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 Advance America in Spartanburg. Previously she worked at 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.


Scott is with The Gordian Group, where he started in 2015. Scott is the Internal Applications Project Manager, and also a Certified Scrum Master assigned to the Gordian IBAT team. Scott previously worked with Kyrus for 18 years, where he had been involved with PM, QA and SE services, and for the past 15 years, had been a Project Manager for Kyrus. Scott has been an active member of the Palmetto Chapter since 2003, and has assisted with the annual Symposium and its finances, as well as managing the overall chapter finances. Scott has been married for 40 years, and has 3 children, 1 boy and 2 girls, and 7 grandchildren. Scott has his pilot’s license, enjoys scuba diving, motorcycle riding, skiing, and traveling with his wife.

Scott Milton

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.


Carrie has over 7 years of project management experience and has earned her PMP and PMI-ACP certifications. She currently works at aeSolutions as a Software Implementation Project Manager. She has volunteered for 3 years with the PMI Palmetto Chapter as the 2016 Symposium Co-Chair, 2017 Symposium Chair, and now as the VP of Membership. When she's not working or volunteering she keeps busy competing in Agility trials with her pup.


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.


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.


Tara Sullivan is currently serving as the VP, Volunteers for the PMI Palmetto Chapter. She previously served as Co-Trustee in 2017. She has been a member of the chapter since 2012. She is currently the Manager, Collaboration Infrastructure at Retail Business Services. Tara is from Greenville, SC and lived here her entire life.


Melissa has over 14 years of project management experience, primarily in the field of Information Technology. She earned her PMP certification in 2012 and has been an active member of the chapter since 2015. Melissa previously volunteered as an assistant to the VP of Programs. Melissa currently works as an Information Technology Project Manager for DPR Construction in Greenville, SC. Her previous experience includes Program/Project Management positions with Sealed Air, Samsung and Booz Allen Hamilton as well as 13 years serving in the U.S. Army. When she isn’t working or volunteering, Melissa enjoys spending time with her husband, son and two puppies hiking, fishing, camping and traveling.

Melissa Smith
VP Education

Alison is a Project Deployment Manager working for Omnicell, a healthcare technology company. She delivers project-management expertise with a strong background in healthcare practices and specializes in raising the bar to build winning partnerships that produce exceptional results. Alison believes that healthcare project management is her true calling, this industry provides an opportunity to fulfill her type-A personality and also has the potential to improve patient care every day. She earned her MBA in Healthcare Management from Baker College in 2012 and she earned her PMP certification in 2014. Alison lives in Simpsonville with her husband and two boxers.


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.


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.
Prior to retirement in 2013, Terry had over 25 years of experience in business re-engineering through the use of eCommerce technologies. Improvements included internal and external enhancements and linkages up and down the supply chain, financial and HR disciplines. Terry is a past Vice President, Special Projects of the PMI Palmetto Chapter and is currently a member of the Board of Directors in the position of Chapter Trustee. He was a member of the Steering Committee of the Chapter's Annual Symposium in 2009 - 2011 and was the Symposium Chairman in 2012 and 2013.
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.
Jeani earned her PMP certification in 2013, and has been active with the Palmetto Chapter for several years and was previously a member of the Columbus Ohio chapter. In the past year, Jeani has served on the Annual Symposium Attendees committee, and also the Membership committee. She is the 2016 Annual Symposium Attendees Committee Chair. Aside from PMI volunteerism, Jeani has also served as the Junior Handler Committee lead for the 2014 Spinone Club of America Parent Specialty Show, AABTC (Akron All Breed Training Club) general volunteer, Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank general volunteer/laborer and youth Sunday school teacher.
Pam became a chapter member in 2008 and has been PMP certified since October of 2010. She was the VP of Programs for over 4 years. Pam helped with the 2009, 2010, 2011, & 2012 Symposiums, lining up speakers for three years and managing the Symposium itself one year. Pam is an IS Project Manager at Michelin and worked at their subsidiary, Tire Centers (TCi) before that. Pam has also contracted as a PM at MetLife and at Michelin. She has been living in the upstate since late 2006, having moved here from Maryland.
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