The Public Sector - Resolving Today’s Leadership Challenges

The Public Sector - Resolving Today’s Leadership Challenges


Hampton Dowling

Managing Partner

The HCB Group LLC

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Event Date: 
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 7:30am - 9:00am
Event Location: 
Clydes - Gallery Place
707 7th Street, NW
Washington 20001
Agenda and Cost: 

7:30am - 8:00am: Continental Breakfast and Networking
8:00am - 9:00am: Featured Presentation
9:00am - 10:00am: Networking

PMIWDC Members: $55
Non-Members: $60

Pre-registration is required. Cancellations and refund requests are accepted up to 48 hours prior to the event's start. We cannot offer refunds requested after that time.

About the Presentation

We’ll have an interactive breakfast discussing some of the practical differences and challenges facing project managers and senior leadership in the National Capital Region. It’s an opportunity to compare expectations and aligning actionable approaches to achieving better understood objectives. It’s all about doing things better rather than harder.

PDUs Available: 
1 PDU for Certified PMs
Talent Triangle Category: 

Event Keywords

Soft Skills


Effective communication, in general: audience, media / message, attention vs. "noise", etc.

Negotiation / Conflict

Tools and techniques for negotiations and conflict management / effects of personality traits, etc.


Managing diverse teams: effects of culture, generation, gender, etc., on management / communication needs

Team Building

Techniques for building trust, team identification, common purpose, etc.

Hard Skills


Navigating constraints introduced by a sponsor organization's structure, maturity, fiduciary landscape, etc.

Industry / Sector


Federal, state, local or tribal government entities / Contractor for such entities

About the Speaker

Hampton Dowling

The HCB Group LLC
Managing Partner

Hampton Dowling is Managing Partner of his international professional services company, the HCB Group LLC, providing executive management and advisory services to private and public sectors. Mr. Dowling has managed large integrated programs worldwide, as well as, facilitated strategic partnerships, alliances and complex multi-vertical pursuits.

As a career naval officer before retiring in the rank of Commander, Mr. Dowling had distinguished assignments that included Special Assistant to the US Vice President and as a Senior Program Manager at the Defense Threat Reduction Agency leading tier one analytic, R&D and technology-applied programs, the results of which had direct, Executive Branch bearing on Service-level policies, appropriations, and new relations with developing nations and NGOs. In the private sector, Mr. Dowling has led double-digit profitability increases managing $90M+ P&L lines of business, achieved 80%-win rate of $5B for new company-wide business, provided strategic advisory services to the foreign public sector to increase public revenues and stabilize governance. In C-Suite roles, he’s established PPPs, JVs, leveraged M&As and reversed high-risk, distributed organizations in cost overrun position while improving enterprise-scale performance and brand reputation.

Career examples include: as a Fortune 50 Homeland Security Account Manager for Pacific Region, Mr. Dowling led a then first-ever consortium of business units introducing new, smart technologies and impact strategies to mitigate broad post-911 vulnerabilities facing US Territories and Partner Nations. As a Senior PM, led distributed organizations delivering solutions for port, maritime security & coastal surveillance, offshore energy & environment protection, agile infrastructure, and secure logistics management capabilities across the USA, SE Asia, LatAm, EU, W Africa and GCC – 20 countries. As a VP, Mr. Dowling facilitated PPPs in Croatia, Americas and SE Asia to resource, manage compliant trade, communication, energy security/surveillance capabilities that lowered risk, increased public revenues. For the US Gov’t, Mr. Dowling led a comprehensive assessment of US counter-illicit trafficking and cyber-threat activities in Central & South America; the findings and recommendations of which shaped a $5B procurement and much of today’s related special programs. As Senior Exec Director, Mr. Dowling established and managed a JV with supporting consortium of 20 int’l companies to provide comprehensive $4B+ homeland security scope in post-Gadhafi Libya. Today, in C-Suite roles, he provides executive advice, management, strategy development to multi-national parties across multiple verticals: homeland, cyber and energy security, governance, digital data and marking transformation, sustainable energy production, maritime commerce and logistics, and smart infrastructure.

Mr. Dowling’s experience extends from mature countries to fragile states with credentials further codified from testimony before congressional sub-committees, as a frequent speaker at int’l forums, and featured contributor to various media. He serves as Editorial Director to TransPorts Magazine (largest maritime logistics publication in LatAm) and board member to int’l organizations, holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of California at Los Angeles, an MBA from Golden Gate University, and is a certified Project Management Professional in both private industry and from the US Department of Defense.

About the PM in the AM Breakfasts

PMIWDC's Quarterly Educational Breakfast for PMs

Join us for PMIWDC's quarterly executive breakfast meetings in the District. The P.M. in the A.M. series will continue to feature cutting-edge speakers, good food and great opportunities for connecting with other PMs, all in a no-nonsense format designed especially for a busy PM's midweek schedule.