PDD 2018Explore the Universe of Project Management

October 18 & 19, 2018, Tan-Tar-A Resort, Osage Beach, MO


Doug Boebinger

Doug Boebinger is president and founder of Integrated Process Developers, Inc. located in southeast MI.  He has spent over 25 years assisting companies in a wide range of industries as a project manager and as a consultant / trainer to implement project management and improve their project processes.  Doug has a Master's degree in engineering.  Over 20 years ago, Doug founded Integrated Process Developers, Inc. with the motto "Solving Tomorrow's Problems Today" to assist companies and organizations to become more efficient and effective in their work  He has consulted and performed training for Fortune 500 companies and major university's executive education systems across the US, Canada and points around the world.  Doug has been PMP certified since 1994 (#3504) and has trained thousands to achieve their certification.  IPDI has been an R.E.P. with PMI since 2001.

Jacob Careaga

Jacob is a professional engineer for the Missouri Department of Conservation and an amateur cat wrangler in his spare time.  He works with a dedicated team of design, construction and maintenance professionals to help connect people with nature through infrastructure.  He finds inspiration and motivation in the collective benefit society receives from the persistent and inventive industriousness of the individual.  Six children and an amazing wife give him many reasons to be grateful for their shared adventures.




Jimmy Godard

Jimmy is the current past-president of the PMI Portland Chapter. He performs the functions of Program, Change, and Service Delivery Manager for Bank of America and has been with the company for 20 years. Jimmy maintains 18 years of project management and consulting experience working in the Finance and Information Technology Industries. He holds a Master Degree in Computer Information Systems, a Master Degree in Business Administration (MBA) and is currently pursuing a Doctorate of Management in Organizational Leadership with a specialization in Information Systems and Technology. He is an instigator of process improvement and innovation with an unwavering determination to bring about results. He implements global changes in leading technology integration efforts for Infrastructure, End User Computing, Mergers, Acquisitions, and Divestitures.


John Krewson

John Krewson is the founder and President of Sketch Development Services, a software development studio that provides Agile coaching, consulting and training. Sketch delivers software for its customers using Agile principles and practices, and guides customers through their Agile transformations. John has been an active member of the Agile community since 2003 as a developer, ScrumMaster, development leader, product leader, and coach. He recently led the agile transformation for MasterCard Worldwide, scaling agility to 10,000 team members across 6 continents and multiple product lines using the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe). He was previously an agile coach with VersionOne, where he worked with dozens of companies from startups to the Fortune 50 to help them learn, adopt, and apply Agile, Scrum, and Lean/Kanban principles and practices. John is also a certified SAFe Program Consultant and an internationally recognized speaker at Agile and technology conferences.
John has been a software development leader for fifteen years; an actor and director for over twenty, having appeared on Saturday Night Live in 1997. Follow John's blog on the Sketch website at sketchdev.io, or on twitter at @johnkrewson.

Bob Mahler

Bob served 12 years in the U.S. Army in the Mechanized Infantry and later as a Green Beret. He has excelled in the telecom industry and as a Federal consultant. He is the current Director of Business Development for Velociteach, a Kennesaw, GA based Regional Education Provider. Bob has served in multiple PMI Washington, DC Board positions and is a Risk SME contributor to PMBOK 6. Bob currently lives in Murfreesboro TN with his wife and 8-year-old son.  Bob is a popular speaker among PMI Chapters and has spoken at several PMI Nashville Symposiums. If you're looking for a fun, informative and interactive presentation, then you don't want to miss this!



Rachel Saathoff

Coach Rachel with 'Break the Norm Leadership' works to break through traditional ideas of leadership by bridging the gap between positional leadership and influence. She has worked in her field for 5 years and is accredited through the highly esteemed and reputable John Maxwell Coaching program. She has worked with business leaders in all stages of their careers, emerging entrepreneurs and corporate teams. Essential topics she covers with her clients are strength based leadership, communication, conflict resolution, the elements of a success team, and how hiring the ideal team players impacts productivity. She is motivated by the belief that there isn't one type of leader and that leadership is a skill that is developed with time and dedication. Her core belief is that leadership is more than a job title.


Andrew Stewart

Andrew Stewart is a 21-century project manager and the current project management office leader at Columbia Insurance Group. Andrew has a passion for Agile and leads teams through complex projects using hybrid project management.  In October 2017 he presented on the successes and challenges of this new approach at the PMI Global Conference in Chicago.  He's a father of three sons with his wife Erika.  Andrew enjoys building Lego Star Wars with his sons, running, cycling, and reading on leadership, business management and faith-based literature. In the future, Andrew hopes to influence leaders including fathers on how to find their talent and gift it to the world.



Courtney Withers

Courtney Withers is a Senior Project Manager with 7 years of expertise in project management, with focus in pharmaceutical development and contract manufacturing. Courtney has led up to 16 different projects (with budgets up to $1.5M) for up to 9 separate customers (companies with up to $4.2 billion in assets) at once in this dynamic industry. She is highly experienced in managing integrated projects that require coordination among multiple sites within her company. Courtney is also a member of a select program within her company, dedicated to honing leadership skills and increasing her management presence within the organization.
Courtney is also passionate about motivating and mentoring others, and has 5 years of experience in training and coaching. Courtney currently lives in Richmond, KY with her husband and three children.

Lisa Withers

Lisa Withers is a Program Manager in the Technology Consulting area of IBS Consulting.  In this role, Lisa is responsible for managing large, complex programs for FIS' top-tier clients.  She brings to her engagements more than 16 years of expertise in project and program management and consistently builds strong, performance-driven teams.  A hallmark of her engagement style is relationship-building, and she offers clients the leadership skills necessary to provide successful vision, planning, and oversight for large organizations and programs. Lisa holds a Master of Arts in Education (Instructional Leadership) from Eastern Kentucky University and a Bachelor of Arts in Education (Certified Mathematics 7?12) with a minor in Computer Technology from Wright State University.  She is PMPĀ® and PMI-ACP certified, holds a Six Sigma Greenbelt Certification through Xerox, and is ITILĀ® Foundations certified.