Thomas F. (Tommy) Goodwin is the Government Relations Manager for the Project Management Institute (PMI), the world’s leading not-for-profit professional membership association for the project, program, and portfolio management profession. In this role, he leads federal and international efforts to encourage the adoption of project management best practices by elected officials and policymakers leading to consistent, successful completion of government projects and programs, which in turn reduces government waste and safeguards taxpayer dollars.
Prior to joining PMI, he spent more than 15 years leading a wide range of federal government relations efforts, issue campaigns, and advocacy strategy work for several leading associations and corporations, including AARP and Oracle Corp. Additionally, he was a research fellow at Harvard Business School focused on the political and legal environment in which business operates.
He has a B.B.A. from The George Washington University, an M.B.A. from Auburn University, and executive certificates from Stanford University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Georgetown University. He also holds a Public Policy Certificate from the National Institute for Lobbying & Ethics and proudly serves as chair of their corporate partnerships committee.