2017 Professional Development Conference

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    April 12, 13 and 14

    Salt Palace in downtown Salt Lake City

    NEW! Single Day Pricing Available

    Day 1:

    8:00AM Registration Opens

    9:00AM Opening Session with Vinh Giang

    12:00PM: Lunch with 2016-2017 Scholarship Finalists - YOU pick the winner!

    5:00PM: End of Day 1

    Day 2:

    8:00AM Registration/Networking

    9:00AM Break Out Sessions

    12:00PM Randy Black - PMI Global Board of Directors

    5:00PM End of Day 1

    Day 3:

    8:00AM Registration/Networking

    9:00AM Break Out Sessions

    11:30AM Lunch/Awards/Recap

    12:30-2:00PM Closing Keynote with Jeff Tobe   


    3.9.17 PDC Schedule (Draft)

    Chapter Elections Begin 3/27/17

    Candidates for this year's open positions are as follows:

    Candidates for the 2017 Board Of Directors Election:


    Jeff Howcroft

    Jeff Howcroft, PMP, and PMI-SP, has over twenty six years of experience in various construction management roles in the large commercial, civil, and utility industries.   Jeff earned his PMP Certification in October 2010.  His credentials include certifications in CSM, CSPO, CQM, and TQM, he also is a LEED AP credential holder in (BD+C) Building Design and Construction.  He holds several advanced certificates in Energy Management and Green Construction.  Jeff has been associated with the Northern Utah Chapter since 2009 and has served on the board for the past 5-1/2 years in various roles including the Vice President of Education & Certification, the Executive Vice President of Professional Development, and most recently as the Chapter President.  Jeff graduated from PMI’s Leadership Institute Master Class (LIMC) in 2015 and has served as the State of Utah Educational Liaison for PMIEF (PMI’s Education Foundation) for the past 4 years.  Jeff has been instrumental in bringing new training programs and opportunities to our local chapter and its members, and maintains strong relationships with our sponsors, speakers, and instructors to continue to grow the chapter’s professional development objectives well into the future.

    Vice President - Volunteers

    Michelle Schumann

    Michelle Schumann, PMP, has over seven years of experience in various project management roles and in a teaching capacity.   Michelle earned her PMP Certification in April 2016.  She also has her MBA and a Bachelor of Science in Business Management and Administration.  Michelle has been associated with the Northern Utah Chapter since 2013 and has served on the board for the past 2 years as the Vice President of Volunteers.  Michelle has been instrumental in clearly defining the volunteer job roles within the chapter.  She has also maintained community volunteer opportunities with our local chapter and its members, and plans to continue strong relationships with our chapter’s volunteer objectives in the future.

    Vice President - Programs

    Rosann Bateman

    I recently moved to the Salt Lake City area  from Austin, TX.  I have been a PMI member since June 2005 and a PMP since August 2005. I have been  a member of the PMI Austin Chapter, where  I served as VP of Operations in 2016. Prior to that I served as Director of Events and Facilities. I am interested in the VP of Programs position for PMINUC.

    Chris Kenney

    Chris is a senior level project professional possessing a solid breadth of corporate management experience and knowledge. As a credentialed project manager (PMP 2010, renewed to 2019) Chris possesses an outstanding ability to lead diverse groups of employees, clientele, and third-parties. Known for having a unique blend of strategic vision and tactical attention he is proven leader with the ability to build and motivate teams toward meeting common goals.
    Chris has been actively involved in the Northern Utah Chapter and is looking forward to the opportunity to take the next step in his involvement with the chapter. Chris has supported previous Professional Development Conferences as a speaker and a volunteer. He has also supported the chapters efforts at the Salvation Army Angel Tree event sorting toys and gifts for the children during the holiday season.
    Chris is currently the President of a social media startup.


    Amanda Harbin

    As a project management and administrative professional, I offer over 10 years of combined experience in project coordination, logistical planning, cross-functional coordination, workflow optimization, and customer relations. I am often recognized for my ability to unify stakeholders, identify and resolve operational inefficiencies, and maximize productivity to foster organizational success and outreach.

    I am currently employed as a Project Manager for Four Winds Interactive (FWI); an international leader in enterprise visual communication software solutions. In this role, I am charged in overseeing and coordinating highly-complex scope of work (SOW), production and upgrade projects through the project management lifecycle; often partnering with technical and professional services teams to bring our client’s projects to fruition.

    In addition to my professional experiences within the corporate realm, it has also been personally important for me to contribute within the local and greater global community. As part of this calling, I have contributed as a Research Assistant, Education Specialist and Volunteer Coordinator for numerous non-profit organizations across the US that advocate for environmental, conservation, and wildlife/marine preservation issues; playing an instrumental role in generating awareness through the development of targeted public education programs and scientific research.

    Vice-President Marketing:

    Ken Cordova

     Ken Cordova has over 20 years of project and organizational management, including result oriented planning, integration, and deployment expertise combined with deep business acumen, risk, and financial industry experience. He has primarily focused on the Information Technology space with engagements with Fortune 500 companies, non-profits, and start-ups businesses. He is currently serving as the Vice President of Public Relations and Sponsorship for the Northern Utah Chapter. Ken has a Bachelor of Science in Sociology with an emphasis on Marriage and Relationships from Brigham Young University and is bilingual in Spanish. When Ken is not managing projects, he is usually traveling or catching up on home improvement projects

    Vice-President Membership:

    Kathy Bangerter PMP,CSM

     Kathy has over twenty years in Information Technology. She moved from a technical professional into managing technical projects and became PMP certified in April 2009. She obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from the University of Phoenix in 2006. Kathy has been a member of the PMI Northern Utah Chapter since becoming certified and previously volunteered as the chapter's newsletter editor. Kathy is looking forward to volunteer on the board as the VP of Membership.

    Francis Rimoli MBA, PMP

    MBA in Project Management at FGV, BS in Systems Analysis at PUCCAMP and Data Processing Technician. Francis has had his PMP since 2008. He has worked within the Project Management community on a Governance Board, representative on PMI Brazillian Chapters Integration and PMIef Liason at PMI Sao Paulo. Francis also graduated from the PMI Leadership Institute Master Class (LIMC) in 2016. Francis recently moved to Salt Lake City from Sao Paulo, Brazil and is willing to assist the Utah project management community reach it's goals.

    Vice-President Member Services:

    Doug Barton

    Doug Barton, PMP, has over 15 years of experience in project management, program management and portfolio management.  Doug earned his PMP Certification in 2010 and is working on his PgMP (passed the PMI panel review).  Doug received his Bachelor of Science in Finance from BYU and his Masters in Information Systems from the University of Utah.  Doug has extensive industry experience, acting as the CIO of a financial services company, an IT Director and the director of a project management office with numerous Fortune 500 companies. 
    Doug has been involved with the PMI Northern Utah Chapter since 2012 and has served as the PMI-NUC Director of Mentorship since August 2016.  Doug loves teaching project management and mentoring others. Doug believes the Northern Utah Chapter can play a larger, more visible role with Utah IT professionals, offering:
    • Career enhancement help through personal mentoring programs and local job boards
    • Career development through knowledge sharing and book clubs.
    Doug is excited about sharing these skills and plans with the membership of the PMI Northern Utah Chapter.

     and Agile. I believe that people and the culture of the business are critical keys to success for any company. I agree completely with the philosophy that great leaders don’t just happen, they are developed. I have been involved in, and led, process improvement teams both inside and outside the IT department. I continue to study, learn and apply principles of leadership and improvement methodologies, such as Lean Six Sigma, in both my personal and professional life. I am also a Certified Scrum Master and Certified Product Owner.


    2017 Chapter Board of Director Elections

    March 27, 2017 - April 11, 2017
    12:00 AM to 11:45 PM

    Chapter Member Voting for 2017 Board of Directors

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    Breakfast Networking

    April 06, 2017 - April 06, 2017
    7:00 AM to 9:00 AM

    Breakfast Networking Session

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    2017 Professional Development Conference

    April 12, 2017 - April 14, 2017
    8:00 AM to 2:00 PM

    3 days of presentations, workshops and networking!

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    PMP Exam Prep

    April 22, 2017 - April 22, 2017
    8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

    PMP Exam Prep

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    CAPM Exam Prep

    April 22, 2017 - April 22, 2017
    8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

    CAPM Exam Prep Class

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    ACP Exam Prep Class

    April 26, 2017 - April 28, 2017
    8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

    ACP Exam Prep Class

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    CSM Certification Class

    May 15, 2017 - May 16, 2017
    8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

    CSM - Certified Scrum Master

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