Meet Your Volunteer - Chris Karanski

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Chris Karanski, PMP, works in the Government Consulting Industry for Headstrong, Inc. Chris has been a member of both PMI and PMIWDC for about 4 years. He became interested in PMI about 7 years ago when he was introduced to PMI by a colleague. PMI offered him an opportunity to network with professionals and learn best practices that enhanced his career given his experience with managing logistical projects in the Former Soviet Union.

Chris's volunteering efforts began when John Cormier introduced him to the Chapter-to-Chapter program during one of the evening dinner meetings. Chris now serves as the Assistant Vice President for Outreach, Chapter-to-Chapter Program.

Chris is pursuing his training in Microsoft Project Server and he plans to achieve the Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist certification. He also has plans to advance his training in Project Portfolio Management business processes and tools.

On the side, Chris is a private pilot, an avid science fiction fan, and a NRA certified firearms instructor. He enjoys working with his hands to maintain and repair the family cars and he likes to complain when he has to fix things around the house. Most importantly, his wife and he are the proud parents of two young boys: Peter who is 6 and James who is 4.