In a completely uncontested election, Tuesday evening, December 8, 2020, the new board members for the Maine Chapter of PMI were seated. The new board members accepted the various roles as depicted below.
The candidates are (in alphabetical order):
Luc Bergeron, PMP
Luc has a varied career, which includes ten years as a small business owner in the pet care field and management roles in retail and animal rescue organizations. Autumn of 2018 found him at USM gaining his PM certification, and shortly after, his PMP.
He currently works at Canfield Systems of Scarborough, where he was initially hired as Office Manager, but has expanded his role and carries the additional role of Project Manager.
Since becoming a member of both PMI and PMI Maine Chapter in late 2018, he has been a volunteer helping to put together newsletters, and is excited at the thought of expanding his role with PMI Maine.
Luc has agreed to take on the role of Director of Marketing/Social Media.
Kimberly Burk, BS, PMP, CSM, ITIL
Kimberly is a technically sophisticated executive skilled in strategic planning, business development, and PMO best practices. She has over 20 years of progressive experience spanning cable, aerospace, public utilities, healthcare, and retail. Kimberly recently moved to Portland, Maine from Denver, Colorado to be closer to family. She is personable and passionate about building relationships and embedding herself in the Maine project management community.
Kimberly has agreed to take on the role of the Director of Technology.
Brian Grenier, MBA, PMP
Brian is a project manager at SaviLinx, a call center service provider headquartered in Brunswick, where he is the senior technical PM involved in the Department of Family and Medical Leave project for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Brian holds a B.S. in Management, an M.B.A, and is a doctoral student pursuing a D.B.A. with a specialization in Project Management. Brian is a retired veteran of 26 years active duty in the United States Air Force. His background and experience in leadership and management enhanced his abilities to thrive in any environment, culture, program, or project.
Brian is a PMI-certified PMP and is an active member of the PMI. Brian wants to become more involved in Maine’s PMI community and support the continuing development of Maine’s PMs.
As a native MAINEiac, Brian retired from military service and returned to central Maine with his wife, Lisa, youngest of four daughters, Sarah, and two labs, Nutmeg and Pepper, where he enjoys playing in a band, building his wood-working shop, and pursuing a variety of home improvement projects.
Brian has agreed to take on the role of Director of Professional Development.
Joseph Gwozdz, MSB, PMP, SSM
Joe has a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Husson University and a Master’s Certificate in Project Management from Boston College. He is an experienced leader, Project Management and Information Technology leader, who has benefitted from a diverse career in several different industries. Joe has been involved in project management for over 30 years, spanning Manufacturing, Finance, Insurance, Retail, and Healthcare industries. In these positions he directly contributed to the development of PMOs and helped manage programs of more than $200m USD. He also has an extensive background in Information Technology, where he as involved from both a PMO and Solutions Delivery perspective in rolling out common systems to an international grocery retailer. Joe has been involved in the PMI Maine Chapter in various board positions, and the Charlotte (NC) PMI Chapter.
Outside of work, Joe enjoys being in the outdoors and gardening.
Joe has agreed to take on the role of President Elect.
Dawn Place, MS, PMP, CMPE
Dawn has over 10 years’ experience in the healthcare industry, focusing her efforts on enhancing the operations and experience of patients, providers, and staff. She has expertise in operational management, strategic planning and implementation, team building, professional development, and organizational engagement. Dawn has managed projects from building renovations and new construction, to large-scale IS implementations and new program development. In her current role, she serves as the Director of Physician Practices and Population Health Management at Waldo County General Hospital, a MaineHealth Hospital. She holds a Master’s degree, is a Certified Medical Professional through MGMA, and a current PMP Certification. In her free time, Dawn enjoys time with her husband and two daughters, summers at the lake, and working on her “bucket list.”
Dawn has agreed to take on the role of Director of Volunteers