PMI Delaware Valley Chapter

2021 Board Candidates

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Background

Name:

Brendan Davis

Years of Experience as a PM:

24

Years as PMI-DVC Member:

8

Years as a PMP:

7

Other certifications:

 

None

Years as a PMI-DVC Volunteer:

6

College Degree(s) (include school(s)):

BS Business Administration, American University

Employer:

Capital One

PMI-DVC Positions:

  • VP Finance and Treasurer
  • Director of Volunteers
  • Social Ambassador (Marketing)

External Activities (other than pmi-dvc):

None

What is your vision for contributing to the Chapter as a Board Member:

Broaden the digital presence of the Delaware Valley Chapter and continue to add value to the chapter members with creative solutions for networking and enhancing project management skills beyond the certifications.

 

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Background

Name:

Ken Golkin

Years of Experience as a PM:  

32

Years as PMI-DVC Member:

19

Years as a PMP:

15

Other certifications:

Six Sigma Green Belt

Years as a PMI-DVC Volunteer:  

3

College Degree(s) (include school(s)):

MS Industrial Engineering, NCSU

MS Natural Resource Management U FL

BS Environmental Science, U MD

Employer:

Retired

PMI-DVC Positions: 

  • 2018 – Present BOD VP of Academic Outreach
  • 2019 – Present VP of Governance

External Activities (other than pmi-dvc):

  • Volunteer - Philadelphia Future City Competition 1995-1998
  • Steering Committee – Philadelphia Future City Competition 1998-Present
  • IIE – was president of local chapters, Regional VP many other positions 1993-2013 and frequent
  • speaker at chapter meetings
  • Organized National Engineers Week outreach program for IIE and Lockheed Martin 1991-96.

What is your vision for contributing to the Chapter as a Board Member:

My vision is to continue to champion chapter support of K12 STEM and PM activities including Future City Competition, Chief Science Officer and YMWIC that have provided and will continue to provide scores of rewarding volunteer opportunities and have a positive impact on the young people in our communities. I plan on continuing to execute the projects I started in outreach to college students who have displayed an interest in project management to introduce them to PMI and help them turn their dreams into reality. Although COVID19 has caused the postponement of an Academic Council event for college faculty teaching project management, it is my intention to revive that project as soon as conditions allow.

 

 

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Background

Name:

Frank McKeown

Years of Experience as a PM:  

21

Years as PMI-DVC Member:

14

Years as a PMP:

12

Other certifications:

None

Years as a PMI-DVC Volunteer:  

10

College Degree(s) (include school(s)):

AS Pierce Junior College, 

Bachelor of Science in Operations Management 1982 La Salle University

Employer:

Previous – Delaware County Community College, Pfizer, Educational Testing Service, Fidelity Bank

PMI-DVC Positions: 

  • Instructor in the Education Committee in the Philadelphia Public School Program 2008-2011 (West Philadelphia and Edison High School)
  • Director of Academic Outreach Education Committee 2011- 2014
  • Director of Professional Development Days (2011 to Present)
  • Appointed as VP of Professional Development -Programs (2018-2019)
  • Presented a session at the 2019 PMI Leadership Institute Meeting, in Philadelphia Pa.

External Activities (other than pmi-dvc):

  • Secretary Architectural Review Board Holiday Village 2015 to Present.
  • Retired Member of the US Air Force (23 years)

What is your vision for contributing to the Chapter as a Board Member:

I would like to promote additional events for our chapter especially in the area of networking among members and Non-Members. 

Conduct events that concentrate on the career path of the Project Management profession and ENSURE current PM POTENTIAL positions are circulated to the membership.

Insure that a mentoring system becomes operational for chapter members as well as students members.

 

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Background

Name:

Kathy Lajoie Malik

Years of Experience as a PM:  

30

Years as PMI-DVC Member:

9.5

Years as a PMP:

8.95

Other certifications:

 ITIL

Years as a PMI-DVC Volunteer:  

3

College Degree(s) (include school(s)):

Stanford University MS Aerospace and Astronautics Engineering;

Penn State University BS Aerospace Engineering

Employer:

Consulting

PMI-DVC Positions:

  • June 2020 – Present: Director Sponsorship
  • 2/2020 – Present: Volunteer on multiple projects
  • 3/2019 – 1/2020: Project Manager 40th Anniversary PMI-DVC program which included leading a team of volunteers in the incremental celebrations of events throughout the year, creation of a 30-minute video about the chapter history and culmination at the gala celebration on November 24, 2019.
  • August 2019 – October 2019: PMI 50th Anniversary Global Conference volunteer team member with various tasks leading up to the event and being the onsite volunteer coordinator for the 5 days for the LIM and Global Conference.
  • 5/2011 – 6/2012: Director Study Groups in Membership Committee.  I facilitated creation and execution of PMP study group with other volunteers. Multiple in person study groups were conducted including at Pfizer in Collegeville and in a meeting room in Fort Washington.  Multiple other groups were coached via teleconference about how to form a study group.

External Activities (other than pmi-dvc):

  • Governance Committee Chair, Board of Directors CSA-DV (1/2020 – Present)
  • Elected Board Secretary for the Financial Women’s Association (FWA) New York (8/2012 – 7/2013)
  • Co-Chair FWA International UAE Conference – 10 days of meetings with global and local company executives, Ambassadors, UAE government representatives and professional and student associations (8/2011 – 4/2012)
  • President 4 years for Philadelphia chapter of the Stanford Alumni Association in the mid-90s.

What is your vision for contributing to the Chapter as a Board Member:

My vision for serving as a PMI-DVC Board Member is to collaborate to define and achieve the strategic objectives along with my specific designated roles.  Currently I am working to expand the corporate outreach initiative to foster a pipeline of conversations and relationship building via a team of volunteers.  These initiatives seek to broaden our list of sponsors, speakers, conversations about PMI-DVC offerings, discussions of new initiatives such as Discipline Agile and possibly increase the number of PMI-DVC members attending, writing, and speaking about the profession at PMI conferences.

 

 

 

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Background

Name:

Frank Gorman

Years of Experience as a PM:  

30

Years as PMI-DVC Member:

20

Years as a PMP:

I was on the team that developed the PMP test in the 90’s and ethically I have been advised not to take the test

Other certifications:

CSM

Years as a PMI-DVC Volunteer:  

12

College Degree(s) (include school(s)):

BA, U of Maryland

Juris Doctor, U of Baltimore School of Law

Employer:

Glaxo SmithKline

PMI-DVC Positions:

  • Vice President of Programs, PMI Delaware Valley Chapter, 2000-2002 
  • Chairman of the Board of Directors, PMI Delaware Valley Chapter, 2002-2004 
  • Speaker, PMI Delaware Valley Chapter, Newtown Square, Oct 15 
  • Presenter, PMI Delaware Valley Chapter, Mar 06 
  • PMI Professional Awards Member Advisory Group, 2004-2006 
  • PMI Component Services Member Advisory Group, 2004-2006 
  • PMI Educational Foundation Component Liaison, 2004-2006 
  • PMI LDEC Nominating Committee, 2003 (a sub-committee of the PMI Board of Directors) 
  • PMI College of Scheduling 
  • PMI Information Systems Specific Interest Group 
  • PMI Ethics Review Committee 2006 – 2013, Chair 2012 
  • PMI Ethics Member Advisory Group, 2014 – 2016 
  • PMI Chapter Awards Committee, 2017 
  • PMI Standards Committee, 2020

External Activities (other than pmi-dvc):

  • Board of Directors, Friends of Pennypacker Mills, 2016 – 
  • Board of Directors, Association of Change Management Professional (ACMP), 2014-2016 
  • Past Member of the Board of Directors, Pennsylvania Dance Theatre 
  • Past Member of the Board of Directors, Baltimore Actors Theatre and Conservatory 
  • ACMP Ethics Code Development Committee, 2012-2014 
  • ACMP Board Nominating Committee, 2011 (Chair), 2015-2017 (Chair) 
  • ACMP Vice Chair, Volunteer Engagement Committee, 2018-19 
  • Presenter, PMI North American Congress, Phoenix, Sept 14 
  • Presenter, PMI North American Congress, Toronto, CAN, Sept 05 
  • Presenter, S. Florida PMI Chapter Seminar, Oct. 05, Oct 06 
  • Presenter, PMI Mile Hi Chapter Professional Development Day, May 06 
  • Presenter, PMI Honolulu Chapter Professional Seminar, May 06 
  • Presenter, PMI New York City Chapter Professional Symposium, Apr 06 
  • Presenter, Polycom, Inc., User Symposium, New York, NY, Feb 06 on Audio Visual Systems 
  • Presenter, PMI St Petersburg, Russia, Chapter Conference, Sept 06 
  • Presenter, PMI New Orleans Chapter Meeting, May 06 
  • Guest Lecturer, LaSalle University, 2002 - 2006 
  • Adjunct Professor of Project Management at Delaware Technical College 
  • Presenter, PMI Vancouver, BC, Canada, Leadership Meeting 2004 “Educational Programs” 
  • Facilitator, PMI Anaheim, CA, Leadership Meeting 2004 “Professional Development Workshop” 

What is your vision for contributing to the Chapter as a Board Member:

I am a dedicated volunteer with many years of non-profit/professional association experience including PMI-DVC.  I want to help in any way I can to make the chapter and its members better. 

 

 

 

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Background

Name:

Niki Weiss

Years of Experience as a PM:  

8

Years as PMI-DVC Member:

7

Years as a PMP:

5

Other certifications:

Several Agile Certifications

Years as a PMI-DVC Volunteer:  

7

College Degree(s) (include school(s)):

BA, Arcadia University

Employer:

Cigna

PMI-DVC Positions:

  • Director of Volunteers
  • Disciplined Agile Champion

External Activities (other than pmi-dvc):

  • Arcadia University Alumni Steering Committee
  • Association of University Export Control Risk Officer Risk Management Committee
  • Puppy Raisers for the Seeing Eye 

What is your vision for contributing to the Chapter as a Board Member:

To make a positive, impactfully contribution to the mission and strategic plan of PMI-DVC.  To support and promote the networking and professional development opportunity to our Delaware Valley – Project Management Community

 

 

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Background

Name:

Sanjay Wathoe

Years of Experience as a PM:  

15

Years as PMI-DVC Member:

8

Years as a PMP:

8

Other certifications:

CSM Certified Scrum Master

Years as a PMI-DVC Volunteer:  

2

College Degree(s) (include school(s)):

High School Diploma, Nagpur India. 

Bachelor of Engineering, University of Pune, India.

Master of Science Information Science, Penn State University. USA.

Employer:

SEI Investment Company

PMI-DVC Positions: 

  • Director of Membership Services
  • Volunteer PMI-DVC 40TH Anniversary event 2019

External Activities (other than pmi-dvc):

  • Volunteer PMI Global Conference 50TH Anniversary event 2019
  • Attended PMI Global Conference event 2018 at Los Angles California.
  • I registered myself to the Methacton School District in my community to volunteer events
  • I have recently registered myself with my employer company SEI Investment Co. Oaks PA to volunteer events.

What is your vision for contributing to the Chapter as a Board Member:

I am in the role of PMI-DVC Director of Membership Services and actively working in the pre Covid-19 time and the challenging Covid-19 time.
I worked on the presentation for the analysis and possible recommendation on PMI-DVC Membership satisfaction survey data.
I have been pro-active in arranging meetings, encouraging and helping members in the PMI-DVC best interest to enhance member engagement and membership values.

 

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Background

Name:

Amanda Noll

Years of Experience as a PM:  

10

Years as PMI-DVC Member:

1

Years as a PMP:

1

Other certifications:

None

Years as a PMI-DVC Volunteer:  

1

College Degree(s) (include school(s)):

MBA, Old Dominion University

BS, Marketing, University of Pittsburgh

BA, Economics, University of Pittsburgh

Employer:

Lightstream

PMI-DVC Positions: 

  • Director/VP Marketing & Communications
  • Volunteer, social media

External Activities (other than pmi-dvc):

None

What is your vision for contributing to the Chapter as a Board Member:

I am seeking the opportunity to continue to serve PMI-DVC as a marketing and project management leader. If elected to serve the Chapter, I commit to improving the Chapter’s website (its communications HQ), collaborating with Chapter leaders to create and execute virtual events, and providing volunteer opportunities that serve both the Chapter’s and the member’s needs. 

 

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