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PMP®/ CAPM® Certification Exam Prep Classes - Spring 2019 - Southfield

March 09, 2019
7:30 AM to 5:00 PM

Lawrence Tech - Southfield Campus
21000 West Ten Mile Road
Southfield, MI 48075
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PMP®/ CAPM® Certification Exam Prep Classes - Spring 2019 - Session 2

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PMP®/ CAPM® Certification Exam Prep Classes - Spring 2019 - Southfield

April 06, 2019
7:30 AM to 5:00 PM

Lawrence Tech - Southfield Campus
21000 West Ten Mile Road
Southfield, MI 48075
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PMP®/ CAPM® Certification Exam Prep Classes - Spring 2019 - Session 3

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18th Annual PMIGLC Spring Symposium

April 26, 2019
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

The Suburban Collection Showplace - Diamond Center
46100 Grand River Avenue
Novi, MI 48374
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Project Managers as Champions of Change

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Meet The Executive Committee

President

Sean McConnell 
e-mail: president@pmiglc.net 

Sean is currently the Senior Manager of Information Technology for a Tier One Automotive Supplier in Troy, Michigan.   Sean has spent 22 years in the Automotive Industry split between Canada and the USA, working mostly for Automotive Parts Suppliers and one Automaker.  Sean has started and led new IT Organizations and numerous project implementations across North America and Europe.  He has worked in the retail industry, leading an ERP selection / implementation project.  Sean joined PMIGLC and became PMP Certified in 2008.   Sean is Six Sigma Green Belt and Black Belt certified, ITIL certified and received a BA from the University of Windsor (Ontario) in 1993.

Past President

Ronald Papa, Jr. 
e-mail: past.president@pmiglc.net  

Ronald Papa is a Senior Consultant for Waypoint.  He has been working in IT for banking and financial institutions for 25 years doing IT project management, support, and risk management.  He has been a proud member of PMIGLC since obtaining his PMP certification in 2007. 

Ron completed his PhD in Management Information Systems from Walden University in 2013.  He has also been an adjunct instructor at Baker College in Auburn Hills since 2011 and is currently teaching project management at Oakland University.  In addition, Ron holds a Master’s Degree in Finance from Walsh College and a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications from Oakland University.

President-Elect

Srinivas Pinnamaneni 
e-mail: president.elect@pmiglc.net 

Srinivas Pinnamaneni is currently employed as Solution Architect at Ford Motor Company. Srinivas brings over 22 years of hands-on experience in the fields of Enterprise Architecture,Product Development, Finance, IT, Program Management and Project Management and has contributed to the organizational growth in these roles. Srinivas has been an active volunteer in PMIGLC ever since his PMP certification in 2009:

• As the Director for Communication - worked in Sharepoint upgrade for PMIGLC.
• As the Director for Membership -  every month extract membership details from PMI, email welcome message to all new and renewal members and provide monthly BI analytics reports to PMIGLC board of Directors.

VP Communications

 
e-mail: vp.communications@pmiglc.net 

Dana Fix, CAPM, is a Senior Business Analyst at Thomson Reuters in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Prior to becoming a business analyst, she worked as a software developer primarily focusing in the Java programming language. In addition to Java, she also has experience with website development - HTML, CSS, and WordPress.

Dana holds a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science from Eastern Michigan University, and recently completed her Master's Degree in Management of Information Systems with a concentration in IT Project Management in 2016.

VP Finance

Christine Sharp 
e-mail: vp.finance@pmiglc.net 

Christine Sharp, PMP

Christine is a delivery project manager for Ascension in Warren, MI. Chris has been in the industry for over twenty years. She received her PMP certification in 2009. She managed telecom projects at Solvay Automotive for twelve years. In 2001, she was asked to join AT&T and led successful programs for Detroit Public Schools, Washtenaw County, State of Texas, and the Detroit Police Departments to name a few. She then held PM positions at IBM, Chrysler and HP.

Christine has been an active member of the PMIGLC for several years and a volunteer to the finance committee since 2014.

She holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Northwood University and is a Six Sigma Green Belt.

VP Marketing

Anthony Amalraj 
e-mail: vp.marketing@pmiglc.net 

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.

VP Membership

Surya Prakash 
e-mail: vp.membership@pmiglc.org 

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

VP Outreach

Ann Skinner 
e-mail: vp.outreach@pmiglc.net 

Ann is a seasoned Project Management Professional (PMP) applying her expertise in a major business system deployment at Ally Financial, in Detroit MI.   Ann is pursuing her Business Management PhD in the School of Business and Technology, with focus on Project Management.   She specializes in either the Start-up/Organization and Deployment of major initiatives.  In almost every assignment, there is a large technology change coupled with business demands for reduced cycle time, costs or process re-engineering.   Time after time, her Deployment experience has come into play on large projects on a specific implementation time frame. Ann is active in the community, church and local Project Management Institute (PMI) Great Lakes Chapter where she currently serves as Vice President of Professional Development.   Golf, cooking, walking and snow shoeing are favorite activities when time allows.

Specialties Notable specialties include leading the preparation for Sustain operations and deployment of large initiatives, mentoring others as they adapt to Agile work environments, 3rd party relationship building and strong technical experience.

VP Professional Development

Jerry Gusmano 
e-mail: vp.pd@pmiglc.net 

Jerry currently works at Verizon Wireless in Southfield, MI as a Project Manager for the
Michigan-Indiana-Kentucky network.  In that role, Jerry has implemented new
technologies for Verizon in large venues, such as Comerica Park, Jou Louis Arena, U of
M Stadium (The Big House), and many others.
Jerry has worked in the Telecom industry as a PM for the past 4 years.  Prior to that he
served in the U.S. military for 24 years as a Communications Electrician and Navy
Counselor. During his military career, Jerry rose to the enlisted rank of Chief Petty
Officer, and was responsible for projects such as planning the Blue Angels (Navy’s
Flight Demonstration Team) visits to the region.
Jerry earned his PMP certification in 2018. He currently has a Bachelor’s degree from
Excelsior College, and is currently enrolled in his Master’s in Project Management with
Keller Graduate School of Management. He has been a proud member of PMI & PMI
GLC for the past 2 years.

VP Administration

Rajesh Sivakumar 
e-mail: vp.administration@pmiglc.net 

Rajesh Sivakumar has over 23 years of experience in the IT industry, the last 17 of which have been specifically in the areas of Implementation and Management of PeopleSoft solutions. Raj is currently an IT Manager at Lear Corporation, a leading global supplier of automotive seating systems, electrical distribution systems and electronics. His team is responsible for managing the PeopleSoft Financials system that pays out $7 Billion to suppliers, annually.

Raj's academic achievements include a Master’s degree in Computer Science, the PMP Certification and an Advanced Project Management certification from Stanford University. His favorite pastime activities include reading, music and volunteering.

Raj came aboard the PMIGLC Board of Directors in 2011. He served as the Director of Contracts Management for a year. He then transitioned to the role of Director, Volunteer Recruitment and Recognition, a position he served in for 4 years.

In addition to volunteering for the PMIGLC, Raj also served as one of the Board of Directors for a non-profit organization established for an Ethnic group with no political or religious affiliation, in Michigan. After serving this Board for 2 years, he is presently a member of its Board of Trustees.