Jeani is the Director of the IT PMO for 3D Systems in Rock Hill SC, managing the portfolio, vendor engagements, procurement, and governance/change control for IT. She earned her PMP certification in 2013 and her PgMP in 2020. Jeani has been very active with the chapter since 2014, serving as the VP Membership, a Trustee and on numerous Annual Symposium committees. Born and raised in Ohio, Jeani relocated to Liberty, SC in May 2014 when she joined the Hubbell organization. She and her family enjoy exploring/hiking the many nature trails and lakes nearby. Other hobbies include long distance running and training her Spinone Italiano sporting dogs for AKC competition.
Ed Stansbury is currently involved with the Finance team (helping to revise the accounting system), and briefly assisted the VP of Communications with the monthly communications for the PMI Palmetto Chapter. He joined PMI/PMI Palmetto in 2017 and earned his PMP in October of 2020. Ed has a Bachelors of Business Administration (Finance) from Kent State University, and a Masters of Business Administration from Franklin University. He is currently an IT Project Manager with CGI, providing services to Michelin, here in Greenville, South Carolina. He and his family relocated to Greenville in 2015 from Columbus, Ohio (Go Buckeyes!). Ed and his wife have two young children, and a new puppy, that occupies all of their free time
LaKeisha Cannon is currently serving as the Director of Speakers for the PMI Palmetto Chapter. She is a native of South Carolina and relocated back to the Upstate after an Honorable discharge from the US Air Force. She achieved her MBA from Strayer University in 2010 and earned her PMP certification in 2020 while working at Michelin. She has been an active member of the chapter since then. She is currently an IT Project Manager at Morgan AM. In her spare time, she enjoys listening to audio-books and keeping busy with her husband and twins.
Melissa Mullis, the VP of Marketing, has been a chapter member since 2013 and a certified PMP since 2014. She also has her Lean Six Sigma Black Belt. She has served for the last two years on the Symposium team as the marketing representative. Her career has spanned three industries; construction, textiles, and most recently healthcare. She is currently a project manager with Greenville Health System (GHS) in the Enterprise PMO.
Detra German is working as an Information Technology Project Manager at a mortgage servicing company headquartered in Greenville, SC. She has earned her PMP, CSM and CSPO certifications. She also has a B.S. Computer Science, MBA, and Doctor of Business Administration (D.B.A.) degree. Detra's decade of experience spans the military, healthcare and financial software industries while working in various roles. She is a native of South Carolina and currently lives in the Upstate where she enjoys attending and volunteering at her local church, writing, singing, and taking road trips. She’s been an active member of the Palmetto Chapter since 2020.
Kim Mitchell is currently serving as the VP of Communications for the PMI Palmetto Chapter. She achieved her PMP in 2016 and became a member of the chapter in 2017. She is currently an IT Project Manager at Michelin. Kim relocated to Greenville, SC from Virginia in 2016 where she worked as a project manager in digital publishing. Kim stays busy keeping up with her family and 2 dogs.
Curtis Hanson, the VP of Education, has been a chapter member/certified PMP since 2017 and chapter volunteer as PDU Administrator/PMBOK Study Group Facilitator since 2018. He is a graduate of the US Merchant Marine Academy and a veteran of the US Navy as an Engineering Duty Officer managing ship overhauls and the Merchant Marine as 3rd/2nd Assistant Engineer. Moving ashore, Curtis worked as a shift supervisor at a combined cycle cogeneration power plant before going to General Electric as a Project Manager for supplying gas turbine equipment for power plant projects. He lives in the upstate with his wife and two children where they enjoy grilling, cooking, and baking.
Rich Rosenberg has been a PMP and a PMI Palmetto Chapter member since 2011. He has volunteered to support the symposium for the past 4 years. Rich has been working in project management for over 10 years. He is currently working for Insight Global as a contractor. Previously he worked at United Health Group for 17 years. He was born and raised in Connecticut and has moved to the wonderful and beautiful Upstate of South Carolina. He live with his wife of 30 years and his 2 fur babies and has 3 wonderful boys. He is an avid Autocross Racer, tries to play golf and enjoys woodworking.
Tracy Palmer is currently serving as President of the PMI Palmetto Chapter. She has been a member and active volunteer of the Chapter since 2010. She volunteered on the 2011 and 2012 Symposium committee and served as Speaker Chair on the Symposium Committee 2013 - 2016. She previously served as VP of Education 2014 - 2016 and VP Programs 2016 - 2017. She currently is working as a Senior Project Manager for Regional Management. Previously she worked at Advance America, DW Finepack, Sealed Corporation and Verizon Wireless. She is a native of South Carolina and currently lives in the Upstate with her husband where she enjoys hiking, outdoors sports and spending time with family and her pets.
Kathi Soniat has served as President of PMI Palmetto from 2016-2017. Kathi has been a member of the chapter since 2010 and earned her PMP certification in 2011. She volunteered for the annual Symposium as Attendee Co-Chair from 2011-2015 and served as VP Membership during that same timeframe. Kathi is currently working as an IT Project Manager contracting with BMW Mfg. in Greer. Previously, she has worked at Tire Centers (TCi), Park Seed, Nutra and AFCO in the Upstate. Kathi has lived in the Upstate for over 25 years, and enjoys her acreage in the country with her husband where she is empty-nesting as her children are now attending college.
Wanda join the chapter in 2005, when she earned her PMP. She served on the Board as VP of Programs in 2005, and lead the Symposium as VP of Special Projects in 2006 and 2007. She has led the PMBOK Study Group from 2008 to present. She co-created and led the PMP Exam Prep class 2011-2013. As a member of the Midlands Chapter she help create and led their PMP Exam Prep class. In 2017 she represented Michelin at the GEC (Global Executive Council). In 2018 she served on the Global PMI JTA (Job Task Assessment) to determine the topics for PMBOK v7. She works at Michelin instructing project-relating classes (2012-present), and serves as the PM Competency Mgr for North America.
Amanda currently serves as the VP of Programs. She works remotely for the Icahn School of Medicine at Mt Sinai as the Associate Director of the Genetics Institute PMO. Amanda earned her PMP certification in 2011 while working at Merck and her MBA from Rutgers University in 2014. Amanda relocated to The Upstate from New Jersey in 2016 and has been an active member of the PMI Palmetto Chapter since then. Amanda served the chapter as VP of Special Projects in 2017. In 2016, she served as Co-Chair of the Symposium. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time on Lake Hartwell and traveling with her husband and new baby girl.
Lisa has been a Project Manager since 1995. She has worked in the Protective and Specialty Packing Food and Consumer goods and Engineering industries. As a project manager she has managed numerous functional and infrastructure projects. While she worked as a Project Manager, Lisa achieved her PMP certification and MBA in Project Management. Lisa has been attending PMI Palmetto Chapter meetings since 2008. She has been an active member of the PMI Palmetto Chapter Board of Directors since 2010, serving as the Director of Programs, Interim President, President and Past President. Lisa has been married for twenty eight years. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with family, friends and pets.
Richard Bivans, Senior Manager at BNC iMarketing, has over 25 years experience in Application Development, Business Consulting, Project Management and Internet Marketing. He is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and is the Upstate's ONLY Certified LOCAL Internet Marketing Specialist (CLIMS). His focus is to help local businesses get found with a 5 STAR reputation so they Get More Customers. Mr. Bivans provides local businesses with expert educational seminars and workshops about online marketing topics in the Greenville, Anderson, Mauldin, Simpsonville and Spartanburg areas through professional, networking and civic organizations.