George is a recognized authority on project and program management. He has practical, first-hand experience in managing disaster recovery operations, and was “first off the plane” in our contractual support for the Louisiana Road Home Program: the largest housing recovery program in U.S. history.
As chief administrative officer for the Community Development Block Grant-Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) program, George set up and oversaw functions including finance, budgeting, anti-fraud, contracts, procurement, and human resources. He and his colleagues quickly established 12 housing assistance centers throughout Louisiana, procured an office headquarters, hired 1,000 staff, and monitored agreements with 22 subcontractors.
George has specific expertise in project management offices (PMOs), and presented on “The Role of PMOs in Disaster Recovery Operations” at a Project Management Institute (PMI) national symposium. An accredited technical expert with the U.S. Technical Advisory Group in the development of international project management standards, he has represented the United States at international plenary meetings.
George is a certified project management professional (PMP) and program management professional (PgMP). PMI named him one of the “Power 50” leaders of project management in the United States.
MBA, Harvard University
B.A., Stanford University