Arlington National Cemetery

Arlington National Cemetery


Kennon A. Artis

Senior Director
Arlington National Cemetery

PMIWDC Non-Member Rate

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Event Location

The George Washington University School of Business
2201 G St, NW, Duques Hall, Room 453
Washington, DC, 20052

Agenda and Cost:

11:30am - Networking
12:00 through 1:00pm - Presentation

This luncheon is free and open to the public. Advance registration is required to attend.

This presentation is an exploration into the history and across the various eras of Arlington, and it illustrates that Arlington is much more than a cemetery.  You will learn how, over the years, it has developed into a full-scale operation serving a host of stakeholders, and it is befitting of its mantra, “Honor. Remember. Explore.”

Special Instructions: 
  • Closest metro stop: Foggy Bottom
  • Garage Parking at Marvin Center (H & 21st St, NW): $18.00
  • Metered parking is available
  • Photo ID is required
  • Use 22nd Street entrance
PDUs Available: 
1.00 PDUs for Certified PMs

About the Speaker

Kennon A. Artis

Arlington National Cemetery
Senior Director

A native of Washingtonian, DC, Kennon Artis graduated from St Albans School for Boys before entering the US Naval Academy where he served as his class president each of four years.  After graduating from the Naval Academy, Kennon served in the military honorably first as a Surface Warfare Officer on board USS NICHOLSON (DD 982), a Spruance class destroyer, and then as an instructor at his alma mater, the Naval Academy, where he taught Economics, Naval Science and Naval Navigation.

After leaving the military, Kennon embarked on a career in corporate America and has become a celebrated marketer.  He led marketing and branding efforts at blue-chip organizations including Procter & Gamble and Capital One.  Kennon went on to establish, manage and grow a successful super-premium coffee wholesale business. Now, Kennon is a senior director at the iconic Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia, where he helped lead the re-staging of this nation’s most hallowed grounds.

Passionate about personal development and success in others, Kennon has presented to audiences on ethics, leadership and effective personal branding.  He consistently is recognized for his people-first approach and helping extract the deep, hidden capabilities of others.

Kennon is the author of “Help Yourself to Well-Being. Steps to a More Complete, More Satisfied You.”

A college professor and engaging communicator, Kennon holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland at College Park.

About the Washington Circle Luncheons

PMIWDC's Washington Circle luncheons are a series of free brownbag luncheons hosted at 2201 G St, NW in Downtown DC. There are luncheons every fourth Wednesday of the month, unless posted otherwise.

This program series is made possible by the generous support of George Washington University School of Business, which offers a Master of Science in Project Management (MSPM) degree. The MSPM program is designed to meet the needs of working professionals who want to enhance their ability to integrate complex projects, motivate people, and achieve cost-effective results. With courses offered both on-campus and online, students have the flexibility to complete the degree from virtually anywhere.

Washington Circle luncheons are free and open to the public. Pre-registration is preferred, but walk-ins are welcome on a first-come, first-served basis.

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