About James

James McCoy, a Project Management Professional with 35+ years of experience in PMO development and leadership, embodies resilience in the face of challenges. He has a remarkable track record of navigating businesses through tumultuous times, as exemplified by his leadership in steering one of the largest PMI chapters to unprecedented growth and profitability post-pandemic. A passionate advocate for mentoring and empowering others, James is dedicated to fostering professional and personal growth through interpersonal and leadership skills development.

Currently serving in PMO Leadership for SSP Innovations, LLC, James provides expertise in program and project management, technology implementation, and customer satisfaction. His extensive experience includes notable roles such as Senior Enterprise Program Manager at FIS and President of the PMI Mile Hi Chapter. With a background that spans corporate giants like General Electric, IBM, and Siemens Business Services, James McCoy is a highly skilled and multi-certified professional committed to delivering end-to-end program and project transformations in complex national and international settings.

His academic credentials include a degree in Electronics Engineering from ITT Institute, a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management from the University of Phoenix, and a Master’s certification in Project Management from George Washington University.

James likes to take a “common horse sense” approach to problems by stepping back to the basics. While he is serious about his work, he is a bit of a goof-ball who manages to bring the party wherever he goes. James has traveled and worked in 48 states and 4 countries, but currently calls Colorado home. He enjoys spending time with his wife, daughter and her husband, 50 chickens, 1 turkey, and a dog named Lilly and enjoys outdoor family activities, riding his Can-AM Spyder, and helping others through volunteering in addition to working around the ranch.

The Perks of Being President

Career Journey
1988
  • TT Institute: Assoc. Electronics Engineering
  • General Electric: Manager of Program Management – PMO
1996
  • Siemens ITS: Manager PSS/PMO
2001
  • The George Washington University:
  • Masters Certificate, Project Management
  • PMI: Project Management Professional (PMP)
  • Qwest Communications: Senior Project Manager
2002
  • Wainscott Finch Associates & Consultant:
    Director International PMO, Program & Project
    Consultant/Specialist
2005
  • FIS: Enterprise Program Manager Senior
2007
  • University of Phoenix: Bachelor of Business Management
2015
  • Began volunteering with PMI Mile Hi Chapter
2018
  • VP of Membership, PMI & founded the mentorship program
2021
  • Elected President of PMI Mile Hi
2022
  • SSP Innovations, LLC: PMO Team Lead/Manager
2024
  • Director of Rocky Mountain Project Management Symposium
  • Second Term President of PMI Mile Hi

Featured Publications

James has had the privilege of being published on a variety of platforms, including reputable outlets such as Business Insider and CEO Weekly. His articles offer insightful perspectives on topics ranging from communication styles and leadership to volunteerism and innovative business strategies. Explore James’s thought-leadership content that has garnered attention from readers and professionals alike.

members in the PMI Chapter where James serves as President
AI Certifications
states and 4 countries where James has managed projects

Project Managers Who Volunteer Expand Their Skillset

James explains the enormous benefits he has seen for the volunteers he has worked with over the years. From leveling up skills to deep friendships and new job opportunities to a sense of pride—volunteering is where it’s at.

Big Moments

Throughout James’s career journey, there have been pivotal moments that significantly influenced both his personal development and the trajectory of his path. These are highlights from events and experiences that have shaped him, brought joy, and fostered growth.

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Let’s collaborate and enhance your organization’s communication effectiveness to drive success!

James
James@JamesMccoypmp.com