J. Gordon Davis, PhD
PMI Fellow, 1983
Dr. Davis was one of PMI’s original founders and member number four of the Institute. As a long-time contributor, he left a lasting influence on both the organization and the profession. Over five decades, Dr. Davis served PMI in many capacities, which included coordinating the Institute’s early engagement with academic partners and serving as a former Vice President of the Institute. He also served on the former PMI College of Scheduling board of directors from its initial founding. Dr. Davis challenged PMI members and volunteer leaders to establish project management as a widely recognized profession and to focus on the multi-disciplinary aspects of project management that play a vital role in bringing projects of all sizes to a successful conclusion. He received nearly every honor that the organization bestows, including the designation of PMI Fellow.