Tom Erickson’s career spans 40 years of program and technical management in fields as diverse as software development, communications, business development, test engineering, airfield lighting design, digital control systems and construction management. He holds a B.S. in Electronic Engineering (Circuit Design) from the University of Minnesota and an M.S. in Engineering Management (AI & HF) from George Washington University.
He started his professional career as an Air Force Acquisition, Engineering and Program Management officer and Reservist. Beginning in 1985 he worked for Lockheed Martin in a variety of program and technical management roles. He was one of the first 31 individuals world-wide awarded the PgMP from the Pilot Credential Program. In addition, he is a Registered Professional Engineer (EE, Vermont) and has been a certified Program Leader for Kepner-Tregoe Problem Solving & Decision Making techniques. His research interests include enterprise agility and projects as knowledge transformation.
He has been a PM Tools and M2D2 speaker several times on topics that included “An Introduction to the PgMP Credential”, “Risk Management – 1st Principles”, and “The Serenity Factor in Risk Management”. Most recently he has been engaged in developing and integrating enterprise risk management practices.