Tony Johnson, President/Founder

A proven leader, business owner, author, trainer and product developer with 20+ years of experience. Industry experience includes telecom, hardware and software development, commerce, marketing, IT infrastructure and support, financial and higher education. 

Tony has authored 40 books since 2004 as well as numerous other learning products for various PMI and IIBA credentials. Tony has helped created over 100,000 of the PMPs on planet earth. Tony has contributed to the last three PMBOK Guides, program and portfolio management standards, as well as being a core team member of the Seventh Edition PMBOK Guide with PMI.

Also possessing the following credentials PMP, PgMP, PfMP, PMI-PBA, CSP-SM, CSP-PO, CSPO, CSM, CAPM, PMI-RMP, PMI-SP, Project+, CCBA, PMI-ACP, CBAP.

Joanne Greene-Blose, PMP, MSPM is the President and Founder of The Project Solvers of America, Inc. that specializes in project management training and consulting. Joanne founded the company in 2004 after having worked for Eastman Kodak Co. for 19 years in roles that included software engineer, functional manager, and project manager. She has worked on manufacturing, IT, and also a couple of construction projects in her 35+ year career. She now trains clients on project management best practices, as well working with them to set up and maintain PMOs.

 

Joanne has a BS in Computer Science, a BA in Business Administration & a Master of Science in Project Management from Boston University, where she now serves as a Facilitator for an innovation Masters-level course. She is also a student at Capella University, pursuing her Ph.D. in Project Management.  

Joanne Greene-Blose,
Engagement Officer/Founder

Emil Tarka, Board Member/Founder​

Emil is a project management specialist with extensive teaching and consulting experience in various industries for the past 15 years. As founder and CEO of Tarka Consulting Inc., he has been involved in the training and delivery of project management courses at numerous universities and colleges as well as multiple corporations. He has extensive knowledge in managing education, healthcare, military and oil and gas programs and projects in challenging environments.

Emil earned his BA in International Studies at the University of Northern British Columbia and his MA from the Jageillonian University in International Relations. 

Through his expertise he has consulted for multiple organizations on best project management practices and delivered information sessions, workshops, and focus groups aimed at diverse stakeholders, while recognizing the need for streamlining operations and developing procedures to ensure program unity. 

 

Eric Verzuh is President of The Versatile Company. The Versatile Company has been improving projects for its clients since 1990 through training and consulting. Versatile’s easy-to-understand framework for creating and managing projects has been used across every industry including aerospace, higher education, healthcare, and technology.

Verzuh’s book, The Fast Forward MBA in Project Management, which is currently in its fifth edition, is the leading project management guidebook used by universities and working professionals around the world.

Eric Verzuh,
Board Member/Founder

Vicki Wrona,

Board Member

Vicki Wrona, PMP, is the founder and President of Forward Momentum, LLC, a woman-owned small business (WOSB) specializing in instructional design and project management.

Vicki has 20+ years of leadership, project management, public speaking, and learning & development experience. She has physically worked on 5 continents and virtually on all 7, presented at a variety of conferences, and has mentored hundreds of individuals and organizations on improving their projects or processes. Since 2016, she has been the #1 or #2 downloaded speaker every year for The Great IT Professional.

Vicki co-developed the blended learning PMP program that won PMI’s Professional Development Product of the Year award and was invited to serve on PMI’s committee to write and review the PMBOK® Guide 4th edition.

She has served on the Board of Directors for the Texas Soaring Association, one of the largest non-profit airports in the U.S.

Her passion is equipping individuals and organizations with practical knowledge and tools so that results – and bottom-line impact – are consistently achieved.