Judging and Recognition

Members of the 2017 Judging Panel

Connie Figley

Connie Feuz Figley, PMP, LEED AP Project Manager

Los Alamos National Security, LLC

Connie is a Project Manager with Los Alamos National Security, LLC with more than 25 years of experience on large government (Department of Energy and National Nuclear Security Administration) engineering/procurement/construction/commissioning (EPCC) projects. She is currently at the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico, USA with previous assignments at the Hanford Vitrification Plant (Washington), Savannah River Site (South Carolina), and West Valley Demonstration Project (New York).

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Anthony (Tony) Gayter

Vice President, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), Services Global Transition & Transformation Program/Portfolio Management

Tony has responsibility for the overall strategy and development of the corporation’s global program and portfolio management, methodology framework, processes/tools, risk management and governance.  He also oversees HPE’s Program/Portfolio Management Academy and Profession for more than 12,000 staff representing all of HPE’s business lines. Responsible for the overall global development and management for the divestiture of the $19bn business across 60 countries and the company’s ensuing integration with Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC).

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Sabari Raja, MS, MSS MBA

CEO/Co-Founder, Nepris, Inc.

Nepris, Inc. is an online solution that enables virtual collaboration between industry professionals and educators to bring real world relevance to classrooms, to inspire students in Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) and Career and Technology Education (CTE).

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Rebecca Wang

CSR Strategist, formerly of Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Well-regarded sector leader in corporate social responsibility, advising a variety of purpose-driven organizations to strengthen their social impact strategy. Previously a member of HPE's Living Progress team and oversaw the company's award-winning employee volunteering program. 

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J. Leroy Ward, PMP, PgMP, PfMP

Executive Vice President, Enterprise Solutions

The International Institute for Learning (IIL) is a global leader in training, consulting, coaching and customized course development with core competencies in Project, Program and Portfolio Management. As Executive Vice President, Enterprise Solutions, LeRoy assists IIL’s global clients in implementing their strategic initiatives through enhanced project, program and portfolio practices; and, helps them to boost PMO performance and delivery.


Recognition of Recipients


Corporations/Government Agencies

The Corporation or Government Agency will receive recognition at

  • PMI Professional Awards Gala at PMI Global Conference – North America
  • PMI PMO Symposium

Individual Project Managers

The Individual Project Manager recipient will receive recognition at the PMI Professional Awards Gala at PMI Global Conference – North America.


PMI Chapters

A representative of the PMI Chapter recipient will receive recognition at the PMI Professional Awards Gala at PMI Global Conference – North America.