Southern New England Chapter of PMI

Candidates 2010

2010 - 2011 SNEC-PMI Board of Directors

Election Candidates (listed alphabetically by last name)


 Anthony Falsetta, PMP
Candidate for Board of Directors

Anthony currently serves as SNEC VP of Continuing Education where he leads the team responsible for providing educational and training offerings such as the SNEC PMP Exam prep course. For 2010, Anthony and the team rolled out a successful offering in Fairfield, CT and have scheduled courses both in Springfield, MA and Hamden, CT.

Anthony has over 10 years of successful project management working in the Information Technology area and has been supporting financial systems projects for United Rentals since 2000. At United Rentals, he has managed software implementations, upgrades, customizations and enhancements. Anthony is currently serving as project manager on a large-scale financial software upgrade and migration project.

Anthony holds the Project Management Professional designation and a Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Finance.

What Anthony can offer to SNEC-PMI
As a board member I would bring excellent leadership and project management skills. I also have a dedication and a passion to provide quality project management training to assist individuals with their personal growth and enhance their careers.
 Fred Johnson, PMP
Candidate for Board of Directors

Fred has over 16 years of successful engineering management experience for aerospace technology initiatives as a Project Manager with United Technologies Corporation. Fred has worked as a Project Manager at Sikorsky Aircraft, and he currently works at Pratt & Whitney where he leads team efforts within the Product Strategy organization.

Fred has expertise in team building, project planning, problem resolution, earned value management, and strategic technology solutions. Fred has served as Director of Operations, and is currently the Corporate Secretary of SNEC-PMI. Fred has also served as a volunteer for SNEC-PMI. His volunteer activities include the annual SNEC-PMI PM Conference, Project Manager for the SNEC elections, and he was also the Project Manager for the SNEC-PMI Restructuring Committee that has allowed the SNEC chapter to optimize its leadership structure.

Fred holds the Project Management Professional designation, a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Rutgers University, and a Master of Science in Technology Management from the University of Bridgeport. He is currently completing his Masters of Business Administration degree at Northeastern University.

What Fred can offer to SNEC-PMI
Lessons learned, and a desire to complete the process improvements that were initiated two years ago. Ultimately, I am motivated to help SNEC-PMI continue to be an asset to the community.
 Gina Lumia, PMP
Candidate for Board of Directors

Gina has over 20 years of experience in Information technology and Project and Program Management. She is currently consulting as Mass Mutual. Before joining Mass Mutual, she was Senior Director – Portfolio and Program Management at Travelers where her primary goals were to define and implement project management best practices, standards, and process. Her prior experience includes project and program management at Hartford Life and The Hartford, as well as many other companies as a consultant.

In addition to her professional career, Gina is the Project Manager and Event Coordinator for several non-profit organization events including Gifts of Love – an organization that works with the homeless.

Gina is passionate about program and project management and has been an active member of the chapter since 2003 working with Programs, Education, and Membership. She was instrumental in the development and rollout of the SNEC PMI Mentoring program. She has been the Director of Programs and Professional Development for the past four years. As Director, she has successfully led her team of VPs and volunteers to expand the portfolio to include full and half day Special Events such as Dr. Jerry Brightman and Neil Whitten and PMP Exam Training courses currently running four times per year in addition to the chapter and satellite meetings in Springfield and Fairfield. Gina received the Project Management Professional designation in 2003 and holds a degree in Information Systems.

What Gina can offer to SNEC-PMI
Gina brings to the table past experience in the chapter from working on various committees to being Director of Programs and Professional Development. She has contributed to the development and growth of the chapter and looks forward to continuing to build a strong and dynamic chapter with close ties to the business communities. Gina possesses the ability to motivate and energize others, has keen leadership skills, as well as excellent interpersonal, networking and project management skills. She would be honored to continue to serve.
 Mark R. Rasmussen, PMP
Candidate for Board of Directors

Mark has over 30 years of successful Global Program and Project Management experience in both Business and Information Technology. He currently works for TEKsystems as a contractor at Prudential Annuities. He has worked for Health Net ,CIGNA, Aetna, ACNielsen, Dun & Bradstreet, NCR Comten and Bunker Ramo during his professional career. He has built a Global IT Program Management Office (PMO) and has managed large complex Programs.

Mark has an A.S. in Data Processing from Waterbury State Technical College, a B.S. Computer Science / Information Systems from Quinnipiac College, and holds the Project Management Professional (PMP) designation, is a member in good standing of PMI SNEC and is a member of the PMO SIG.

He joined the SNEC Professional Development portfolio as the VP of Continuing Education and led the Committee to set up the first PMP Exam Preparation course. He is currently a Board member for the SNEC Professional Development portfolio with primary responsibility for Continuing Education and Mentoring and backup responsibility for the Programs and Special Events areas. Mark has been involved in the PMI SNEC Programs Committee where he was the project manager for several meetings. He also launched the first PMO Local Interest Group (LIG) for the Westchester Chapter of PMI.

Mark has also been involved and held leadership positions in several community activities such as Relay for Life, Special Olympics, etc,.

What Mark can offer to SNEC-PMI
Excitement, dedicated to "Making Southern New England better through Project Management", Strategic and Tactical thinker & do-er, successful leadership skills.
 Lynn Van Sweden, MBA, PMP
Candidate for Board of Directors

I have over 17 years successful project and program management experience for business and technology initiatives, including defining and implementing best practices. I am currently involved in project management at United Illuminating. My prior experience includes project and program management at GE, Diageo, Coca-Cola, Northrop Grumman, and Millennium Chemicals as well as for non-profit organizations in a volunteer capacity. I have served as a SNEC-PMI Board member leading the Marketing Portfolio for the past two years. This has been an awesome opportunity in the current economy. In this role I have facilitated speed-networking sessions, re-designed our sponsorship approach, supported enhanced Career Day events as a response to member needs, enhanced our branding presence and supported our Outreach efforts. I was also involved with SNEC-PMI’s effort to reorganize the board structure and by-laws update.

I hold the Project Management Professional designation, and a Master of Business Administration with a concentration in accounting and financial analysis.

What Lynn can offer to SNEC-PMI
I have a passion and energy for promoting project management skills and tools, coupled with the desire for continual learning and expanding of my own project management skills. I am dedicated to the promotion of the benefits of project management as a discipline as well as SNEC PMI as a resource to project managers and other interested parties in the Greater Hartford area as well as throughout southern New England. I am a team player that promotes staying focused on the goal at hand, while building relationships and having some fun along the way.


Last Updated: 19-Apr-2010