PMI MINNESOTA CHAPTER

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 2022

Ruth Birkholz, Past President

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Manish Kalra, President, CEO

Michael O'Connor, President Elect, COO

Aaron Kielhack, Director of Governance

Kimberly Berger, Director of Finance

Mike Mohn, Director At Large

Ken Schacher, Director At Large

Brandon L. Guthman, Director At Large



PMI MINNESOTA CHAPTER

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 2022 BIOS

Ruth Birkholz, Past President

Current Chapter Role(s): Past President, Board Liaison for Professional Development Days (PDD) Committee

Past Chapter Role(s): President, President Elect, COO, 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!

Manish Kalra, President, CEO

Current Chapter Role(s): President Elect, COO, Board Liaison for Membership Committee

Past Chapter Role(s): President Elect, COO, Director of Finance, 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

Michael O'Connor, President Elect, COO

Current Chapter Role(s): President Elect, COO, Board Liaison for Membership Committee

Past Chapter Role(s): Director at Large, Community Outreach and Professional Development

Profession: Senior Program Director, Healthcare

Fun Fact: Enjoy working outside trimming trees, landscaping and planting flowers

Aaron Kielhack, Director of Governance

Current Chapter Role(s): Director of Governance

Past Chapter Role(s): Member of PMI MN and North Dakota Outreach

Profession: Sr. Project Manager for the State of North Dakota Information Technology

Fun Fact: Enjoys reading military history and playing tennis (and usually losing). Also, is a lifelong East Coaster who moved to North Dakota in 2011.

Kimberly Berger, Director of Finance

Current Chapter Role(s): Director of Finance

Past Chapter Role(s): Vice Chair/Chair of Professional Development Days

Profession: Sr. Project Manager at Digineer

Fun Fact: Has been to 43 countries and hopes to visit all 200+.  Has been playing piano since the age of 6 and still enjoys playing and learning new pieces.  Also, has picked up learning the drums a few years ago and briefly formed an all-girl band.

Mike Mohn, Director At Large


Current Chapter Role(s): Director at Large

Past Chapter Role(s): Program Manager, Membership Committee

Profession: Senior Project Manager, Parkerhouse Advisors

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Ken Schacher, Director At Large

Current Chapter Role: Director at Large

Past Chapter Role(s): Professional Development Chair

Profession: Sr. IT Project Manager, Clifton Larson Allen

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Brandon L. Guthman, Director At Large

Current Chapter Role: Director at Large

Past Chapter Role(s): Co-Chair/Vice Chair Information Technology (IT), Chair Information Technology (IT)

Profession: Enterprise Storage Engineer, HealthPartners

Fun Fact: My last name “Guthman,” translates from my German heritage into the English language and is articulated as “Goodman.”



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