PTCMW News and Update - February 2022

03/01/2022 8:18 PM | Anonymous

Dear PTCMW Communications,

Happy New Year PTCMW Members and Friends! The 2022 PTCMW Board is excited to kick off another successful year for PTCMW. Please keep reading for some important updates from the Board.

Monthly Educational Sessions

We held our February virtual panel career discussion on February 15, 2022, that focused on offering career advice to students and early career professionals. We want to thank the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) I/O Psychology Graduate Program and Blacks in I/O Psychology for co-sponsoring the event; as well as our panel members Jeffery Godbout (ICF International and the Global Organization for Humanitarian Work Psychology), Shavonne Holman (Blacks in I/O Psychology), Mike Litano (BetterUp), Shyriah Marshall (Blacks in I/O Psychology and Marshall Career Consulting), and Kathy Stewart (U.S. Customs and Border Protection). With nearly 50 in attendance, it was a tremendous success! Just a reminder that members can access the recordings of any of our 2022 (and earlier) sessions in our webinar library.

Our next monthly presentation will be on March 23, 2022, at 5:30pm ET. Laura Fields (Spectrum) and Chantale Antonik (Modern Hire) will present a session titled, “Using Selection Science to Source Talent and Identify Fit.” Registration will open soon.

PTCMW is continuing to provide members and non-members the option of attending our monthly programs without being charged the normal fee – in light of COVID-19.  To attend the session without charge, simply email the secretary ( to receive a code for registration.

Member’s Corner Now Live!

I am excited to announce the launch of the Member’s Corner page on the PTCMW website! The Member’s Corner was developed based on input received from the member survey distributed in 2021. As a PTCMW member, you have access to mentoring resources, exclusive access to recordings of previous monthly speaker sessions and events, and a member directory for networking and information sharing.

Member Event Survey

As we continue to navigate the uncertainty of COVID-19, we want your input for how to best continue to provide our members with educational content and networking opportunities. Please take a few moments to complete this survey so we can gauge interest in both formal and informal events, virtual and in-person. Your feedback will be used to make decisions for the rest of the 2022 event calendar. Complete the survey by visiting the Member's Corner here.

Get to Know your 2022 PTCMW Board Members – Spotlight on Phil Walmsley, President-Elect

With the new year comes new PTCMW Board Members. In each President’s message for 2022, we will spotlight a Board Member, so you can get to know them.

I am a Lead Personnel Research Psychologist in the Selection and Promotion Assessment section of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management’s (OPM) Human Resources Solutions (HRS) division. On behalf of federal agencies, I conduct job analyses, develop assessment and measurement strategies, evaluate the use of a variety of pre-employment and leadership assessments, deliver training sessions, and conduct large-scale data analyses. I also serve as an advisor on the design of technology systems used for talent acquisition across many agencies. This has given me the chance to participate on teams composed of HR and staffing experts, web programmers, UX designers, data scientists, and multi-organization user groups. A substantial portion of my client-focused work has focused on law enforcement and public safety occupations, but I have had the good fortune to collaborate with people working toward a variety of missions across the federal sector.  

I previously worked in the Personnel Research and Assessment Division of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, which is a group with a long history of operational and scholarly achievement. I try to present and publish work regularly and am a member of the editorial board of the International Journal of Selection and Assessment. I received an M.S. in Industrial-Organizational Psychology from Missouri State University and a Ph.D. in Industrial-Organizational Psychology from the University of Minnesota. In 2022, I received the Society for Industrial-Organizational Psychology’s Distinguished Early Career Contributions-Practice award. I am happy to have the opportunity to serve as PTCMW's current President-Elect and am looking forward to engaging with our community. 

Outside of work, I enjoy exploring the history of the DC area and Alexandria, VA, where I reside with my wife. I’ve visited many of the U.S.’s national parks, and try to check out and play live music when I can.

Call for Nominations: Bemis Award

The PTCMW Board would like to hear your recommendations for this year's nomination for the Bemis Award. Recommendations for the Bemis Award nominee need to be sent to by Monday, March 14, 2022.

I am very excited to serve the board as President in 2022 and look forward to all the exciting things we will accomplish this year! We look forward to seeing you at one of our events this year.

Thank you,

Marni Falcone, 2022 PTCMW President

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