Upcoming Events

PMIGLC Happy Hour/Social Networking

October 24, 2018
5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Granite City- Troy
699 W. Big Beaver Rd.
Troy, MI 48084
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PMIGLC Happy Hour/Social Networking

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2018 Annual Professional Development Day

October 26, 2018
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Best Western Premier
26555 Telegraph Rd.
Southfield, MI 48033
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2018 Annual Professional Development Day

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Meet The PMIGLC Directors

 

Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Director of Sponsorship

Anthony Amalraj

Anthony is a certified program management and project management professional working at DTE Energy for the past 15 years. He has 24 years of professional experience in Information Technology and 15 years of demonstrated experience in leadership capacity including leading many complex and high visibility programs/projects, championing business process changes, developing strategic plans, providing leadership support to the project management community of practice, and negotiating with internal & external business partners.

Anthony has earned his master degree in Computer Science. He received his MBA from Wayne State University with focus in Finance. He currently holds PMP and PgMP certifications.


e-mail: Director.Sponsorship@pmiglc.net

Director of Contracts

Hariharan Ramaswamy

Hari is a Senior Financial Consultant for Data Consulting Group and has been working with the City of Detroit for the past 18 years. He is well seasoned in Oracle ERP, data analytics, operational controls, integrated solutions and project management. Hari has earned masters’ degrees in Psychology, Computer Applications, IT Management, and Accounting, Economics, and Banking while pursuing his interest in the study of General Law. Most recently, he received his MBA in Finance & Accounting from Oakland University and his PMP certification.

Apart from continually expanding his knowledge, Hari loves to devote time to regional and national non-profit organizations as a Finance Auditor and event coordinator. On the weekends, Hari likes to plan trips to visit his kids on the East Coast and volunteer at Hospice. 


e-mail: Director.Contracts@pmiglc.net

Director of Membership Promotion

Sharry Fealk

Sharry Fealk is Vice President and Fraud Strategy and Compliance Manager in the Enterprise Fraud Management group at Comerica Bank. Prior to this role, Sharry was a Sr. Technical Project Manager in Comerica's Information Services Enterprise Project Management Office. Sharry is a Project Management Professional (PMP), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and certified Lean Six Sigma Greenbelt. Sharry holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science and is currently pursuing a Master of Science degree in Project Management.


e-mail: Director.Memberpromotion@pmiglc.net

Director Membership Retention

Jonathon Falcon

After working with telecommunication carriers, helping clients to assess and deploy the appropriate data and dial tone service, Falcon transitioned to becoming a complete solution provider for voice & data technologies, offering turn-key deployments for enterprise projects.


e-mail: Director.Memberretention@pmiglc.net

Director of Marketing

B. Kent Potts, Jr.

Kent Potts, PMP, is Sr. Program Manager for Meritor, Commercial Vehicle Systems, a tier-1, global manufacturer of automotive components and integrated systems. Kent serves as 2017 Director Marketing, and has served in various roles on the PMI-GLC chapter Board for the past 4 years.  He has also held various leadership, engineering, quality, and consulting positions within multiple locations of Meritor, AlliedSignal Automotive, Yale Materials Handling Corp., and Dover Corp. Kent has lead multinational programs – most recently in China and Mexico. He has two US patents pending for manufacturing process equipment designs. Kent holds both Master of Engineering and BSIE degrees from North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC. He has practiced with PMP certification from Project Management Institute, Inc. since 2003. Kent has been published in Computers and Industrial Engineering, and he has spoken at several engineering and project management events.


e-mail: Director.Marketing@pmiglc.net

Director of Symposium

Sarah English

Sarah English is an IT Project Manager at La-Z-Boy, in Monroe, MI.   She has been in the Information Technology field for over 10 years with experiences in solutions development, implementation, and support.  For the last 5 years, she has been working in Project Management roles delivering both application and infrastructure enterprise projects within manufacturing, retail, and construction industries, domestically and globally.

Sarah has completed her Master’s Degree in Information Systems from Walsh College in 2009 and a Master’s in Technology specializing in Building Construction Management from Purdue University in 2012.  Currently, she is working on another Master’s Degree in Management from Walsh College and expects graduation in 2016.

Sarah has been an active member of the PMIGLC since 2014. Sarah currently serves as Director of Symposium for the PMI Great Lakes Chapter.  


e-mail: Director.Symposium@pmiglc.net

Director of Certification

Carmen Mancini, Jr.

Carmen is a Director of Solution Architecture at Ally Financials, leading a highly skilled team who focus on delivery to their business partners solutions through innovative technology delivery. Carmen has over 30+ years of solution architecture, program/project management, business, and technical experience in the support of advanced technologies solutions and outsourced operations supporting banking, financial services, risk management, insurance (life, property, and causality), and manufacturing clients. Carmen brings a unique mix with his strong architecture design, technical consulting, and ability to manage projects from a program/project level, and his business and industry knowledge. He has demonstrated an ability to effectively manage project challenges such as fixed date, multiple vendors, and cross platform solutions. Carmen brings solutions to the business through management of international support teams and vendors across the world. His participative leadership style and excellent skills in cross-functional team building, quality performance, and productivity improvement makes him an asset to any team.

 

Carmen is a PMP certified program/project manager who has managed multiple new development and enhancement projects in support of an endless stream of clients. Carmen has experience in traditional ‘Waterfall’ project but well versed in Agile Project management.


e-mail: Director.Certifications@pmiglc.net

Director of Corporate Outreach

Neil P Goldman

Mr. Goldman, is a PMP certified Project / Program Manager with 30 years of extensive experience interfacing up to the CEO level, managing global projects valued up to 60 million dollars with teams of up to 200 people in Fortune 500 companies in Information Technology. He has held numerous local and global leadership positions within the Project Management Institute (PMI), including Chapter President. In several companies, he was responsible for creating a central Project Management Office (PMO) from scratch or improving existing ones, to increase multiple project performance. He has also has been an instructor at Macomb Community College (Warren, MI), and has been teaching both PMP preparation, as well as Project Management and MS Project classes since 1998. 

Neil holds a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration from Lawrence Technological University (Southfield, MI)


e-mail: DIrector.CorporateOutreach@pmiglc.net

Director of Community Outreach
Sharon Spragg-Schaedel

e-mail: Director.CommunityOutreach@pmiglc.net

Director of Academic

Minimol Mathew

Minimol Mathew is our Director of Academic Outreach. Mini has been a volunteer for the Outreach for a number of years and has been very active with teaching GLC’s PMP 101 Skills for Life workshop for community non-profits , schools and academic institutions like Oakland University DIS department undergraduates.

Mini is an Enterprise Project Management Office Manager for Little Caesars Enterprises/Ilitch Holdings. Prior to that she was a PMO manager at Rainbow Rehabilitation centers where she established a PMO office from scratch. She also served as an IT Director for Continuity Programs. Mini completed her Masters in Physics from Cochin University of Science & Technology, India. She got her PMP in 2008. As the Director of Academic Outreach, Mini will be working with the institutions of higher learning to help them integrate PM skills into their curriculum, assist with providing them with PM speakers, case studies and assistance from PMI and our chapter.


e-mail: Director.Academic@pmiglc.net

Director of Volunteer Management

Surya Prakash

Surya is a Senior Project Manager with Ally Financial Inc.  He has extensive Project Management experience with companies such as KPMG Consulting, PriceWaterhouse Coopers.  He has implemented ERP systems in organizations such as State of Michigan, Oakland County, Compaq (Now part of HP), General Motors etc.  Surya has been an avid volunteer with PMI GLC since 2007.  He got his PMI certification in 2005.  He received his Engineering degree in Mechanical Engineering from National Institute of Technology, Karnataka, India


e-mail: Director.Volunteermanagement@pmiglc.net

Director of Finance

Gilbert H Rollins, II

Gilbert (Gil) Rollins was a Managing Consultant with EDS, retiring at the beginning of 2005. He has over 30 years of project management experience ranging from one location, privately held to multi-billion, multinational firms. Gil has been an active member of PMI/GLC/ISSIG since 1996, working on membership surveys and 3 years on Membership Committee. Gil is our current VP of Finance/Treasurer. He was the VP of Membership for two years, VP of Administration/Secretary and Director of Finance Operations. Gil has a BS/ME - Kettering University, Flint, MI (formerly General Motors Institute).


e-mail: Director.Finance@pmiglc.net

Director of Meetings
Jill Vidosh

e-mail: Director.Meetings@pmiglc.net

Director of Speakers
Suja Joseph

e-mail: Director.Speakers@pmiglc.net

Director of Technology

Kwadwo Boakye-Yiadom

e-mail: Director.Technology@pmiglc.net

Director of Scholarly Research

Werner Gottwald, Ph.D.

W. Don Gottwald is currently a Professor at Capella University with primary responsibilities for mentoring PhD students engaged in research for their dissertations. He is also the Information Technology mentor lead, as well as the chair of the University Faculty Review Panel. He has developed multiple courses at the baccalaureate, Masters, and doctoral level assuring that all courses are aligned with the latest PMI requirements.  Previous experience included assignments serving as an educator and project/program manager in a variety of academic and industry positions, including department chair of Computer Information Systems and Quantitative Methods, Director of the M.S. in Business Information Technology, and Professor of Business Information Technology and Project Management. He has held several IT management and technical positions in Health Care, Medical Insurance, Telecommunications, Automotive, Retail, and K-12. He earned his Ph.D. at Wayne State University and is a Certified Computing Professional and Project Management Professional. His professional experience included Enterprise Resource Planning systems, Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery, Business Process Management, Technical Project Management and Leadership, Network Architecture and Information Systems Security, as well as international operations and marketing. His primary research interests include project Leadership Practices that provide Extraordinary Results; project initiation practices vs. strategic intent; communication and leadership aspects for determining optimum team composition in virtual situations. He also specializes in taking over projects/programs that are in serious jeopardy and bringing them to a successful conclusion


e-mail: Director.Research@pmiglc.net