News Release


January 5, 2011

Mary Luttrell
Certified Management Consultant


Business strategy advisor Mary Luttrell has earned the Certified Management Consultant (CMC) designation, awarded by the Institute of Management Consultants USA (IMC USA) in Washington, D.C., which recently received accreditation of its CMC certification process by the prestigious International Organization for Standardization (ISO) based in Geneva, Switzerland.

The CMC is a competency-based certification awarded by IMC USA to management consultants who have met global standards of performance based on a rigorous testing process that includes technical and consulting competencies, ethics knowledge and applications, client and project management skills, and professional and personal conduct standards. There are approximately 500 CMCs in the USA and 10,000 worldwide. Luttrell’s CMC will be recognized in 47 countries.

Mary Luttrell established her management consulting business in Santa Rosa in 1982 and focuses on middle market, second stage, privately held companies, providing expertise in strategic planning, marketing, organizational performance, and leadership. A business strategy specialist, her firm has been named one of the 100 Leading Management Consulting Firms in North America by industry analyst James Kennedy. Luttrell has held leadership positions in her professional associations, as well as numerous non-profit community organizations. For more information, visit her website at


The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) is a worldwide federation of 145 standards bodies. Globally accepted as the gold standard for organizations that have certification processes, the ISO is a non-governmental organization based in Geneva, Switzerland and is the world’s largest developer and publisher of international standards.

The ISO/IEC 17024 accreditation received by IMC USA is similar to the Project Management Institute’s ISO accreditation for its Project Management Professional (PMP) credential program.


Since 1968, the Institute of Management Consultants (IMC USA) has set the standards for competency, professionalism and ethics for the consulting profession in the United States. Based in Washington, D.C. the non-profit association is a charter member of the International Council of Management Consulting Institutes, a 47-nation body that sets global standards for management consultants. IMC USA has about 2000 members and 21 chapters throughout the country, and their certification process has earned the prestigious ISO/IEC 17024 accreditation. For more information on IMC USA or the CMC designation, visit their website at