Kathleen Romero, MBA, PMP, CSM, and SAFePM/PO
Kathleen P. Romero has over 20 years of experience in project, program and portfolio management. She currently leads Capital One Commercial Bank technology delivery teams. She previously worked as a management consultant leading teams to deliver complex projects/programs, systems, and processes in the banking/finance, government, healthcare, insurance, retail and nonprofit industries. As an active PMI leader for 15 years, Ms. Romero is a member of the PMI Central Virginia Chapter where she held leadership roles (special projects, internet communications, vice president, president) from 1999 to 2003. Ms. Romero was a Retail Specific Interest Group (SIG) founder and held leadership roles 2000-2004 (secretary, chair, past chair/finance). Ms. Romero served on the PMI Board of Directors from 2005 to 2010 and served as its secretary/treasurer and chair of the Performance Oversight Committee (POC) in 2009. She served on the PMI Nominating Committee in 2011, and as 2012 chair. On the PMI Ethics Review Committee (ERC) since 2010, she served as 2013 vice chair and 2014 chair and Technology Improvements Task Team lead. Ms. Romero has spoken on project management and strategic planning at Virginia, United States colleges and PMI regional meetings, and contributed to numerous PMI® Leadership Institute Meetings in EMEA, North America and South America. She holds an MBA from The College of William and Mary, a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Virginia Commonwealth University. She holds certifications including the PMP® since 2001, and a Project Management master’s certificate from George Washington University. She is a Certified Scrum Master (CSM), Certified Business Process Manager, and certified in the Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) and Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) Product Manager/Product Owner. She holds an International Business Certificate, and received a Spanish Language/Culture certificate from the University of Salamanca. Ms. Romero lives in Richmond, Virginia, USA, and enjoys her family, travel, music, LEGO® building, skiing and helping others through volunteerism.