Kendall Lott, PMP

President and CEO

Certifications:

  • Certified Project Management Professional (PMP)
  • Gallup® Certified Strengths Coach

Why MPS?

I like organizations, how they work, how they are designed, and how people are empowered within them. Government organizations and nonprofits are particularly fascinating with their roots in service. From Peace Corps Volunteer, to Civil Servant at USDA and USDOJ, to working with governments in Asia and the Middle East, and two years as COO and CEO for the DC chapter of the Project Management Institute, public service has been my mission. At MPS we focus on Organizational Change to bring about more effective service delivery in the Federal Government and NGOs. It is gratifying to see the great work our team does, and the results they yield.

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Sarah Nurse

Vice President of Client Services

Certifications:

  • Balanced Scorecard Master Professional
  • Change Management Certificate

Why MPS?

The best part of working for MPS is getting to work with smart, motivated professionals who care about having an impact. The common denominator in our staff is a dedication to social good and solving problems for our clients. Our corporate commitment to professional development and service means our delivery teams bring dynamic, positive, and persistent energy to our delivery engagements.

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Andrew MacDonald, SHRM-SCP

Vice President of Administration / Human Resources Director

Certifications:

  • Certified Practitioner in Emotional Quotient Indicator (EQ-i)
  • Certified Professional in Managing Workplace Conflict: Mediation Training Institute International
  • Certificate in Mediating Disputes, Harvard Law School Program on Negotiation

Why MPS?

Coming from a large organization, I joined MPS curious to test the small business environment, specifically the ability to influence and develop both corporate operations and my own delivery to our clients.  Immediately I was impressed with the encouragement and autonomy to put your hand up and immerse yourself in management and corporate opportunities. The realization of my own motivation and capacity intersecting with opportunity provides a work context that leads to an immediate and tangible impact on the company, my clients and the public service. I believe this frontline service to our government clients and opportunities in corporate operations is unique to a small business, and one that genuinely values employee development.

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Allison Primack, PMP

Sales Operations Manager

Certifications:

  • Certified Project Management Professional (PMP)
  • Change Management Certificate
  • Kirkpatrick Evaluation Bronze Certification
  • Module I Value Analysis/Value Engineering Certificate

Why MPS?

I enjoy working for a company that is truly passionate about bringing new energy and innovative approaches to solve the problems in the public sector. MPS empowers our staff to find problems and solve them, no matter their title or level, which promotes an engaging work environment.

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Jessica Nielsen

Capture and Capability Development Manager

Certifications:

  • ITIL v3 Foundations
  • Certified Scrum Master (CSM)
  • SAFe Program Consultant (SPC4)

Why MPS?

As a young motivated professional, MPS has given me the ability to be involved in every part of the organization and to quickly learn how to lead colleagues and clients to practical and effective solutions to their business challenges. The opportunities available at MPS have helped me grow and continually improve both personally and professionally to better support the public sector.

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Kat McDonald

Community Engagement Manager

Certifications: N/A

Why MPS? 

During my time with MPS, I have benefited from the wide-range of opportunities available to me and the support of the executive and management team in taking on new leadership roles. Working for a small business has allowed my initiative to orient my career’s direction in areas of interest to me, and in ways which permit me to grow both personally and professionally. Through the design, implementation, and management of our Community Engagement programs I’ve realized one of my greatest passions by expanding my own and MPS’ consulting reach outside of purely government clients, to assist nonprofits in overcoming business challenges.

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Patti McMullen

PREP Director

Certifications:

  • Certified Practitioner in Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)
  • Everything DiSC
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution

Why MPS?

M Powered Strategies creates lasting, meaningful change for the federal agencies, nonprofits, and associations we support every day. In addition to our focus on public service, MPS fosters a culture of service to employees, encouraging staff to get involved in various aspects of the firm and take ownership while doing so. Employees are engaged in their interests and professional development and take on new leadership roles propelling them – and MPS – forward towards a unified vision.

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