2019 Governance Board Election Results
Congratulations to Todd Jones, Laura Hoffmann, and Colleen Zettler on their recent election to the PMINEO Governance Board! Broadly speaking, the Governance Board plays several roles in the management of our Chapter.
Meet your new Governance Board members:
Laura C. Hoffmann, PMP, CSM is a certified Project Management Professional with the PMI Institute and a Certified Scrum Master with the Scrum Master Alliance. She has 13 years of project management experience and 21 years of experience in the financial services industry and currently serves as Assistance Vice President, Project Manager III at PNC Bank. During her time at PNC, she has successfully managed projects involving new acquisitions, new product launches, platform conversions, and technology deployments. Prior to coming to PNC Bank, she managed projects involving product launches, process improvements, and technology enhancements at Key Bank. In addition, she has had both sales and sales support roles. Laura has a BA in Finance from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington and an MBA from Baldwin Wallace College. She is currently a Project Manager III in Enterprise Project Management for Technology and Innovation. She joined PNC in August 2010 and has been with the company for 9 years. During her time at PNC she has been a member of the Women Connect and Military employee groups and has mentored numerous new Project Managers.
Laura has been a member of the PMI Northeast Ohio Chapter and PMI Global since 2006 and has held multiple volunteer leadership roles with the chapter. She is a lifetime member of Girl Scouts of the USA. She is a native Clevelander and lives with her husband and two children.
Todd R. Jones, PMP, CSM has a diverse background - as a developer, architect, testing leader, and PM - leading dozens of business & technology projects with a proven track record of satisfied sponsors and team members. He has extensive experience applying traditional project management methodologies as well as iterative and agile approaches at Westfield Insurance. He currently leads the testing team for a $200 MM program to modernize the core policy processing system for their small business segment.
Todd is an accomplished author and speaker on various topics related to project management. Todd is a recent past speaker at PMI Global Congress, PMI Leadership Institute, STPCon, DevOps East, PMI NJ Symposium, and multiple other PMI Chapters across the United States. He is a contributor to the Agile Almanac Book 2, published in 2017, and the Keys to Our Success - Volume 2, scheduled for publication later in 2019.
Todd is an active member of PMINEO, where he has volunteered since 2010. He currently serves on the chapter’s Governance Board, providing strategic leadership as Treasurer. Todd is also a graduate of PMI's Leadership Institute Master Class (2016) and was the recipient of the Dr. Harold Kerzner Project Management Excellence Award in 2017.
Todd is certified as a Project Management Professional (PMP®) and an Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP®). He also holds the Certified Scrum Master (CSM) designation from the Scrum Alliance. Todd graduated from Grove City College with a B.S. Computer Science and Mathematics.
Todd has served the Chapter since 2010, beginning as a member of the Programs team and advancing as the Director and VP of Programs. He helped to initiate the Operations Board, leading there for three years before being elected to the Governance Board in 2017. Todd is currently serving as the Chapter Treasurer – ensuring that membership dues and sponsor dollars are properly re-invested in programs and services to benefit our members.
Our chapter is thriving – one of the largest in our region and in the top 3rd globally. PMI Global is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, PMINEO will celebrate our 30th anniversary in 2020, and we are preparing our ‘bid’ to be the host chapter for the Region 4 meeting in 2021. It is an exciting time for PMINEO; I would be honored to serve another term on the Board to continue propelling our Chapter forward!
Colleen Zetter, PMP, currently serves as VP Programs/PMINEO where she has enthusiastically spearheaded chapter meetings and led a team of 25 volunteers. Colleen has known from an early age that she was meant to be a Project Manager. Exhibit A was the joy that organizing Halloween candy by a stringent categorization process brought. She began her career as a performer in NYC, ran her own Professional Organizing business and as most performers who want to know their rent is paid, transitioned to the corporate world. Her business career began with Reuters where she supported the CTO and led process improvement efforts. When she moved back to Cleveland, she worked for Forest City Enterprises in both Financial and IT departments as well as an integral part of their corporate restructuring effort. Colleen assisted in the KeyBank integration with First Niagara bank and she currently works for the IT department with PNC Bank, leading multi-million infrastructure efforts and being a team leader in department structural efforts. She is a certified project management professional with experience in project planning and execution and has outstanding interpersonal and motivational skills. Three words that describe her best are: analytical, articulate and diligent. Colleen is always looking for new challenges in Project Management and is the first to raise her hand to help train or expand another PM’s knowledge base. She enjoys being a leader in the PMINEO chapter and looks forward to an expanded role in shepherding the strategic vision, mission, goals and objectives of the chapter.
"I would be a good candidate for the Board position because I have extensive knowledge of the day to day functions of the chapter, a lot of ideas on how to enhance our already well-run chapter and an enthusiasm to get things done. I have been integrally involved in the PMINEO organization first by leading the PDD Committee, then by moving up the Programs team structure -initially as a team member and currently as the VP of Programs. I have been an active member of the leadership team, have been involved in the R4 Region and have worked hard on socializing the broader PMI world with our PMINEO chapter. After spending the last few years blocking and tackling day to day chapter issues, I am looking forward to pivoting my PMINEO career into a strategic involvement phase."