Project Management Institute Names Executive Vice President and COO Mark A. Langley as New President and CEO

By Project Management Institute, PRNE
Sunday, September 26, 2010

NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pennsylvania, September 27, 2010 - Project Management Institute (PMI), the world's largest project
management member association, announces that its Board of Directors has
named Mark A. Langley as its new president and CEO upon Gregory Balestrero's
retirement from PMI on 1 January 2011. Langley has been executive vice
president and chief operating officer for PMI since 2002, and his executive
leadership and experience provide seamless direction and continued advocacy
for both PMI and the profession.


"The Board chose Mark Langley for his keen strategic insights regarding
building member and organization value, formulating and leading operational
vision, strategy and direction, and for his energy and passion for project
management," said Eugene Bounds, PMP, chair of PMI's Board of Directors. "He
will build on the Board's overall strategic direction and provide executive
leadership to advance PMI as the largest and most influential project
management association."

Langley joined PMI as director of finance and administration and was
promoted in the same year to executive vice president and COO. He has nearly
30 years of experience in strategic planning, global business, association
management, operations and financial management. During his tenure, Langley
has been instrumental in growing worldwide membership and credential holders
and in driving PMI's regional development.

Prior to joining the organization, he served as CFO for ChemLogix and has
held senior leadership positions with, Quala Systems, Inc. and
Castle Energy Corp. Langley began his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers (now
PwC) and is a Certified Public Accountant.

"I am extremely pleased that PMI's Board has shown the confidence in me
to expand the growth and relevance of not only PMI, but the key role project
and program management brings to delivering successful results for
organizations globally," said Langley. "I look forward to enhancing our
strategic relationships with businesses and governments, broadening our
network of practitioners, while continuing to support a passionate and
dedicated volunteer community."

"As we move into our fifth decade, PMI envisions a future where
organizations increasingly embrace project management as critical to their
success," added Bounds. "Mark Langley understands that project management is
an essential element, not only in times of economic recovery, but for the
long term as well. We are confident that he will steer PMI towards continued
excellence and greater advocacy for qualified project, program and portfolio
managers around the globe. His tireless commitment to our volunteer leaders,
members, chapters and the profession ensures that PMI will meet its
stakeholder responsibilities."

About Project Management Institute (PMI)

PMI is the world's largest project management member association,
representing more than half a million practitioners in over 185 countries. As
a global thought leader and knowledge resource, PMI advances the profession
through its global standards and credentials, collaborative chapters and
communities of practice and academic research. When organizations invest in
project management, supported by PMI, executives have confidence their
important initiatives deliver expected results, greater business value and
competitive advantage. Learn more at

Editor's Note: Mr. Langley's biography can be found at

Glenn R. Boyet, +1-610-356-4600 x1112, Glenn.Boyet at, Megan Maguire Kelly, +1-610-356-4600 x7030, Megan.Kelly at, both of PMI

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