BREAKOUT SPEAKERS-PDD 2017

    ERIK JOHNSON

    TOPIC: 2016 PMI Project of the Year Finalist National Synchrotron Light Source II

    Erik D Johnson is NSLS-II Deputy Director for Construction within the Energy and Photon Sciences Directorate at Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL). He started his varied career at BNL in 1985 with a Postdoctoral appointment at the National Synchrotron Light Source (NSLS) focusing on surface chemistry.  Working through a series of scientific staff appointments he was awarded Tenure in 1993.   Much of his work has been at the interface between beamlines and accelerators including leading the construction of the BNL Deep Ultra Violet Free Electron Laser, a stint as head of the Experimental Systems Group, and serving as NSLS Associate Chair for Operations and Engineering.  He joined the NSLS-II Project full time in 2007 in Accelerator Systems, returning to NSLS operations in 2010 as NSLS Chairman and ultimately Deputy Associate Laboratory Director for Programs for Photon Sciences. He returned full time to the NSLS-II project in 2013 as the Deputy Project Director until its completion in 2015.   He is currently responsible for oversight of construction activities within the NSLS-II Department and is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP).

     

    MICHAEL MILUTIS

    TOPIC: The Secrets to Marketing Yourself Strategically and Successfully

    Michael Milutis is an entrepreneur, writer, enterprise strategist, and Director/Creator of the IT Metrics & Productivity Institute (ITMPI), an online consortium of over 250 experts from around the world who are dedicated to the promotion of best practices education in IT management and who serve the community through enhanced knowledge and professional development.  In 2016, the Institute launched "The Great IT Professional" – a mobile app that puts over 1000+ hours of PMP oriented education (and unlimited PDUs) in the palm of your hand.  It is the first mobile app of its kind in the world of project management.  Michael also speaks around the world and offers coaching and consulting in the areas of human capital development and peak performance management.  Since 1997 he has worked in enterprise strategy and new business development for CAI, an international IT services firm, and since 2014 he has worked as a volunteer teacher at CAI Learning Academy, a philanthropic-based, full-time private school for inner city children in Allentown, PA, where he teaches music and chess.  Michael is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania.

     

    STACIE MASTIN

    TOPIC: Capacity Planning and Communication in Projects

    Stacie Mastin is the Manager, Capacity Planning in the IT division at Excellus BlueCross BlueShield, where she has worked for over 30 years. During her career at Excellus, Stacie has worked in customer service, claims processing, audit, compliance, and project management. In her current role, she serves as the strategic interface with assigned business units for the purpose of business and IT strategy development, solution discovery, service management, risk management, resource management and relationship management.  She is responsible for establishing resource management methodology and managing resource demand forecasting for all potential and assigned activities which require IT and business staff. Outside of her work at Excellus, Stacie is a guest lecturer at The College at Brockport, State University of New York. Courses she has led include Communication Styles and a Project Management class on Capacity & Demand.

    Stacie holds a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from SUNY Geneseo. She also holds a Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification, Health Insurance Associate (HIA) Certification and Professional, Academy for Healthcare Management (PAHM) designation. Stacie has three children and recently traveled to Nepal where she enjoyed hiking, white water rafting and a magnificent view of Mt. Everest.

     

    STACY MUNECHIKA

    TOPIC: Project Uncertainty Management

    Stacy Munechika is a Technical Program Manager at Eastman Kodak. He has over 15 years of experience leading technical and dispersed teams in developing innovative solutions for digital commercial printing products. Before joining Kodak, Stacy was an Officer in the US Air Force.

    Stacy is currently serving as the PMI Rochester Vice President of Outreach. In this role, he is committed to helping our members engage and network with outside organizations to promote the value of project management.

    Stacy is also a senior instructor for The Project Solvers of America, Inc. and has taught Project Management Professional® (PMP®) preparation classes. He is a credentialed Master Trainer from the Association for Talent Development (ATD).

     

    BILL WENDLANDT

    TOPIC: Top 10 List for Successful Project Managers

    Bill Wendlandt is Interim Director of the Global PMO at Carestream Health.   Bill will veer off the standard project management script and give you a practical, no-nonsense, and entertaining explanation of his Top 10 List for Successful Project Managers.  This is project management advice for the real world -- including advice on how to become a leader that is worth following, how to get your team into the boat, how to properly throw a dead fish on the table, and how to see around corners.  This presentation is the result of a career in leading projects and teams to create new technology medical devices such as the world’s first wireless cassette-sized digital x-ray detector, a revolutionary mobile x-ray system, and a groundbreaking extremity CT system.  Bill has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Bradley University, 19 U.S. Patents, a NY State Professional Engineering license, a Project Management Professional certification, and over 30 years of project management and engineering experience.  Bill and his teams have won several awards for medical product development including Best New Radiology Device of 2016 (Aunt Minnie.com), 2012 Quality of Life GREAT Award (Greater Rochester Excellence & Achievements in Technology), and four Healthcare Innovation Awards (Rochester Business Journal).

     

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