Jennifer Tharp

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Jennifer Tharp, PMP, CDir

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2014-2020, 2022-2024

Jennifer Tharp, PMP, CDir, has served on the Board of Directors of Project Management Institute since 2015 and is the immediate past chair of the Board.

As president of Mastodon Consulting, Tharp works closely with boards, counsel, and the executive leadership of large, public companies and startup technology firms to increase fiduciary oversight, transparency, and accountability. She partners with companies worldwide to drive organizational transformation and leverages technology to meet the needs of communities and society. She has also developed strategic plans for public companies, municipalities, and the state of California.

Tharp is an author and editor of the book “Sustainability Integration for Effective Project Management,” and a keynote speaker on topics including project leadership, privacy and security, diversity, strategy, and risk. She has served on the boards of a financial institution and strategy organization, and she has taught leadership and project management at the University of California, Berkeley, USA.

She is an Institute of Directors (IoD) Chartered Director, National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) Board Leadership Fellow, and U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) qualified financial expert. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Indiana Wesleyan University, USA.