PM in the A.M. Breakfast - Karen Dahut - "PM: A Strategic Competency"

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Event Date: 
Sunday, September 21, 2008 - 8:00pm
National Press Club

PM in the AM Quarterly Educational Breakfast

Project Management: A Strategic Competency


Karen Dahut
Vice President, Booz Allen Hamilton

September 22nd, 2008
at the National Press Club

View a copy of the speaker's presentation (PDF)

When and Where

Monday, September 22nd

7:30 am - 8:00 am : Registration and Networking
8:00 am - 9:00 am : Featured Presentation / Sit-down Breakfast

National Press Club
529 14th Street NW
Washington, DC 20045

Registration and Costs

Registration costs $40 for PMIWDC Members, $50 for non-members. Preregistration is required

Cancellations and refund requests are accepted up to 24 hours prior to the event's start. We cannot offer refunds requested after that time.

About the Speaker

Karen Dahut is a Vice President at Booz Allen Hamilton who leads a team that provides cost, economic, and financial analysis, including cost estimating, investment analysis, business planning, and performance measurement analysis, to the defense and intelligence communities.

Ms. Dahut oversees the generation of business cases, cost/benefit analyses, lifecycle cost estimates, and capital asset plans that form the basis of senior decision making and budget formulation. Her expertise includes:

  • Project reviews

  • Infrastructure privatization

  • Financial management

  • Economic analysis

  • Research and analysis

  • Management consulting

Ms. Dahut has extensive experience developing and implementing tools and methodologies to improve the planning, managing, and budgeting of capital assets for the federal government. She led a team of Booz Allen consultants who provided clients with innovative solutions for asset management and investment projects. Her engagements include leading a transformation for the Defense Finance and Accounting Service; driving innovative financial solutions and improving processes for the military services; and leading asset management improvement programs in the Department of Defense, General Services Administration, NASA, and Department of State.

Prior to joining Booz Allen, Ms. Dahut was an officer in the U.S. Navy and served in numerous positions including controller for the Navy’s premier Research Institute. She also worked for a commercial organization managing a team that provided asset management and economic consulting to federal government and private sector clients.

In addition, she served as program director for the asset and engineering management practice at the Logistics Management Institute; program manager for the Immigration and Naturalization Service asset improvement project; and program manager for the GSA PBS Border Station Center of Expertise US-VISIT project.

A frequent speaker at asset management- and infrastructure-related conferences, Ms. Dahut received her M.S. degree in systems management from the University of Southern California and her B.S. in finance from Mount Saint Mary’s University.

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