Project Management Institute

Project Management Institute Honors 2017 Awards Winners


Project Management Institute announced the winners of its annual awards during a gala on October 28 at the PMI Global Conference 2017 in Chicago, IL.

Since 1974, the prestigious PMI Professional Awards have honored organizations and individuals whose passion, talent and expertise have made outstanding contributions to the project management profession or to PMI. Other awards recognize those who have made sustained or significant contributions through research or literature. A third group recognizes the outstanding contributions of project managers and students.

2017 award recipients:

Professional Awards

PMI Project of the Year

  • Winner: Hanford Double Shell Tank AY-102 Recovery Project (Washington River Protection Solutions, LLC)
  • Finalist: Gahcho Kué Project (De Beers Canada/Hatch Ltd.)
  • Finalist: University Link Light Rail Extension (Sound Transit)

PMI Award for Project Excellence

  • AP Farm Ventilation Upgrades (Washington River Protection Solutions)
  • ICT fitout delivered “As a Service” for 1 William Street (Dimension Data Australia)
  • Tank 12 Closure (Savannah River Remediation)

PMI Continuing Professional Education Product of the Year

  • Swiss Island® (Spirit at PM GmbH and AUTHESIS GmbH)

PMI Eric Jenett Project Management Award of Excellence

  • Alfonso Bucero, PMI-RMP, PMP, PfMP, PMI Fellow
  • Sriramasundararajan Rajagopalan, PMI-ACP, PMI-RMP, PMI-SP, PMP

PMI Fellow Award

  • Eugene C. Bounds, PMP
  • Linda Vella, PMP

Academic Awards

PMI Case Writing Competition

  • Monique Aubry, Madeleine Boulay-Bolduc, Marie-Claire Richer, and Mélanie Lavoie-Tremblay

PMI David I. Cleland Project Management Literature Award

  • General (Ret) Stanley McChrystal U.S. Army, Tantum Collins, David Silverman, and Chris Fussell

PMI Educational Foundation Awards

Community Advancement Through Project Management Award – PMI Chapter Category

  • PMI South Alberta Chapter with Calgary Urban Project Society

Community Advancement Through Project Management Award – PMI Corporate/Government Agency Category

  • International Business Machines Corporation with Entrepreneurial Training for Innovative Communities

Community Advancement Through Project Management Award – Individual Project Manager Category

  • Tresia Eaves, MA, PMP with NPower

Donald S. Bernie Award

  • Natasha Sumner, MBA, APMP, CSM, PMP

James R. Snyder International Student Paper of the Year Award – EMEA Region

  • Neil C. Robinson, PMP

James R. Snyder International Student Paper of the Year Award – North American Region

  • Gerald O. Sablo, Jr., BS, MS

Kerzner Award for Excellence in Project Management

  • Michael G. O’Connor, Ph.D., MSPM, MSTM, MBA, PMP, PgMP

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