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DARIN HENDRY, PMP
Supervisor, Transmission Capital & Risk Management
Ameren Transmission Company

Darin Hendry is Supervisor of Capital & Risk Management at Ameren Transmission Company.  He holds a Masters in Project Management from Keller Graduate School of Management, a B.S. in Russian International Business from Metropolitan State College of Denver, and has been PMP certified since 2006.  Darin has worked for Ameren for 12 years.  In his current position, Darin is responsible for leading the day-to-day activities related to business risk management and economic analysis of all Ameren Transmission projects and associated business operations, and provides oversight to a $1.4b+ project portfolio, expected to increase to $2b.  Darin is also Co-Chair of the Construction Industry Institute's Risk Management Community of Practice.

DAVID HUNTER, CPIM, CRIM
Project Management Development Manager
The Boeing Company

Mr. Hunter has more than 22 years of experience in Program, Project and Earned Value Management, the majority of which was working on U.S. government programs.  His focus for the past two years has been on implementing the Boeing best practices across Boeing IT and he is considered a "Best Practice Expert".  He facilitates a number of program and earned value management training classes within Boeing and is working toward becoming a certified Lean facilitator.

CHRIS KOO
Project Management Office
Edward Jones

Mr. Koo has led projects at Edward Jones for the past 15 years, with a focus on delivering financial advisor and client software solutions.  As a member of the PMO, he is currently engaged in mentoring, and providing hands-on support to project teams on requirements management, agile development methodology, and project plan creation in preparation for firm approval.

JOHN P. LAVERDURE MBA, PMP
ServiceOne Program Manager
Hewlett-Packard

Mr. Laverdure is a Program Manager with over 28 years’ experience in business development, strategic business planning, consulting, problem solving, relationship management, leadership and organizational development. Prior to his current role John served as the Executive Program Manager for the Merrill-Lynch ATP Program (VOIP) implementation and was instrumental in the delivery turn around. Prior to joining HP, Mr. Laverdure was on Active Duty in the United States Air Force and held Program Management and Business developed jobs with SRA International and IBM. He holds a Bachelors' Degree in Production and Operations Management from the University of St. Thomas and a Masters' degree in Logistics Management from the Air Force Institute of Technology.

MARY SUE LOVE, PhD
Associate Professor
SIUE School of Business

Dr. Love is an Associate Professor in the Department of Management and Marketing at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.  She holds a Ph.D. in organizational behavior and theory with minors in social psychology and organizational communication from the University of Missouri, as well as an M.B.A. and a B.B.A. in management and organizational behavior from the University of Missouri-Kansas City.  Before returning to school for her Ph.D., Dr. Love worked in the insurance industry, holding positions in underwriting, provider relations, and customer service. She teaches organizational behavior and leadership. Dr. Love is primarily interested in improving interactions at work and has published articles in the Journal of Applied Psychology, Career Development International, Communications of the ACM, International Journal of Management Concepts and Philosophy, Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies, Leadership and Organization Development Journal, and Business Horizons. 

JO ELLEN MOORE, PhD, PMP
Professor
SIUE School of Business

Dr. Moore holds a Ph.D. in organizational behavior and HR management from Indiana University, a Master's degree in psychology from Illinois State University, and a dusty old B.A. in mathematics from Millikin University. In the corporate environment, Dr. Moore worked as an IT manager, project manager, systems programmer and applications programmer. Dr. Moore teaches project management, SAP ABAP programming, in the Computer Management and Information Systems undergraduate capstone course at SIUE. Her research centers on the the management of IT professionals and technology, and she has published in outlets such as Information Systems Research, MIS Quarterly, Academy of Management Review, Communications of the ACM,
and HR Magazine.

KATIE ROBBERSON, MBA
Instructor
SIUE School of Business

Katie Robberson specializes in teaching effective business writing skills and project management in the SIUE School of Business.  Prior to joining SIUE, Katie was an award-winning corporate trainer teaching communications skills for major companies in the healthcare sector, including Wyeth Pharmaceuticals and Johnson & Johnson.

ZACHARY A. SCHAEFER, PhD
Assistant Professor
SIUE College of Arts & Sciences
Department of Speech Communication

Dr. Zach Schaefer is an educator, researcher, and consultant.  In addition to running his own consulting business, Mediation and Communication Solutions, LLC  (commsolver.com), he is also an Assistant Professor of Speech Communication at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.  Zach thinks and writes about communication, conflict, and mediation. His research program is concerned with teaching individuals and organizations how to address, discuss, and manage conflict. He has also conducted extensive research regarding mediation and has been published in both academic and professional publications.