David A. Gardner

  • Certified Project Management Professional with expertise in agile, waterfall, and hybrid techniques
  • IT and digital transformation specialist, passionate about interface design and user experience
  • Team leader with experience managing and motivating diverse groups of people to achieve goals
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with a focus on listening and team engagement
  • Dedicated to continuous improvement of business processes, applications and infrastructure that propel organizations forward

IT Project Manager
UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA, Gainesville, FL   (2015-Present)

  • Responsible for all aspects of IT projects within the Business Affairs unit at the Univ. of Florida
  • Successfully completed campus-wide IT projects that improved infrastructure and business operations in areas including integrated Facilities and Energy Management Systems
  • Managed the development of a Customer Service Portal for electronic billing of utilities and other services, resulting in significant cost savings and faster and more accurate billing
  • Implemented and managed Project Management and IT Help Desk systems (BrightWork & Jira)
  • Developed Web and SharePoint applications that digitized various administrative processes
  • Implementing a Building Information Modeling management system that will accelerate the design, permitting and building construction process at the university

Digital Business Consultant
GARDNER.DIGITAL, Tampa Bay and Gainesville, FL   (2012-2015)

  • Provided project management and digital transformation services for a diverse set of clients in industries including information technology, healthcare, public utilities, and environmental services
  • Created integrated marketing strategies and campaigns focused on customer service; managed the development of Web sites using responsive designs and open source content management systems

Director, eHealth

  • Created department, managing six direct reports and numerous enterprise-wide project teams
  • Managed all operational, technical, financial, human resource and vendor activities
  • Developed award winning Web, mobile and social media sites including: org, employee/physician intranet, and facebook.com/AllChildrensHospital
  • Integrated digital media with printed materials & mass media, e.g., brochures, magazines, TV/radio
  • Designed and implemented Content Management System used to manage multiple Web sites
  • Launched and managed interactive patient education and entertainment system (GetWellNetwork),
  • Created TeleHealth program encompassing videoconferencing, webcasting and telemedicine

PASCO-HERNANDO COLLEGE, New Port Richey, FL   (1999-2005)

  • Designed, developed and maintained the college’s Internet Web site: phcc.edu
  • Created and managed the college’s intranet Web site and Content Management System
  • Developed technical architecture of sites including database and user interface design
  • Created strategic plans and internal management processes for the use of Web services
  • Provided technical support, training and consultation to PHCC faculty, staff and students

GARDNER COMMUNICATIONS, Jericho, VT & Palm Harbor, FL   (1997-1999)

  • Web development and consulting services to leading-edge organizations, including: IBM, Applied Imagination, Harry Walker Agency, Ashgate Publishing, Suss Advanced Lithography, New England Federal Credit Union, Vermont Chamber of Commerce and Heather Hill Healthcare
  • Created marketing campaigns combining print, Web and multimedia presentations

World Wide Web Program Manager
IBM CORPORATION, Williston, VT   (1995-1997)

  • Created and managed IBM Microelectronics’ Internet and intranet Web sites
  • Lead a global team from communications, marketing, public relations and information services
  • Responsible for information content, design decisions, e-business processes and strategic plans
  • Integrated marketing programs with the Web, including product announcements and campaigns
  • Achieved high ROI for Web sites: hundreds of thousands of dollars in cost savings in first two years
  • Received IBM’s Outstanding Technical Achievement Award for developing and managing Web sites

Corporate Video & Multimedia Producer
IBM CORPORATION, Essex Junction, VT   (1988-1995)

  • Created, wrote and produced IBM TV news programs and marketing videos
  • Created multimedia marketing presentations and kiosks for trade shows and other applications
  • Shot, edited and distributed video footage used by major U.S. and international TV networks


The Pennsylvania State University
Bachelor of Science, Biology

Electronic Cinematography, International Film & Television Workshops, Rockport, ME

Leadership Development, Harvard Business Publishing, Watertown, MA


Project Management Professional
Project Management Institute, license #1653779

Director of Gainesville Site Operations for the Tampa Chapter of PMI (2017-Present)
Vice President of Technology for the Tampa Chapter of PMI (2015-2017)
Web and Social Media Director for the Tampa Chapter of PMI (2012-2015)