SPECIAL EVENT | Empowering Global Change: Uniting Project Management Expertise with Social Impact

Leadership = Power Skills


Join us for a dynamic 1.5-hour panel discussion as we delve into the transformative collaboration between Project Management Institute (PMI), Project Managers Without Borders (PMWB), and PMI Los Angeles Chapter. Discover how this union amplifies the capacity for social impact through project management expertise, fostering sustainable solutions worldwide.

Our esteemed panelists, including Pierre Le Manh (PMI President & CEO), Menaka Gopinath (PMI Chief Marketing Officer), Deanna Landers (PMWB founder), and David Doan (VP of Operations/President-Elect of PMI-LA), will explore the strategic integration of PMWB into the PMI framework. David Doan, as the project lead for the two PMWB pilot programs, will provide updates on their work with The Good Karma Los Angeles and Pasadena Humane.

Learn how this synergy between PMI, PMWB, and PMI-LA fulfills PMI’s purpose (“We maximize project success to elevate our world.”) by applying expert project management to nonprofit projects, and project management coaching and mentoring to partner staff to make a positive difference in the world.

Whether you're a seasoned project management professional or a passionate advocate for social impact, this panel promises to inspire, inform, and ignite your commitment to making a difference on a global scale. Join us and be a part of the movement towards a better world through project management excellence.

At this event, we will be hosting an in-person social impact activity to build personal Care Kits for The Good Karma Los Angeles.

Panelist 1: Pierre Le Manh


Pierre Le Manh is the President & Chief Executive Officer of the Project Management Institute. As a global executive with a multicultural background, Pierre Le Manh brings a proven track record of delivering results and guiding organizations through complex transformations. He is passionate about leading teams in innovating and creating new ways to disseminate specialized knowledge, upskilling, and education.

Pierre Le Manh most recently led Galileo Global Education’s expansion project in North America. Galileo is the European leading provider of higher education serving more than 170,000 students across an international network of 54 institutions and high-growth education technology platforms.

He previously served as Chief Executive Officer North America and Global Deputy CEO at Ipsos, one of the world’s largest data, analytics, and insights companies. Pierre Le Manh played a crucial role in taking Ipsos from a $700 million primarily European-focused organization in 2004 to a $2.5 billion global leader in its industry in 2021, growing to more than 18,000 employees operating in 90 countries.

Earlier in his career, Pierre Le Manh served as CEO of Consodata, a leader in first and third-party consumer data, precision, and digital marketing. He started his career at consulting giant Accenture before serving as CFO of performing arts non-profit Adami, CEO of digital publisher Encyclopaedia Universalis, and CEO of CFL Holding, a family office owning various assets in direct-to-consumer, marketing services, and real estate industries.

Pierre Le Manh was born and raised in France by a Vietnamese father and a French mother. He has lived in several countries before settling in New York City in 2013. He speaks English, French and Italian. He likes traveling the world to visit his very large family and his friends, watching Paris Saint-German soccer games, and wandering around Manhattan on his electric scooter. He has two sons who live in Paris and London.

Panelist 2: Menaka Gopinath


As Chief Marketing Officer, Menaka leads efforts to strengthen and enhance PMI’s global reputation, leading all aspects of brand, communications, and marketing. Menaka provides strategic counsel and leadership in telling our evolving story and sharing our unique value proposition with stakeholders worldwide.
Menaka has built a successful career as a strategic leader guiding Fortune 100 brands in engaging with consumers to build stronger customer-centric businesses. Throughout her career she has worked with a range of best-in-class brands including Coca-Cola, Apple, Nike, Uber, P&G, and Meta. She brings extensive experience in leading-edge growth and marketing initiatives, including applying advanced analytics, guiding growth marketing strategies, and building integrated, cross-channel programs. Menaka’s experience has followed a consistent thread of customer-centricity, from online marketing to loyalty programs, to consumer insights and social media, including setting up some of the first public online communities in the early days of social media.
Most recently, as President and COO of Graf Lanz, Menaka led a direct-to-consumer sustainable fashion brand, leading efforts to create and implement the strategic direction of the company’s long-term business model and revenue growth trajectory, as well as oversight of the sales, marketing, and merchandising initiatives. Prior to joining Graf Lantz, she led the Social Media Exchange (SMX) service line at Ipsos, one of the largest consumer insights firms in the world. While at Ipsos, she grew the SMX practice from a team of 20 to 100, with double-digit revenue growth every year.

Menaka is passionate about supporting purpose-driven initiatives in the business world – she is on the Board of Mentors for Monday Night Mentorship, a career accelerator for people of color, and while at Ipsos, served as a leader for the Women in Ipsos ERG, and helped to establish BRIDGE, an ERG focused on Anti-Racism. She has a BA in Economics and Communications from New York University and an MBA in Finance from the University of San Francisco.

Panelist 3: Deanna Landers


Deanna Landers is a PMI Fellow, and the Founder of Project Managers Without Borders (PMWB), which recently joined the PMI family, and has the mission to make a positive difference in the world through collaborative and sustainable projects. She still serves as the Chairman of the Board of PMWB and previously served on the boards of IEEE Smart Village, Metro Denver PM Education Foundation, PMI Mile Hi Chapter, and for 6 years on the international board of directors of PMI, leading the board as Chair in 2013. 

Deanna was previously the Director of Program Management at Charter Communications, responsible for improving the maturity and effectiveness of project, program and portfolio management for the organization. Prior to working for Charter, she was with IBM for 11 years, contributing to their award-winning Project Management Center of Excellence, as well as delivering a $350M portfolio of projects.

Panelist 4: David Doan


David Doan, PhD, MBA, RN, BCMAS, PMC-II, PMP, CSM, CSPO, is a Senior Manager Sales Architect in the Ernst & Young LLP (EY) Nexus for Health. In this role, he provides leadership as a solution-minded individual who understands the healthcare industry domain, client's business challenges, and how to leverage the right elements of the EY Nexus for Health platform and products. David is an effective, inclusive, and servant leader with over 28 years in the healthcare industry. Taking a data-driven consulting approach, he is adept at transforming strategy into execution and can quickly identify and prioritize complex business issues and deliver customer-centered, value-based, equitable, measurable, innovative, scalable, and transformative solutions to healthcare business owners and influencers.

David earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Master of Science in Health Services Administration, Master of Business Administration, and a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Health Services. He has the following certifications: Board Certified Medical Affairs Specialist, Product Marketing Certified, Project Management Professional, Certified Scrum Master, and Certified Scrum Product Owner.

Outside of work, David is passionate about numerous health, social, and environmental causes, health equity, social justice, marginalized populations, diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), and climate action. He currently is the VP of Operations/President-Elect for PMI-LA in addition to serving on three other nonprofit Boards.


  • 10:30 AM: Check-in and Registration
  • 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM PT: Social Impact Activity: Building Personal Care Kits for The Good Karma Los Angeles
  • 11:30 AM: Networking and Lunch
  • 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM: Panel Discussion with Pierre Le Manh, Menaka Gopinath, Deanna Landers, and David Doan
  • 2:00 PM: Adjourn


Pasta Buffet Lunch

  • Mixed green salad, croutons, raspberry vinaigrette & ranch dressing
  • Garlic Bread
  • Marinated Chicken Breast
  • Penne Pasta
  • Marinara Sauce
  • Alfredo Sauce
  • Assorted Dessert Bars
  • Regular Coffee
  • Decaffeinated Coffee
  • Selection of Tea Bags & Hot Water


A total of 1.5 PDU will be awarded to the attendees, with the following breakdown:

  • 1.0 PDU - Business Acumen 
  • 0.5 PDU - Power Skills

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EARLY BIRD Pricing for Registrations BEFORE May 19, 2024, 11:59 PM (Deadline)

  • $40 for PMI-LA Members
  • $50 for Non-Members

Registrations AFTER the Early Bird Deadline

  • $45 for PMI-LA Members
  • $55 for Non-Members


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Type of category: Public Events

Type of activity: Leadership = Power Skills , Strategy = Business Acumen

Date: June 2nd, 2024

Hour: 10:30AM to 2:00PM

PDUs: 1.5


Members: $45.00

Non members: $55.00


Anaheim Marriott Suites

12015 Harbor Boulevard
Garden Grove, CA, 92840

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