Guest Speakers

January 2021 Member Meeting Guest Speaker

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Mike Gregory leads Michael Gregory Consulting, LLC and The Collaboration Effect®.

Mike work with attorneys, accountants, appraisers and businesses that want to overcome conflict with the IRS and others by collaborating and growing their businesses. Mike also works with meeting planners looking for a dynamic, interactive and fun speaker.

August 2020 Member Meeting Guest Speaker

Chris Hobin PhotoChris Hobin has been with MindEdge Learning since 2012 as a Strategic Alliances Manager.

MindEdge is an innovative eLearning company that is committed to the 21st century professional, providing self-paced online courses and certificate programs that are current and comprehensive, while addressing the demands and opportunities of today’s business environment.

ME logo center stack 480MindEdge programs are perfect for learners who seek to advance in their current positions, explore career alternatives, earn a professional certification, or enhance their knowledge in their area of interest. Course topics include Business Communications, Critical Thinking, Emerging Technologies, International Trade, Leadership, Project Management, and Six Sigma.

July 2020 Business Analysis Fundamentals Instructor

Matthew McConnell1Business Analysys Fundamentals
July 17th and 18th, 2020

Sponsored by WVU Medicine

Mathew McConnell, CBAP, PMP, CSM, CSPO got his start practicing business analysis at Jo-Ann Fabrics in Hudson, OH. Matt earned his CBAP in 2015 and has taught over 100 hours of business analysis classes to other BAs looking to earn their certifications. He is active in several professional organizations in Pittsburgh and has been President of the Pittsburgh IIBA since 2017 Most recently, Matt earned a MS in Technical Management from Johns Hopkins University and works for Robbins-Gioia as a Requirements Architect and Agile Delivery Lead.

President, IIBA Pittsburgh Chapter

June 2020 Member Meeting Guest Speaker

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Regulatory Consultant Principal, Appalachian Power Company

Ruby Greenhowe attended West Virginia Institute of Technology and graduated from Mountain State University in 2008 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Organizational Leadership and a Master of Science Degree in Strategic Leadership in 2011.  In 2019, she received certification as a Project Management Professional.

May 2020 Member Meeting Guest Speaker

WV Exec logoKensieStaff members from Executive Ink, LLC, the publishing company for West Virginia Executive and Discover West Virginia magazines, will be presenting a synopsis of what it takes to publish a quarterly business-to-business publication that features the best West Virginia has to offer. Publisher Kensie Hamilton Fauber and Editor in Chief Samantha Cart will present the step-by-step process that has been used for more than 20 years to write, edit, design, print, and distribute West Virginia Executive.


April 2020 Member Meeting

carlpritchardCarl Pritchard is principal and founder of Pritchard Management Associates. He is a recognized lecturer, author, researcher, and instructor. As a trainer, he is the “fun guy” of project management, engaging audiences on topics from any of his seven textbooks, ranging from project essentials to the complexities of communication and team motivation. Carl served as lead chapter author for the Guide to the PMBOK, Risk Chapter (4th Edition). His work as an instructor takes him worldwide, training for learning organizations, private clients and the Project Management Institute®. He is US Correspondent for the UK PM magazine, Project Manager Today.