Deena Gordon Parla

Ms. Deena Gordon Parla, PMP, has extensive leadership experience in strategy development,business transformation, and project/program/portfolio management, primarily in the ICT, pharmaceutical, R&D, energy and defense industries. This includes delivery of projects for global multi-national corporations, governmental and not-for-profit organizations in North America and EMEA who are seeking to close the gap between strategy and execution.
Recent strategic transformation engagements include:
Strategy implementation framework for Zenith Quest Corporation, Raytheon’s defense and information security solutions partner for Turkey
PMO framework for EMEA-wide Sales transformation initiative
Program assurance services to organizations undertaking strategic mergers/acquisitions
Ms. Gordon Parla is an adjunct instructor for project management at the Middle Eastern Technical University in Turkey.
Previously at Booze & Co, she worked with CXO level clientele to transform e-business strategies into e-solutions that delivered operational savings and increased market share. She has also served as Secretary, Board of Directors, for the bi-national Turkish American Association-Ankara.
Ms. Gordon Parla has served PMI as a volunteer leader since 2004.  While on the PMI International Board of Directors (2013-2016), she served as Chair of the Strategy Development and Oversight Committee, responsible for guiding the PMI Board’s strategic dialogue and planning. She has also worked on strategic initiatives for chapters worldwide, including improved chapter governance processes, reporting, and rollout of the chapter conflict resolution framework.
Ms. Gordon Parla is a keynote speaker at PM conferences and PMI® Leadership Institute Meetings globally.   She graduated from the invitation only, PMI® Leadership Institute Master Class in 2007.