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Board of Advisors

New Mexico Project Management Consortium

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Mr.

Steve Schroeder

Real Time Solutions

As CEO of Real Time Solutions, Steve Schroeder oversees assessment and development of projects and lends invaluable expertise in analysis of websites and web applications. Coming out of Sandia National Laboratories, he has extensive experience in formal assessment methodology. Additionally, with 16+ years of experience growing a successful web design and development company, Steve is able to offer great perspective and insight to customers and staff during the analysis and implementation process

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New Mexico

President & CEO

Dr.

Vic A. Chavez

US Department of Agriculture

Experienced Principal with a demonstrated history of working in the management consulting industry. Skilled in Nonprofit Organizations, Negotiation, Business Planning, Analytical Skills, and Government. Strong education professional with a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) focused in ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER KNOWLEDGE UTILIZATION AND MANAGEMENT from University of Twente, Enschende, Netherlands.

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New Mexico

Retired / Private Consulting

Mr.

Austin Buckingham

Presbyterian Healthcare Services

PMP certified project manager with 8+ years managing unique projects and leading effective teams. MBA in Management of Technology with an emphasis on Project/Program Management and a BBA in Finance. Certified Six Sigma Green Belt and Scrum Master. Experienced Financial Representative, and Navy Veteran


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New Mexico

Project Manager

Dr.

Padmakumar Nair

Thapar School of Liberal Arts and Sciences | School of Management

Passionate about helping build and lead sustainable businesses and innovative entrepreneurial ventures.


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India

Dean of School of Liberal Arts and Sciences & School of Management

Dr.

Lori Baca

Northern New Mexico College

Dr. Lori M. Baca began her higher education career 19 years ago in the Department of Business Administration where she has taught 95% of the courses. Today, she is the Chairperson and Associate Professor of Business Administration at Northern New Mexico College. She has served as the Chair of the Business Department since fall of 2012. Under her direction, all the programs in the Department became accredited in 2015. The Bachelor of Project Management is the only accredited program of its kind in the state of New Mexico. Dr. Baca collaborates with other institutions to provide shared courses and to facilitate students in two year programs matriculating to four year programs.

She was the PI for the Perkins grant and is currently the PI for the Technology Transfer Grant through the Airforce Research Laboratory and the Co-PI for the proposed collaboration involving UNM Anderson School of Management, UNM-Los Alamos and Northern New Mexico College to provide educational services to the Los Alamos National Laboratory in the area of project management.

Dr. Baca is an active member of the following boards: Greater Española Valley Community Development Corporation (8 years), Chamita Mutual Domestic Water Association Board (5 years); and Eagle’s Nest Condominium Association in Albuquerque, New Mexico (2 years).

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New Mexico

Chairperson and Associate Professor of Business Administration

Ms.

Jennifer Sinsabaugh

New Mexico Manufacturing Extension Program

Jennifer Sinsabaugh is CEO of  New Mexico Manufacturing Extension Partnership (NM MEP). Jennifer Sinsabaugh is an authority on creating and implementing strategic initiatives that result in company growth. In her capacity as CEO of, she builds long-term relationships and shepherds a solutions-oriented mission to build manufacturing in New Mexico. Jennifer earned a B.S. in chemical engineering and an M.B.A. in technology management from the University of New Mexico. Jennifer is a project reviewer for economic development projects such as NMSBA, the Venture Acceleration Fund and Native American VAF, and she serves as an expert on panels at various business incubation events. She also serves on various boards and committees including the NM Energy Manufacturing Institute, the NVA Foundation, and the LANL Technology Commercialization Advisory Board.

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New Mexico

CEO

Ms.

Vidya Satyanarayana

Jabil Healthcare

Vidya is a Project Manager; driving force behind the success of her key projects /programs. She gets the best out of both people and projects. Her experience spans in industries such as Healthcare, Federal Government, and Information Technology. Communication & interpersonal skills, ability to negotiate, resolve conflicts and building commitment within the team is another set of essential skills she brings to the table.

As an Information Science Engineer and an MBA graduate, she understands both the technological and business sides of the equation, as well as the impact decisions can have on either. This makes her an invaluable asset in bridging the gap between technical and non-technical departments in your organization.

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New Mexico

Project Manager

Ms.

Pooja Sing

Thornburg Investment Management

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New Mexico

Project management

Dr.

Aard Groen

University of Groningen

As dean / professor of Entrepreneurship & valorisation at the University of Groningen I am broadly interested in research, teaching and business development support (as in our field lab in incubators and projects with companies & universities with innovation and/or business development needs).
Especially in the knowledge based area business development needs development based on sound knowledge of business processes.
After working >20 years at University of Twente, co-founding NIKOS (Netherlands Institute for Knowledge Intensive Entrepreneurship) I am since 2013 part-time and since 1-1-2020 fully engaged as co-founder in the University Groningen Centre of Entrepreneurship (UGCE). We contribute to the students entrepreneurship competencies to teaching programmes spreading from business administration, health care programs, industrial engineering, Liberal Arts & Science, and several extra curricular courses and events.
Furthermore to the business development in programs such as Venturelab North (pre-) incubator to accelerator programs.
I like to work in a culture of "engaged scholaship" contributing to knowledge but in a relevant manner.

After finishing PH D at the University of Groningen I worked at Van Hall Institute teaching environmental management, Fugro as a dept.head/consultant on environmental management. Started in 1997 at University of Twente in marketing and entrepreneurship, and since 2013 back at University of Groningen.

Specialties: High tech entrepreneurship, research, teaching and support, policy

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Netherlands

Dean

Mr.

Saheb Saini

ServiceNow Consultant for Medicare, Chevron

Saheb Singh, is a graduate from University of New Mexico, 2014. He completed his MBA with a focus in Management of Technology and Finance. His professional credentials include certification in Scaled Agile Framework - SAFe Practitioner and ITIL v4. He has been successfully applying his education in Program and Project Management for both Public and Private sector as a consultant focusing in Healthcare and Energy. His clients have been Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Kaiser Permanante and Chevron where he helped his then scale Programs supporting multiple project launches and continuous operations with Scaled Agile Framework principles and ITILv4 Framework. Saheb is passionate about IT modernization and the transformation that follows thereafter. He loves working with individuals with different skillsets guiding them to adopt agile mindset for continued improvements. In his free time, he likes to play with his new born daughter and read Punjabi literature

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California

Consultant

Ms.

Tara Linton

Amazon Web Services

Tara Linton, MBA, is an experienced Internet Protocol Video Program Manager at Amazon, focused on leading Media & Entertainment Professional Services engagements. She has worked with many North American Video Providers (for example Comcast, Ericsson, Rogers Communications, Videotron) to implement as well as support end-to-end video delivery solutions, partnering with business and technical stakeholders to quickly deliver results and ensure that goals are aligned with business outcomes.

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Colorado

Engagement Manager, Media & Entertainment

Mr.

Tristan Walters

Sandia National Labs

Tristan Walters

Senior Manager (acting)

Corporate Project Management Office (PMO)

Sandia National Laboratories

Tristan Walters is the Senior Manager (acting) of the Corporate Project Management Office at Sandia National Laboratories. Tristan led the establishment of Sandia’s Corporate PMO in 2016, and since then, has matured the organization into a critical corporate resource that stewards Sandia’s Portfolio, Program, and Project Management capabilities to enable extraordinary project execution in the national interest. The PMO develop, maintains, and improves a consistent suite of corporate policies, processes, and tools; provides project management services that enable program/project success such as mentorship, coaching, project rescue, project launch, and earned value surveillance; and advances the project management competency through strategic university partnerships, consistent and effective recruiting and staffing practices, structured and deliberate career development, and targeted role-based training programs.

Prior to his current management role, Tristan’s Sandia career included managing Payroll Services, where he led a team of represented and non-represented staff to ensure accurate and timely payroll processing and provide payroll related customer service to over 10,000 employees. Prior to that, Tristan was the Project Manager and Lean Six Sigma Black Belt for Controller Operations where he successfully delivered Information Technology Projects and conducted Structured Improvement Activities that improved the efficiency and accuracy of Controller Operations and the Financial and Business Management Center. In 2016 he received an Employee Recognition Award (ERA) for “Exceptional Leadership on high priority 10500 Strategic Initiatives that are enabling the Center to Lead the DOE Complex as a Model Financial Management Organization.” Tristan was also a Project Controls Specialist and Lean Six Sigma Black Belt for the Science and Technology Division and Chief Technology Office where he implemented project management best practices and improved business operations across the division. His experience also includes nuclear weapons program management as an Inter-Project Scheduler and Acting Program Engineer for Sandia External Production where he managed the production of high quality custom components for multiple weapon systems.

Tristan’s educational background includes a BBA in Organizational Management and MBA with a dual concentration in Finance and International Management, both from the University of New Mexico. He also holds a Masters Certificate in Project Management from George Washington University. He is a certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, Project Management Professional (PMP), and ScrumMaster (CSM).

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New Mexico

Senior Manager (acting) of the Corporate Project Management Office

Mr.

Robert Kramer

Los Alamos National Labs

Robert Kramer is a Program Manager for training development at Los Alamos National Laboratory, specializing in innovative approaches to workplace learning, application, evaluation and improvement. His long-time interest in visual communication and digital content blends seamlessly in the adult learning and professional development disciplines as well as his academic interests in visual rhetoric, professional/technical communication and the design arts.

When not at work or teaching for ASU, Mr. Kramer spends time photographing New Mexico landscapes and abandoned places, motorcycling the Jemez, San Juan or Sangre de Cristo mountains, or exploring canyons on horseback.

He is currently leading the program development of a new innovation and assurance training element at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

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New Mexico

Project Management and Construction