Jennifer Baker is a PfMP, PgMP, PMP, MBB, BRMP and ITIL certified manager with more than 25 years of experience spanning multiple industries. Her undergraduate work was completed at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. She holds a Master’s degree from Northeastern University and is a graduate of the 2015 PMI Leadership Institute’s Masters Class. Jennifer is the Director of the Project Management Center of Excellence at Amtrak and an Adjunct Professor at Northeastern University, Georgetown University and Wake Forest University.She is the president of the PMI-Metrolina chapter which won the 2015 PMI Chapter of the Year award and the incoming mentor for PMI’s 5th Region – the largest in the world.
In 2013, she was featured in a portfolio management article called “Going the Distance” in PM Network magazine. Through Duke Energy, she was both an Alpha and Beta Contributor for PMI’s “Navigating Complexity” guide published in 2014. She wrote a chapter in the Portfolio Management compilation edited by Dr. Ginger Levin entitled, “Portfolio Management: A Strategic Approach” which was released in October 2014. In November of 2015, www.projectmanagement.com published her article entitled, “The Power of Project Portfolio Management.” In 2015, her team completed a pilot study for PMI’s Business Analysis framework leading project teams within Duke Energy. She wrote another article for www.projectmanagement.com in November of 2016 called “Portfolio Management: Just Do It!”. She has been a guest lecturer and consultant for the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Georgia Regents University and Georgetown University and speaker for several companies and organizations including the National Health Informatics Association, Project Management Institute, American Association of Cost Engineers, Lowe’s Home Improvement, Textron, TIAA-CREF and the Society of American Military Engineers.