PMI Chicagoland Leadership - Executive Board
The executive board is responsible for the strategic direction of the chapter. The board is ultimately accountable for and has oversight over the operation of the chapter. The board appoints directors that are responsible for the day to day operation of the chapter under the board's direction.
The Chapter Board Members are elected by a majority vote of Chapter membership in attendance at the annual business meeting.
The Officers serve a one year term from July 1 to June 30 of the following year. Officers traditionally serve no more than two consecutive terms in the same office. The President, with the approval of the Board, appoints members of the Nominating Committee who must be members of PMI in good standing. The Nominating Committee is chaired by the Past President. Nominating procedures are established in the Chapter By-laws. Nominations may also be made from the floor at the Chapter meeting prior to the annual business meeting.
The board meets Monthly on the last Monday of the month.
Executive Board Roles and Responsibilities
Current Executive Board Members
|Gregory Jones, PMP||President|
|John Duggan, PMP
|Jim Karthan, PMP
||VP of Membership|
|Andrew Soswa, PMP
||VP of Education|
|Rajesh G. Nair, PMP, PgMP||VP of Community Outreach|
|Greg Horodeck, PMP
||VP of Finance|
|Jonathan Lee, PMP
||VP of Business Outreach|
|Larry Witham, PMP
||VP of Operations
|Amer Kazmi, PMP
||VP of Technology
|Anne W. Clark
|Gregory Jones, PMP
Greg has over 30 years experience in the Systems Development and Project Management industry. His positions have ranged from team member to managing projects to overseeing projects in a PMO. He received his MPM from Keller in 2000 and his PMP in 2003.
Greg began his career with Whirlpool Corporation as a programmer. Later he joined Amoco Corporation (Now BP Corporation) where he gained most of his experience as a project manager and supervisor in their IT and Controller's departments.
After the merger of Amoco and BP he accepted a position with RR Donnelley as an IT Department Manager in their Major Systems group. It was here that he worked on a major project to develop and implement repeatable processes as part of the company's CMM initiative. As a result he became a PMO Manager with oversight responsibilities for several major projects.
Currently, Greg works as a principle consultant for his company, BJ & Associates, LLC. They provide project management training and services to various for profit and non-profit companies. He is also a QuickBooks advisor for several small businesses.
Greg has been involved in the PMI Chicagoland Chapter as a member since 1996. He became the Director of Financial Accounting in 2006 and VP of Finance in 2007. In 2008 he became VP of Operations. His latest position is VP of Education starting in July 2011.
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Jim Karthan, PMP
Jim Karthan is a Senior Project Manager in the Information Technology field, with over 21 years of project management experience. He has been an active member of PMI and the Chicagoland chapter for the last 16 years. In service to the chapter, Jim has held several Chicagoland VP/Board, Director and volunteering roles. Jim is an active speaker on Project Management, as well as a mentor and career coach to the next generation of project managers. He is a Principal level consultant for MVC Consulting working as a Project Manager for Chicagoland corporations.
|Andrew Soswa, PMP
VP of Education
Andrew has been a PMI member since August 2009 and volunteered in Programs, Membership and Mentoring programs. From January 2012 until end of June 2012, Andrew has spearheaded Director of Member Analysis and since beginning of July led the Chapter dinner meetings as Director of Programs.
Andrew's passion is Strategic Project Management practice.
Rajesh G. Nair, PMP, PgMP
VP of Community Outreach
Raj currently working as IT Global PMO consultant
Raj worked at United Airlines IT as a Sr. IT Program Manager, Airline Operations since 2001.
From 1995 Raj worked as a Sr. Software Consultant in telecommunications and pharmaceutical industries. Delivered key strategic projects for clients
From 1990 Raj worked as a Sr. Software Engineer/Operations Manager (1992-1994) California Software Co Ltd, Chennai, India (www.calsoftgroup.com)
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While studying in Keller for Masters in Project management Raj was introduced to PMI and also to the chapter by one of the instructors. Raj joined PMI in 2004. Participated in the mentoring program twice as a mentor and also a helper at the registration desk. Participated in couple of volunteering works for PMI Global.
MBA 2010, MPM (Master of Project Management) 1998 - Keller Graduate School of Management, Chicago, IL
ACTIVITIES & AWARDS
Volunteer, Project management Institute (PMI) Mentoring Program, 2007 & 2010. Promoter of PMI standards and guidelines
Greg Horodeck, PMP
|Jonathan Lee, PMP
VP of Business Outreach
Jonathan Lee is a certified Project Manager (PMP). He has over 15 years of consulting experience providing Project Management, Customer Relationship Management (CRM), and System Integration services. He is experienced in managing multiple and complex projects. He is currently the founder and president of Riics Corporation, which specializes in providing Microsoft Dynamics CRM solutions and IT Project Management services.
Mr. Lee began his career with Unisys Corporation in 1995 as Information Services Consultant. During his 9 years of service at Unisys, Mr. Lee held series of positions with increasing responsibilities. As a senior manager in the CRM - Enterprise Transformation Services organization of the Unisys consulting group, he helped build Non-Emergency 3-1-1 Program offerings for the North America.
Over the years, Mr. Lee has provided project management and technical subject matter expertise services to clients in both public and private sectors including local and state goverments, insurance, banking, telecommunication, and publishing industries.
Mr. Lee is currently VP of Membership for PMI Chicagoland Chapter and is responsible for assuring that the value of membership is a primary strategic goal of the Chapter. He manages directors of member relations, member communications, mentoring, and volunteers.
Larry Witham, PMP
Amer Kazmi, PMP
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