PMI-DVC is an Authorized Training Partner (ATP)
The PMI Delaware Valley Chapter has been approved by the Project Management Institute to be an Authorized Training Partner (ATP). In addition to be practicing Project Management professionals, our instructors have been specially trained and certified by PMI to teach PMI’s 35-hour PMP Exam Prep course. Check them out below!
- Kristi’s career over the last 30 years has been primarily in the Information Technology field. Starting with 10 years at The Walt Disney Company, she learned IT from the ground up. She started with the help desk and eventually started managing IT teams and Training PC teams on how to support Apple devices. In 2005, she went back to school to get her Bachelors degree in Information Technology in addition to her IT certifications.
- In 2001 she was introduced to Project Management and was certified as a PMP in 2008. Even though IT work was predominantly projects the language was not common. She fell in love with project management and has managed projects in Healthcare, Finance, IT, Manufacturing, Construction, Government, Clinical, and Telecommunications. She has been involved in creating new PMO’s and improving the abilities of PMO’s.
- Kristi has served on the Executive Board of PMI Delaware Valley starting as Director of Training and ending as President. Her volunteer activities include being involved in the Educational team and with the PMI Educational Foundation to provide project management for K-12 programs in the Philadelphia School Districts and other volunteer work with K-12 programs.
- Kristi also taught Project Management at Delaware County Community College, Penn State Great Valley, and the University of Delaware. Now that virtual training is being offered, she is looking forward to teaching again. In her spare time, she takes care of her 3 dogs, 8 cats, 1 horse, and 1 goat and is a Registered Yoga Teacher.
Dr. Mark Gershon founded the World Class Training Institute 20 years ago to provide training and consulting in Project Management and Lean Six Sigma Process Improvement. WCTI was established to go beyond the typical training styles of most project management offerings. While we continue to provide the standard certification and hands-on classroom techniques that many other consulting companies provide, our individuality shines in the aftermath of training efforts. WCTI provides true project implementation. We follow up beyond the classroom with coaching, auditing, and consulting to ensure the success of your initiative. We believe that training is a means to the desired end result, not an end in itself, the end results being achieved with improvements in how a company runs.
Dr. Gershon, a PMP and Master Black Belt, has over 30 years of experience in Project Management and Lean-Six Sigma-Process Improvement–Quality Management. He began as a Quality Engineer in the Project Management office for the Army over 40 years ago. He then worked as a Project Manager for Control Data Corporation and then joined Temple University as a professor. He served 15 years as chairman of Temple’s Operations Management department and began his project management consulting with NASA in the 1980’s. He has worked with companies all over the world to improve their project performance, has written books and papers on these subjects, and has won awards for both his teaching and his publications. He is particularly proud that both IIL and ESI, the world’s two largest training firms in project management, have sent some of their trainers to his classes to learn how to train for them.
Ruth Anne Guerrero Project Management Consulting, LLC was founded in 2015 for the purpose of providing consulting and training in project management. Ruth Anne has more than 25 years of project management experience in the property and casualty insurance, electric and gas utilities, cable business, healthcare and financial services industries, and specializes in improving the ability of organizations to deliver projects and project benefits as planned. Her extensive success is in standardizing project management processes and promoting ways that the project management discipline can help organizations to improve their project execution. These standards facilitate the attainment of their strategic business goals, and these results have been well documented in numerous white papers and project management books.
Her passion for the project management profession led Ruth Anne to become a founding member of the Project Management Institute (PMI) Long Island Chapter, where she served on the Board of Directors for several years. She worked for PMI from 2005 – 2006, and served as President of the PMI Delaware Valley Chapter from 2011-2013. She represented TD Bank, N.A. on PMI’s Global Executive Council from 2012 – 2015. Ruth Anne is a much sought after speaker on a wide variety of project management topics.
Ruth Anne is excited to be able to apply her experience to companies in various industries, large or small, that have a need to implement or grow their project management capabilities either by working with the project managers or project management offices directly, or providing guidance to company executives!
Over twenty-five years as an IT services professional with expertise in portfolio, program and project management, networking technologies, business analysis, consulting, and education. Practice formal (PMI) yet practical project management disciplines, integrating new methodologies such as Six Sigma (green belt), ITIL and critical chain. Excellent communication, organizational and presentation skills. Since 2004 at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, manage multiple programs and projects for interdisciplinary (IT, clinical, facilities, operations) teams in support of hospital initiatives. Lead team of 6-8 direct reports (PMs) with specific focus in Infrastructure, Information Security, and Digital Health. Develop requirements, charters, implementation plans; deliver status and review sessions to multiple levels of leadership, validate project deliverables, manage budgets, and perform lessons learned. Have led IT Project Management Office (PMO) and developed methodology.
Project Management Program Director and Instructor, Division of Professional and Continuing Studies, University of Delaware.
Breaking into advanced science and technology at the IBM Thomas J Watson Research Center as a recruited hire during her early career, Ms. Cullis’ career has spanned over 30 years in both the public and private sectors. In industry, she served as Vice President of Central Engineering within the IT Managed Services Division of SunGard Availability and IT Director of CCOR, a global telecommunications manufacturer in the cable network space. In these positions, she strategically led global enterprise resource planning, supply chain, data center builds and recovery projects, with a demonstrated track record of successful implementations and project successes, some of which were featured at the Oracle Apps World and EDUCAUSE conferences. In academia, she has led university-wide projects at Penn State University and successfully led the implementation of new cutting-edge technology projects as the Director of Information Technology for the Lerner College of Business, University of Delaware. While at the University of Delaware, Ms. Cullis was appointed to the faculty in 2016, and taught undergraduate, graduate and professional development courses and workshops in project management, IT project management and enterprise architecture. Contributing to the IT project management body of knowledge she was a reviewer of two IT project management textbooks. Ms. Cullis organized and led the Global Enterprise Technology (GET) Immersion Internship experience and Management Information Systems (MIS) senior capstone program for the Lerner College. She joined the Project Management Institute (PMI®) in 1996, became a certified Project Management Professional (PMP®) in 2000, a certified Scrum Master in 2007 and a certified PMI® Authorized Training Partner (ATP) in 2020. She currently serves as Project Management Program Director and Instructor, Division of Professional and Continuing Studies, University of Delaware and also serves on the PMI-Delaware Valley Chapter Academic Outreach Council raising awareness among college students about the benefits of both project management skills and project management as a career path.