25th Anniversary Celebration

July 25, 2017
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
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Renaissance Austin Hotel
9721 Arboretum Boulevard Ballroom A
Austin, TX 78759


July 25th, 2017 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM


Renaissance Austin Hotel
9721 Arboretum Boulevard
Ballroom A
Austin, Texas 78759 


Member Registration Fee: $15  (no refunds) 
Non-Member Registration Fee: $100 (no refunds)
Includes: Dinner/Member Appreciation Gift/1 PDU Credit

Registration closes July 19, 2017


Special Guests / Speakers

Darrel Raynor, Founding mentor Dallas Chapter
Jennifer Tharp, Secretary/Treasurer of PMI’s 2017 Board of Directors and Chair of the Audit and Performance Oversight Committee

Darrel Raynor, Founding Mentor Dallas Chapter

Darrel Raynor is a senior technology executive, consultant, trainer,and turnaround specialist with over twenty-five years’ leadership experience streamlining operations, optimizing systems, leading projects, and coaching people. He increases throughput and efficiency, and decreases organization friction using clear communications internally and with customers, vendors, and partners. Mr. Raynor consults, presents public speaking for meetings, retreats, and conferences, provides key staffing for, and trains for organizations of all sizes in finance, high tech, manufacturing, retail, data, public sector, telecommunications, energy, non-profit, and other industries. He is primary author of the popular Agile & Integrated Project ManagementTM, A&I Business AnalysisTM, A&I Agile ProcessTM courses, including custom, onsite, or in Austin and San Antonio, TX USA.

Darrel helps organizations streamline operations, restructure their staff and marketing, gain market share, increase sales, and reduce costs. He has held COO, CIO, and VP Operations positions managing 250+ staff in 5 countries. He has also served as Interim Executive, Board of Directors and Advisors, Sr. Director Programs, and Director QA positions. Frequent roles are project executive, change agent, and interim executive.

Darrel writes The Management Advisor blog to help raise effectiveness. He has written for, or been quoted in The Wall Street Journal, CIO Magazine, Baseline Magazine, PM Network, The Dallas Morning News, and over 25 others. He holds Project Management Professional (PMP) certification and an MBA in Information Systems, Managing Advanced Technologies from Golden Gate University. He holds a BS in Accounting and BS in Finance from Iowa State University. He has held CCP, QAI, and several other technical and quality certifications. He is Past-President of the International Institute of Business Analysis Austin Chapter, has participated on the Austin CIO Roundtable Steering Committee and Bee Caves Technology Team, and was PMI Chapter Founder/Board and CenTX Chapter Director of Communications for Turnaround Management Association.

“I founded DA&R to break the traditional mold of consulting firms having a ‘beach’ or ‘bench’ of employees that they seek to place on projects—sometimes with iffy results. Our consultants are all contactors that we have either worked with or a trusted associate has worked with. We do not have a pool of people that we have to place… Every DA&R consultant we place is the right person, at the right time, at the right rate!” 



Jennifer Tharp, PMP

Secretary/Treasurer and Chair of the Audit and Performance Oversight Committee
2017 PMI Board of Directors

Jennifer Tharp has been a Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification holder and PMI volunteer since 2001, and is a PMI® Leadership Institute Master Class graduate. In her work as regional strategic advisor, she helped PMI chapters achieve their goals and serve their members better through strategic planning and execution. She also served as president and advisory board member for the PMI San Francisco Bay Area Chapter. Since joining the PMI Board of Directors, she has served on the Audit and Performance Oversight Committee (APOC), where she leverages her governance expertise to help PMI prepare for the future.

In her professional career, Jennifer Tharp advises startups and multinationals including eBay, Genentech, Cisco and Nikon on difficult governance problems. She works closely with boards and executive teams to increase oversight, transparency and accountability. Jennifer specializes in large-scale strategic change to prepare for major lifecycle events, such as mergers and acquisitions and Initial Public Offerings. She is a recognized expert in project and program management, data privacy, agile development, strategic planning, cyber-security and compliance risk.

Ms. Tharp co-authored the groundbreaking book, Sustainability Integration for Effective Project Management, with project managers and researchers around the world, the first to offer direct guidance to project managers on the long-term social, financial and environmental impacts of work.

She teaches project management, risk, leadership and sustainability at University of California, Berkeley, USA. She also is a regular keynote speaker at international events, where she focuses on the value of project management to achieving business priorities.


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