Featured Member - Amber Cole

By Alex Marckmann and Craig Hinson Craig Hinson and I were able to catch up with a new member to Central Iowa PMI Chapter, Amber Cole. Amber is currently a Program Manager at WR Berkley in Urbandale Iowa. [Alex] Can you give us some background on how you came into your project/program management role at WR Berkley? [Amber] I've always been in insur...
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Featured Member - Sinikka Waugh

by Jeff Tuttle and Craig Hinson Sinikka Waugh, Jeff Tuttle, and Craig Hinson recently met over a cup of coffee, and not only was the conversation very enlightening, but there were a few surprises.  {Jeff & Craig} Tell us about your project management pilgrimage. {Sinikka}"Initially, I actually thought I was going to be a teacher and did no...
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Featured Member - Kyra Jacobson

​ By: Katie Dietz Kyra is a mover and shaker! I got the impression from my time with her that she doesn't stand idle and wait for good things to happen. She's much the opposite. She does her research and makes fact-based decisions which have lead her to success. And although she is just at the beginning of her project management career, I fully exp...
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Featured Member - Zach Laws

​ By: Katie Dietz {Katie} Please tell us your personal project management story. {Zach} "I had a unique start - my project management story began in Melbourne, Australia, where I worked as a Project Manager in Danfoss' Electronic and Controls Division managing a national network of sub-contractors. Our team focused on improving energy efficiency in...
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Featured Member - Allan Dahl

By: Katie Dietz Those of us serving on the board know Allen very well! He's a Command Sergeant Major (Retired), Iowa Army National Guard. He's our first success story with the Military to Project Management (Mil2PM) program that we kicked off last year with leadership support from Joel Wolcott and Robert Olinger. Ironically enough, I first met Alle...
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Featured Member: Aaron Matthews

By: Katie Dietz While I was interviewing Aaron, he reminded me of a very important lesson (and essentially the exact reason why I LOVE this spotlight article) that "you can't judge a book by its cover". He was detailing his technical experience in healthcare and it was very clear to me that his knowledge and expertise was far beyond that which my t...
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Featured Member - Mary Porter

By: Katie Dietz

I met up with Mary at Smokey Row to have a cup of coffee before heading into work. She and I were previously coworkers at Wellmark so we caught up like old friends before diving into the interview questions. I learned several knew tidbits about this lady that I didn't know before. Enjoy!

{Katie} Please share your personal project management story.

{Mary} "Started managing implementation projects back when I was an ERP Systems Manager. After that I studied at the University of Iowa as a full-time MBA student and received my degree in 2005. Then I moved back to Des Moines and got my first official PM role and have been a PM ever since. I received the PMP certification in 2014 and Certified Scrum Master (CSM) just this year."

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Featured Member... Mahlon Barker

By Katie Dietz I got the pleasure of sitting down and chatting with Mahlon Barker back in July. He picked Pancheros because of the proximity to his office and I'm also guessing it's a favorite lunch spot of his. I hope you all enjoy the chat because it certainly was a highlight to my day! {Katie} Tell us your personal project management story. {Mah...
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Featured Member... Bridget Johnson

By: Katie Dietz Our chapter wouldn't survive without our members! Every single one of you bring something unique to our group. Today, you get the pleasure of getting to know a little about Bridget Johnson. She graciously agreed to meet me for coffee and donuts and we had the following conversation: {Katie} What is your personal project management s...
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