Sierra Hampton-Simmons joined PMI in the fall of 2013 to manage PMI’s Certification programs and currently serves as the VP, Products and Certifications. She has over two decades of experience as an expert in digital product development and management with a track record for transforming and developing lucrative brands to include relevant performance-based testing and training. At PMI, Sierra is responsible for the entire portfolio of products including certifications, online learning, and standards and publications. She led innovations that included the evolving the PMP, PMI Study Hall, and the addition of the new Construction Professional in Built Environment Projects (PMI-CP) certification program.
Immediately prior to joining PMI, she was a leader for Global Certifications at Cisco Systems, Inc. where she directed daily operations for a global development team creating leading IT certification programs including the world-class CCNA and CCNP. Sierra began her career working at Citrix Education where she managed a team in design and development of the most advanced curricula and certifications for their global programs. With a passion for developing delightful products that are distinct, Sierra is most proud of her work transforming established products with digital innovations including simulations, emulations and animations.
Sierra also served as the President of the Performance Testing Council for three years after being an active member of their Board of Directors. Sierra is a graduate of Georgetown University with a Bachelor of Science in Japanese and International Business. She also attended University of Florida’s MBA program.