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Southern New England Chapter of PMI

Candidates 2011

 

2011 - 2013 SNEC-PMI Board of Directors

Election Candidates (listed alphabetically by last name)

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Judy Borrmann, PMP

Board of Directors Statement of Interest

Applicant Profile

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Volunteer Information

Name: Judy Borrmann, PMP
Current Volunteer Role Title: VP of Special Events
Leadership Role Nominated for: Board of Directors
Length of Volunteer Service: 4 years
Time in Current Volunteer Role: 2 years
Current Supervisor: Anthony Falsetta

Volunteer/Career Goals

1 to 3 Years: SNEC PMI Board of Directors / Program Management
3 to 5 Years: SNEC PMI Board of Directors / Program Management or IT Leadership position
Beyond 5 Years: Either SNEC PMI BOD or Volunteer Role / Program Management or Leadership position

Educational History

Institution: University of Hartford Degree: MBA Area of Study: Management Information Systems Years: 2
Institution: Central Connecticut State University Degree: BS Area of Study: Management Years: 4

Special Skills/Expertise

Certifications: PMP - Project Management Professional Certification, 2004 - Project Management Institute (PMI)
Project Management Advanced Certificate, 2002 and Project Management Practitioner Certificate, 2001 - The University of Colorado at Denver, Graduate School of Business Administrationr> Project Management Certificate, 1998 - Boston University, Management Development Program
Technology: Mainframe Cobol, DB2, Web, Focus, HTML, MS Project, Planview
Professional Expertise: Successful Program Manager, Senior IT Project Manager, Director of complex information technology projects. Several years experience in delivery of fast-paced and high risk IT development initiatives. Proven track record for successful delivery of IT projects and customer solutions all within agreed upon project scope, budget and project timeline. Major accomplishments include management of projects of $8 million to $21 million, leadership of 35+ person project teams, and management of production support teams. Technology development project experience includes Mainframe, Java / Internet, Web Portal, Package Software (Mercury, FileNet, CSC Fusion Vantage, VP/MS etc.), Content Management, Records Management, EAI/SOA and business analysis development projects.
Speaking Engagements: None
Other: 2006 to Present - Participated in several charity long distance cycling events to benefit National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Diabetes, Lance Armstrong Cancer Foundation, ECHN Nursing Scholarships, CT Special Olympics and several others that benefited people and the environment.

Development Experiences - Past 3 Years

Formal Training: Attended the following professional development continued training:
1) “Leadership through Effective Communication” Aileen Ellis - March 2011.
2) "No Nonsense Advice for Successful Projects" with Neal Whitten - October 2010
3) "Lean Agile Program Management" with Dr. Jerry Julian - June 2010
4) "Project Managers are Outrageously Great Leaders - They Just Don’t Know it!" with Dr. Jerry Brightman - March 2010
5) "Extreme Project Management Workshop" with Doug DeCarlo - November 2009
6) "SNEC PMI Annual Conference" - April 2009 7) Dealing with Difficult People" with Twyla Southall - March 2009
Competencies/Skills Developed: Continued to develop project management, program management and leadership skills.
Special Assignments: Traveled across the country in 100% Travel position as a Srl. Project Manager with Perfiicient in 2008. Competencies/Skills Developed: Dealing with people from different geographical areas and not quite as fast-paced as the East Coast. Learned to be a good self-starter and be able to manage projects and programs in other unfamiliar industries.

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Robert Boshka, PMP

Board of Directors Statement of Interest

Applicant Profile

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Volunteer Information

Name: Robert Boshka, PMP
Current Volunteer Role Title: Board of Director, Marketing and External Relations Portfolio
Leadership Role Nominated for: Board of Directors
Length of Volunteer Service: 8 years
Time in Current Volunteer Role: 1 year (1.5 years on the Board of Directors)
Current Supervisor: Gina Lumia, Vice President and COO, and Norm Prevost, President and CEO

Volunteer/Career Goals

1 to 3 Years: Continue to enhance the Communications to our membership and beyond our Chapter. Develop additional channels to effectively Market SNEC-PMI to the Broader Community.
3 to 5 Years: Expand the geographic reach of SNEC-PMI through additional education, events, meetings, roundtables, etc. through-out the area to allow for increased participation of our Membership. Grow volunteer membership actively serving on various Committees.
Beyond 5 Years: Develop a closer relationship with various Corporations within the SNEC-PMI region. Demonstrate the value of Project to the Executives and their organizations. Increase opportunities for SNEC-PMI members to provide continuing improvements to their organizations.

Educational History

Institution: Fairfield University, BEI Degree: BSEE Area of Study: Electrical Engineering Years:

Special Skills/Expertise

Certifications: Project Management Institute- PMP, Lean Enterprise, Six Sigma - Black Belt, former Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer, former Microsoft Certified Trainer, IBM Certified Designer
Technology: IBM, HP, Sun Microsystems, Redhat, Microsoft, Dell, Cisco, Juniper, VMware, Symantec, Compellent, TSM, EMC, StorageTek, Vertias, KVS, CommVault, Salesforce.com.
Professional Expertise: Portfolio/Program/Project Management, IT Strategy and Governance, Business Process design/re-design, Establishing metrics and Continuous improvement, Change Management, Service Management and Delivery, Leadership and Mentoring
Speaking Engagements: Client Presentations

Development Experiences - Past 3 Years

Formal Training: SIM RLF Society for Information Management, Regional Leadership Forum Competencies/Skills Developed: Leadership, Mentoring
Formal Training: Microsoft Train the Trainer Competencies/Skills Developed: Training, Public Speaking

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Roy Bullivant, PMP

Board of Directors Statement of Interest

Applicant Profile

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Volunteer Information

Name: Roy Bullivant, PMP
Current Volunteer Role Title: Mentor/Trainer
Leadership Role Nominated for: Board of Directors
Length of Volunteer Service: 0 in CT, 4 years in IL, 10 years in NY
Time in Current Volunteer Role: 10 months
Current Supervisor: Jon Piasecki

Volunteer/Career Goals

1 to 3 Years: VP Engineering
3 to 5 Years: VP Product Development
Beyond 5 Years: VP Product Management

Educational History

Institution: RIT Degree: MS Area of Study: MM&L Years: 1998-2000
Institution: State University at Buffalo Degree: BS Area of Study: IE Years: 1988-1991

Special Skills/Expertise

Certifications: PMP, Green Belt
Technology: Familiar with many emerging mechanical, electrical and software technologies
Professional Expertise: President Product Development & Management Association (Peoria PDMA Chapter) 2006-2008 Lean Six Sigma, Product Development, Project Management, CMMI, Product Management
Speaking Engagements: Presenter at Caterpillar Project Management Synergy Conference 2007
Project Management Certification (PMP) 2007
Presenter at PMI International Project Management Conferences 2007 & 2008
Presenter and Moderator at PDMA International Conference 2008
Other: Named Outstanding Adult Student by Rochester Area Colleges Continuing Education 2000

Development Experiences - Past 3 Years

Formal Training: Black Belt Competencies/Skills Developed: Green Belt Certified
Special Assignments: Presenter at multiple PMI and PDMA Conferences Competencies/Skills Developed: PMP Certified

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Michael Okrent, PMP

Board of Directors Statement of Interest

Applicant Profile

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Volunteer Information

Name: Michael Okrent, PMP
Current Volunteer Role Title: Seminar at Sea
Leadership Role Nominated for: Board Member
Length of Volunteer Service: 7 years
Time in Current Volunteer Role: 3 years
Current Supervisor:

Volunteer/Career Goals

1 to 3 Years: Board Member
3 to 5 Years: VP Position
Beyond 5 Years: Retired

Educational History

Institution: University of New Haven Degree: Sc.D., MBA Area of Study: Management Years: 2001, 1980
Institution: Northeastern University Degree: BSIE Area of Study: Industrial Engineering Years: 1974

Special Skills/Expertise

Certifications: PMP, CSCP, CPIM, CIRM, Quality Manager/Organizational Excellence, Quality Engineer, Quality Auditor, Six Sigma Black Belt
Technology: MS Office, Intermediate or higher level in most applications, portals, Financial Reporting, Research Administration, IT Release Management
Professional Expertise: Project Management, Supply Chain, Quality, ERP systems, Energy Efficiency
Speaking Engagements: Many, SNEC-PMI Chapter and Conferences, ASQ and APICS
Other: Adjunct Senior Lecturer SCSU and Fairfield MBA programs - Project Management, Strategic Management, Process of Management and Entrepreneurship since 2002

Development Experiences - Past 3 Years

Formal Training: ESI Competencies/Skills Developed: IT Project Management, Risk Management, Estimating
Special Assignments: Sharepoint Administrator for Yale PMO Competencies/Skills Developed: Portfolio Management
Other: Converted an S-10 to Battery Power Competencies/Skills Developed: Electrical Engineering, Wiring, DC Motors, etc.

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Susan Parente, PMP

Board of Directors Statement of Interest

Applicant Profile

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Volunteer Information

Name: Susan Parente, PMP
Current Volunteer Role Title: VP Programs
Leadership Role Nominated for: VP Programs
Length of Volunteer Service: 10 months in this chapter, previously I was a volunteer with the Risk Management SIG of PMI National
Time in Current Volunteer Role: 4 months
Current Supervisor: Lynn VanSweden and Anthony Falsetta

Volunteer/Career Goals

1 to 3 Years: Join the Board of Directors for SNEC
3 to 5 Years: Contribute to the development of SNEC by engaging volunteerism and mentoring project managers in growing their skills and abilities
Beyond 5 Years: Work with PMI at a National Level

Educational History

Institution: University of Rochester Degree: BS Area of Study: Mechanical Engineering, Certificate in Biomedical Engineering Years: 1991-1995
Institution: George Washington University Degree: MS Area of Study: Engineering Management Years: 1998-2000

Special Skills/Expertise

Certifications: PMP, CISSP, ITIL
Technology: IT, Security, Risk Management, programming, system design, web technologies, database design, Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, decision analysis, business continuity planning, SDLC, reliability engineering, testing and test plan development, technical recruiting
Professional Expertise: Business Process Analysis, Systems Engineering, Project Engineering, Project Management, Program Management, quality assurance, Training, Mentoring, technical documentation, Requirements Analysis, business proposals
Speaking Engagements: Risk Management, Quality Assurance, Project Management, Leadership
Other: CMMI Practitioner, ISO 9000 & 9001 Practitioner

Development Experiences - Past 3 Years

Formal Training: Communication, Leadership, Relationship Building Competencies/Skills Developed: Communication, networking, dealing with difficult people, decision making, partnership, business development, cognitive development
Special Assignments: Management of complex integrated software development project supporting 36,000 users Competencies/Skills Developed: Client management, systems integration, vendor and contractor management, system engineering, team development
Other: Presenting Competencies/Skills Developed: Listening, speaking, effective communication, teaching
Other: Mentoring/ Teaching Competencies/Skills Developed: Leadership, serving others and the community, teaching, learning, developmental education

Other

I am interested in running for the SNEC-PMI Board so that I can support the development and leadership of members and non-members who participate in PMI programs in the Southern New England area. I have led a life of service and am enlivened through supporting those around me and having their dreams become a reality.

In high school I volunteered as part of my local CYO where I lead service projects supporting my community. In college I supported my University in re-establishing a chapter of Alpha Phi Omega, a National service fraternity. There I support our college community and the local community through volunteer service projects. As alum, I have continued to support Alpha Phi Omega through the alumni chapter leadership in the DC area and through leadership activities at our bi-annual National convention. I have continued community service through my involvement with both the Girl Scouts and the Boy Scouts of America. My involvement and support of PMI is another way I am supporting my community. I also volunteer my company resources to assist charitable organizations in the area of project management and software development.

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Norm Prevost, PMP

Board of Directors Statement of Interest

Applicant Profile

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Volunteer Information

Name: Norm Prevost, PMP
Current Volunteer Role Title: President
Leadership Role Nominated for: Director
Length of Volunteer Service: 7 years
Time in Current Volunteer Role: 1 year
Current Supervisor:

Volunteer/Career Goals

1 to 3 Years: Regional Mentor
3 to 5 Years: PMI Board of Directors
Beyond 5 Years:

Special Skills/Expertise

Certifications: PMP
Technology: Primavera, MS Project, MS Office, Windows and Apple OS
Professional Expertise: Over 17 Years successfully managing IT, Process and Construction projects. Currently Manager of Project Management Processes and Standards for UIL an energy services company.
Speaking Engagements: 2011 Moderator PPM Lessons Learned at SIM’s CIO forum Hartford, CT. 2008 Primavera Utilities Summit, Houston, TX.
Other: Teach PM courses internally at UIL including Core Skills for Project Managers, Project Chartering and Change Management, Risk Management, Presentation Skills and Earned Value.

Development Experiences - Past 3 Years

Formal Training: PMI Leadership Masters Class ’08., Franklin Covey’s 7 Habits ‘10 Competencies/Skills Developed: Leadership skills, developing others, time management and prioritization.
Other: Primavera Utilities Summit, PMI’s NA Leadership Conference Competencies/Skills Developed: Best practices of other utilities, PMI Global news and networking with other leaders

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Kevin Riley, PMP

Board of Directors Statement of Interest

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Volunteer Information

Name: Kevin Riley, PMP
Current Volunteer Role Title: VP Operations - Administration and Operations Portfolio
Leadership Role Nominated for: BOD
Length of Volunteer Service: 3 years
Time in Current Volunteer Role: 2 months
Current Supervisor: Craig Radocy

Volunteer/Career Goals

1 to 3 Years: Improve my ability to share my knowledge and communicate in an authentic way that inspires my peers in the PM profession. Leverage networking skills within PMI to advance my people, process, and technology talents in achieving positive business results and personal growth.
3 to 5 Years: Be more of a change catalyst, a champion of change. Learn to implement and sustain change in my work and volunteer commitments to support continuous improvement.
Beyond 5 Years: Shift my leadership style away from always directing and telling and learn to guide and develop through mentoring. Coach fellow PM’s in developing their skills and development plans.

Educational History

Institution: Long Island University Degree: MBA Area of Study: General Business Years: 1975-1979
Institution: American University Degree: BS Area of Study: Criminal Justice - School of Public Affairs Years: 1993-1998

Special Skills/Expertise

Certifications: PMP - 2005
Technology: Management of Technology Certificate - 1995 - RPI
Client Server Development Program - 1996 - WPI
Six Sigma Black Belt Training - 2004 - Smarter Solutions
Professional Expertise: IT Management professional adept in improving business results by applying information technology, program or project management, sales management., process improvement, consulting, and leadership skills. Over 20 years of business experience across multiple industries including Project Management, Sales and Marketing, Manufacturing, Financial Services, and State Government.
Speaking Engagements: Internal Program Communications for Hartford Financial Services Group, Knowledge sharing for Hartford Financial Services Group PM Mission Possible event.

Development Experiences - Past 3 Years

Formal Training: Financial Analysis Competencies/Skills Developed: Business Case and Financial ratio analysis for project and programs
Special Assignments: Strategic Planning Skills; CTO Operating Model development Competencies/Skills Developed: Program Management competencies for strategic planning and management; Organizational improvements, to implement engagement models, develop an agile organizational model, and promote a sustainable framework to support business growth.
Other: Presenting Competencies/Skills Developed: Listening, speaking, effective communication, teaching

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Carin Salonia, PMP

Board of Directors Statement of Interest

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Volunteer Information

Name: Carin Salonia, PMP
Current Volunteer Role Title: BOD Membership Portfolio
Leadership Role Nominated for: BOD
Length of Volunteer Service: 4 years
Time in Current Volunteer Role: 2 years as BOD Member
Current Supervisor: Regina Lumia and Norm Prevost

Volunteer/Career Goals

1 to 3 Years: Continue to participate in the BOD, developing strategy and driving team execution of initiatives to increase membership value (Membership Services, Volunteer Services and Leadership Development).
3 to 5 Years: Component Leadership/PMI Global Committee Involvement
Beyond 5 Years: Global Volunteer Leader

Educational History

Institution: Prosci Change Management Learning Center Change Management Process Certification Area of Study: CM Process, Tools, Techniques Year: 2011
Institution: The Hartford - Six Sigma Training Green Belt Certification Area of Study: Six Sigma Process, Tools, Techniques Year: 2009
Institution: George Washington University Masters Certificate in Project Management Area of Study: PM Year: 2007
Institution: University of Hartford Degree: Masters Degree Area of Study: Organizational Behavior (Change and Business Management Year: 1992
Institution: University of Hartford Degree: Bachelors Degree Area of Study: Science - Respiratory Care Year: 1990

Special Skills/Expertise

Certifications: PMP, Green Belt Certified, Change Management Certified
Technology: Intermediate Skills in all MS products (Word, Excel, Visio, PowerPoint)
Professional Expertise: Leading Change, Large Program Management, Enterprise-Wide Transformation/Change Efforts (Process, Organizational Structure)
Speaking Engagements: Chapter Meetings (November 2010, January 2011), Mission Possible at The Hartford (10/2010), Executive Leadership United Way (2009-2010), Capital Campaign for Avon Free Public Library Expansion, Junior Achievement Volunteer (teacher), 2009 SNEC Conference Chairperson - addressed over 600 attendees.
Other: Active in the pm and local community through volunteer work - local capital campaign, foodshare, Junior Achievement, SNEC BOD.

Development Experiences - Past 3 Years

Formal Training: Six Sigma Green Belt Competencies/Skills Developed: Skill development and understanding of framework. Process Mapping, FEMA
Special Assignments: Leadership and Talent Management Strategy Development, Process Engineering and Control Design and Control Effectiveness Competencies/Skills Developed: Facilitation, Conflict Resolution, Negotiation, Leading Change, Political Savvy, Process mapping, strategy mapping
Other: Change Management Competencies/Skills Developed: Process, Tools and techniques of the “People side” of change in ADKAR Model (Awareness, Desire, Knowledge, Ability and Reinforcement)

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Svetlana Veprinsky

Board of Directors Statement of Interest

Applicant Profile

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Volunteer Information

Name: Svetlana Veprinsky
Current Volunteer Role Title: Marketing Media Lead
Leadership Role Nominated for: BOD
Length of Volunteer Service: Since 10/2010
Time in Current Volunteer Role: 6 months
Current Supervisor: Wayne Botha

Volunteer/Career Goals

1 to 3 Years: Board Member
3 to 5 Years:
Beyond 5 Years:

Educational History

Institution: Rostov State University of Transport Communications Degree: BS Area of Study: Mechanical Engineering Years: 6
Institution: Villanova University Degree: Certificate Area of Study: Essentials of Project Management for IT/IS Professionals Years:

Special Skills/Expertise

Professional Expertise: Project Management - Software development. Business Process Engineering

Development Experiences - Past 3 Years

Formal Training: Essentials of Project Management for IT/IS Professionals Competencies/Skills Developed: Enhanced previous experience in project management
Special Assignments: Marketing Media Lead at SNEC Competencies/Skills Developed: Media marketing techniques

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Last Updated: 20-Apr-2011