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Meet the Windward Team

John Buxton
Founder and President

John Buxton, founder and president of Windward Project Management, has over 35 years of experience as a project management practitioner, instructor, and consultant. John is a licensed professional engineer who understands technology-based projects. Advanced degrees in business and finance broaden the scope of his expertise to include the strategic and financial components that drive organizational success.

  • John has delivered training and consulting services for domestic and international clients in over 30 countries worldwide. He has supported the commercial sector and government agencies. Representative industries include aerospace, defense, manufacturing, telecommunications, pharmaceuticals, medical research and development, information technology, construction, energy, and finance.
  • John holds certifications as a Registered Professional Engineer (PE), Project Management Professional (PMP)® and Certified Earned Value Professional (EVP). John is a member of the Project Management Institute (PMI) and the Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering International (AACEI). He also sits on the Advisory Panel for the United States Air Force Academy Department of Aeronautics. John is a retired United States Air Force officer who served as a pilot, Air Force Academy faculty member, and project manager for international programs.

Catherine Buxton
Founder and Vice President

Catherine Buxton, founder and vice-president of Windward Project Management, is a training professional with over 25 years experience in curriculum development, platform delivery, client relationship building, and executive management. Catherine brings an expertise in instructional design and an understanding of project management to Windward course development and client customization training requirements.

  • Catherine has worked with clients in a variety of commercial and government organizations to support project management training initiatives. These initiatives have assisted workplace project teams to better plan and execute projects, measure performance, control change, manage project risk, and engage with stakeholders. Client engagements represent telecommunications, engineering, manufacturing, technology, health care, pharmaceuticals, scientific research and development, food safety inspection, energy, and financial services.
  • Catherine Larson Buxton holds Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification. She has a Master’s Degree in Instructional Technology and a Master’s Certificate in Project Management. Catherine is a member of the Project Management Institute (PMI) and a graduate of the Veterans Institute for Procurement (VIP).

Windward Associates

Windward training is supported by its founders and a select group of associates who are skilled project management practitioners experienced in the delivery of training and consulting services in the international arena.


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