Featured Alumni John Engman

October 2007


John Engman '87
Director of Member and Organizational Relations
Project Management Institute

What attracted you to courses relating to CSR, social responsibility or nonprofit management?

I led nonprofit organizations before applying to Kellogg. I wanted to improve my management skills and determine if I wanted to change course in my career.

What attracted you to the Public Non Profit (PNP) Club, Students for Responsible Business (SRB) Club or Social Impact Club (SIC)?

The networking among students of similar interests.

What value did you get from your experiences in courses relating to CSR, social responsibility or nonprofit management at Kellogg?

The knowledge and credibility gained through a Kellogg MBA has been invaluable in my career as a nonprofit professional. It has helped me through the several transitions in my career in cultural, social service and association leadership.

How have those experiences been helpful to you in your daily life, both professionally and personally?

I have used my experience in other parts of my life such as consulting on organizational development, fundraising, working on the vestry of a church, political campaigns and mentoring high potential professionals.

What is the name of your current organization, and what does your organization do?

The Project Management Institute is a professional association for project managers and project, program and portfolio management worldwide.

Please briefly describe your position or role at your organization.

I am the Director of Member and Organizational Relations. My responsibilities include participating on the Executive Management Group providing strategy for a $100M organization; managing a $35M P&L marketing the organization to a growing membership of more than 240,000 in 160 countries; community development among our 300 chapters, special interest groups and "colleges" in every region of the world; strategic account management with the business and government employers of our membership; handling government relations and supervising a staff of 25 including offices in Washington, D.C., Brussels, Singapore, Beijing and India.

How are you applying the skills/knowledge you learned at Kellogg in your career?

Everyday in every way.