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Built to Lead: Ivy Mitchell

January 19, 2022

At HPM, we recognize that our employees are our strength and that their commitment to the relentless pursuit of improvement is the reason we have grown to be a leader in the industry. Over the last eight years, HPM Manager of Program Services Ivy Mitchell has led our clients to success in several industries, from aviation to higher education. She exemplifies HPM’s servant leadership mentality. Keep reading to learn more about Ivy’s role at HPM, the leaders she looks up to most, and more.

HPM: What does a typical day at HPM look like for you?

I love my position because I never really have a “typical” day. I am usually working on multiple projects at a time and they are all very different. The tasks can also be very different for each project. Some will need a master program budget and schedule while some will be in the middle of procurement and will require development and managing the procurement process.

HPM: What is the best part of your job?

The best part of my job is that every day is different, which keeps it very exciting and never boring. I am also lucky to be working with the best people.

HPM: What has been your most memorable HPM project so far?

I would have to say Airbus. When I started at HPM I knew nothing about aircraft manufacturing and oh my how that has changed. This project included meeting the client with whom I have spent a lot of time over the past 8 years. They are an adventure in themselves. It included a trip to their plant in Germany, which was a wonderful experience. Both Airbus projects have been great projects full of new experiences and learning.

HPM: Tell us about someone who inspires you. Why do you consider them to be a great leader?

My parents inspire me. They possess all the qualities a great leader needs to possess. They are respected, kind, loyal, and have always pushed me to be the best I can be.

HPM: What does leadership mean to you?

Leadership to me means someone who is respected and who respects others equally. Leadership is pushing people to work together towards a common goal with quality results.

Are you built to lead and interested in joining the HPM team? Check out our current job openings and apply today!

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