Chapter Officers

 

Immediate Past President : Pam Preer, PMP     Contact Officer

Pam has over 15 years of project experience and is currently employed by TSYS as an Associate Project Director with the International Division. In her current position, she is responsible for assisting clients in converting on to the TS2 system. Her professional background includes project management, compliance management, quality assurance and business analysis. She earned her undergraduate degree in Marketing from Columbus State University, MBA from Troy University and most recently, her M.S degree in Organizational Leadership from her alma mater Columbus State University.

In her spare time, she likes reading leadership and motivational materials, spending time with family and friends and living life to its fullest. She also volunteers with local charities and is a member of Toastmasters International. Pam has two sons and currently resides in Columbus Georgia.

 

President : Rosana Juestel, PMP     Contact Officer

Rosana has over 10 years of professional experience in a variety of areas such as, planning, research, coordination, plan implementation, process improvement, customer relations, project management, and marketing/advertising. Rosana is currently working for Synovus as the PMO Program Analyst where she is responsible for planning and coordinating different programs for the bank from start to finish. In her last position with TSYS as a Client Analyst/Project Coordinator, Rosana supported the day-to-day client services and development for the new account, fraud, portfolio management and collection services as well as worked on coordinating multiple internal projects for the North America and International markets.

Rosana is originally from Bogota, Colombia where she completed her bachelor degree in Industrial Engineering from Catholic University of Colombia. Then moved to the states and earned another bachelor degree in Business Administration from Columbus State University. Shortly thereafter, she obtained a Master’s degree in Public Administration from the same university. Rosana earned her PMP certification in July 2017. She speaks Spanish, English and some German. Rosana is also a member of Toastmasters International where she learns and practices her public speaking and meeting skills. She has been a member of PMI since 2014. Shortly after joining, she became the VP of Marketing and Communications for our Chapter. She has enjoyed preparing different marketing material and communications to help with the various meetings and events. She is eager to continue making positive contributions to our chapter now as President. 

 

VP of Governance : Pam Ames, PMP     Contact Officer

 

VP of Membership : Renay Eve Davis, PMP     Contact Officer

After working over 15 years in the environmental waste industry with Safety-Kleen Systems, Inc. in a variety of customer service management roles, Eve found herself in a place she never thought she would...outside of Safety-Kleen.  After a series of events and a lot of prayer, she embarked on a new journey within the IT field at the Muscogee County School District.  Longing to find her new niche, she decided to further her education in this area. Soon after receiving dual degrees in Networking and Computer Support from Columbus Technical College, she also earned her PMP and Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certification in 2015.  Currently, Eve is the Technology Projects Manager for the Muscogee County School District IT Call Center. Throughout her career, regardless of the positions she's held or certifications achieved, she knows what matters most are the relationships and partnerships we form along the way.  Outside of work, Eve enjoys spending time with her family, being active in the community and her church.

 

VP of Programs : Pam Davidson, PMP     Contact Officer

 

VP of Finance : Aimee Sufka, PMP     Contact Officer

Aimee began her foray into project management as a Project Control Analyst at Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama.  After moving to Memphis, Tennessee, she began working in the Financial Services industry and has held IT-related project management and information security positions to the present.  After leaving First Horizon National Corporation in 2013, she and her husband moved to Columbus where she became Director of Information Security Risk Governance at Synovus Financial Corp.  She has since been promoted to Senior Director and manages a team of seven analysts.

 

Aimee has a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Information Systems from Jacksonville State University and a Master of Business Administration from Samford University.  She joined PMI Memphis, TN, Chapter in 2001 and earned her PMP designation in 2004.  She has previously served as VP of Membership for the Memphis, TN, Chapter of PMI.

 

Assistant VP of Finance : Lisa Singleton, PMP     Contact Officer

 

VP of Marketing : Shannon Zimmermann, CAPM     Contact Officer

Shannon spent many years as a stay-at-home, homeschooling mom. Once her son began high school, she re-entered the workforce, working at the Muscogee County School District in Information Services. She is currently Executive Assistant to the Chief Information Security Officer at Synovus. In this role, Shannon is involved in many ongoing security and governance projects, involving stakeholders across the Synovus footprint.

Shannon attended Columbus State University and has always been very organized and meticulous. Those traits are what prompted her to pursue Project Management. She has been a member of PMI and the local chapter since November 2017. In March 2018, she received her CAPM certification, and plans to take the PMP certification exam within the next two years. Shannon is also founder and owner of Columbus Eats Food Tours, a walking culinary tour in Uptown Columbus.

Shannon refers to herself as a “habitual volunteer”, volunteering with organizations such as Columbus Hospice, Live Healthy Columbus, American Cancer Society, Uptown Columbus, Feeding the Valley Food Bank, United Way, and her church. She is married; has one son (human) and one daughter (English Bulldog).

 

VP Professional Development : Cindy Wolfe, PMP     Contact Officer

Cindy brings a unique perspective to her work by finding balance between tactical project management in the “real world” and teaching theoretical project management at the college level. She is a Senior Program Implementation Consultant at TSYS, focusing on improvement projects and programs. Prior to TSYS, she did similar work at MeadWestvaco (now WestRock), most recently as a Business Optimization Lead. Cindy is also an adjunct instructor at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, where she teaches masters-level Project Management courses. Cindy holds a PhD in Business Administration with a Management specialization from Northcentral University, and she earned an MBA and an undergraduate BS in Environmental Science from Troy University. In addition to being a Project Management Professional (PMP), she is also an APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP).

 

Chapter Webmaster : Jay Knape, PMP     Contact Officer

Jay has over 13 years of experience in project management and 15+ years in software development. 11 of those years as a University Webmaster at Columbus State University. Currently employed with TSYS as a Project Manager on special projects. Jay join the Columbus Chapter in 2012 and became an officer in 2014. He received his PMP certification in 2013. He earned his undergraduate degree in Communication from Howard Payne University, and his M.S. degree in Computer Science from Columbus State University.

 

Social Media Specialist : Michelle Bullock, PMP     Contact Officer

 

PMI Military Liaison : David Kennedy, PMP     Contact Officer

David transitioned from the Army and began a career with Synovus Financial Corporation as a project manager in June 2016. During his eight years in the military, he held a variety of roles ranging from direct leadership to human resources and project manager equivalent positions. David earned his PMP Certification in March 2016 and holds a B.S. degree in Engineering Management from the United States Military Academy at West Point. He and his wife Beth Anne have two wonderful children: Lucas and Lillian.

 

PMIEF Liaison : Jonathan T. Harrison     Contact Officer

Jonathan Harrison served in the US Army for 10 years from 2006-2016. Since then he has been studying project management and pursuing an MSPM from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. He currently works at Hyundai Glovis as an Assistant Manager of Operations.

 

PMIef Liaison Committee Member : Barbara Waller     Contact Officer