Debbi Stafford received her PMP certification in April 2008, and her PMP-ACP
certification in January 2018. Debbi is a graduate of Central Missouri State
University in Warrensburg, MO, where she earned her Master of Science degree in
Criminal Justice Administration, and a graduate of Columbia College in Columbia,
MO, where she earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice, with minors
both in Sociology and Psychology. She has also earned a Certificate in Leadership
Development from Washington University in St. Louis. Debbi has over 30 years of
Program and Project Management experience in both county and state
government, as well as in the private sector.
From January 2013 – December 2014, Debbi held the Board position of VP of
Professional Development for the PMI Mid-Missouri Chapter. She implemented the
process of the Board reporting PDUs for Chapter members attending Chapter
In 2013, Debbi accepted a Project Manager position in Fenton, MO. Debbi worked in
Fenton while both fulfilling her position on the Mid-Missouri Chapter Board, and
volunteering for the PMI Metropolitan St. Louis Chapter, working in the Programs
area of registration. She managed Registration for the Chapter Dinner Meetings as
well as the After-Hours Networking Meetings. Debbi was elected to the position of
VP of Administration with the Metro St. Louis Chapter, effective January 2016. She
completed her first 2-year term, and was reelected to serve her second term, from
January 2018 – December 2019.
In February of 2017, Debbi accepted a position with IBM and returned to Columbia,
where she is an Infrastructure Project Manager in the Client Innovation Center.
Debbi remained in her position with the PMI Metro St. Louis Chapter through
Debbi’s passion for project management and desire to give back to the professoin is
the foundation of her wanting to take what she has learned both in project
management and as a Board member for both the PMI Mid-Missouri Chapter and the
PMI Metro St. Louis Chapter, and serve once again on the PMI Mid-Missouri Chapter
in the role of VP of Administration.