Greg Jackson

Presentation 1 of 2: Professionalization of the Federal Project Manager

Abstract: This session will provide a discussion on how federal agencies are addressing the career development of federal PM professionals.

PMI Talent Triangle: Leadership

Presentation 2 of 2: So You Wanna Be a Federal Project Manager?

Abstract: This session will provide real-world scenarios to give an inside view of the role and experiences of a professional federal project manager.

PMI Talent Triangle: Leadership

Biography: Gregory Jackson is a Program Analyst in the Professional Development Division of the Office of Policy at the Department of Energy.  He has more than 30 years’ experience in professional coaching, leader and organizational development, and acquisition and certification management.

Mr. Jackson has served with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Department of Education, and the Department of Agriculture, where he served as a voting member of the DHS training leadership council representing 20k employees; implemented a leadership development program to support the agencies succession planning efforts at the Department of Education; and served as a Program Manager for a signature leadership development program for bench scientists to hold high-level leadership positions within the Department of Agriculture.

Mr. Jackson served 22 years as a United States Marine, where he retired honorably as a Master Sergeant. While serving, he deployed extensively to Beirut, Thailand, Hong Kong, Singapore, Tokyo and Okinawa Japan, Philippines, Australia, Kenya, Somalia, Norway, and Iceland. His military awards and decorations include, but are not limited to: the U.S. Navy Commendation Medal; Navy Achievement Medal; U.S. Marine Corps Expeditionary Medal; and the National Defense Service Medal.

Mr. Jackson holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the American University’s Key Executive Leadership Program, a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management with a concentration in Human Resources Management, and has completed more than 900 hours of leadership training while serving in the military and Federal government.