advisory team applications

Join and be part of our advisory team for our upcoming summits

About Advisory Team

Benefits of joining our Advisory Team

Professional Recognition: Be acknowledged as a thought leader and influencer in the project management domain.

Impactful Contribution: Play a direct role in shaping the success of the summits and influencing the industry’s discourse.

Exclusive Access: Enjoy special privileges, including complimentary access to the summits and behind-the-scenes insights. For college instructors and professors, free seats for your classes too.

Speaker Priority: Receive higher priority when we consider topics and speakers.

✓ Program Guide Highlight: Receive up to 1/4 page (about 3.5″x5″ image or textbox) “advertisement” about you, your product, or your company (but please no direct sale) in our summit program guide.

Earn PDUs: Earn up to 16 PDUs per calendar year for volunteering and serving on the Advisory Team.

If you are passionate about advancing project management practices and are ready to contribute your expertise to a dynamic and influential platform, we invite you to join our Advisory Team.

Are you a seasoned project management professional with a wealth of experience and insights to share? We invite individuals with a track record of excellence to join our distinguished Advisory Team for PMO Advisory’s upcoming summit series.

As a vital member of the Advisory Team, your role extends beyond conventional participation. You will serve as a strategic partner, providing a unique perspective and invaluable insights to our audience. Your expertise will contribute to the overall success of our summits, ensuring a diverse range of viewpoints and enriching discussions.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Strategic Guidance: Offer strategic input to enhance the quality and relevance of the summit content. Your insights will help shape discussions and ensure that the topics resonate with the current challenges and trends in the project management landscape.
  • Marketing Support: Play a pivotal role in promoting the summits. Leverage your professional network and industry influence to increase awareness. Your support will be instrumental in reaching a wider audience, making the summits a must-attend event in the project management community.
  • Perspective Diversity: Bring your unique perspective to the table. The Advisory Team is a melting pot of diverse experiences, ensuring a well-rounded understanding of various facets of project management. Your contribution will foster engaging discussions and provide attendees with a comprehensive view of the industry.
  • Networking Opportunities: Connect with fellow Advisory Team members, our esteemed speakers, and other industry leaders. This network will not only enrich your professional relationships but also present opportunities for collaboration and knowledge exchange.


    Meet the advisory team

    april alcantara

    Marketing & Events Manager

    April Alcantara is in charge with the over-all marketing and tactical actions to ensure that each summit will run seamlessly. From working with stakeholders of each event to the last newsletter for distribution; she is your point-person.

    supreet BainsSharma

    CPO Summit Speaker 2024, Advisory Board Member

    Supreet BainsSharma is a management consultant, specializing in helping non-profit C-Suite deliver results through strategic execution change management. Her areas of expertise are people, PMO, L&D and change management. She is an experienced practitioner, independent business owner and adjunct faculty at Montclair State University. She currently works as a strategic partner delivering change and project management to a non-profit organization. Supreet’s certifications include PMP (PMI), SCP (SHRM), APM (APM, UK) and CMP (ProSci).

    chris friday

    PFMS 2024 Speaker, Advisory Member

    Dr. Friday holds a Lecturer appointment at the University of New Haven’s Pompea College of Business. Dr. Friday teaches courses in project management, operations management, business analytics and knowledge management. Prior to joining the University of New Haven, Dr. Friday was adjunct faculty at the University of Connecticut and Boston University where he taught graduate courses in project, program, and portfolio management.

    FRANK Kwakkelaar

    Advisory Board Coordinator

    Frank is a project management analyst in the firm, and in his role here, he will be coordinating meeting agenda, facilitating meeting agendas, sharing updates, and managing a collaborative environment.

    jessica liu

    PFMS 2024 Speaker, & Advisory Member

    With a career rooted in Technical Program Management and empowered by Software Engineering, Jessica thrives in large scale company wide strategic roadmap planning and execution, as well as leading geographically distributed agile scrum teams at scale. She has a solid track record of delivering enterprise-wide strategic programs since 2013 and always hand-picked by the executive team to lead large scale strategic programs or turn around under-performing programs. She is known for being a hard worker, clarity and energy creator, and program management veteran.

    Susan Parente

    CPO Summit Speaker 2024,      Advisory Member

    Susan Parente is a project engineer, consultant, speaker, author, and mentor who leads large complex IT software implementation projects, and the establishment of Enterprise PMOs. She has 27+ years of experience leading software and business development projects in the private and public sectors, including a decade of experience implementing IT projects for the DoD and other federal government agencies. Mrs. Parente has a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Rochester in NY and a MS in Engineering Management from George Washington University in DC. She has numerous project management, Agile, risk management, and IT Security certifications, including: PMP, PMI-RMP, PMI-ACP, CSM, CSPO, PSM I, SFC, SDC, SMC, SPOC, SAMC, SCT, CISSP, RESILIA, CRISC, ITIL, CGLP, and she is a CMMI and ISO 9001 Practitioner.

    Joseph Puthenpurackal

    Advisory Member

    Joseph Puthenpurackal is an information technology leader with over three decades of experience in application development, infrastructure management, IT strategy, architecture, IT governance, and project/program execution. Along with his doctoral studies, Joseph guides select IT organizations through their transformation and strategy execution efforts. Joseph has led IT functions within several leading global financial services firms during his career. He holds an MBA from XIM Bhubaneswar (India), an MS in IT Governance & Assurance from Antwerp Management School (Belgium), and several IT-related industry certifications.

    Carlos Singh

    Advisory Member

    Carlos is specialized in the management of initiatives, projects, programs, portfolios, and operations, both in the public and private sector. With over 20 years of professional experience in the management of over 100 projects, with an investment budget of more than 1 billion USD; focused on the attainment of results.

    David Vincenti

    PFMS 2023 Speaker, Advisory Member

    David has presented to academic and professional audiences on topics including interview skills, professional development, and project management, and has been recognized for his work with early-career technical professionals. He holds degrees in Materials Engineering and Technology Management from Stevens Institute of Technology and is an adjunct professor of communications and project management.

    Greg Zuccarini

    PFMS 2024 Speaker, Advisory Member

    Greg Zuccarini, MSc, BCom Hons, BSc, SAFe-LPM, MSP, PMP Prince2. With more than 20 years’ experience in strategic research, planning and execution across multiple industries and territories, he brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in corporate strategy execution.

    Specific Activities

    Here are some of the planned activities for the Advisory Board:

    1. Attend regular virtual meetings, anticipated at once every two months or 5-6 per year.
    2. Assist in one or more of these areas: speaker/topic selection, event promotion, expert Q&A, and event moderator.
    3. Help us market and earn a 30% referral fee (must have Paypal account or able to accept US Amazon gift card).
    4. Brainstorming and providing fresh ideas and interests on new summits (or mini-summits which are half day events instead of the regular full day summit).
    5. Serve for a renewable one-year term.

    Upcoming Summits

    Summit NameDate & Time
    Program Management Summit 2024 Oct 1, 2024 (10 - 5 pm US ET)
    Leading Projects in a VUCA World 2024Dec 6, 2024 (10 - 5 pm US ET)
    Rising to the Top - Becoming a Chief Project Officer 2025Jan 31, 2025 (10 - 5 pm US ET)