Project Management Education Summit: Kirkwood Students and PMI Members

Business Acumen

This is our chance as project management professionals to give back and provide a structured learning and networking event for our area project management students by discussing hot industry topics and providing your valuable insights into future career opportunities.


11:30am - Noon: Check-In, Networking, and Lunch

Noon - 1pm: Program

1pm - 1:15pm: Wrap Up


Lisa Persels, PMP

Lisa Persels, PMP
Director, Academic Outreach - PMI Eastern Iowa Chapter
Lisa holds a BA from the University of Iowa in English with a Communications minor and a Master's in Business Administration from Colorado Christian University. Lisa is a Senior Client Relations Analyst at General Dynamics Information Technology supporting the Contact Center Operations (CCO) which includes both Medicare and Marketplace contracts. Lisa became a certified Project Management Professional in November 2015 and is an Advanced Communicator and Leader in Toastmasters International.

Michael Suelzer, PMP

Michael Suelzer, PMP
Director, Military Outreach - PMI Eastern Iowa Chapter
Operations analyst and applied mathematician-statistician providing decision support, predictive modeling, and process improvement services for healthcare, management services, and technology sectors. Vietnam-Era Veteran. Held director-level and Master Black Belt consulting positions in Engineering, Process Excellence, and Quality organizations (ADP Dealer Services, Baxter Healthcare, Boston Scientific, Cardiac Science Corp., Colgate- Palmolive, Kinetic Concepts, Motorola, Sprint). Expertise includes Business Analytics, Lean Six Sigma Process Engineering, Quality & Risk Assessments, and FDA and international standards. PMI certified Project Management Professional and an ASQ certified Quality & Reliability Engineer, Quality Manager, and Six Sigma Black Belt. Advanced degrees in Applied Mathematics, Statistics, and Experimental Psychology (Human Factors).
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Type of category: Meetings

Type of activity: Business Acumen

Date: April 18th, 2024

Hour: 11:30AM to 1:00PM

Registration close date: April 16th, 2024 at 12:00PM

# of PDUs: 1


Members: $13.00

Non members and Guests: $20.00


Kirkwood Community College

Iowa Hall B - 6301 Kirkwood Blvd SW
Cedar Rapids, IA, 52404