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Frank Saladis

Keynote Speaker, Author, PMP Prep, Project Leadership

Frank Saladis, PMP, received the prestigious PMI Fellow Award in 2013 and the PMI Person of the Year Award  in 2006 for his contributions to the organization and to the practice of project management. Mr. Saladis is a Consultant and Instructor within the project management profession and has over 30 years experience in the telecommunications and project management training environment. In addition to teaching for our programs he also has his own consulting company and he is a senior consultant and trainer for the International Institute For Learning Inc.  He has 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.


Mr. Saladis is the originator of the now globally celebrated International Project Management Day.  He has written numerous leadership and project management books and articles. He has been a featured presenter at the Project Management Institute ® Annual Symposiums, Project World, and many international project management events. He is a past president for the New York City PMI Chapter and a Past-President of the PMI ® Assembly of Chapter Presidents. Mr. Saladis resides in New York.

Rich Maltzman

Project Management Fundamentals and Sustainability

Rich Maltzman, Successful Projects InstructorRich Maltzman, PMP, who has developed PMP®-exam preparation courseware, including practice exams, books, and audio programs and consults, also develops, and delivers courseware for commercial and academic enterprises. Mr. Maltzman has an engineering background with a BSEE from the University of Massachusetts, an MSIE from Purdue University, a mini-MBA from Wharton and a Master's Certificate in international business management granted jointly from Indiana University's Kelley School of Business and INSEAD of France.


Mr. Maltzman received his Project Management Professional certification (PMP) in 2000 after earning the Stevens Institute's Master's Certificate in 1999. He is co-founder of EarthPM, LLC, a company devoted to integrating sustainability thinking into PM. Maltzman has presented papers on project management at conferences in The Netherlands, Mexico, and many US locations.


Mr. Maltzman, also currently VP of Professional Development for PMI’s Mass Bay chapter, is the author of "Green Project Management", published in August 2010 and "Project Workflow Management: A Business Process Approach" published in 2013 . He resides in Andover, MA and is the owner of Exclaim!, a Project Management Training and Consulting firm.


Deb Roch

Project Management Fundamentals, Soft Skills and Team Leadership

Debbie RochDebbie Roch is an experienced coach, teacher and leader. She has been employed by EDS, an HP company for 18 years. She is a results-oriented leader with strong business, project management, and client relationship skills. She is experienced at driving account and business transformation. In her current role, as an Applications Services Leader, she is focused on Project and Program Delivery Excellence for a large Banking and Insurance client. Debbie has a strong technical background with significant applications development experience focused on project implementations. 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 is a PMI certified Project Manager Professional (PMP) with 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 Master's 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.


She works with Program and Project Managers to help them enhance their leadership and delivery skills. She taught a PMP Exam Prep workshop to assist PMs in her organization prepare for and pass their exam. She is a natural change coach who seeks to blend her counseling, training and leadership experience to assist leaders and peers embrace positive change to direct their own personal and professional growth. She lives in Toms River, New Jersey.

Amy Gau

Project Management Fundamentals

Amy Gau

Amy Gau, PMP, owns Successful Projects AG located in Mazeppa, Minnesota, USA. She is PMI-certified with more than 17 years of experience in leading a variety of projects for a wide range of companies from large IT companies to small non-profit organizations. Amy specializes in helping organizations implement workable plans to reach their objectives with efficient use of limited resources. Her projects go beyond IT to include event planning and volunteer organization for non-profit groups.


Amy obtained Bachelor's degrees in English and Physics and completed post-graduate work in Industrial Engineering.  She has a talent for communicating technical information to various audiences.


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 project management and end-to-end user experience work and has been a conference presenter for ShowCase and IBM products.  She has also been honored with the Hometown Hero award by the city of Rochester, MN for events she has planned locally with a significant financial impact.


Currently, in addition to providing day-to-day project management and design needs, she provides customized training to companies and individuals on topics such as Building a Useful Business Case, Communicating Customer Requirements to Development, Building a Project Management Process You Can Live With, Leading a Project in a Team Environment, and Negotiating an Effective Plan.

Kay Wais

PMP Exam Prep, Fundamentals


Kay Wais is the Director of the Certificate in Project Management Program and the founder of Successful Projects. She also served as the first instructor of this program.  Kay has 24  years of project management experience, a Master's degree in Project Management, a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration and Project Management Professional (PMP® ) certification from the Project Management Institute (PMI). Her focus is on teaching the fundamentals and helping students prepare for the PMP exam.  

Kay assists with project management curriculum design for many colleges, corporate training programs, and publishers (such as McGraw-Hill). She founded the La Crosse PMI chapter, became its first president, and has served in various positions on the board. She started the Certificate of Project Management program in 2007.

Kay and her husband, Ed Wais, founded The AVS Group in 1989, AVS Properties in 1998, and Successful Projects in 2001, all of which still operate under their ownership today.  They live in Dresbach, Minnesota. 

Brian Munroe

Rescuing Troubled Projects, Fundamentals

Brian Munroe is the founder and CEO of MTI Learning and he is based out of Minneapolis, MN. He is a seasoned leader and PMP with extensive project management experience. Additionally, Brian is an international speaker and trainer on project rescue and troubled projects as well as executive leadership and team development. Brian is a certified Coach/Speaker/ Trainer with the John C. Maxwell Company focusing on Executive Leadership through Brian’s program “Reinvent Your Leadership Model”.


He is a dynamic, engaging instructor, passionate about recovering troubled projects. He is past President and Chairman of the Board of PMI’s Troubled Project Specific Interest Group. Brian has led many projects in a wide variety of sectors and regularly conducts Project Rescue consultancy services for his clients. Is the creator of the Rescue My Project™ program and has had the opportunity to present on topics related to project rescue for PMI chapters, private corporations and government agencies throughout the world.


Eric Pool

Healthcare IT Project Management

Eric T. Pool, MSM, PMP, ITIL, has been employed at Mayo Clinic since 2007 where he currently works as a Senior Project Manager in Information Technology. He has completed his Master of Business Management degree and is currently working towards completing a doctoral degree in Organization Development with a focus on Project Management at the University of Saint Thomas, Minnesota. Mr. Pool practices project management through a lens that combines Organization Development and Quality Management. He has experience managing diverse projects including those in the, IT, HR, and Supply Chain Management fields. Mr. Pool has also started teaching project management with a focus on healthcare at Normandale Community College, Minnesota.

Stephen Dowling

PMP Exam Prep with an Australian Flair

Based out of Australia, Stephen Dowling is the founder of ETM Management Training and is a PMP with over 25 years of international business experience. Stephen has worked at a senior level in a number of blue chip companies across the globe including Reuters, Standard Chartered Bank, BA, Dresdner Bank, Shell, Christies and Baxter Healthcare.

For 17 of the last 20 years Stephen has worked as a fulltime project manager successfully delivering many different types of change projects, the largest being a complex upgrade of a US$2bn ERP system across 17 countries in Europe for a large pharmaceuticals company. Over the last 3 years Stephen has built a reputation as an exceptional workplace trainer; he has an enthusiastic, practical and engaging style and, through his extensive working experience, can relate theory into everyday working practices. Stephen currently delivers project management short courses; CAPM & PMP credential courses for the PMI Melbourne chapter. In addition he has an impressive list of growing corporate clients.

Eric Rogers

Construction Project Management

Chris Rogers

Eric Rogers, PMP, currently works as a project manager within the utility division of M.J. Electric office located in the Chicago region. He has managed projects from $50,000 to $15 million. Mr. Rogers received a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management in 2007 with a minor in Business Administration. Eric has worked managing utility construction projects, such as electric, fiber optic, telephone, and cable. Eric suggests that construction project managers start with a good understanding of the PMBOK but also read the Construction Extension to the PMBOK. Eric’s enthusiatic teaching style engages students through examples that he has experienced in the fast paced construction industry working as a project manager, while also working with the student to meet their individual learning needs.
Ángel Águeda Barrero

Spanish Project Management TrainingAngel Agueda

Angel Agueda lives in Madrid, Spain and speaks Spanish as his first language but is also fluent in English. He is an excellent instructor selection for students looking for expertise in agile project management and global IT project management knowledge. 

He has a Master degree in Information Technology and is PMP-certified, a  PRINCE2 accredited trainer and Scrum accredited trainer and education director of Scrum Manager in Spain.  Angel has more than 20 years of experience in IT projects, including being a project manager and senior consultant at Microsoft. He currently is focused in improving project management competencies of accidental or vocational project managers and improving the maturity of organizations where they work.
He develops this work through several training companies in Spain and in other countries and teaching project management in business schools and collaboration with the PMI Madrid Spain Chapter.  One of his objectives is to teach in a manner that is enjoyable for students and to use business games to assist in teaching/learning.
Gary Scherling

Specialist in Setting Up a PMO

Gary Scherling is a project management consultant and mentor with many years of experience in mentoring other project managers, developing and delivering presentations on PMO and project management. He is also promoting the concepts of Portfolio Management and PMO, and recently started a special interest group – PMO Ottawa. His business career has included work in SAP migrations and upgrades, PMO setups, 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, quickly grasping the big picture and identifying solution options. He understands the PMI PM Body of Knowledge, and has expanded his project management certification with PRINCE2, a best practice methodology widely adopted in Europe. He has a unique approach to presenting information and training integrating most people’s learning styles. Gary lives in Ottawa, Canada.

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