President - Stephen Wilks, PMP
Stephen supports adopting new ideas and is a champion of process improvement. He loves to work with volunteers and to serve the Chapter and its membership. As the PMI Portland Chapter VP of Operations, he has helped bring in several new tools to provide more flexibility for the Chapter membership, and has supported the move to a new web infrastructure provider. Stephen is well-vetted in Information Technology, including Systems Programming, Contingency Planning, Capacity Planning, Helpdesk Level 3, Infrastructure Project Manager on Upgrades, Migrations, Cloud Support, Web Support and is a Lean Coordinator/Instructor.
Stephen is a U.S. Navy veteran, and has a Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology Management. His hobbies change, but he loves experiencing new locations and working with his hands.
President Elect - Titu Hariharan, PMP
Since 2013, Titu Hariharan has served PMI Portland Chapter Board in various capacities; starting in Registration, progressing quickly to Director of Registration, Annual Conference Lead Project Manager for Registration, VP of Programs, and Annual Conference Strategic Committee member. Titu’s decision to pursue her PMP credential led her to PMI's doorstep.
Titu has taken an active role to expand existing programs and starting new ones that bring value to PMI Portland members and the Project Management community, creating awareness and bringing in new members to grow the Chapter.
Titu has experience of over ten years in education, project management, business analysis, event management, sales & marketing, and customer service. She is a leader with strong communication and negotiation skills who can bring people together to achieve project goals and objectives. Titu’s vision is to cultivate a highly engaged culture of members who will learn, grow, inspire, connect with, and give back to the PMI community. Additionally, volunteers are the heartbeat of PMI; a key goal is to reward and recognize volunteers for their contribution and dedication.
Titu enjoys traveling, reading, and learning about the history and culture of the places she visits. She calls PNW home and lives with her husband, soon-to-graduate daughter, college-bound teenager son and Kona, her chocolate lab. Kona looks forward to his daily walks with Titu, rain or shine. Mostly rain J, hey, it is the PNW after all!!!
Past President - Jimmy Godard, MBA, PMP
Jimmy has 18 years of project management and consulting experience working in the Banking and Information Technology Industries. He is an instigator of process improvement and innovation with an unwavering determination to bring about results. He implements global changes in leading technology integration efforts for Infrastructure, End User Computing, Mergers, Acquisitions, and Divestitures. He contributes selfless and ethical leadership, leads diverse multicultural distributed teams worldwide, influences change, promotes cross-cultural communication, builds great talent, plans diligently, and executes relentlessly. He is an ITIL, and PMP certified. He earned a Computer Science degree at St. Thomas University in Florida. He moved to Oregon and later completed two master degrees respectively in Computer Information Systems, and Business Administration.
Jimmy previously served the PMI Portland Chapter as VP of Operations and as VP of Programs where he has brought constructive changes to the growth and betterment of the Chapter. His favorite hobby is coaching his children in the game of soccer. He currently coaches 3 soccer teams as part of the Sherwood Youth Soccer Club indoor and outdoor.
Caroline has been a member of the Project Management Institute (PMI) Portland Chapter since 2011 and volunteered in different roles and events. She graduated from Portland State University with a double major in Human Resources Management and Supply Chain Management. She also holds a PMI certification as a Project Management Professional (PMP).
In her career Caroline has held various roles in Manufacturing, Bio-Pharmaceutical and Government which have shaped her leadership and project management approach. Currently, Caroline works for the City of Portland as an IT Project Manager and has over six years as an IT project manager. What she enjoys the most about the work are the people, processes and technology.
When not working Caroline can be found spending time with friends and family, traveling, dancing and trying new recipes.
Lisa is an Army brat and a happy transplant to the Pacific Northwest. She completed her MBA in Operations and Technology Management at the University of Portland where she enhanced her skills to work with both IT and Operations to break down functional silos. She has worked in manufacturing and with an athletic shoes, apparel and sports equipment company, combining her skills as a project manager and business analyst with her Lean training to create efficiencies within the IT and Supply Chain departments. Lisa also serves as Director of Student Chapters for APICS as she enjoys working with students as they are the future supply chain leaders.
Lisa loves her Pembroke Welsh Corgi, Maximus Happiness, Max for short. No pun intended. She enjoys hiking and exploring the beautiful state of Oregon.
Annual Conference Committee
Director of Annual Conference Jimmy Godard, MBA, PMP Assistant Director of Annual Conference Tosin Abiodun AC Sponsor Lead Lokesh Aggarwal, PMP AC Marketing Lead OPEN AC Finance Lead Carrie Hertel, PMP AC Customer Experience LeadShannon Musson AC Registration Lead Pat Mullany AC Volunteer Lead Divya Jain, PMP AC Speaker LeadYvonne Khoo, PMP AC Operations Lead Hakan Kutgun, PMP
VP of Finance - Kyle Townsend
Kyle Townsend is CAPM certified and seeking his PMP. He has volunteered in Arizona as the assistant VP of Operations and seeks to improve his knowledge and understanding through volunteering here in Oregon, his new place of residence.
Kyle has over five years of finance experience and loves his new city. He is eager to learn and grow from those around him.
VP of Membership - Shannon M. MacDonald-Musson
Shannon Musson attained a bachelor’s degree and impressive certification profile supporting a ten-year position with the City of Portland in roles shaping her commitment and attention to detail. She holds the Assistant Vice President of Membership position at the Portland Chapter of the Project Management Institute and with her bubbly enthusiasm, she successfully supports key initiatives of four consecutive years.
Asst. VP of Membership Ralph Pero, PMP Asst. VP of Member Services Michael Goetzke, PMP Director of Member Services Divya Jain, PMP Director of Quality Robert Beck, PMP Asst. Dir. of Quality OPEN Asst. Dir of Volunteer Communication Aditya Garimella, PMP Director of Volunteer Management Goke Owojori, PMP Asst. Dir. of Volunteer Management Jenessa Stieglitz Asst. Dir. of Volunteers for Chapter Hiring Juan Valverde Director of Volunteer Recognition OPEN
VP of Marketing - Lokesh Aggarwal, PMP
I have worked as the chairman of the Parent Association Committee at my daughters high school. During my chairmanship, PAC organized two social parties for the chilren and parents instead of one. PAC supported and started two clubs in high school, Robotics and Debating clubs. PAC organized maximum number of soup days that year. That is once every two weeks, two parents got together and cooked delicious, healthy and nutritious soup that was served with bread to 40 high school students and teachers during the winter months. PAC contirbuted $1,500 towards the scholarship for the best outgoing high school student attending university and $2,000 towards endowmend funds for opening buying or constructing a new high school building. Currently I am volunteering and managing my daughters high school re-union registration event. I am also serving as the Director of Sponsorship from last three years.
Director of Sponsor Programs OPEN Director of Content Marketing Kaylan Adams, PMP Asst. Director of Content Marketing Matthew Hoffman, PMP Director of Marketing Strategy Julie Gorham Asst. Director of Marketing Strategy Suzane Van Amburgh Director of Marketing Distribution Sherry Morisch Asst. Director of Communications Katerina Ingraham
VP of Operations - Hakan Kutgun, PMP
Hakan is a creative developer and implementer of new ideas with an ever curious and critical mindset. Upon attaining his degree in Aerospace Engineering from Middle East Technical University, he worked as a teaching assistant at the same department. Over a diverse engineering, academic and entrepreneur background, he has more than 10 years of PM experience spanning across startup, construction and defense projects with extensive experience managing large scale technical projects. He volunteered for social fundraising projects, acted as career mentor for vocational school students and keynote speaker in various universities over the years. As a diligent professional and licensed professional, he also served as a board member in occupational safety board of his former company in addition to his PM roles. He is a certified PMP, occupational hazards expert and lifeguard as well as a photography artist. Being an ever passionate learner, he is now pursuing a graduate degree in Portland State University’s Engineering and Technology Management Department.
VP of Outreach - Greg Spehar, PMP, ACP
Greg has been a member of the PMI community for over 10 years and served on the board for 2 years in 2007 and 2008. He was responsible for initiating the restructuring of the Outreach portfolio and was responsible for developing the directors that report to the VP of Outreach. With his leadership, the new Outreach Portfolio had a clear purpose and was able to perform within their new charter.
Greg is a Director at CorSource Technology Group in downtown Portland. He is helping CorSource manage a large software project. With his MBA, PMP, and ACP, Greg is helping large organizations develop and deploy Agile groups in a local setting and internationally.
Asst. VP of Outreach Penelope Luedtke, PMP Director of Academic Outreach Regina Koli, PMP Director of Association Outreach Cullen Stapleton Director of Corporate Outreach OPEN Director of Community Outreach Margaret Matera, PMP Director of Jobs Program Jerry Young, PMP Director of Military Liaison Daniel Roblero, PMP Director of Toastmasters Club Trish Kelley, PMP, ACP
VP of Professional Development - Ashish Gupta, PMP, ACP
Ashish is very passionate about developing a strong project management community in Portland area. He believes that project management office determines an organization strength and hence more active business community. As an Asst. VP of Professional Development, Ashish helped with developing ACP certification program.
Professional Development Portfolio
Asst. VP of Prof. Development Wesly Smith, PMP Asst. VP of Prof. Devel. for Events & Mentoring Valerie D'Sa-Mayer Director of PMP Certification Sandra Koelle, PMP Asst. Dir. of PMP Certification OPEN Director of ACP Certification Peter Heaver Asst. Dir. of ACP Certification OPEN Director of Workshops Astrid (Leonie) Alesci Asst. Dir. of Workshops OPEN Director of Mentoring Sheldon Philips, PMP Asst. Dir. of Mentoring Lynnda Sorensen, PMP PDU Reporting Expert Trish Kelley, PMP, ACP
VP of Programs - Ric Ferrin
Ric spent a career in the U.S. Navy and has more than 20 years of Program and Project Management experience primarily in aerospace. He is a firm believer in process improvement, if that means keeping the same or changing to meet a new or expanded need to bring about the results to meet a successful project. Because of his wide variety of experiences, from Defense to medical to retail and aerospace, he has the ability to bring a thought process that is not confined to a certain group think dynamic. He is ITIL v3 and PMP certified. He has an MBA and a BS, in Management from the University of Maryland and has completed Doctoral Work in Management. He moved to Oregon after his Naval Career to be closer to family and nature.
Ric previously served the PMI Portland Chapter Director of Events, ensuring the Monthly PMI Chapter Meeting is and continues to be successful. His favorite hobbies are hiking and photography.
Asst. VP of Programs OPEN Director of Program Support Sherry Morisch Director of Events Ric Ferrin Director of Registration Pat Mullany Asst. Director of Registration Shannon Heizenrader Director of Roundtables Bruce Rosenblatt Director of Speaker Acquisition OPEN Asst. Dir. of Speaker Acquisition Jennifer West Director of Special Events Carrie de Freitas