President, PMC Solutions, Inc.
Ms. Marilee Garza, PMP, became the new President of PMC Solutions, Inc. (PMCS) in March 2012 after spending over 11 years with the company. Ms. Garza was chosen for the position by PMCS Board of Directors as a part of PMCS internal succession planning in order to expand the company’s profile, and remain competitive as Government Contractors. Ms Garza brings to PMCS an impressive background in project management & controls support services in Federal Government contracts, a fresh perspective on integrating Project and Process Management solutions, as well as a celebrated track record in Customer Service.
While with PMCS, Ms. Garza has spent the majority of her time on projects supporting various districts within the USACE. Most recently, Ms. Garza lead a Project Controls Team supporting the USACE—Northwest Division (NWD) in Kansas City, Missouri. For over five years, Ms. Garza and her team were responsible for providing long-term Project Management Support for the Implementation and Maintenance Support of the Programs and Project Management Information System (P2), as well as General Project Management services, including PM/P2 training, support, and process development throughout the USACE—NWD. In this capacity, Ms. Garza and her team received yearly Customer Service recognition from the USACE—NWD leadership, for their outstanding support and continued professionalism, which eventually lead to an extended contract for PMCS. As a part of this contract extension, Ms. Garza was suggested by the Deputy Commander of the USACE—NWD to join in the USACE’s Project Management team efforts in supporting the Joplin, Missouri Recovery Filed Office (RFO) as it carried out its emergency recovery projects following the devastating F5 tornado that ripped through the city of Joplin. Ms. Garza spent one month with the Joplin RFO, supporting the following missions, while reporting the results to FEMA, the City of Joplin, and the US Coast Guard:
- Debris Removal
- Temporary housing
- Critical Public Facilities
Upon completion, Ms. Garza authored a White Paper for the USACE—NWD, detailing the Implementation Plan used, with the goal of standardizing how Project Controls will fit into future recovery efforts for RFO emergency projects.
Prior to her appointment with the USACE—NWD, Ms. Garza provided support to multiple USACE districts and divisions over a five-year span in Galveston, Texas; Baltimore, Maryland; and Norfolk, Virginia. Her job responsibilities at each location varied from data entry to process analysis and project controls support for complex federal funding projects for military construction. Further, while supporting the USACE, Ms. Garza received her Project Management Professional (PMP) certification, Malcolm Baldrige / ISO Quality examiner certification, and became proficient in USACE specific systems such as Primavera, Oracle, and U.S. Corp of Engineers Financial System (CEFMS).
Ms. Garza aims to expand PMCS’ professional services and expertise in her new role as President, which will include incorporating PMCS’ established Process Management support services, with our exemplary Project Management services to achieve quantifiable project success rates. Creating a stronger link between PMCS two areas of expertise will bring the companies’ multiple departments’ closer together, in order to achieve the ultimate company goal: increased customer satisfaction.
A native of Albuquerque, New Mexico, Ms. Garza received her Bachelor’s in Marine Biology from Texas A&M University, and an Executive Master’s in Business Administration (EMBA) from the University of Missouri-Kansas City in 2011. She currently resides in Albuquerque where she looks forward to a successful tenure as the President of PMC Solutions, Inc.