Leslie Gowdish has more than 13 years of experience in project management, selecting, designing, developing and implementing systems focused on engineering and construction-related capital projects and portfolios. Her experience spans a variety of industries including mining, oil & gas, water resources, and infrastructure as well as key disciplines such as project management, project controls, process improvement, engineering and geographic information systems (“GIS”).
At FTI Consulting, Ms. Gowdish is responsible for driving technology enablement in North America and has a proven track record with the consistent delivery of consulting engagements across industries ranging from local utilities companies to multinational Fortune 100 clients. Ms. Gowdish is a subject matter expert in Hexagon EcoSys enterprise cost management system and Primavera Unifier enterprise project life cycle with extensive knowledge of Biological Engineering and the ability to leverage standards and processes across all aspects of project and portfolio management.
In addition to consulting on processes and technology, Ms. Gowdish has enabled technology adoption by planning, leading, and executing Organizational Change Management and Training activities. This includes rolling out market-leading project and portfolio management technologies to more than 800 cross-functional users and across multiple business and operating units.
Prior to joining FTI Consulting, Ms. Gowdish was a Senior Manager with Deloitte where she was responsible for leading the Technology Enablement offering and delivery of Project Management Information System implementations including Oracle Primavera Unifier and Hexagon EcoSys EPC.
Ms. Gowdish holds both B.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Biological Engineering from the University of Florida where she gave her dissertation on “An Improved Green-Ampt Soil Infiltration and Redistribution Method and Its Application to 1-Dimensional and Quasi 3-Dimensional (Point Source) Flow Domains.” She has also presented and written numerous papers for organizations such as the World Environmental and Water Resources Congress, the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, and the American Water Resources Association.