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.

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.

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.


Project Management Now helps organizations meet their strategic goals by providing on-demand, highly affordable, and fully optimized project management support in order to simplify your planning, budgeting, and risk management needs.

Silver Sponsors

Buch Construction

Established in 1984, the company builds corporate office buildings, national retail shopping malls, luxury apartments, and pharmaceutical facilities in Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, Florida, California, New Jersey, New York, Philadelphia, Rhode Island, and Washington DC, with an annual revenue of $250 million.

We are family owned and have grown to be one of the most respected general contractors in the east coast. Our projects include from base building to interiors renovations. We pride ourselves on the quality of our work, our regional foundation and the care with which we approach every project.

KG Digital Photography

KG Digital Studio offers an approach that’s dynamic, colorful and energetic. We bring boldness to a new level of fun and excitement. A stamp of photographic approval through the storytelling of images and character distinctiveness through photographic portraits.

We will help you create a brand that surpasses the rest, with us the best is only the beginning. Freedom begins with an eye to detail aligning your thoughts with the powerful photographic perspective of KG Digital Photography.

KG Digital Photography was onsite providing headshots. Visit them at kgdigitalstudio.com or call them at 301.395.9711.

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; and is officially recognized as an Employer of National Service.

Project Management Experts

Project 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

In 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.


Velociteach is a world-class company focusing on education in project management best practices and certification. With an ever-increasing demand for its certification exam preparation classes, an expanding catalog of courses, and a variety of methods of delivery, Velociteach offers public and group classroom-style training for certification and continued education, eLearning programs, mobile applications, podcasts, comprehensive training kits, and licensing for other training providers.