Chris Carter

Chris Carter, PMP, ACP

  • Academic Program Director, Project Management
  • Professor of the Practice


With over 15 years of industry project management experience, Chris Carter brings valuable real-world expertise and was instrumental in the redesign of the Georgia Tech Project Management program. As chief engineer and executive general manager for Toyota and Lexus brands, he has spent his time developing and launching new model year cross-platform technologies. Carter’s large-scale projects include launching the MY16-18 Lexus RX, MY22 Lexus NX, and Lexus Interface® system. He is a Georgia Tech alumnus (ISYE 2007, PM Certificate 2015) who was named a Georgia Tech Alumni Association 40 Under 40 honoree in 2023 and serves as the Project Management academic program director. He is an active speaker for various campus career development events including Georgia Tech’s third annual Organizational Effectiveness Conference, Georgia Tech Alumni Association’s Career Clarity Series, and the PMI-Atlanta 40th Anniversary Celebration. Carter has distinctions from the State of Texas for Community Leadership (Senator Nathan Johnson) and is a Leadership Dallas 2020 alumnus, serving as executive advisor from 2020 to 2021.