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J. LeRoy Ward wins 2013 PMI Eric Jenett Project Management Excellence Award


LONDON, UK – October 27, 2013 Project Management Institute (PMI®), the world’s largest not-for-profit membership association for the project management profession, announced that ESI International Executive VP, J. LeRoy Ward, PMP®, PgMP®, CSM, is the winner of the 2013 PMI® Eric Jenett Project Management Excellence Award.

The award recognises an individual who has made outstanding contributions to the practice of project management (PM) and who has demonstrated initiative and leadership while advancing PM techniques, concepts, theories or practices.

“Winning this award is a great honor,” said Ward. “It puts me in the company of distinguished past winners who have shared my passion for project management excellence and innovation.”

“ESI International is proud of the work that LeRoy does for ESI, our clients and the greater project community,” said John Elsey, ESI International President and CEO. “LeRoy brings great experience and insight to our executive management team and our company, and this award validates the hard work that LeRoy exhibits as he helps shape the future of project management.”

This year’s award was presented to Ward at the PMI® Professional Awards Ceremony, held during PMI® Global Congress 2013 – North America.

About J. LeRoy Ward
With more than 38 years of experience in project, programme and portfolio management in the U.S. government and private sectors, Mr. Ward has authored numerous publications, has been quoted in major PM and learning publications and is a well-known and popular speaker at PM conferences worldwide. He holds Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees from Southern Connecticut State University and a Masters in Technology Management degree from The American University. Mr. Ward is certified by PMI® as a PMP® (No. 431) and a PgMP® (one of the first to earn the credential); and, by the Scrum Alliance as Certified Scrum Master.

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