The Project Management Training Alliance Board

Tony Johnson

President

A proven leader, business owner, author, trainer and product developer with 20+ years of experience. Industry experience includes telecom, hardware and software development, commerce, marketing, IT infrastructure and support, financial and higher education. 

 

Tony has authored 40 books since 2004 as well as numerous other learning products for various PMI and IIBA credentials. Tony has helped created over 100,000 of the PMPs on planet earth. Tony has contributed to the last three PMBOK Guides, program and portfolio management standards, as well as being a core team member of the Seventh Edition PMBOK Guide with PMI.

 

Also possessing the following credentials PMP, PgMP, PfMP, PMI-PBA, CSP-SM, CSP-PO, CSPO, CSM, CAPM, PMI-RMP, PMI-SP, Project+, CCBA, PMI-ACP, CBAP.

 

Joanne Greene-Blose

Joanne Greene-Blose, PMP, MSPM is the President and Founder of The Project Solvers of America, Inc. that specializes in project management training and consulting. Joanne founded the company in 2004 after having worked for Eastman Kodak Co. for 19 years in roles that included software engineer, functional manager, and project manager. She has worked on manufacturing, IT, and also a couple of construction projects in her 35+ year career. She now trains clients on project management best practices, as well working with them to set up and maintain PMOs.

 

Joanne has a BS in Computer Science, a BA in Business Administration & a Master of Science in Project Management from Boston University, where she now serves as a Facilitator for an innovation Masters-level course. She is also a student at Capella University, pursuing her Ph.D. in Project Management. 

 

Joanne’s record working with associations include serving as President of three Toastmasters International clubs, District Public Relations Officer for Toastmasters International, Vice President of Finance for PMI Rochester, Fundraising Chair for her local Parent Teachers Association, and Chairperson of Stratcom, a strategic communications entity that supports local government.

Emil Tarka

Board Member

Engagement Officer

Emil is a project management specialist with extensive teaching and consulting experience in various industries for the past 15 years. As founder and CEO of Tarka Consulting Inc., he has been involved in the training and delivery of project management courses at numerous universities and colleges as well as multiple corporations. He has extensive knowledge in managing education, healthcare, military and oil and gas programs and projects in challenging environments.

Emil earned his BA in International Studies at the University of Northern British Columbia and his MA from the Jageillonian University in International Relations. 

 

Through his expertise he has consulted for multiple organizations on best project management practices and delivered information sessions, workshops, and focus groups aimed at diverse stakeholders, while recognizing the need for streamlining operations and developing procedures to ensure program unity. 

Rick DeJohn

Board Member

Rick has extensive national experience as an IT consultant, network engineer, trainer and project manager.  Before founding Camus Consulting, he was a partner in Idea2Group, a web design and consulting firm with a specialization in Project Management. 

 

He has also been a Vice President at MicroTrain, engaged in training, curriculum development and sales, and has held the Electronics Department Chair at the New England Technical Institute.  Rick has earned Certified Training Credentials with both Microsoft and Cisco.  He holds degrees in Computer Networking and Electronics and has earned bachelor’s degrees from Rockford College and Arizona State University. Rick has also attained a Masters Degree in Information Technology from American Intercontinental University. Rick holds the following certifications: PMP, PMI-ACP, MCSE, ITIL, A+, Project+, and CCNA.

Eric Verzuh is President of The Versatile Company. The Versatile Company has been improving projects for their clients since 1990 through training and consulting. Versatile’s easy-to-understand framework for creating and managing projects has been used across every industry including aerospace, higher education, healthcare, and technology.

 

Verzuh’s book, The Fast Forward MBA in Project Management, which is currently in its Fifth edition, is the leading project management guidebook used by universities and working professionals around the world.

Eric Verzuh

Board Member

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