Dorothy McKelvy, MA, SPHR, Vice President, Human Resources

Dorothy McKelvy, MA, SPHR, Vice President, Human Resources
Dorothy McKelvy, SPHR, is PMI’s Vice President, Human Resources. In this role, she is responsible for leading Institute human resources strategy and programs collaboratively across locations worldwide, in addition to oversight of facilities and fulfillment for PMI. Ms. McKelvy has over 20 years of senior leadership experience in human resources spanning organization planning, total compensation and leadership continuity. PMI’s Human Resources group drives initiatives to build a value-based culture, high engagement, progressive talent management and overall organization health. Comprehensive views of the work environment and relationship management link with ways staff can contribute to the progress of the Institute strategic plan and deliver value to the project management profession. Ms. McKelvy and her staff have received several accolades for their work over the past 10 years. They were honored with the Philadelphia-area USA Human Resources Department of the Year Award, and received a similar Special Recognition Award for serving as a strategic partner to the business. Additionally, PMI was named to the top 100 Best Places to Work in Pennsylvania in 2004. Ms. McKelvy was also a nominee for the Philadelphia area Human Resources Person of the Year award twice, most recently in 2012. Prior to joining PMI, Ms. McKelvy held a number of human resources leadership roles including Director of Human Resources for Carpenter Technology Corp., with executive human resources responsibility for their largest division with multiple sites worldwide, as well as support to acquisitions. Ms. McKelvy is a certified Senior Practitioner in Human Resources (SPHR) through the Society for Human Resources Management, as well as an active member in that organization and the Society for Human Resources Planning. She also engages with the Philadelphia Society for People & Strategy, including serving as a mentor to aspiring human resources professionals and leaders. Ms. McKelvy holds a master’s degree in Industrial Organizational Psychology from West Chester University of Pennsylvania and a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Kutztown University. Email: dorothy.mckelvy@pmi.org

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