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Frank Saladis, PMP, PMI Fellow

Keynote Speaker, PMP Prep, Project Leadership

Frank Saladis is a dynamic and engaging instructor. Students have found his teaching style to be entertaining, energetic, and encouraging as he finds an inspirational approach to a variety of real life situations. He is a professional trainer who presents his thoughts in a lively and logical fashion, which makes him an excellent team member and consultant. He has published numerous leadership and project management books and articles. He is also an internationally known presenter at the Project Management Institute Annual Symposium, Project World and other project management events.

Frank is the owner of Blue Marble Enterprizes, Inc, a consulting firm that provides training and consulting on professional project management and leadership training. Frank is the originator of the now globally celebrated International Project Management Day. For his contributions to the promotion and development of project management, Frank received the prestigious PMI Fellow Award in 2013, the PMI Person of the Year Award in 2006 and the PMI Distiguished Contribution Award in 2015. 

During Frank’s 30+ years in the telecommunications environment, he held the position of National Project Manager for AT&T Solutions Information Technology Services and was a member of Cisco Systems Professional Services Project Management Advocacy organization. His responsibilities included the development of project management offices (PMOs) and the development of internal training programs addressing project management skills and techniques.

Frank is a graduate from the PMI Masters Class and has a Masters Certificate in Commercial Project Management from George Washington University.

Published Works:

  • Your Future as a Project Manager (2005) 
  • Audio Book – Your Future as a Project Manager (2005) 
  • Value-Driven Project Management (2009) 
  • What Functional Managers Need to Know about Project Management (2009) 
  • What Executives Need to Know about Project Management (2009) 
  • Bringing the PMBOK® Guide to Life (2009) 
  • Mastering People Skills: A Guide for Project Managers (2012) 
  • Positive Leadership in Project Management – A Practical Guide to Enhancing Individual, Team and Organizational Performance (2013) 
  • A Day in the Life of a Project Manager (2013) 
  • Project Management Workbook and PMP ® / CAPM ® Exam Study Guide (Multiple Editions) 
  • Author- AT&T IMS Project Evaluation Review Process 
  • Co-Author-AT&T IMS Project Management Guideline

Greater New York City, New York Region

Rich Maltzman, PMP

Project Management Fundamentals and Sustainability

Rich Maltzman

Rich Maltzman is an engaging and driven instructor who provides students with a deep, rich learning experience. He focuses on the converting weaknesses into strength while teaching students how to applied learned skills to everyday situations. 

Rich is the co-founder of EarthPM, LLC, a company devoted to integrating sustainability thinking into project management. His integration of a holistic, global view of project management has resulted in international engagements looking for the long-term success of our planet and social systems. 

Rich has an engineering background with a BSEE from the University of Massachusetts, an MSIE from Purdue University, a mini-MBA from Wharton and a Masters Certificate in International Business Management granted jointly from Indiana University's Kelley School of Business and INSEAD of France.

Published Works:

  • Green Project Management (2012)
  • Project Workflow Management: A Business Process Approach (2014)
  • Driving Project, Program, and Portfolio Success: The Sustainability Wheel (2015)
Greater Boston, Massachusetts Region 

Deb Roch, PMP

Project Management Fundamentals, Soft Skills and Team Leadership

Debbie Roch is the Enterprise Project Management Office Director for HP Enterprise Services. She is an experienced change coach who blends her counseling, training and leadership experiences to assist leaders in embracing positive change and directing their own personal and professional growth. She is a results-oriented teacher with strong business, project management, and client relationship skills. Her technical background in applications development in project implementation helps her understand the complexities in students’ projects. Debbie has years of success at transforming troubled business accounts by creating positive client relationships and delivering program excellence. 


Her global experience ranges from client interface to requirements gathering in Turkey, system installations in Argentina and program management for a global client server deployment. 


Debbie has a Bachelor’s degree in English from the College of William and Mary, a Masters degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from Virginia Commonwealth University and a Masters Certificate in Project Management from George Washington University. She has designed and delivered a variety of seminars to allow individuals to reach their highest potential both in the public and private sectors. 


Her career highlights include working at EDS (Hewlett Packard) as a Project Manager in Information Technology for 23 years and at Fujitsu as a Program Manager for 8 years.


Hilton Head, South Carolina

Amy Gau, PMP

Project Management Fundamentals

Amy Gau

Amy Gau is a project management instructor through university programs and small business administration workshops. She has a talent for effectively communicating technical information to various audiences. Amy is the owner of ANS Technical Ventures, formerly known as Successful Projects AG, a company that provides project management consultants and customized training to companies and individuals. Her customized training includes building a useful business case, building project management processes, leading a project in a team environment, and negotiating an effective plan. 


While working at IBM, she formalized her project management passion with end-to-end project management of global projects across multiple areas, including IT, marketing, manufacturing and sales. She has received outstanding achievement awards for her work and has been a conference presenter for Showcase and IBM products. Amy has more than 19 years of experience leading projects for a wide range of companies to include large international IT companies and small non-profit organizations. Her specialty is helping organizations implement workable plans to reach their objectives with efficient use of limited resources and has been honored with the Hometown Hero Award by the city of Rochester, MN for her projects that had a significant positive financial impact on the city. 


Amy has a Bachelor’s degree in English and Physics and has completed post-graduate work in Industrial Engineering.

Rochester, Minnesota Region

Kay Wais, PMP

PMP Exam Prep, Fundamentals

Kay Wais is the Director of the Frank P. Saladis Certificate in Project Management program and is dedicated to the success of her students. Her focus is on teaching project management fundamentals and helping students prepare for the Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification exam. Her students have commented that her unique coaching style and breadth of knowledge have made a profound impact on their professional growth. 


Kay is the founder of Successful Projects, a consulting, training, and facilitating company. With her 24+years of project management experience, she assists with the design of project management curriculum for six universities in Wisconsin, corporate training programs, and with instructors in this program. 


In 2007, Kay developed the Frank P. Saladis Certificate in Project Management Program, which helps both new and established professionals better understand the processes of project management through personalized one-on-one coaching sessions with an instructor of their choosing. Kay also founded the Project Management Institute’s La Crosse – Rochester chapter and has served in various positions on the board. 


Kay has a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration and Masters in Project Management.

La Crosse, Wisconsin Region

Brian Munroe, PMP

Rescuing Troubled Projects, Fundamentals

Brian Munroe is a dynamic and engaging instructor who knows how to integrate instruction and practical application. His speaking style is natural and captivating with a great balance of humor, facts and thought provoking insight. His message to his students is a powerful combination of simple and effective. 


Brian is a Cultural Change Agent with his business MTI Global Group and is an Engagement Manager for Citrix. He is a seasoned leader with extensive project management experience and passion about recovering troubled projects. He is the creator of the Rescue My Project™ program and presents internationally on topics 

related to project rescue for a variety of Project Management Institute chapters, private corporations and government agencies. 


Brain is especially interested in new, emerging technology and is familiar with the global landscape of today’s companies as he recognizes that flexibility and cultural education is the key to successful projects. 


Brian has a Bachelor’s degree in Organizational Leadership from Baldwin Wallace University.

Miami/Fort Lauderdale, Florida Area

Eric Pool, PMP

Healthcare IT Project Management

Eric is a Senior Project Manager in Information Technology at Mayo Clinic where he practices project management through a lens that combines organization development and quality management. He is successful with creating a heightened level of efficiency through effective quality control in project management. He has experience managing diverse projects including those in the fields of information technology, human resources and supply chain management. 


Eric Pool an introspective instructor who listens to the needs of his students. Eric is currently teaching project management with a focus on healthcare at Normandale Community College. 


Eric has a Masters degree in Management, Business Administration from Cardinal Stritch University and is a Doctorate candidate in Organization Development with a focus on Project Management from the University of Saint Thomas.


Rochester, Minnesota Region

Stephen Dowling, PMP, PRINCE2

PMP Exam Prep

Stephen Dowling is the founder of ETM, an organization specializing in providing world-class training programs in project management and project leadership. Through his extensive work experience, he relates theory into everyday working practices. He has a reputation as an exceptional workplace trainer with an enthusiastic, practical and engaging teaching style. Stephen currently delivers project management courses to include CAPM, and PMP credential courses. 


Over the last 20 years, Stephen has worked as a full-time project manager successfully implementing complex change in large organizations through the delivering of many different types of business critical projects. He has an impressive list of growing corporate clients, nationally and internationally, including a number of blue chip companies across the globe including Reuters, Standard Chartered Bank, BA, Dresdner Bank, Shell, Christies and Baxter Healthcare. 


Stephen has a Bachelor of Commerce and a Diploma in Project Management, Integrated Risk Management, Market Research, and Training & Assessment. He is also PRINCE®2 Practitioner.


Melbourne, Australia 
Eric Rogers, PMP

Construction Project Management

Chris Rogers

Eric Rogers has an enthusiastic teaching style that engages students through his experience as a project manager in the fast-paced construction industry. Eric is an excellent mentor for construction project management students and is fluent in understanding the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PmBOK®) and the construction extension to the PmBOK. 


Eric has over 5 years of construction project management experience and is currently the Project Manager within the utility division of M.J. Electric. Here he manages electric, fiber optic, telephone, and cable construction projects ranging from $50,000 to $15 million. Eric suggests that construction project managers start with a good understanding of the PmBOK but also encourages individuals to read the Construction Extension to the PmBOK. 


Eric has a Bachelor’s degree in Construction Management from Northern Michigan University. He also has a Certificate in Project Management from the Frank P. Saladis Certificate in Project Management Program through the University of Wisconsin – Green Bay.


Chicago, Illinois Region
Ángel Águeda Barrero, PMP, PRINCE2

Spanish Project Management Training
Angel Agueda Ángel Agueda Barrero is an excellent instructor with expertise in agile project management and global IT project management knowledge. He is known to teach in a manner that is enjoyable for students as he uses business games to assist in learning project management essentials. Ángel is an accredited PRINCE®2, and Scrum trainer as well as the Scrum Manager Education director in Spain. His focus is to improve project management competencies of accidental or vocational project managers and improve the maturity of organizations by teaching project management in business schools through collaboration with Project Management Institute’s Madrid Spain Chapter. 


He is currently an independent trainer and project management consultant as well as the director of Successful Projects in Spain and South America. Ángel has over 20 years of experience in software development and implementation of business 

solutions for companies such as Microsoft, ING, Siebel and Informática El Corte Inglés as well as a variety of other international clients. 


Ángel has a Masters degree in Information Technology and a Masters in Management Information Systems and Communication.


Madrid, Spain Region
Gary Scherling, PMP, P2P, PMOC

Specialist in Setting Up a PMO

Gary Scherling is a project management consultant and mentor with experience in developing and delivering presentations on project management and portfolio management. He has a unique approach to presenting information and training integrating most individual learning styles. Gary has strong communication skills and gets his point across simply, which has been instrumental in his management of critical complex projects. His passion for project management and seeing the success of fellow managers is evident in his pursuit to start a special interest group – PMO Ottawa. 


Gary is the owner of EPMO Services, a revitalizing consulting and training company that helps organizations succeed through mentoring, training, and delivering projects, programs and portfolios. He has worked with significant accounts internationally in addition to smaller clients and individuals as an effective mentor. His business career includes work in SAP migrations and upgrades, PMO set-ups, customer support, process methodologies, ITIL based service management, facilities management and federal government outsourcing. Gary has continually shown versatility and drive in defining and delivering IT solutions using project management, process analysis, and innovative thinking as he identifies the best solution. He understands the PMI Project Management Body of Knowledge, and has expanded his project management certification with PRINCE2, a practice approach widely adopted in Europe.

Ottawa, Canada

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