Garry D. Patterson, a native Texan, and retired Colonel from the United States Army is currently the President/CEO of GDP Consulting and works as an independent consultant providing his program management and operations expertise to aid in the training of candidates for project management professional certification. Garry is a Project Management Professional (PMP) certified program manager with strong program and project management background. He has extensive experience in the areas of contract management, budgeting, scheduling, integrated change control, quality assurance, strategic planning, procurement, risk management, manufacturing, business development, and customer relations. Garry developed enhanced leadership skills through professional experience as a career military officer, senior program manager, small business owner, senior marketing specialist, and ISO 9001 Lead Auditor.
Garry holds a master’s degree in Secondary Education from the University of North Texas and a bachelor’s degree in Physical Education with minors in Biology and Mathematics from Texas A&M University, graduating with distinction. In addition, he has advance degrees from the United States Army War College and United States Army Logistics Management College. He has extensive experience as an instructor in support of various professional training programs at the United States Army’s Combined Arms Training Center, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.
Garry is a member of several professional organizations, including the Project Management Institute (PMI), Association of the US Army (AUSA), United States Army War College Association, National Guard Association of the United States, and the National Guard Association of Texas (NGAT). He is a past president of NGAT and serves on the Executive Committee as treasurer for the Texas Capital Chapter of AUSA. He is active with Celebration Church, Georgetown, Texas, and serves as a volunteer for the Austin Chapter of the Project Management Institute (PMI).