PMI Baltimore Site - Frederick Dinner Meeting*
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This educational event qualifies for 1.00 PDU within the PMI Talent Triangle - Strategic and Business Management
The presenters believe that becoming an effective leader is a lifelong journey. They provide a few examples where claims are made that a particular leadership style or some preferred leadership traits are the solutions to solve your leadership problems. They then provide a brief description of what they believe should be the foundation of beginning your lifelong journey of becoming an effective leader by presenting a framework for leadership knowledge and skills.
A. Chris Fristad, MBA, PMP: Chris is a Visionary Leader and Pragmatic Multifaceted Executive. He is well versed in Project Management, Systems Engineering, Process Improvement, and Strategic Planning. He is Past President of PMI Washington DC Chapter, and a Retired Naval Officer. Chris brings over 20 years of distinguished executive experience in streamlining corporate and government operations, optimizing technical and human resources, and proactive business development. As an accomplished leader, he has had outstanding success in developing highly skilled cross-functional teams and driving performance beyond corporate expectations. He has garnered an impressive history in program/project management, process re-engineering and strategic planning. For the PMI-WDC Chapter, he set the vision and mission for implementing new processes and re-engineered the board to become more strategically oriented. As an active Rotarian and Past President of the Rotary Club of Leesburg, Chris is an example of “Service above Self”.
Paul Mahata, Ph.D., MBA, PMP: Paul has over 40 years of leadership experience in program/project management, business operations, systems engineering and mechanical engineering. In addition to serving as a consultant, he has taught fundamentals of Systems Engineering and Project Management to corporations and to US Government customers, including NASA, Veterans Administration, Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Defense, Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Agency. Because of his recognized expertise, he was selected to be part of a US delegation to NATO for the purposes of providing expert testimony on Arms Control. He developed a payload to conduct a micro-gravity experiment onboard the Columbia Space Shuttle. Currently, Paul serves as an Adjunct Faculty at the Mount St. Mary’s University and teaches MBA level courses with a project management focus. In addition to his professional work, Paul has been active in Rotary International working with Rotarians in other countries to provide clean drinking water and library facilities.