Candidate for Vice President:
Jennifer Duff is a seasoned change management and human capital professional with over 20 years of experience transforming organizations to streamline operations and align the workforce to new ways of doing business. She focuses on the intersection of people, process and change to guide client organizations to adopt new practices and drive accountability for measuring progress toward change. She was recognized as Workforce Magazine’s Game Changer of the Year for her innovative people-management practices and the ability to foster a culture of trust, respect and empowerment. Ms. Duff holds a PMP, is a Prosci-certified change practitioner and has successfully managed several highly visible projects at the C-suite level. In 2018, Ms. Duff served as ACMP-DC’s volunteer program coordinator and established the foundation for a sustainable, strengths-based program. She sees opportunities on the horizon for the chapter to align the change management practice to monumental shifts in the industry (e.g., artificial intelligence (AI)), build relationships with private, non-profit and Government teams to share best practices and build bridges with other professional organizations to offer holistic development opportunities to members. Known for her welcoming presence and engaging style, Duff’s passion for using innovative approaches to unlock a teams’ potential makes her a highly regarded leader, team builder, and consultant.
Candidates for Secretary:
Wes Ven Johnson
I have been a Change Management consultant for 25 years, starting with Accenture and eventually becoming an independent change management consultant with my boutique company, Ven Global Strategies. My typical focus is large-scale, technology-driven transformation. I am Prosci certified and currently studying for my CCMP certification with ACMP. I live in the Southwest Waterfront area of DC, where I recently served as Secretary and then Treasurer for a local “age in place” non-profit, Waterfront Village.
After following the ACMP LinkedIn Group for several years, I officially became an ACMP member in late 2017 and immediately thought, “I should have joined years ago!” I love mixing and networking with other professionals who understand the joys and challenges of helping people transition through complex changes. Upon joining, I immediately dove in and volunteered for an AMCP Global committee and the Membership Committee of our local ACMP DC chapter. On the global committee, I worked with a team to produce the inaugural New Member Webinar which launched in December 2018. For our DC chapter, I spearheaded the effort to launch our new Career Center, giving DC-area organizations access to the incredibly talented group of change management practitioners who make up our membership. My volunteer work plus all the happy hours, book clubs, community of practice panels and webinars I’ve attended over the last two years has provided a rich and rewarding member experience. As Secretary of the Board, I will continue my service to ACMP DC with the same passion, energy and dedication.
Ms. Tamia Ward-Blakley, Senior Associate with Booz Allen Hamilton, is a senior leader in the talent and change management practice within the Civilian Services Group. With over 19 years of professional experience, Tamia has led federal government and global private sector clients to implement change management, talent management, data analysis and IT integration initiatives. As a strategic functional advisor, she works with clients to shape and define strategy and execute plans to drive innovative solutions. As a former civilian within the Federal Government, Tamia supported organizational strategy and people-focused initiatives across various roles. Prior roles also include a career in financial services, as a Financial Advisor. As Secretary, Tamia would like to enhance governance and operations to deliver a high-quality ACMP DC member experience, integrate chapter initiatives and influence engagement with chapter members. Tamia holds a B.A. in Sociology from the University of Michigan- Ann Arbor and possesses a Graduate Certificate in Change Management from Georgetown University. She holds a Master LeMarsh Managed Change Certification, Master Strategic Human Capital (MHCS) Certification, Strategic Workforce Planning Certification (SWP), and Change Management Advance Practitioner (CMAP) Certification. She serves on the board of directors for the YMCA Loudoun County and is a member of the National Association of Female Executives, the Association of Change Management Professionals, the Society of Human Resource Management, and CALIBR.