Celia Desmond


Celia Desmond, Lead Project Manager for Echologics, established the PMO for this rapidly growing company. Her team manages all proposals, contracts and project management processes. She is President of World Class – Telecommunications, providing telecommunications management training. Celia has lectured internationally on programs for success in today’s changing evironment. . As Director at Stentor Resource Center Inc., she was instrumental in establishing governance, culture and new processes for service/product development. At Bell Canada, Celia provided strategic direction to corporate planners, ran technology/service trials, standardized equipment, and provided support to large business clients. Celia is 2016-1017 Division III Director. She has held numerous senior IEEE management positions including Project Director for Certification in Wireless Engineering Technology, managing a team of over 200 people, Director and Secretary of IEEE, IEEE Vice President – Technical Activities, President of IEEE Communications Society. President of IEEE Canada, Division Director, Vice President of Technology and Engineering Management Society. Celia holds MSc. Engineering, B.Sc. Mathematics & Psychology, Ontario Teaching Certificate and PMP certification. Celia has taught kindergarten, high school, and university at Ryerson School of Business, Stevens Institute of Technology, University of Denver and University of Toronto. She is author of Project Management for Telecommunications Managers (Springer) and Project Management for Telecommunications Projects (Wiley 2010).