Project Management Certificate

Faculty

George Angel, PMP, SAPM

Leadership Enhanced - Professional Project Management Instructor and Consultant

George Angel is founder and owner of Eagle Business Services, a project-management education and consulting company established in 1994. He successfully managed projects for more than 30 years at IBM and was an innovative global education program manager for 10 years. Angel achieved his Project Management Professional (PMP) credential in 1998, IBM’s Executive PM Certification in 2001, and served on the IBM PM Profession Review Board for more than six years. He teaches at Project Management Institute (PMI) conferences and has been teaching project management classes at CSU and other organizations since 2000. He is also a published author and received an advanced project management certificate from Stanford University in 2012.

Lee Varra-Nelson, PMP

Lee Varra-Nelson spent more than 35 years with Hewlett-Packard, where her experience crossed many business functional areas. She has successfully coordinated and managed multiple, enterprise-wide projects simultaneously. Nearly all of her projects have required remote management of worldwide teams including sales, marketing, IT, and engineering groups. She has analyzed and implemented global supply chain solutions to improve efficiency, standardize processes, streamline delivery, and reduce costs to lead Hewlett-Packard’s transition from physical to electronic delivery. Varra-Nelson is a member of the Project Management Institute and a certified Project Management Professional (PMP). In 2004, she obtained her Project Management and Advanced Project Management Certifications from Colorado State University.

Joe Keim, PMP

Joe Keim, certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and Lean Six Sigma Green Belt, holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of La Verne in Organizational Management. He is co-founder of revive PM, a company focusing on recovering troubled projects by providing consulting and training to revive stakeholder relationships, project teams, and products and services. Keim has worked in the defense industry for more than 30 years with direct project, program, and corporate management experience in aircraft programs, mission planning, decision-support systems, and software development.

Jeff Van Buskirk, PMP

Jeff Van Buskirk has a Bachelor of Science in business from Regis University, and received his PMP certification in 2001. He has worked as a program manager for more than 25 years within the federal government and commercial organizations, managing contracts, projects, and technical support efforts. Currently, Van Buskirk works at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in Boulder, managing data centers for the Earth System Research Laboratory, while also teaching part time for Colorado State University.

Donna Waida, PMP

Donna Waida has more than 30 years of finance, marketing, and international project- and program-management experience as a director at Hewlett-Packard. Donna holds a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Management from Purdue University and a Master of Business and Public Management from Rice University. She is now the President of Twin Peaks Business Services, LLC, a project-management instruction and consulting company.

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