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Meet The PMIGLC Directors and Committee
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|Corporate Outreach Committee |
| Name: Patti Dirasian, Director - Outreach |
| Name: Raj Sivakumar, MS, PMP Director, Volunteer Recruitment and Appreciation Rajesh Sivakumar has over 18 years of experience in the IT industry, the last 12 of which have been specifically in the areas of Implementation and Management of PeopleSoft Financials/HCM solutions.|
A PMP certified project manager, Raj, is currently providing consulting services to Lear Corporation, a leading global supplier of automotive seating systems, electrical distribution systems and electronics. As a senior consultant, Raj is responsible for managing the PeopleSoft Financials system that pays out $7 Billion to suppliers, annually. Prior to holding this position, Raj was a Senior Project Manager with TechTeam Global, where he was responsible for implementing PeopleSoft Fin/HCM in the US and in 4 European offices.
Raj has a master’s degree in Computer Science. His favorite pastime activities include: reading, music and going on long drives in the night
| Name: Jeanne Stone, *Director, Contracts Jeanne presently works as an IT Project Controller at RouteOne through Vaco Technology for the past five years. Her previous work experience has been at Delphi, Ford and Hewlett Packard in the IT industry. |
Jeanne has been in the GreatLakes chapter of PMI since 2005 and became PMI certified in 2006. This is her second year as Director of Contracts. Previous positions held in the Great Lake Chapter include Director Membership Information and Collaterals, Director of Membership Promotion, and several volunteer activities within the Great Lakes Chapter of PMI. She enjoys meeting new people and keeping up on current trends within the industry of project management.
| Name: Ravindran Murugesu, PMP, CSSBB, CSQE Director, Forums |
Ravindran Murugesu is a long-time PMI Certified Project Manager, as
well as an ASQ certified Six Sigma Black Belt. His professional experience spans corporations in factory
automation systems, embedded development, IT, telecommunications and vehicle development. He has
over 16 years of experience in establishing and managing enterprise project management
infra-structure and business process improvement projects. Ravi currently works as a Senior Consultant for
Pcubed. Ravi holds a Bachelor Degree in Computer Science from University of North London (U.K.) and
MBA from University of Phoenix.
| Name: Kent Potts, Director, Marketing and Promotions Kent Potts, PMP, is Manager of Industrialization for Meritor, Commercial Vehicle Systems,|
a tier-1, global manufacturer of automotive components and integrated systems. He has also
held various leadership, engineering, quality, and consulting positions within multiple locations
of Meritor, AlliedSignal Automotive, Yale Materials Handling Corp., and Dover Corp. Kent
has lead multinational programs – most recently in China and Mexico. He has two US patents
pending for manufacturing process equipment designs. Kent holds both Master of Engineering
and BSIE degrees from North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC. He has practiced with
PMP certification from Project Management Institute, Inc. since 2003. Kent has been published
in Computers and Industrial Engineering, and he has spoken at several engineering and project
|Membership Committee Directors |
| Name: Srini Pinnamaneni, PMP Director Membership Retention |
Srini Pinnamaneni is a Senior Project Manager with Compuware Corporation managing projects for the different client. Srini brings over 20 years of hands-on experience in the field of Product Development, Finance, IT, Program Management and Project Management and has contributed to the organizational growth in these roles. Excellent finance management, people skills and results driven approach make Srini a successful project manager.
Srini has been an active volunteer in PMIGLC ever since his PMP certification in 2009:
• As the Director for Communication - worked in Sharepoint upgrade for PMIGLC.
• As the Director for Membership - every month extract membership details from PMI, email welcome message to all new and renewal members and provide monthly BI analytics reports to PMIGLC board of Directors.
|Outreach Committee Directors |
| Name: Minimol Mathew, MS, PMP Director, Academic Outreach Minimol Mathew is our Director of Academic Outreach. Mini has been a volunteer for the Outreach team for a number of years and has most recently been very active with teaching GLC’s PMI 101 Skills for Life workshop for community non-profits and various middle & high school students as well as undergraduates. |
Mini is an IT Project/Portfolio manager at Rainbow Rehabilitation Centers. As the Director of Academic Outreach, Mini will be working with the institutions of higher learning to help them integrate PM skills into their curriculum, assist with providing them with PM speakers, case studies and assistance from PMI and our chapter.
|Professional Development Committee |
| Name: Mark Kowal , PMP Director, Seminars Mark Kowal has over 22 years of experience in the commercial real estate construction industry, the last 12 of which have been specifically in project management.|
Mark, is a PMP certified project manager currently working for the
Department of Defense as a Liaison between United States Army Garrison, United States Army Corps of Engineers, Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC) and joint venture partners managing a variety of high tech engineering and specialty construction projects. Prior to holding this position, Mark was a Vice President, project Manager for Grubb and Ellis where he provided leadership for all internal and external resources required for real estate projects with an accumulated value of over $150M. Mark has a Bachelor's of Science in Interior Architecture. In his spare time he enjoys working with fused glass, swimming and Cross Fit.
| Name: Christopher Blough, PMP, MPA Director, Symposium Programs Mr. Blough is an Information Technology Consulting Manager in the Management Consulting Practice at Plante & Moran, PLLC. He has 13 years of public sector experience working in municipal and county government as a consultant, manager, and department head. He earned a B.S. in Geography and Earth Science from Central Michigan University and a Master of Public Administration from Eastern Michigan University. He completed master’s certificates in IT Project Management and IT Service Management through Villanova University and earned his PMP credential in 2010. He also completed the ITIL v3 Foundation exam. |