PMI Authors

Meet the Official PMI Authors

Aaron Smith

Aaron Smith, Content Strategist

Aaron has 30+ years of publishing experience, including leading editorial efforts for ProjectsAtWork, Agile and Strategy newsletters on ProjectManagement.com, and PMI Picks. He also helped create (and name) the Projectified® podcast in 2017, and now serves as Content Strategist at PMI. Previously, Aaron led and worked on award-winning editorial teams focused on education, healthcare, wine, music and construction. Aaron earned his B.A. in Journalism from the University of Southern California and lives in Los Angeles with his wife, daughter, son, dogs and cats.

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Autumn Granza, Digital Content Specialist

Autumn is a digital content specialist who blends creativity with strategic thinking. With expertise in crafting and optimizing content to inspire diverse audiences, she enjoys creating media that drives engagement and makes a lasting brand impact. Autumn leads PMI's award-winning podcast, Projectified®, where applies her storytelling skills. Holding a B.A. in journalism from Marywood University and a master's in global studies and international relations from Northeastern University, she brings a unique perspective to her work. Based near Scranton, PA, Autumn extends her creativity beyond her professional endeavors as a photographer and enjoys exploring nature, visiting coffee shops, traveling, and being a self-proclaimed professional day tripper.

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Deborah Walker

Deborah Walker, Manager, Content

Deb leads PMI’s content marketing team, where she oversees the editorial calendar for The PMI Blog, Projectified® podcast, and PMI YouTube channel and ideates, writes, edits, and optimizes content aimed at helping aspiring and current project managers level up their skills and advance their careers. She particularly enjoys working with SMEs and senior leaders to help them share their ideas in compelling and relatable ways. Deb lives near Philadelphia with her husband, daughter, son, and pampered cat. She enjoys reading science fiction novels, yoga, food, travel, and board games.

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Shrikanth Govindarajan

Shrikanth Govindarajan, Digital Content Specialist

Shrikanth is a seasoned tech journalist with over two decades of experience. Currently at PMI, he drives the LinkedIn newsletter, delivering curated content that delves into the latest trends and developments in project management. Additionally, he actively contributes to the organization's blog and works on focused marketing campaigns. Shrikanth holds a Master's degree in International Relations from the University of Madras and lives in India with his wife and elderly parents.

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