PMI-MN

Board of Directors

2020 Bios

PMI MINNESOTA CHAPTER BOARD MEMBERS

Janice Pyka, Past President

 

Manish Kalra, Director of Finance 

 

 

Jacque Ince, Director at Large

 

Sara Swanson, President, CEO

 

Geraldine Marks, Director of Governance

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Michael O’Connor, Director At Large

 

 

Ruth Birkholz, President Elect, COO

 

Alisha Walter, Director at Large

 

 

Michelle Wilson, Director At Large

  • Current Chapter Role(s): Past President, Board Liaison for MarComm and Programs Committees
  • Past Chapter Role(s): President, CEO, Career Fair Team Lead, Co-Chair Membership 2016 and 2017
  • Profession: Business and Marketing Project Manager
  • Fun Fact: Scratch cook.  Love to entertain with small intimate groups & share my dishes
  • Current Chapter Role(s): President, CEO, Board Liaison for Professional Development Days (PDD) Committee
  • Past Chapter Role(s): President Elect, COO, Webinar Moderator, then Webinar and Seminars Program Manager
  • Profession: Digital Experience and Commerce Program Manager
  • Fun Fact: I have 5 beautiful children and I am a Grandma

  • Current Chapter Role(s): President Elect, COO, Board Liaison for Professional Development Days (PDD) Committee
  • Past Chapter Role(s): Chair Professional Development Days (PDD) Committee
  • Profession: VP - Senior Data Analyst, U.S. Bank
  • Fun Fact: I am an avid GB Packers and WI Badgers Fan! 
  • Current Chapter Role(s): Director at Large, Board Liaison for Membership Committee
  • Past Chapter Role(s): Director at Large, PMP Instructor, Seminars Manager, Professional Development Chair
  • Profession: Program Manager at Fairview
  • Fun Fact: Traveled to Rome for EMEA, a lot of fun, learning, and networking
  • Current Chapter Role(s): Director of Governance, Board Liaison for Volunteer Services
  • Past Chapter Role(s): Director of Governance, Chair of IT Committee
  • Profession: Project Manager at HealthPartners
  • Fun Fact: Fashion, learning and understanding different cultures

  • Current Chapter Role(s): Director at Large, Board Liaison for Membership, PMP Instructor    
  • Past Chapter Role(s): Director at Large
  • Profession: Sr. Project Manager at Prime Therapeutics 
  • Fun Fact: I have a small horse ranch an hour north of the city.  I would ride horses from sunrise to sunset every day, if time allowed.  I am planning to go on a cattle drive out west summer of 2020.
  • Current Chapter Role(s): Director at Large, Board Liaison for IT Committee
  • Past Chapter Role(s): Speaker Committee Lead – Professional Development Days (PDD) Committee
  • Profession: Global Operations Excellence Project Manager, H.B. Fuller
  • Fun Fact: Former Collegiate & Semi Pro Athlete Who Enjoys Travel – Weight Training – Sports - & Life Outdoors… Go Pack Go!
  • Current Chapter Role: Director at Large, Board Liaison for Sponsorship, Finance Committee
  • Past Chapter Role(s): Co-Chair Community Outreach
  • Profession: Director Strategy and Project Management, Healthcare 
  • Fun Fact: Favorite travel destination is the Carribbean



 

  • Current Chapter Role: Director At Large, Military Outreach Lead , Board Liaison for Outreach Committee
  • Past Chapter Role(s): Membership Committee Chair, Career Fair Lead, Volunteer Services Committee Member
  • Profession: IT Project Manager, State of Minnesota
  • Fun Fact: I am a Twin and I love to travel