Board Nominees


2018 WMPMI Board Nominees


 

Josh Keeler-- Running for VP of Administration

Josh is the current VP of Administration. He is a strong IT recruiter for KForce in Grand Rapids who specializes in recruiting IT project managers. He enjoys volunteering for WMPMI and hopes to continue to add value to it and its members. He enjoys leading from the front through networking, getting things done, and promoting and supporting PMI.

 

Kim Kalman, CAPM -- Running for VP of Education

Kim currently serves on the WMPMI Board as Director of Education. She also assisted with THEProject 2018 as the Project Manager for the School Champions and consultant to the Director of THE Project 2018. Previously she served WMPMI for as the Director for THEProject 2017 and 2016. 

Kim earned her CAPM certification in 2015. She is a graduate of Davenport University with an undergraduate degree in Business Administration & Marketing. Other education accomplishments include Website Design and Development Certification from GRCC and a Masters Certification from Villanova in Project Management.

Kim owns and operates KMK Business Projects, LLC, which she established in 2016. Other professional experience includes IT Quality Assurance at Amway, Business Administration and Customer Service for International Operations at Herman Miller, and has worked as an Executive Assistant for VanAndel Institute, Hart and Cooley, and Foundations in West Michigan. Her previous volunteer experience includes American Red Cross; United Way – past president; Holland Chamber of Commerce – Committee Member; Producer for Holland Today on local cable access.

Kim said, “I look forward to continue my service for the WMPMI community and beyond.  This is also an opportunity to continue professional growth and participate in strategic planning and execution. We should all be proud of the success that has been achieved here at WMPMI in these 25 years of service for the people of the chapter and our community at-large, in the promotion and advancement of project management.”

 


Matthew D. Wintz, MMIS, PMP, SSBB, CSM -- Running for VP of Programs

Matthew D. Wintz is an accomplished Technical and Program Management Office (PMO) leader with 25 years’ experience leveraging Information Technology to execute business strategy, improve productivity, and contain costs spanning Fortune 100 financial, manufacturing, insurance and energy organization. He has the proven ability to advance IT organizations through the value continuum (increased efficiency, results and satisfaction) through strategic alignment and portfolio management utilizing process improvement methodologies. He has a Master’s degree in Management of Information Systems, is certified as a Six Sigma Black Belt, Project Management Professional (PMP), Scrum Master (CSM) and Prince2 Practitioner. He utilizes tools such as Business Process Management (BPM), Capability Maturity Model (CMM) and Project Management Information Systems (PMIS).

Matthew said:

Upon obtaining my PMP certification in November, 2004, I’ve been an active participant in PMI and have volunteered over 1,000 hours of service. While living in Philadelphia, I had the opportunity to partner at PMI headquarters with the review and voting of PMI’s annual awards. While living in the Twin Cities (Minneapolis/St. Paul) I was an active participant in the PMI chapter and was directly involved with the planning and execution of multiple, first-class Professional Development Days. I come from a family of educators and I’m passionate about the Project Management profession as well as personal growth. I’ve been an adjunct professor at Kaplan University, NOVA SouthEastern University and mentored or coached over 200 project managers to sit for the PMP exam with a 100% success rate. I’ve also volunteered at schools and facilitated project management lessons and activities to advance the profession.

After years of traveling with my career, I’m blessed to have landed a long-term (5+ year) contract in Western Michigan involving upgrades to the Contact Centers of Consumers Energy and expansion/integration of the Data Centers with Switch in Grand Rapids. I’m anxious to leverage my knowledge and experience and welcome the opportunity to fulfill a leadership role within PMI’s Western Michigan Chapter. My areas of interest include the VP of Programs or the VP of Education elected roles.

Thank you for your time and consideration and remember planning without action maybe futile, but action without planning can be fatal.