The Rise of Public-Private Partnerships

The Rise of Public-Private Partnerships


The Honorable Kelly H. Carnes

President and CEO

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.

About the Event

Increasingly, governments turn to public-private partnerships to execute multi-million dollar missions and achieve public goals. Learn about this changing landscape that presents project managers in both the public and private sectors with new challenges ranging from standing up new models of organization and shared governance to performance metrics, accountability, and risk.

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
Talent Triangle Category: 
Strategic and Business Management

About the Speaker

The Honorable Kelly H. Carnes

President and CEO

Kelly Carnes is a nationally recognized technology policy expert and thought leader, holding numerous leadership positions in technology business, government and law, during her 30-year career in the tech industry.

She is Founder, President and CEO of TechVision21, a small-woman-owned Washington DC-based technology strategy firm with a focus on program and project management for government and private enterprise clients.  

TechVision21 has helped science and technology business: pinpoint and secure Federal procurement opportunities; forge critical alliances with business and government leaders; and promote and protect their interests in Washington. TechVision21 clients include global and entrepreneurial technology companies, prestigious U.S. research universities, foreign governments and science and technology non-profit organizations.

Previously, Ms. Carnes served eight years at the highest levels of the federal government, first in the White House, and later, as a trusted technology policy advisor to four Commerce Secretaries. Most recently, Ms. Carnes served as a top national advocate for technology business. As a senate-confirmed presidential appointee, Ms. Carnes frequently testified before Congress, represented the United States in negotiations with foreign governments, and served as a liaison to, and advocate for, the technology business community. 

Ms. Carnes also provided strategic direction and management oversight for a multi-billion dollar federal agency; managed a large staff and numerous Presidential and Cabinet-level technology initiatives and programs, spearheaded sophisticated, highly-leveraged public-private partnerships to promote technological innovation; and led numerous Presidential and Cabinet-level technology initiatives. She directed the National Medal of Technology, America's highest award for technological innovation, and created GetTech, a Telly Award-winning national public awareness and information campaign to encourage teens to pursue technology careers.

Ms. Carnes previously enjoyed a highly successful technology business career.  As a business and technology attorney at a top national law firm, Ms. Carnes structured and negotiated more than $1 billion in technology business transactions. These included Joint ventures and strategic alliances, venture capital transactions, technology development, licensing and marketing agreements, systems integration projects, and large-scale outsourcing deals.  

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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