FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 23, 2019
Media Inquiries: Kristen Wright, ACMP-DC Director of Public Relations and Communications
Washington, D.C. – The Association of Change Management Professionals, Washington, D.C. Chapter (ACMP-DC) is pleased to announce its newly elected board members for 2019-2020.
“We are excited to announce and welcome our newly elected officers and directors,” stated Vice President Katie Prasser, who will become the Board President in April. She added, “We have some big shoes to fill as our outgoing board members hand us the baton; however, I am confident that this amazing team of highly capable and dedicated change management leaders will serve as great stewards and make great strides in creating meaningful and lasting change throughout the DC metro area.”
“I couldn’t be more delighted to see these talented leaders join the board this year, led in particular by Katie Prasser,” added A. J. Schuler, outgoing chapter President. “Katie and our outgoing board members have built a great foundation to serve our members, and I can’t wait to see where this new generation of leaders will take us.”
Please join us in welcoming our new board members!
Jennifer Duff will assume the role of Vice President for the chapter. Jenn is a seasoned change management and human capital professional with over 20 years of experience transforming organizations. In 2018, she served as ACMP-DC’s volunteer program coordinator and established the foundation for a sustainable, strengths-based program. As Vice President (and then President in 2020-2021), she sees opportunities for the chapter to align change management practices to monumental shifts in the industry (for example, artificial intelligence); 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 our members.
Tamia Ward-Blakley will assume the role of Secretary from outgoing Secretary Cynthia Hartman. Tamia, a Senior Associate with Booz Allen Hamilton, is a 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 former civilian within the Federal Government, Tamia supported organizational strategy and people-focused initiatives across various roles. As Secretary, Tamia plans to enhance governance and operations to deliver a high-quality ACMP DC member experience, integrate chapter initiatives, and influence engagement with chapter members.
Cristyn Cram will become the Director of Training programs for the chapter. This is a new role on the board, as the chapter sharpens its focus on offering training and professional development opportunities to members. Cristyn is a Senior Change Management Strategist at Booz Allen Hamilton where she leads large-scale corporate change initiatives. A member of ACMP DC since the chapter's inception, she most recently served as a volunteer on the chapter's Programming, Events, and Training (PET) Committee. Having built her career through a combination of hands-on experience and professional development, Cristyn understands the value of training and development to career growth and is excited to evolve and expand the chapter’s training offerings.
Anne Marie DiNardo will assume the role of Director, Communities of Practice (CoP). Anne Marie is a change management leader who leverages her knowledge and expertise to advise government clients on implementing high-profile programs. Her focus areas include strategic communications, user adoption, organizational change, public speaking, knowledge management, and storytelling. She currently implements outreach strategies for a DoD initiative that oversees research and development projects to innovate and modernize learning technology to benefit the U.S. Federal Government and its workforce. Anne Marie has been an active and integral member of the fledgling Federal CoP, supporting that group’s formation and growth over the past year. She is looking forward to leveraging her skills and drive to advance the Federal CoP mission for professional collaboration and empowerment, while also exploring opportunities for developing new CoPs within the chapter, based on member interest.
Launched in 2014, the D.C. Chapter of ACMP is one of the fastest growing and most active chapters, connecting and supporting the D.C. metro area change management community to build knowledge, advance the discipline, and lead meaningful and lasting organizational change.
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