Kathleen Delano

Chair and Chief Executive Officer

The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new
— Socrates

Kathleen Delano formed PMIC Incorporated to leverage her expertise in grand-scale problem solving, consulting and strategic planning developed over 25 years in national leadership roles at Deloitte, PwC, McGuireWoods, Littler Mendelson, and Robert Half Legal. A subject matter expert in complex business development/capture, human capital, organizational behavior, employee engagement, strategic communications, professional services, branding and innovation, Kathleen originated more than $1B in new business over the course of her career. 


Kathleen is particularly skilled at making complex specialized subject matter expertise accessible to all parties involved in transactions and negotiations.  She identifies and overcomes obvious and hidden barriers to achieving goals, capitalizing on opportunities and discreetly overcoming challenges.  She solves problems using logic, creativity, interpersonal skills and data.


As CEO of PMIC Incorporated, Kathleen was the primary author of a United States Government commissioned Study of potential impacts to national defense, safety, health, economy, and technology if OMB Memo 12-12 restrictive travel policy continued to apply to the Federal Science & Technology (S&T) community.  The Washington Post published PMIC’s study in an article about the travel policy: https://t.co/CJEMKcw3Ep.  In her capacity as a private citizen, Kathleen launched the #LetOurScientistsGo campaign to increase public awareness of the importance of maintaining the nation’s technical and scientific leadership.


PMIC’s services include management consulting, risk/feasibility/gap analyses, strategic planning and implementation, internal and external communications, employee engagement/retention, and public awareness coaching and training programs.  Through proprietary Legal Process Optimization™ and Strategic Professional Services Acquisition Protocols, PMIC provides automated, client-tailored legal procurement, compliance, acquisition, and transactional negotiation services. 


Kathleen has spoken on Capitol Hill, The National Academy of Sciences, Army, Air Force, City Club of DC Chambers of Commerce and other professional venues addressing issues related to U.S. Government Science and Technology, Economy, National Defense, NextGen Workforce and Strategic Communications best practices, among other topics.  An alumna of New York University, Kathleen continued her professional education in business at University of Maryland University College.

She mentors young professionals, is a member of the Forte Foundation, serves on the Executive Leadership Team of the 2016 American Heart Association’s DC Heart Walk, and attends her son's lacrosse games whenever he allows it.