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Douglas Clark Recognized With National Program Management Award From Challenge.gov

Métier, the business management and optimization platform, announced today that Métier’s Chief Executive Officer, Douglas Clark, received the Best Overall award for the General Services Administration (GSA) Future of Program Management Challenge. The award was given to Mr. Clark for his creativity and vision for public sector program management in 25 years. Challenge.gov is a partnership between the public and the government to solve important challenges.

The challenge, judged by leaders in the public sector industry, allowed readers to comment, share and vote on their favorite entries. Judges were represented from GSA, Department of Commerce, IBM Center for the Business of Government, Partnership for Public Service and the Social Security Administration. Mr. Clark’s entry, The Lexeme Way to Mars, was recognized with the Best Overall award for the highest score in the judged categories of originality, clarity and presentation.

“I have spent a great deal of my career thinking about this problem and I am thrilled to be recognized by the Performance Improvement Council for my vision of how we can make the government perform better,” said Douglas Clark. “I look forward to engaging in a meaningful dialogue with our public and private sector industry leaders to make improvements that can benefit our citizens. As our economy moves from tangible assets to an intangible value-based marketplace, program management will be the driver in reshaping the way the world does business.”

To view Mr. Clark’s submission, please visit Métier’s blog, here: The Lexeme Way to Mars. The challenge, including all submissions and voting, can be viewed on the Challenge.gov website.

About Métier

Métier provides an award-winning business management and optimization platform that is built on a strong foundation of industry-enhancing patents and 16 years of subject matter expertise. Métier’s two-fold offering of project portfolio management software and the world’s first integrated cloud-based portfolio management office service ensure organizations are getting their ideas to market quickly and making process improvements that affect the bottom line. In addition to numerous awards for technology innovation and best places to work, Métier has been recognized as an Inc. 500|5000 company (5 times) as one of the fastest growing companies in the United States. PMO Central, Métier’s managed services offering, was named Most Customer Friendly Company of the Year (2 times) by the Best in Biz Awards. Founded in 1998, Métier is headquartered in Healdsburg, CA and works with customers globally, across public and private sector industries. For more information about how Métier can help your organization workforward, visit www.metier.com or call 1.877.965.9501.

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