OBITUARY

Virginia Levin

May 4, 1948November 15, 2018

Virginia Levin was born on May 4, 1948 and passed away on November 15, 2018.

REMEMBERING

Virginia Levin

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Steve Flannes

January 30, 2019

I came in contact with Ginger around the year 2000 when we were contracted to co-author a book on people skills for project managers. She was very supportive of my efforts and made the process easy and enjoyable.

We did not meet in person until the fateful September 11th, when we were in Seattle to present to various PMI groups. During that horrific day, she was her typical courageous self, supporting and encouraging all who we encountered.

Ginger is my definition of the “one-of-a-kind” personality that we each have in our lives. As others have said, her contributions are exceedingly broad and extremely deep.

Dennis Tidwell

January 27, 2019

I have been reading the messages from other friends of Ginger and except for the place and time where we may have first met her, we all have the same memories. I first met her at a meeting of the National Conference on Interstate Shipments. I had an idea for her about possibly improving the reporting of data to a database that GLH, Inc. was maintaining for the dairy industry. When I retired from government service, she asked if I wanted to work with the database as part of GLH. She was a true friend, a learned mentor and what a terrific sense of humor. But how did she keep track of all of those dates and cards going out to us? My birthday cards were not pandas, but cows to go with our dairy work. Sadly there was no Christmas or birthday card this year and Morris didn't get his peanuts in the shell to eat while he watched the football playoffs. Rest in peace, Ginger and Morris. Your laugh, like no other, will continue to resound in my memory.

Ken Fuller

January 17, 2019

I was very sad to just hear of Ginger's passing. Like others, hers was the first Christmas card I would receive every year and she never failed to thank me for being instrumental in bringing her and Maurice down to South Florida. Ginger worked with my team at Citibank in Fort Lauderdale in the mid 90's but she remained a mentor to me for the rest of my career. I am grateful that I was able to catch up with her again in person in February 2017, enjoying lunch in the sunshine near her home in Lighthouse Point. Thanks for everything Ginger, may you rest in peace.

Iain Fraser

December 11, 2018

Very sad news to hear of Ginger's passing. I feel as though I knew her for years and years. Every time we met via some PMI event she would take time to have a chat. She was always encouraging, supportive and very engaging. The world needs more like Ginger and sadly it is not the same without her and her smile. RIP, Iain

J Davidson Frame

December 11, 2018

I had been a casual friend and admiring PMI colleague of Ginger since forever, it seems. She would ask me to provide feedback on her writings. I read (and purchased!!) several of her books on project management. I was surprised when, sitting by her at a luncheon, she leaned over and said: "You know, my father was a colleague of yours when you taught at George Washington University." I asked: "And who is that?" She responded: "Roy Brandon Eastin." I remember Dr. Eastin well. At the first business school faculty meeting I attended, he (the Chair of the Business Administration department) made a special effort to welcome me -- the most junior member of the GW business school faculty -- to my new professional home. As a scholar and friend, I want to share my regard for Ginger's research and writing efforts. Even as she suffered tremendous adversity, she plugged away with her writing. Roy would be pleased to see that she was a chip off the old block.

Kent Crawford

December 11, 2018

My heart is heavy with Ginger's passing. I wish I had called her one more time....

What a truly special person! Ginger always remembered my birthday, Debbie and my anniversary, and the founding date of PM Solutions, 22 years ago. Also, hers was the FIRST Christmas card we received every year - until this year.

I nominated Ginger as a PMI Fellow several years ago. The letters of support she received were many and of the strongest recommendation. To my disappointment, she was not selected that year. However, Ginger's service to PMI and to the profession lives on. Dr. Levin's presence is felt throughout the world through the books, publications, writings, research, and presentations she contributed in the project management profession. In addition, she volunteered tirelessly for local, national, and international arms of the Project Management Institute as a book reviewer, member of the Editorial Board for the Project Management Journal, paper reviewer for PMI Research Conferences, Contributor to PMI's Community Post, a participant in the Global Accreditation Committee, member or the original OPM3 core team, reviewer for PMI research grant applications, member of the PMO of the Year Award team, and a reviewer for PMI Distinguished Contribution Awards.

Ginger was a "do-as-I-do" kind of person - a pioneering leader who was the FIRST to earn ALL of PMI's professional certifications and credentials.

Ginger - I miss getting your cards, your corny humor, and your regular teasing about how the east cost of Florida is so much better than our Gulf side.

May you rest in peace.

Debbie Simon

December 8, 2018

Ginger was amazing. Every time I came to fix a printer or updat a device she would tell me stories and try to get me to go get my doctorate. I will miss my fellow missing duck.

Denise Thompson

December 3, 2018

I met Ginger at a PMI conference 10 years ago. Since that time she has been my mentor, my editor, and my coach. First and foremost she has been my friend. Ginger was truly a model leader. She was passionate about project management and serving others. She did both better than anyone I have ever known. Throughout her career she has helped hundreds, maybe even thousands, learn, grow, and stretch their skills to believe the impossible was possible. She made me a believer. I will be forever grateful. It has been an honor to know her, to work with her, and call her friend.

She will live on through the many leaders she developed by her example. I will miss her friendship and her council. ~Denise

Robert Heitzman

November 30, 2018

I too am a long time close Friend of Maurice & Ginger for 45 years, especially Ginger. I first met Her as Her Supervisor in 1970 for what was then the General Accounting Office. She was a pioneer as the first one in the Agency to use a Computer. We did not have an IT Section. And We were the first Male/Female Accountants to travel together I have been in constant contact with Her since. We are both NBA fans & have been
e-mailing each other almost every day about our favorite teams. We exchange Panda cards for our Birthdays. And She has been calling Me on My Birthday for over 45 years. Never missed once.
She will be sorely missed. RIP GINGER.



Jeff Collins

November 30, 2018

Ginger was one of a handful of us that enrolled at Wake Forest in the fall of '66. Our paths crossed frequently during our four years at WF, but I lost track of her after graduation. She was a dear friend and one of the kindest, most generous individuals I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. R.I.P Ginger.