President – Maria Killian
Maria Killian has over 27 years with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in the Air Traffic Organization as a Program Manager. She leads a diverse group of engineers, analysts and other expert professionals across the United States as they manage the agency’s technical real property also known as operational support facilities within the National Airspace System. She is the President of the FAA's Technical Women's Organization which is a 400+ member organization designed to increase the number of women in technical fields within the agency. In addition, she is the President of Women in Aviation International - Capital Region Chapter, a nonprofit organization committed to support and advance women in all aviation career fields.
Maria joined Project Management Institute (PMI) in 2005. as a Project Management Professional and continues to be an active member of PMI – Baltimore Chapter having served as the:
- Vice President of Special Projects (2018-present)
- Volunteer – Professional Development Event (2017)
- Co-Chair – Professional Development Event (2016)
- Volunteer – Professional Development Event (2015)
- Volunteer – Co-Author, Chapter of the Year Award Package (2014)
Maria is self-motivated and values accountability, integrity, and an action-oriented style of leadership. In her spare time, she’s involved with Toastmasters International serving as:
- Vice President of Education, Go Pro Chapter (2017-present) helping to create a community club that attracts prospective members
- Vice President of Membership, Go Pro Chapter (2015-2016) helping to increase club membership
- President, Go Pro Chapter (2016-2017) leading the club to Presidential Distinguished status; and
Maria has an Executive MBA and a BS in Computer System Engineering. She’s an empty nester with 6 children attending college and recently started working on her bucket list. Maria looks forward to the opportunity to serve as your VP of Special Projects.
VP of Membership – Onyeka Nwaogu
Onyeka Nwaogu, PMP Senior Engineer at BGE, with over 10 years business experience. Onyeka is a Doctor of Engineering in Industrial (Systems)Engineering with a MS in Industrial (Systems) Engineering and a BS in Industrial Engineering. She obtained her Doctorate degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering from Morgan State University, and PMP the following year. In addition to her 9 to 5, she has been involved in professional organizations, facilitating in voluntary capacities as Vice Chair with the IEEE Power and Energy Society as well as very briefly, the Communications team for the PMI Baltimore Chapter. She also have served as Communications Coordinator of the Engineers' Forum at Baltimore Gas and Electric, and subsequently Vice Chair of the group. In the Vice Chair, she co-lead the coordination of the Engineers' Day event, which is the highlight of the Engineering Community at BGE, and takes place once in two years.
Onyeka has been a leader and developer of sophisticated reporting capabilities including the transition of Management Review Meetings from traditional Power Point to Microsoft Power BI, for Executive Leadership and Mid-Level Management Teams. She also coordinated the UMBC Innovation training for individual contributors as well as mid-level management (E04-E06). Onyeka also served as the Communications Coordinator and representative of all upcoming engineers, interviewing upper level management and executives for insights on professional development and core competencies
He has actively volunteered and participated in the following organizations:
- Vice President, IEEE Power Energy Society, Baltimore Chapter Mar 2018 - Pre
- Strategic Business Mgmt. Track Co-Chair, PMI Baltimore, PDE Event PDE 2018/2020
- Vice Chair, BGE Engineer’s Forum Jan 2018 - Pre
- Lead Tutor, Free Homework Help Program, Agape Christian Church Jan 2018 - Pre
- Choir Member/Instrumentalist, Agape Christian Church Jul 2009 - Pre
- Activities Chair, Institute of Industrial Engineers, MSU Chapter Aug 2009 – Dec 2011
- Member, National Society of Black Engineers Jan 2007 - Pre
VP of Finance – Delphina Darley
Delphina A.N Darley, MS, MBA, PMP Business Financial Manager. Delphina Darley is PMP certified professional with more than 18 years combined experience in Business Management, Project Controls, Accounting/Finance and Insurance claims adjusting. In her current position as a Business Finance Manager with Amentum, she has the privilege of coordinating and collaborating with Contract specialist, project/program managers, project controls and different technical disciplines to ensure projects and Indirect Rate budgets are accurately planned, forecasted and reported to senior management. Delphina also provides customer support to Sector VP's, Operational Leaders, vendors and clients Delphina Joined the PMI in 2011 and earned her PMP in 2016. She holds an MBA, MS in Project Management and Bachelor’s in Finance and Risk Management. She is a volunteer for the Project Management Institute Baltimore Chapter and currently serves as the director for Chapter Partnerships. Delphina enjoys the moments where she is helpful and serving others. She aspires to live everyday with the following thought in mind. “If you change the way you look at things, they things you look at will change.” Wayne Dyer.
VP of Professional Development – Tyson (Ty) Rydl
Tyson Rydl received his PMP in 2015 and has supported the development and knowledge sharing principles ever since. He is a Technical Project Manager and Instructor, as well as a mentor capable of creating and delivering IT management curriculum. He has 10 years of project management experience highlighting datacenter modernization, construction management, and IT platform migrations. Additionally over the last 20 years, he has been managing various IT infrastructure solutions including virtualization and endpoints. He enjoys creating organizational centric curriculum and establishing engaging delivery of instructional programs. He aligns methodologies to organizational behaviors. As a long time PMI Baltimore Chapter Volunteer, his most recent task has been working as the Deputy Vice President of Membership, since July, 2019. Ty also maintains the following certifications; SAFe 4 Government Agilist, Certified Scrum Professional, and PRINCE2 Practitioner. Tyson has a MS in Information Technology, Project Management, from UMGC, MD and a BS in Computer Information Systems from King’s College, PA.