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  • Vote for 5 individuals
  • Candidates listed in alphabetical order
  • Election Closes:  December 3, 2017

 

Frank Anbari

Janet Burns

Mike Chapman

Marie Hegarty

Krunal Naik

Jerry Pearson

Lester Sheely

 

 

 

Frank Anbari

FA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Description of Work performed on PMI-DVC sponsored projects or activities.

  • Member, PMI-DVC Managing Life’s Projects Program, 2016-Present.
  • Vice President, Programs, PMI-DVC, 1989–1990.
  • Chair, Education Committee, PMI-DVC, 1983–1988.
  • Chair – Engineering and Construction Track, PMI® Annual Seminar/Symposium, host chapter PMI-DVC, 1984.

 

Brief Biography

Frank T. Anbari, is a Clinical Professor and Program Director of the Project Management Program in the College of Engineering at Drexel University. He previously served as a Faculty member, Director of the Project Management Program, and Chair of the Project Management Academic Committee at The George Washington University, and taught in the graduate and executive development programs at Penn State University and the University of Texas at Dallas.

He holds a PhD in Project Management and Quality Enhancement, an MBA, and an MS in Engineering, all from Drexel. He is a Professional Engineer (PE), a Project Management Professional (PMP)®, and a Six Sigma Master Black Belt.

Frank gained extensive industrial experience serving in leadership positions in engineering, construction, and information technology at the National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak), Day and Zimmermann, and American Water Works Service Company. He developed and taught courses and management development seminars in project management, earned value management, quality management, and Lean Six Sigma, for private industry and public-sector organizations throughout the world.

Vision Statement

Frank is passionate about Project Management, PMI, DVC, and the contributions of the DVC and its Committees to the progress of the profession, individual career advancement, Project, program, and organizational success, and societal well-being. He dedicated much of his professional and academic career to Project Management, and will continue to do that.

Frank is excited about serving PMI-DVC and its members, enhancing program offerings and educational opportunities for all, as well as strengthening the relationship between PMI-DVC and academic institutions and other professional organizations. He is looking forward to supporting the continuing growth and advancing the reputation of PMI-DVC.

 

 

 

Janet Burns

JB

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Description of Work performed on PMI-DVC sponsored projects or activities.

Currently acting VP of Programs and Instructor for Managing Life’s Projects; previously team member then VP of Membership.

 

Brief Biography

Janet Burns, PMP is currently an independent project management consultant and trainer, specializing in project management process and methodology implementation. Ms. Burns has implemented PMO’s at many companies in her career, including the New York Times, Viacom, and First Bank. Ms. Burns has been in the project management field for over 20 years with extensive experience managing large software projects and enterprise wide process improvement projects. She also delivers training courses on all project management topics as well as Agile and Six Sigma methods. Ms. Burns is currently on the board of the Delaware Valley Chapter of PMI and is a frequent speaker at industry events. She was named to the PMI Power 50, a list of 50 prolific leaders in project management. Ms. Burns holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

 

Vision Statement

My vision is that the Delaware Valley chapter become a model chapter to further the project management profession through member and local industry and academia relationships. We should strive to serve our members through excellent programs, customer service, and educational and volunteer offerings in many areas throughout the Delaware Valley.

Mike Chapman

MC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Description of Work performed on PMI-DVC sponsored projects or activities.

Since becoming a volunteer with PMI-DVC in October 2011 my focus has been with the chapter Education Team. I was appointed Director of Training in 2012. Some of my activities have included:

  • Establishing procedures for the acquisition of course materials.
  • Monitoring education program costs, pricing and revenue streams as well as program performance.
  • Representing the chapter to course participants, explaining PMI certification requirements and responding to related inquiries.
  • Describing both PMI and PMI-DVC offerings to potential chapter members.
  • Participation in the update of the course curriculum during the transition to PMBOK version 5.
  • Established recurring Study Groups for PMP candidates.
  • Marketing the chapter’s training program to area corporations and schools, including the City of Philadelphia.
  • I have also participated in several of the chapter’s annual reviews of financial activity, including the implementation and design of audit procedures.

During this time, I have been engaged as an active recruiter for volunteers for PMI-DVC.

 

Brief Biography

Life-long resident of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, educated at Temple University with a BBA in accounting (1974) and an MBA in Information Services (1979). Associated with KPMG from 1976 to 1979, as a staff auditor and management consultant. Employed by AmerisourceBergen Corporation and predecessor companies from 1979 to 2005. Self-employed from 2016 through 2010. Adjunct Instructor at Penn State Great Valley and Delaware County Community College. Contract instructor for various organizations.

Project Management Professional 2011, ITIL Foundations Certification 2013.

Vision Statement

The Delaware Valley Chapter is uniquely positioned to assist aspiring professionals throughout its market area to develop project management skills and to work with educational, business, military and government organizations to improve the planning and execution of project management and thereby improve overall contribution to their goals.

 

 

Marie Hegarty

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Description of Work performed on PMI-DVC sponsored projects or activities.

I had a leadership role in the Managing Life’s Projects (MLP) Program which was created to teach project management principles to civic and community organizations, and schools. The skills and techniques taught to community members enables them to apply the project management methodology to accomplish projects encountered in their daily lives.

The PMI-DVC leadership envisioned the development of this program for many years. In the Fall of 2015, I partnered with Jim Snyder and Jerry Pearson to make the vision a reality. We recruited a team, created the MLP curriculum, and a companion Train the Trainer curriculum, and posted it to the PMIEF website in less than a year. It has been well received by PMI Chapters around the world.

 

Brief Biography

I have worked in IT for over 25 years, primarily in health care IT. I have enjoyed being a member of the Project Management profession for many years, and value the skills and expertise I have gained through many projects. Every project is different – there are always surprises – and that is part of the attraction and value of the work. Chapter social and educational activities provide an excellent opportunity to meet project managers from many businesses and industries, network, and exchange ideas of successes and failures. I have enjoyed many events over the years.

Currently, I am the DVC liaison to the PMIEF which provides a vital communications and activities link between the PMIEF and the DVC Chapter. I strongly encourage strengthening and increasing the bonds of the DVC members and the Educational Foundation. Reaching out to the next generation and supporting them with project management skills, and introducing them to the professional will benefit and strengthen all of us.

I am a native Philadelphian, born and educated in local schools from first grade through graduate school. I am employed as a Senior PM in a large healthcare organization in Philadelphia.

Vision Statement

If elected to the PMI-DVC Board, I look forward to growing the MLP Program, and incorporating it into the broader strategic plan and vison of the Chapter. I highly value the mission of the PMI and the PMIEF as international organizations, and the PMI-DVC which is dedicated to promoting the project management profession, and serving project managers locally.

 

 

 

 

Krunal Naik

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Description of Work performed on PMI-DVC sponsored projects or activities.

  • Served as Director with Membership and Technology team
  • Organized, hosted, ran and managed monthly virtual events/ webinars for the chapter members
  • Connected with and worked with speakers to host events
  • Recruited, on boarded and trained volunteers for monthly virtual events
  • Focused on feedback from members to enhance value they receive with membership with our chapter
  • Attended PMI-R4 LIM held at Rochester, NY
  • Consulted and socialized with several R4 PMI chapter leaders to learn best practices and creative program they offer

 

Brief Biography

I have 10+ years of experience in program management, consulting, technology and IT. In my professional career, I have managed & launched numerous HW and SW products from inception to commercialization. I manage cross-functional and global teams on day to day basis. I have my bachelors in engineering which complements with my MBA in finance. I am certified PMP and CSM, and also hold certifications in data analytics domain.

I have been associated with PMI from 2012. And, have volunteered with different PMI chapters including Phoenix, NYC and NJ chapters. Apart from my volunteering with PMI chapters I have mentored and helped several individuals in project management/ career development domain.

Personally, I like to travel. I have traveled 20+ countries and always like to learn about new cuisines and cultures.

Vision Statement

World had changed significantly in last 5 years and whether we like it or not it is going to change rapidly in future too. My vision for chapter is to be more agile and adaptive with these changes. We can do better in terms of moving with speed when it comes to taking advantage of technology at our disposal.

  •  Expand our virtual programs offering
    • get our geographically diverse member base more involved
    • create revenue stream for such programs where we incur minimum or no cost
  • Incorporate already proven ideas by other chapters, for example- mentorship programs.
  • Bring in more volunteers and develop self-sufficient teams- for example our virtual events team
  • Help with data driven and metrics based approach for plans, events and decision making

 

 

Jerry Pearson

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Description of Work performed on PMI-DVC sponsored projects or activities.

Produced the Managing Life’s Projects training package in cooperation with other volunteers. Met with Jim Snyder and Marie Hegarty to lay the groundwork for the project. Helped lead a team of a dozen volunteers to develop the material. Combined contributions from the team, edited and published the package. Presented MLP to two groups.  Supported the MLP steering committee.

 

Brief Biography

Jerry was born and raised in Sothern New Jersey. He studied Electrical Engineering at Drexel University and University of Pennsylvania. Early in his career, he worked as an electrical designer, developing circuit boards for defense products and logic for the first single-chip High Definition Television decoder ASIC. Jerry’s inclination to organize things and bring people together led him to become a system engineer and later an engineering project manager.

Sensing a need to improve his management skills, Jerry joined the Project Management Institute in 2015 obtained a PMP certification. He worked with a group of volunteers to develop the Managing Life’s Projects training package, making PMI’s project management principles more accessible to non-profit and civic organizations. Jerry and his wife Jamie live in Somerdale, NJ and have three daughters.

 

Vision Statement

I am passionate about project management education, and would like to see PMI-DVC expand its role in promoting project management training, mentoring, and practice. Project managers bear significant responsibilities for time, money, natural resources, and the well-being of people they serve. To meet the challenges they face, they need knowledge and skills. Too often, projects fail because organizations do not access readily-available learning resources. Project management education is valuable for people in for-profit, non- profit, and civic organizations to develop business skills and life skills. Sharing our experience is a service to our community and is also rewarding to us.

Lester Sheely

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Description of Work performed on PMI-DVC sponsored projects or activities.

Les is currently the Executive Vice President of PMI-DVC. He has worked to understand the needs of our members through conversations during chapter meetings, reviewing member feedback and studying marketplace trends in project management. In addition to chapter involvement, Les meets with leaders of other chapters to determine what’s working for them in order to improve ways to help and energize our members. Les has served as chapter Treasurer, V.P. of Governance, Director of Volunteers, worked on Strategic Planning initiatives, organized Annual Volunteer Appreciation Events, established our Volunteer of the Year Award program, acted as Chair of our Board Nominating Committees and worked with the PMI Template Review and Chapter Resource Teams.

 

Brief Biography

Les has been involved with product development in technology, manufacturing, pharmaceutical and government enterprises. He has learned that all projects have stakeholders with a unique set of expectations. Understanding and managing these expectations is critical for the success of any project and at the core of what we do as good project managers. He has been a member of the Delaware Valley Chapter of PMI since 2007, but has been involved with project management most of his career. Working with businesses where operations are coordinated across multiple business units requires the need for robust organization and communication skills. Blending our project management technical knowledge with soft skills in communication is increasingly important for navigating our projects and careers. This blending of skills appears to be the most significant takeaway from our industry studies over the past few years. While outside the office, Les can be found enjoying the outdoor experience. Warmer seasons find him on the bike, taking the golf clubs for a walk, or out for a sail. When the seasons change, the skis come out to play, but the main theme is sharing time with family and friends, doing something fun.

 

Vision Statement

I have served the Delaware Valley Chapter in a variety of roles. My focus continues to be how to add value to our membership experience. Experimenting with new methods of member connection, varying meeting topics, rotating meeting locations and testing different activities are all part of discovering that secret sauce that enhances our reason for being involved with the chapter. We have a lot of exciting plans on tap and I look forward to working with you to implement the ones that will help us most.

January 8, 2016 -- PMI-DVC announced a donation of $15,000 to the PMI Educational Foundation scholarships and grants fund. The PMI Educational Foundation (PMIEF) Scholarship and Awards Program supports the development of the best and brightest future project management professionals by providing scholarships to high school students, university students, educators, and other professionals who wish to pursue the study of project management. Visit the PMIEF website for current information about their scholarships and grants.

On behalf of the Boad of Directors and PMI-DVC Members, our election for Board members officially closed. These indiviudals will serve two years on the board, up to six consectative terms.  Please recognize all of our board members volunteer their time and talents on behalf of our membership.  Congratulations to the following individuals on making project management viable in and around the city of Philadelphia.    Elected five Directors At Large: - Maria Diaz - Lana Rudolph - Michael Palladino - William Kuttruff - Robert Durney   Sincerly, Bill Hyde PMI-DVC President

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