Board of Directors

Cecilia Garcia

VP Professional Development, PMI-SAC


Career Background

Cecilia is a seasoned Oil and Gas Project Manager with over a decade of experience in the industry. Her journey began in the vast oil fields of Neuquén Basin, Argentina where she developed a deep appreciation for the complexities and challenges inherent in energy projects. Driven by her passion for efficiency and innovation, she embarked on a remarkable career that would shape the landscape of oil and gas project management. In Calgary, she has found a way to channel her passion for Oil & Gas Projects into the Emergency Response Management sector. This intersection of expertise can be incredibly valuable. In this role, she likely leverages her knowledge of project management, risk assessment, and crisis response to ensure effective emergency planning and execution.

Agile Champion

Cecilia is a fervent advocate for agile methodologies. Recognizing the limitations of traditional project management approaches, she championed the adoption of agile practices within her teams. With its emphasis on collaboration, adaptability, and incremental progress, Agile resonated with her vision for efficient project delivery. Cecilia is a certified PMI-ACP, Scrum Master, Product Owner, and Lean Six Sigma Black Belt. She has collaborated with PMI Buenos Aires, and she has been a speaker at the PDC Conference at Winsport in 2023.

Volunteer Career

As the VP of Professional Development, Cecilia brings a wealth of experience in project management and community service. Her journey began in the corporate world, where she honed her leadership skills and strategic thinking. However, her heart always gravitated toward making a difference beyond boardrooms.

Why Volunteerism Matters:

  • Cecilia firmly believes that volunteering is the cornerstone of positive change.
  • She has witnessed firsthand how dedicated volunteers transform lives, strengthen communities, and drive impactful initiatives.