Lori Blackmon

Senior Manager PMP, CGCIO, CCMP, CSM Southfield

My family owns a pre-Civil War cabin on 77 acres in northern Virginia. Built in 1840 as a two-room cabin, it got a two-room extension in 1890. It brings me joy to spend time there, and the spotty internet ensures it’s a restful experience.
Lori Blackmon
Senior Manager, PMP, CGCIO, CCMP, CSM


As the service line leader for transit and airports within the government technology practice, I assist government agencies in assessing, procuring, and implementing software to manage the business and operations of their services.

As a political science major, at my first job, I was asked to learn how to use the new computer and I taught myself database programming. I remained in the tech field ever since, so now I have more than 30 years of experience in this field.

My clients appreciate that I bring implementation experience and inform their projects with my proactive approach to avoiding common problems. My colleagues know me for my creative approaches to project management, including homemade Kanban boards, which became necessary for project success during the pandemic.

As a CGCIO, I’m active with the certifying organization CompTia/PTI. In October 2022, I participated in a cybersecurity summit and presented on phishing campaigns. I also serve as a judge for the yearly PTI Solutions Award for Innovative Technology in Local Government. I have a bachelor’s degree from Virginia Commonwealth and studied for a Ph.D. there. I received my M.P.A. from Schar School of Public Policy at George Mason University, with a concentration in technology policy.

I live in South Florida, so I benefit from year-round temperatures and enjoy bird-watching at local sanctuaries. I’m a lifelong learner and love to explore new ideas. I’m an avid reader and set a goal to read two fiction and two nonfiction books each month.