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Meet the PMO Advisory Team of Trainers

John Driessnack

John Driessnack

Trainer, PfMP

John is a nationally known expert in Systems and Portfolio/Program management in the Federal/DoD/Intelligence acquisition environment. He spent 21 years as an Air Force officer, which included senior PM for Global Broadcast System (GBS), and program or functional lead on several other major Aircraft, IT and Intel program(s). Post retiring in 2004, John managed a consulting group, conducts research in the economics of portfolio/program controls and industry structures, and teaches at Defense Systems Management College, American University, and Naval Post Graduate School. He started his own consulting firm, Olde Stone Consulting, LLC in 2014. He holds BS in Industrial Engineering, MS in Economics, and advanced academic work in New Institutional Economics. Certified as a DoD DAWIA Level III Program Manager, Financial Managers, and Acquisition Logistician, as well as Industry Cost Estimator and Project Management Professional certifications. He is also published in defense acquisition journals, co-author of the PMI/INCOSE/MIT guide for Lean Enablers for Systems Engineering, contributor on the GAO best practice guides for cost and schedule, and chaired NDIA working groups, as well as authored several PMI white papers and spoken at the PMI PMO Symposium as well as other conferences.

Susan Parente

Susan Parente

Trainer, PMP, PMI-ACP, PMI-RMP

Susan Parente is a Principal Consultant at S3 Technologies LLC, an Associate Professor teaching project and risk management, and an instructor at PMO Advisory.  S3 Technologies, LLC is a company focused on revitalizing projects through the use of risk management. PMO Advisory is a consulting and training specializing in strategy implementation and project management. Ms. Parente is also a project engineer, consultant, speaker, author, and mentor focused on project and risk management. She is certified in PMP, PMI-RMP, PMI-ACP, CISSP, RESILIA, and ITIL Foundations with a Master in Engineering Management.

Mimi Rosenfeld

Mimi Rosenfeld

Trainer, PMP

Mimi B. Rosenfeld is a project manager who leads cross-functional teams with a focus on process, communication and training. Mimi holds Project Management Professional (PMP) certification from the Project Management Institute and an MBA from the Johnson School at Cornell University. In her current role as Project Manager for Medstartr, she coordinates crowd funding initiatives for medical and health IT start-ups. She also serves as Program Manager of the Career Development Network for the Project Management Institute, New York City Chapter (PMINYC). Previously, at publishing giants Time Inc. and Bonnier Corp., Mimi led implementations of four enterprise systems. She served as a consultant on strategy for complex, multi-channel database marketing programs, and directed internal teams on project execution. She has streamlined and standardized workflows to determine best practices, and publishers continue to use her quality control tools.   Mimi has volunteered as a Program Manager with PMINYC, recently in Outreach Communications and currently for the Career Development Network. In addition, she volunteers with Health 2.0 NYC, organizing events to advance innovation in healthcare. Mimi enjoys sharing information in formal and informal settings, in the classroom and on the job, and is an advocate for lifelong learning.

Te Wu

Te Wu

Trainer, CEO/Trainer PfMP, PgMP, PMP, PMI-RMP

Te Wu is CEO of PMO Advisory LLC, a management consulting firm that specializes in Strategic Business Execution including portfolio, program, and project management. He is also a business school professor at Montclair State University. Te has more than 20 years of experience in management consulting, having worked with industry leaders such as KPMG, Accenture, Oracle, Kraft, Standard and Poor’s, Chase Bank, LexisNexis, Lumina Foundation, and Weill Cornell.

As a college professor at Montclair State University, Stevens Institute, and Touro Graduate School of Business, Te is teaching international business, organization change, and project management for the past 13 years. Te is one of few, estimated at less than 50 in the world, professionals certified in Portfolio (PfMP)®, Program (PgMP)®, Project Management (PMP)®, and Risk Management (PMI-RMP)®. He is also a researcher, author, speaker, and board member of three education institutions.

John H. Helm, Jr.

John H. Helm, Jr.

Trainer, PgMP, PMP, Lean Six Sigma Black Belt

John is a certified Program and Project Management Professional (PgMP, PMP), a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, and a senior engineer at Pepco Holdings. In addition to teaching PgMP boot camp at PMO Advisory, he is  currently working as the program manager and sponsor for reliability planning for Pepco and Delmarva Power in Maryland. He received his Aerospace Engineering degree from the University of Maryland, an MBA and Masters of International Management from UMUC, and will complete hid DBA in December with honors. John finished a 20 year career in the United States Marine Corps in 2013, serving as an aviation electrician on helicopters, an F/A-18 fighter pilot, and the program manager for the aviation portion of multinational exercises in Southeast Asia. John also served as a regulatory engineer and reliability program manager for the Maryland Public Service Commission from 2013-2014. In March of 2014 he began working at Pepco Holdings. John is decorated with the Meritorious Service and Bronze Star Medals.

Brian Williamson

Brian Williamson

Trainer, PMP, PgMP, PfMP, PMI-ACP, ITIL, Six Sigma

Brian Williamson is a Strategic Portfolio, Program and Project Management executive, with nearly 20 years of experience managing and implementing large scale Enterprise Software Applications. He holds certifications from the Project Management Institute in Portfolio Management (PfMP®), Program Management (PgMP®), Project Management (PMP®), Risk Management (PMI-RMP®), Business Analysis (PMI-PBA®), and Agile (PMI-ACP®). Brian is also certified in ITIL and Six Sigma; and holds two Masters Degrees from Polytechnic University: Management of Technology (’97), and Information Systems Engineering (’00). He has extensive Portfolio, Program and Project Management experience in the microverticals of Financial Management, Supply Chain Management, and Human Capital Management, spanning both the Healthcare and Manufacturing industries. As a trainer / coach, Brian has mentored many Program and Project Managers, using his own material and methodology aligned to the PMI PMBoK® Guide and Standard for Program Management. Based on the Standard for Portfolio Management, Brian has also developed several tools, templates and structured data flows. Brian’s training focus is primarily at the Senior and C-Levels, with a concentration in strategic portfolio management.

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