The local chapter of the Association of Change Management Professionals (ACMP) recently held elections for the Board of the Directors. New Board members include Kelly Baughman as Director of Marketing, Amy Becker as Director of Membership, and Pamela Merritt as Director of Chapter Operation. The organization re-elected members Larry Power as Vice President and Harold Goodearle as Director of Professional Development. The new elects join current board members Maria Dozlic, President, Wendy Hallmark, Director of Sponsorship and Treasury, Brenda McLeod, Director of Communications, and Adriana Rapolla as Director of Events.
While the Houston Chapter was formed just over a year ago, it has an ambitious agenda and has been successful in attracting a number of the region’s accomplished change management professionals. The organization focuses on improving the knowledge, skills, and abilities of its members through a variety of educational and social programs.
“We were early members of the national ACMP organization and have been active participants in the annual conferences. We believe strongly in ACMP’s mission, and getting involved locally was important to us,” said Kelly Baughman, PDR Principal and founding member of ACMP.
PDR Senior Associate and ACMP founding member Amy Becker concurs saying, “Houston is such a dynamic business community, and there is a critical role for change managers to play in their organizations. The more we are involved, the greater impact we can have.”
Baughman leads PDR’s Business Transition practice, which includes change management consulting as well as workplace portfolio planning and migration planning. A graduate of the University of Houston, she is an associate member of the International Facilities Management Association.
Becker, also a member of PDR’s Business Transition team, concentrates her efforts on creating customized change management plans to address the impact that workplace redesigns have on her clients. She is a graduate of University of Texas at San Antonio.
Both Baughman and Becker are certified in Prosci’s Change Management methodology and Prosci’s Train-the-Trainer Program. Prosci is the world leader in benchmarking research and change management products. The two change management experts presented their interactive program, “Role Playing Change: Keys to a Successful Story”, at ACMP’s annual Global Change Management Conference in 2014.
The change management leaders both agree that there is a positive alignment between PDR’s mission of helping our clients leverage their workplaces to achieve optimum business results and ACMP’s goal of “supporting the success of individual and organizational change for the realization of intended business results.”