UW-IT’s new project management leader will boost support for IT projects across the UW

Portrait of Christina Hasting, new PMO Director
Christina Hasting, UW-IT’s new Director for the Project Management Office.

When UW Information Technology (UW-IT) sought to hire a proven leader to strengthen relationships with IT partners across the University, one job candidate quickly rose to the top.

This week, Christina Hasting starts as the new Director of the Project Management Office, where she is expected to grow her team’s support for the three UW campuses that need help to deliver key technology projects on time and within scope.

Hasting will report to Alissa Mahar, Associate Vice President of Strategy & Operations, who expects Hasting to build strategic alliances as her team pivots into an enterprise-wide PMO team that will seamlessly serve UW-IT as well as IT partners in departments and units across the University.

“We’re really happy to have Christina on board as we reimagine how we can best serve the entire University,” Mahar said.

“We expect Christina to build a robust and enterprise-wide capability at the UW to support the growing demands for expertise in managing large and high priority technology and business solutions,” she said.

In her role, Hasting will lead a team of dedicated senior-level project managers, align project management practices, tools and systems across UW-IT and oversee and streamline the coordination and management of major and minor projects, Mahar said.

Hasting comes to UW-IT from Deloitte, a global company that provides industry-leading audit, consulting, tax and advisory services to many of the world’s most renowned companies, where she helped many clients enhance their portfolio, program and project management organizations. She led the project management office for her team, including training, development and setting strategic direction.

Prior to consulting, Christina held leadership roles at Freddie Mac, where she managed IT programs and projects and led significant enterprise-wide change management initiatives. Hasting has a master’s degree in information technology management from Georgetown University.

“I’m confident Christina brings the leadership and competence needed for this highly visible, impactful role,” Mahar said. “She exhibits key values of being a team player, being invested in UW-IT and being compassionate. And she is well poised to help us advance our strategic priorities and build the framework and best practices for effective enterprise-wide project management.”