Vicki Wrona, PMP is the President of Forward Momentum, LLC, a Project Management Institute (PMI) Registered Education Provider (REP) and a woman-owned, 8(a) consulting and training company. She has over 20 years of project management experience, has trained thousands of people, has mentored individuals and organizations, and has authored multiple white papers and blogs. She served on PMI’s committee to write the PMBOK® Guide 4th edition in general and as a content reviewer specifically on the Communication and Procurement knowledge areas. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kathy Martucci, PMP has over 20 years of business analysis and project management experience and has worked in both the private and the public sectors. Her clients have included major health care firms, health and human services government entities and New York State government and retirement systems. Ms. Martucci has been responsible for requirements gathering, tracking and tracing for small to highly complex and large systems. Her accomplishments include premiering thermal technology to print on demand tickets for the NYS Thruway and replacing all major systems at the NYS Teachers’ Retirement System with PeopleSoft Human Capital Management and Financials. Ms Martucci has directed five PeopleSoft implementations over the last twelve years. Starting with Version 7.5 (client/server architecture) Human Resources and Payroll in the public sector, she has also implemented Financials, Human Capital Management and Pension (v8.4, 8.9, 9.0) in the public and higher education sectors.
Rob Zell has over 15 years of experience as an educator and trainer. During his career he has designed, developed and delivered learning content for IT, Field Operations, Support Staff and Trainers in the restaurant and retail industry as well as in schools. His primary focus has been on improving operational results by developing management and communication skills. You can review other posts by Zell at his blog site whylearningmatters.blogspot.com.
Bruce Beer, PMP is a certified project manager with over 30 years in the IT industry and over 25 years of project management experience in Europe and North America, including over 20 years for Hewlett Packard Consulting. He is the founder and president of Apollo Project Management Consulting and specializes in project management training, project recovery, and project support. He is currently an instructor and course developer, including creating a two-day class on project recovery. Bruce is a member of PMI.
Dr. Gerald Mulenburg
Dr. Mulenburg, PMP recently participated in the Project Management Institute revision of the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK Guide). Prior to retiring from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration in 2006, he served as Senior Analyst in the Systems Management Office at the NASA Ames Research Center assisting NASA projects from initiation through status reviews during project execution. Jerry also participated in developing in-house NASA project management training that identified needed project management competencies and a program for developing these competencies in project managers through classroom and experiential activities.
Craig Covello, PMP is a 30 year IT veteran and current Senior Project Manager at Kaiser Permanente. He has spent about one third of that time as an independent consultant with a variety of industries, including insurance, utility, banking, executive search, government and social services. For the past 8 years, Craig has devoted his efforts to IT health care systems and infrastructure. His focus is spent on managing health care innovation projects and proof of concept pilots which will bring the next generation of IT medical technology to fruition.
Karen B. Smith, MBA and PMP, is an accomplished marketing professional with demonstrated success in Fortune 250 companies in many industries including technology, hospitality, travel, services, consulting, government, and real estate. She has been leading marketing and product management projects for 15+ years and is known for her innovative approaches to resolving large problems by defining them, structuring them, and making them into best in class, and resolving unstructured assignments into structured ones with measurable results. Karen holds an MBA from Baylor University, a BBA in marketing from the University of Texas at Arlington, and a PMP® certification.
Karey Rees has15 years of experience working with both large and small organizations as a manager and analyst. She has experience in marketing analytics, database management, CRM, business analysis, project management, corporate marketing, advertising and finance in a variety of industries including retail, travel and food and entertainment. Karey’s primary roles have been working with companies focusing on customer growth and retention. She is currently an independent consultant.
Bill Flury is a successful project manager and systems engineer with a lifetime record of 85 projects all on time, within budget, and with fully satisfied clients. Since retirement he has been developing and teaching process improvement training materials to help the next generation of project managers and systems engineers succeed by applying he lessons he has learned along the way. Bill has just published an e-book that expands on these ideas, called Draw What You Do: A Practical Approach to Process Improvement.
Lana Boiko, PMP is an experienced technology manager and business leader, with focus in Information Technology Delivery and Sales. She has been leading complex enterprise projects and technical teams for the past 12 years in finance, healthcare and public sector. Lana has extensive experience managing and understanding a wide range of technologies such as mainframe computing, networking, unified communications and enterprise storage as well as supporting the end user desktop environment. Skilled in vendor/channel/procurement management with complex negotiations and RFP/RFI/RFQ process experience. Lana is a certified PMP project manager and holds an MBA in Finance from NYU Stern School of business as well as multiple technical certifications.
Chris Wright, MPM, PMP, CPLP has nearly twenty years of project leadership, mentoring, consulting and learning and development experience. He specializes in maximizing human capital performance through optimally aligned adult learning systems. He is also the founder and president of Tanden LLC, a human and organizational performance optimization firm.
Darrell G. Stiffler
Darrell G. Stiffler, PMP is a professional with over 20 years of operations and information technology management experience in a variety of industries and areas including IT, insurance, health care, financial services, construction, retail, software development and maintenance, manufacturing, and transportation. He has consulted with both large and small organizations. He has a military background and currently applies his years of experience to train and consult others in project management and ITIL professional development. He received his PMP designation in September of 1999, a time when there were only 12,000 PMP’s in the world. He is also certified in ITIL Foundations v2 & v3. Darrell is currently a Delivery Executive for Idea (www.idea.com).
Brian Egan, PMP, a management consultant with over twenty years experience in manufacturing and project management, is the President and owner of the world’s largest giftware manufacturing company of hollow book gift products called The Book Box Company Inc. With graduate degrees in Oceanography (M.Sc.) and Finance (M.B.A.) as well as PMP certification, Egan provides project management services to companies wanting to improve their performance by incorporating the best of management science methodologies into their operations.
Mark Tolbert, PMP has over 30 years’ experience in I.T., including 27 years at Hewlett-Packard.The programs and projects he has successfully managed include a large e-selling program, a multi-vendor support program for a large telecommunications company, data center relocation projects and MDM (Mobile Device Management) programs. Mark earned his PMP in 1995 and has been active in the Washington, DC PMI chapter for the past 14 years, serving a number of board positions and teaching PMP classes for the chapter. Mark is passionate about project management and believes adopting the best project management practices and skills is crucial to the success of enterprises today.