April McPherson Square Luncheon - Valerie Carter - "The Value of PM to Organizations”

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Event Date

“The Value of Project Management to Organizations”


Valerie Carter

Project Management Institute

Date and Agenda:

Tuesday April 21, 2009
11:30am - Networking
12:00 through 1:00pm - Presentation
1 PDU Credit for Certified PMPs


  • No fee, PMI membership not required


1120 Vermont Ave NW
Suite 300, Conf Rm 307
Washington, DC 20005

About the Speaker

Valerie Carter is the Government Relations Manager for the Project Management Institute. Ms. Carter heads up PMI’s Washington, DC Representative Office and is responsible for government relations worldwide.

Ms. Carter works with governments in the U.S. and internationally to further the maturity of project management by providing benchmarking, networking opportunities, information, education and changing policy related to project management in the government. She is responsible for establishing strategy for PMI’s outreach and advocacy to governments around the world.

Before joining PMI in March 2005, Valerie worked 14 years for Merck Co., Inc in various roles, including Merck’s federal Government Relations office as Manager, Government Relations Programs and Communications and Merck’s Public Affairs Department supporting the Manufacturing Division where she held positions in Safety and Environmental Communications, Facility Support, Community Relations and State Government Relations. Valerie began her career at Merck in 1992 as a cost analyst in the Central Engineering department, where she tracked spending on all domestic engineering projects for the Company.
A native of Georgia, Ms. Carter has a bachelor of arts degree in Communications and a minor in Marketing from Augusta State University in Augusta, Georgia.


  1. From the South, take I-395 N to Washington
  2. Continue on 14th St NW
  3. Turn left at K St NW
  4. Turn right at Vermont Ave NW
  1. From the North, head southwest on I-95 S toward Capital Beltway/I-495 E
  2. Take exit 22B for Balt/Wash Pkwy S toward Washington
  3. Merge onto MD-295 S
  4. Take the exit onto New York Ave/US-50 W toward Washington
  5. Turn right at 1st St NW
  6. Turn left at N St NW
  7. Turn left at 13th St NW
  8. Turn right at M St NW
  9. Turn right at Thomas Circle NW
  10. Slight right at Vermont Ave NW

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    Closest metro stop: McPherson Square
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