2014 Symposium Speakers

Phillis Morgan
Resilient At Work Founder and Principal Consultant

Phillis is the founder and principal consultant for Resilient At Work.  She has three decades of experience as a labor and employment lawyer working in conflict environments all over the world including Afghanistan, Uganda and Nepal.  She has defended the federal government’s largest employers, including the Departments of Homeland Security, Defense and Justice, as well as Fortune 100 companies, in hundreds of legal actions with billions of dollars and reputations at risk.  Phillis has advised CEOs, Cabinet secretaries, military generals, and senior executive service membe

Karen Snyder
Concordia Consulting LLC Sole Proprietor

Karen Snyder helps individuals and organizations reach their goals by offering strategic business consultation and programming. She has 27 years of experience as a dynamic presenter, trainer, coach, and consultant. She leverages her expertise in business processes and strategic planning to help C-Suite leaders communicate more effectively, develop synergy, and attain desired results.

Michael Milutis
CAI's "Great IT Professional" Director & Creator

Michael Milutis is an INFP committed to human capital development, continuous workplace learning, and corporate mindfulness. He works with technology organizations to develop innovative learning cultures and he coaches individuals
and teams so that they can develop continuously, grow personally, and realize their highest potential.

Christopher Bennett
Technology-Innovation-Law Founder
Christopher Bennett, is the Founder of Technology-Innovation-Law and has 20+ years of experience… – with expertise in business analysis, finance, law and regulatory, services development, technology operations and strategy – in both the public and private sectors. Project management accomplishments include, but are not limited to,

• 116 projects managed – with 99% on budget and 100% in compliance
Sonia Mundra
Chenega Analytic Business Solutions President
Ms. Sonia Mundra is the President of Chenega Analytic Business Solutions (Chenega ABS), an Alaska Native Corporation (ANC) and Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB). Ms. Mundra helps federal agencies implement cradle-to-grave information solutions, to include: legacy records management and storage, digitization, data migration, cloud storage and security, visualization, analytics, and implementation of blockchain technologies.
Aaron Hall
CARFAX Director of Project Services

Aaron Hall is Director of Project Services at CARFAX. In this role, he has accountability for portfolio management and project delivery, all project management staff, and identification/implementation of best practices. He has led several similar organizations and programs at K12, AOL, NeuStar, Convergys, and BDM. Aaron is also a decorated US Army officer who served for over 20 years in assignments throughout the world.

Sarah Hoban, PMP
Booz Allen Hamilton Lead Associate

Sarah is a PMP-certified project/program manager and strategy consultant with 10 years of experience directing complex multi-million dollar projects, leading diverse global teams, collaborating with C-suite executives, mapping cross-functional stakeholder dependencies, and analyzing risk to deliver quality projects on schedule for federal and international clients. Her career has focused on incorporating project management techniques (sometimes stealthily) to advance strategy and improve processes.

Simon Storm
Promontory Interfinancial Network Senior Director of Enterprise Applications

As an Agile and Continuous Delivery champion, Simon has led the implementation of a fully functional continuous delivery pipeline, facilitating deployments through all environments. This includes rebuilding the infrastructure with each release, automated testing, code analytics, and pushbutton blue-green deployments. During this process, he has helped developed a DevOps and DevSec culture within the organization, increasing cross-team collaboration and automation.

John Johnson, PMP, CSM, SPC
Softek Enterprises LLC Chief Technology Officer

Mr. Johnson teaches graduate courses on Agile and Predictive management at the University of Maryland’s Project Management Program. His recent Agile Project Management series on EdX (in-production) was highlighted as the #1 Professional Certificate for massive online open courses (MOOCs) globally by the premier MOOC reviewer Class-Central.com.

Mun-Wai Hon
Noblis Sr. Principal/ Manager
 Published in IEEE and certified as a PMP, Mr. Hon proactively helps Federal clients with challenging projects and vendor management issues in Cyber Security, Cloud Computing, and Foreign Assistance areas for over 20 years. As a CISSP, Mr. Hon has also taught Cyber hacking and other technology courses for 17 years. He has spoken internationally and at numerous law enforcement conferences. Published in IEEE and certified as a PMP, Mr.
S. L. Young
Beyond SPRH, LLC Founder and President

S. L. Young is a multi-award winning educator, mental health advocate, author/writer, program leader, professor, inspirational speaker, and radio host. Mr. Young's materials provide solution-oriented guidance to address life and business challenges.  During his professional career, Mr. Young managed multi-million dollar projects in various Fortune 500 companies for over 15 years in the areas of billing, engineering, network security, operations, product development, and more.

Stefana Saxton, PMP
VMware Business Innovation Strategist

Stefana Saxton serves as a Business Innovation Strategist for VMware where she works with clients to assess long term business goals and then strategically identify, prioritize and execute mission-critical business improvements and innovations that add value for VMware clients and business partners.

She has worked with clients in healthcare, finance, engineering, programs, operations, information technology, manufacturing, and development.

Belinda Goodrich
The Goodrich Institute and PM Learning Solutions Founder and CEO

"Globally recognized as a project management expert, Belinda Goodrich is the founder and CEO of The Goodrich Institute and PM Learning Solutions. PM Learning Solutions is focused on delivering world-class project management exam preparation programs and materials. Under The Goodrich Institute, Belinda serves as a consultant to a number of Fortune 500 companies with a focus on improving the project management processes and practices in order to drive business growth.

Karen Davey-Winter, PMP, ACC
Leadership Coach and Management Consultant Work Life Perspectives, LLC

Karen Davey-Winter is an Executive Coach and Management consultant who began her career in IT more than 20 years ago. She has held a variety of leadership roles for small and large organizations, including being on the senior leadership team of a $5.2 billion healthcare IT project. She has led teams of over 150 people, often in complex matrix environments.

Tom Fox
Partnership for Public Service Vice President for Leadership and Innovation

Tom Fox is the Vice President for Leadership and Innovation at the Partnership for Public Service, the Washington Post’s Federal Coach columnist and an executive coach.  

Stewart Witt
Avrio RMS Group Director of Program Management

Mr. Witt is the Director of Program Management for the Avrio RMS Group.  Avrio RMS Group engineers and deploys the latest digital video surveillance solutions across the United States for the public safety market.

Michael Dobson, PMP

Michael Dobson, PMP, is an internationally known project management consultant, author, and lecturer. He’s the author of 24 books on various aspects of project management, office politics, organizational dynamics, and personal growth.  He is the author of Project: Impossible,Creative Project Management from McGraw-Hill, and six other books on project management.  His book Practical Project Management has sold well over 60,000 copies, making him one of the best selling authors in the project management field.

J. Davidson Frame, PhD, PMP, PMI Fellow
University of Management and Technology Academic Dean

Dr. Frame has been a major player in technology management and project management education and training since the 1980s. He has written eight books and more than 30 scholarly articles on these subjects. His Managing Projects in Organizations (2003) is a business best seller. His most recent book, Framing Decisions: Decision Making that Accounts for Irrationality, People and Constraints, was published in 2013.

Arlen Bankston
LitheSpeed Managing Partner

Arlen Bankston is an established leader in the application and evolution of Agile software development processes such as Scrum, Kanban and Extreme Programming, as well as process management methodologies such as Lean and Six Sigma. He is a Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt, Certified ScrumMaster Trainer and Certified Scrum Product Owner. He has thirteen years of experience, beginning in product design, where he leveraged principles of information architecture, interaction design and usability to develop innovative products that met customers' expressed and unspoken needs.

Neal Henderson, ACC, GPHR, SPHR
President and Coach, Trainer, and Consultant Front Row Performance Coaching LLC

Founder of Front Row Performance Coaching LLC, Neal has extensive experience developing emerging leaders and helping organization grow and improve.

Chuck McKnight
Chesapeake Consulting Inc. Principal Consultant

Chuck has 30+ years of Operations experience. In 1988, while working as a software engineer at a Digital Equipment Corporation printed wiring board manufacturing facility, Chuck was introduced to Eli Goldratt's The Goal. Armed with The Theory of Constraints, Chuck was inspired to begin his journey to change the world and jumped at the opportunity to transfer from the IT department to the Manufacturing department as a Production Supervisor so he could have greater opportunity to impact policy.

John Juzbasich, D.Ed.(c), MLD
CEO Merit Systems LLC

John Juzbasich is partner and CEO at Merit Systems LLC, a firm specializing in designing and delivering high value continuing professional education. He teaches project management, Leadership development and leads internal projects at Merit Systems.

Daniel P. Walsh
Exepron® CEO and Co-Founder

After a successful career in leading large organizations including Director of Operations for a five billion dollar enterprise and CEO for a $750 million company, in 1996 Daniel Walsh founded Vector Strategies, a Theory of Constraints, (TOC) focused company.  He and Vector Strategies are recognized experts in developing and implementing powerful strategies that quickly and dramatically improve market presence and profitability. He has worked with companies in the pharmaceutical, construction, engineering, shipbuilding; software, manufacturing, aerospace & defense industries.

Mike Boisseau
Mike Boisseau Consulting President

Mike Boisseau has over 31 years of hands-on engineering, operations, management, leadership, process improvement, and consulting experience, including corporate oversight of Project Management and Information Technology for the four Navy-owned shipyards, responsible for $3B/year of ship modernization and repairs by 28,000 employees. Mike is a skilled team-builder, decision-maker and project manager with a focus on doing the right thing right. He is also an exceptional communicator and instructor at all levels.

Dave Nolting
Critical Chain Project Management Consultant

Raised on a farm in northeast Kansas, David attended the University of Kansas before being accepted by the US Air Force Academy, CO. David spent 22 years in the Air Force and retired as a Lt Colonel. He was a pilot and flew C-130A and C-5A aircraft. As an engineer, he received a Masters Degree in Astronautics from the Air Force Institute of Technology, OH, and tested inertial navigation and guidance systems at Holloman AFB, NM.

John Thompson
Exepron® COO and Co-Founder

John Thompson is a Co-Founder and COO of Exepron and owner of Global Focus LLC, a business consultancy specializing in positioning Organizations for sustainable growth and business turn-around. John has led numerous Companies through Facilitated Analysis, Training and Implementations in many diverse Industries globally including Aerospace, Electronic Stock Trading, Auto Collision Repair, Landscape Architecture, Forest Technology, Retail Apparel Distribution, Medical Instrumentation, Composite Fiber Reinforced Plastics and Heavy Steel Fabrication Industries.

Dr. John Young
Noblis, Inc. Senior Principal/Engagement Manager

Dr. John M. Young is a former Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) staffer who has 12 years of progressive policy development and leadership experience at CMS and the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS). In several increasingly roles of responsibility at CMS -- as a HIPAA policy analyst, epidemiologist in Medicare quality, technical director in Medicaid quality and senior advisor in the Innovation Center --  he possesses unique,  in-depth knowledge and insights into the inner workings of healthcare policy development, analysis and implementation.

Kent Kettell
Lead Engineer

Kent Kettell served in the US Navy as a Machinists’ Mate, Submarine Officer, and Engineering Duty Officer, retiring at the rank of Commander in 2005. He was awarded a Bachelor of Science degree in Marine Engineering from the US Naval Academy and a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering and the educational degree of Mechanical Engineer in Total Ship Systems Engineering from the Naval Postgraduate School. Since 1997, Kent has focused on quality and process improvement in both operations and project management.

Angela Dingle, CMC®, CGEIT
Ex Nihilo Management, LLC President and CEOPresident and CEO

Angela Dingle, President and CEO of Ex Nihilo Management, LLC, is a Certified Management Consultant (CMC®) who has managed the successful execution of a variety of programs valued at over $40 million including strategic planning, risk management, Information Technology, governance, process improvement, quality assurance and systems engineering. She is Certified in the Governance of Information Technology (CGEIT) and has over 25 years of experience working in the public and private sector.

Dave Sherman
Dave Sherman Speaks Owner

Dave Sherman, professional speaker, trainer and best-selling author, is the owner of Dave Sherman Speaks, a training and consulting company that specializes in teaching people how to grow their business faster by embracing the art of the schmooze.

He is also the owner of a commercial photography business called Biz Pics by Dave. He specializes in event photography, head shots, marketing photos, etc.

Martha Johnson
Former Administrator of the General Services Administration

Martha Johnson is an author, speaker, and consultant with a 35-year career in public and private organizations. She served President Obama as the Administrator of the General Services Administration. She also served eight years with the Clinton Administration. Her business career includes senior positions at Cummins Engine Company, Computer Sciences Corporation, and SRA International. 

Michael R. Van Dyke, PMP
Serengeti Enterprises, LLC Principal

For 25 years, Michael R. Van Dyke, PMP transformed empty stages into vibrant environments for theater and dance performance. Now through Serengeti Enterprises, LLC, he assists organizations and individuals to achieve their highest potential through training, objective-based team-building, and coaching services. He has been on the faculty at Yale University, Dartmouth College, and Amherst College. Mr. Van Dyke recently managed a nation-wide training initiative for the USDA and provided project management training for a national grant program.

Jennifer Bisceglie
Interos Solutions President and CEO

Jennifer Bisceglie is President & CEO of Interos Solutions, an award-winning management services firm located in VA, focused on global cyber and supply chain risk management. Ms. Bisceglie has recently traveled as part of a Congressional Delegation to Taiwan to discuss Taiwan/Japan/US global economic opportunities and the importance of supply chain security between the 3 countries.

David Offenkrantz, MBA, PMP
HP Project Manager

David Offenkrantz, MBA, PMP is a PMI-certified Project Management Professional and Past-President of the Washington, DC chapter of PMI. During David’s tenure as Chair/President, the chapter passed the 10,000 member milestone. He is a Project & Program Manager for Hewlett-Packard and the 2014-2016 PMI Region 5 Mentor. 

Derek Huether, PMP, PMI-ACP
LeadingAgile Enterprise Transformation Consultant

With 25 years of experience as a United States Marine, start-up founder, project manager, and federal agency PMO advisor, Derek is very results driven, and essential to the LeadingAgile team in Washington DC and Baltimore. Derek takes the hand waving and voodoo out of Agile practices. He is the voice behind The Critical Path, author of Zombie Project Management (KDP 2011), founder of the Agile Baltimore Group and of Lean Coffee Baltimore.

Laura Barnard, PMP
PMO Strategies Founder

Laura, Founder and CEO of PMO Strategies, has spent more than 20 years creating impactful and sustainable change for a broad range of organizations, from nonprofits to global financial institutions. She combines her deep experience in the PMO and Change Management space with her passion for helping people create effective and sustainable change to transform how organizations realize business strategy. She shares her experience and stories in her blog titled, “I wish I had me when I was you...”

Carl Pritchard, PMP, PMI-RMP
Author, Trainer, Researcher, Correspondent, Consultant

Carl Pritchard is a lecturer, author, and recognized fixture in the project management community. He has spoken to audiences around the globe, with an emphasis on communications, leadership and risk management. He is the U.S. Correspondent for the British project management magazine, Project Manager Today, and serves on the board of directors of ProjectConnections.com He has written seven project management textbooks, created two Windows apps, and developed a PMP Certification Exam Prep practice website.

Carl Pritchard, PMP, PMI-RMP, EVP
Author, Trainer, Researcher, Correspondent, Consultant

Carl Pritchard is a lecturer, author, and recognized fixture in the project management community. He has spoken to audiences around the globe, with an emphasis on communications, leadership and risk management. He is the U.S. Correspondent for the British project management magazine, Project Manager Today, and serves on the board of directors of ProjectConnections.com He has written seven project management textbooks, created two Windows apps, and developed a PMP Certification Exam Prep practice website.

Christine Merdon, PE, CCM
Architect of the Capitol Chief Operating Officer

Ms. Merdon began her Federal career in 1981 as a cooperative education engineering student for the U.S. Navy. After earning her Bachelor of Science degree in 1987, from the University of Maryland in Civil Engineering, she continued her career with the Navy as a project engineer and project manager. In 1998, she received a Master of Science degree in Civil Engineering.

Hector Del Castillo, CPM, CPMM
Simtelligent Chief Product Officer

Hector is a product executive with over 15 years of experience working for digital companies around the world. He loves working with people who want to make a massive positive impact in the world. This is why he works with executives, visionaries, innovators, futurists and entrepreneurs who want to build great products and companies that change the world.

Bob Mahler, PMP
Velociteach Director of Business Developmen

Mr. Bob Mahler served in the U.S. Army in the Mechanized Infantry and later as a Green Beret. Bob has extensive risk management experience from his time in the U.S. Army, and while supporting strategic risk planning for the TSA as well as Homeland Security. He is the current Director of Business Development for Velociteach and is a dynamic public speaker. Bob currently lives in Murfreesboro TN and has served in multiple PMIWDC Board positions. 

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