 4th, 5th and 6th generations. Concentrating in select markets throughout North America, as well as internationally, Gilbane has 46 office locations around the world, as an industry leader in construction and real estate development.

With several billion square feet of successful project completions to our credit, including some of the most complex assignments, we have demonstrated time and time again our expertise in turning the most challenging situations into successfully completed buildings. We strive to bring our core values, expertise and integrated client-focused team approach as we deliver value in each of our projects in streamlined process.

Grimm and Parker Architects

We’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_2We are an award-winning turnkey construction company with the ability to perform a wide range of services from corporate campus development to small jobs, service and emergency work. We offer the resources to support any and all of your commercial general contracting needs.


Medtronic is a global healthcare solutions company committed to improving the lives of people through our medical technologies, services, and solutions. Medtronic is improving healthcare for more people, in more ways, and in more places than ever before.

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.

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

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.

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.