Thursday, March 10, 2011

Free Project Management Professional Development Event to Feature Deputy Secretary George White

George White, Deputy Secretary for Information Technology for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, will provide the opening remarks at PM Partners

Harrisburg, PA, March 10, 2011 -- George White, Deputy Secretary for Information Technology for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, will provide the opening remarks at PM Partners - a free professional development program - hosted by Harrisburg University of Science and Technology.

The free event is scheduled for 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM, March 25, 2011 and has the theme of Overcoming Complexity in Projects. PM Partners’ is a semi-structured professional development program that leverages the knowledge and experience of colleagues in project management through peer-to-peer learning. Join other PMs from government and the private sector in facilitated small group discussions.

The PM Partners will meet quarterly to explore advanced PM topics using case studies produced and made available by NASA. Each session will have a theme and facilitators to get the conversation rolling! Pick up best practices and lessons learned through these engaging and insightful conversations with other project management experts.

There is no charge to attend ‘PM Partners’ sessions and participation is open to all! An RSVP is requested and can be sent to or online at Additionally, the event counts toward 2 PMI PDUs.

In his role for the Commonwealth, Dep. Secretary White is responsible for developing and implementing the Commonwealth’s overall IT strategy and oversees all of the Office for Information Technology’s IT functions and operations. He previously served as CIO for the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General, National Director for Professional Services with IntelliMark, and as a senior manager with Deloitte Consulting’s national e-government practice. He also served for 18 years as a senior IT manager at the Office of Administration, during which he was responsible for developing a number of Governor Ridge’s key IT initiatives.

This is the first meeting for PM Partners. It is put forth in collaboration between Harrisburg University, the Keystone Chapter of PMI® and The Pennsylvania Office of Administration.

For additional information academic programs in project management at the University, call 717.901.5101 or email

You can literally take planes, trains and automobiles to the event. The University’s location in downtown Harrisburg is near Interstates 83 and 81 and the Pennsylvania Turnpike, making it an easy drive to the University from any of Pennsylvania’s major cities. And it’s only a two-hour drive from the University to Baltimore, Washington, DC or Philadelphia. The Amtrak Passenger Train Station and Greyhound Bus Station are one block from our location. And the Harrisburg International Airport is only nine miles from the University.

Harrisburg University is located at 326 Market Street in Harrisburg. Additionally, parking is available in the Harrisburg Parking Authority operated garage accessible via Fourth Street. Cost for parking in the garage is $5.00 for 0-2 hours. Kiosk for parking accepts cash only. More information on parking rates and directions to the University are found online at

Founded in 2001 to address Central Pennsylvania’s need for increased opportunities for study leading to careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields, Harrisburg University is an innovative and ambitious private institution that produces graduates who provide increased competence and capacity in science and technology disciplines to Pennsylvania and the nation. Harrisburg University ensures institutional access for underrepresented students and links learning and research to practical outcomes. As a private University serving the public good, Harrisburg University remains the only STEM-focused comprehensive university located between Philadelphia and Pittsburgh.

For more information on the University's demand-driven undergraduate, graduate and certificate programs in applied science and technology fields, call 717.901.5146 or email

Steven Infanti
HU Communications
326 Market Street
Harrisburg, PA 17101