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
  • Gallup® Certified Strengths Coach

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:

  • SHRM Senior Certified Professional
  • 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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Janet Schwartz, PMP

Operations Director

Certifications:

  • Certified Project Management Professional (PMP®)
  • Certified Scrum Master (CSM)

Why MPS?

It comes down to the people: MPS-ers are the “do-ers” and problem-solvers. We empathize with our clients to understand what they really want and need, to arrive at the best solution. I love working with colleagues who share this focus and ethic. This means that when we tackle internal corporate projects, we have a cohesive team working to do their best by and for each other. This provides a very supportive platform to test your abilities, push your limits, and discover talents you didn’t know were there. MPS is a place where initiative, aptitude, and enthusiasm allow people to try out all sorts of roles and projects in the company. We support each others’ professional growth and the growth of the company, recognizing the synergy between the two. It’s not surprising that we as staff and as a company are dedicated to public service.

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Shannon McGuire

Community Engagement Manager

Why MPS? 

MPS has provided a great support system with motivated staff, and ample leadership opportunities for people who are in their early career. Coming from the nonprofit sector, I’ve been able to lead and manage pro bono projects that align to skills I want to develop, and which interest me personally. MPS encourages a culture of service for employees, allowing them to explore their interests within the organization and in the community. Additionally, I’ve had great experiences working in the federal government with senior leadership to making lasting change and improve internal processes.

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Patti McMullen, PMP

BDA Director

Certifications:

  • Certified Project Management Professional (PMP®)
  • 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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