Tom Kasel

2019 Recipient,
Kerzner Award for Excellence in Project Management


Tom Kasel, 2019 recipient of the Project Management Institute Educational Foundation (PMIEF) Kerzner Award for Excellence in Project Management, presents his perceptions and interpretations of the “The Evolving Project Manager”.

In his session, Tom shares a historical perspective of the project management profession, noting the formation of the Project Management Institute (PMI). He travels a theoretical journey that transcends PMI leadership styles of transactional and transformational leadership perspectives.

He continues this discussion by noting the need for additional theoretical migration to Values-Based Leadership—an emerging concept that addresses the cultural, spiritual, political needs and diversity of today’s global markets.

Tom looks to inspire the PM community with his observations, which have the potential to transition the industry by focusing on universal – individual values, beliefs (The “Cosmic Core”) and practices.


Tom Kasel is a Principal Software Engineer, currently supporting the Aerospace Industry. He holds PMP and PMI-RMP credentials and is a Certified Scrum Master. His past roles include working as Principal Systems Engineer & Software Development Team Lead and Program/Project Manager at the Honeywell Corp. and the Boeing Company.

Mr. Kasel received his BA in Computer Systems and Production Management from the University of Toledo, and his MS degree in Project Management from Stevens Institute of Technology. In addition, he is currently a Doctoral candidate pursuing his Ph.D. in Business Administration at the University of Phoenix.