Alamo Directors

Programs

  • OPEN / Director – Sponsorship
  • La Juana Chambers / Director - Speakers
  • Deanna Vela / Director - Operations

 

Communications

  • OPEN / Communications / Director - Marketing
  • Melissa Porter, PMP / Communications / Director – Website/Graphic Arts
  • Dan Morales / Communications / Director - Social Media   
  • OPEN / Communications / Director - News Media   

 

Professional Development

  • Ron Thorpe, PMP, PMI-ACP / Prof. Development - Director - PMI-ACP Exam Prep
  • Denise Murray / Prof. Development / Director - PMP Exam Prep
  • OPEN / Prof. Development / Director - PMI-PBA Exam Prep

 

Membership

  • Timothy Worley / Membership / Director - Student Membership
  • Lisa Williams / Membership / Director – Membership
  • Maureen Lin, PMP / Membership / Director - Mentorship Program
  • Victor Alejandro, PMP / Membership / Director - Young Professionals
  • OPEN / Membership / Director - Military Affairs
  • Kimberly Bilica, PMP / Membership / Director - PMI Education Foundation 
  • OPEN / Membership / Director - Director NCP 

 

Administration

  • Edward Delgado / Administration / Asset Management Coordinator
  • Dominic Cordova / Administration / Historian
  • Cindy Zhang, PMP / Administration / Director – Technology
  • OPEN / Administration / Director - Governance
  • OPEN / Administration / Librarian
  • John David Nichols / Administration / Key Control Coordinator

 

Outreach

  • James Latimer / Director – Corporate Affairs
  • Brady Haynes / Director - Community Affairs
  • Allan Blacklock / Director- Regional Support

 

Volunteers

  • Donica Parker / Director – Volunteer Management
  • Anabel Gutierrez / Director - Volunteer Recruiter
  • OPEN / Director- Volunteer On-Boarding Specialist

 

updated 12/3/2017

Alamo PMI Board

President


   

Philippe Elmers

I started my project management career in the USAF and retired as a LtCol after 26 years.  Flying strategic airlift throughout the world was excellent training to apply PMBOK tools and techniques!  Later in my career as a Unit Commander, I enhanced my leadership and resource management skills.   When I retired, I entered the IT Infrastructure industry and joined PMI in 2009.  During my tenure in infrastructure, I taught myself agile and changes companies to manage an electronic forms software development program for a USAF contractor at Randolph AFB.  Most recently, I have joined USAA and manage a variety of infrastructure and software projects.  I look forward to serving the membership and new members by insuring the funds are available to provide the professional growth that they are interested in.

 

Advisor


   

Kevin D. Martin
PMP, PMI-ACP, MBA
president@alamopmi.org 

From his early days as a kid programmer in 1976 to leading global teams with annual budgets exceeding $66,000,000, Kevin D. Martin (St. Mary’s University – BAS in Application Programming ’92, MBA – Finance ‘95) has always approached challenges and opportunities with the same passion and focus for vision casting and goal attainment. While providing business value, through a unique blend of technology and business skills, his passion is rooted in self improvement, teamwork and organizational design.  Mr. Martin is an avid reader and historian, with a strong desire for continuous learning and a focus to share his practical “servant leader” experience with the communities and individuals with whom he serves and mentors.  An international speaker on leadership, project management and agile methods, Mr. Martin produces results in his professional, volunteer and personal endeavors.  While improving the moral of the high performing teams he leads, his unique brand is a passion for developing leadership at every level of the organization, and best characterized by his personal haiku – “Dream Big, Work Hard, Give Back.”

 

VP Administration


   

FELIX Orlando GONZALES

FELIX “DON FE” GONZALES JR is originally from New Mexico and grew up in Texas, North Carolina, South America, Germany and Italy.  He later received a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from Midwestern State University and a Master of Science degree in International Relations from Troy University while training at the John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center. DAU-PgM and FAI-PM.
In 1993, he served as an Aviation Scout Platoon Leader in the 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina.  After deploying to the Balkans from 1996 to 1997, he was selected early for Advanced Civil Schooling (ACS) and was sent to the John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.  He was immediately selected to Command Operational Detachment (OD) Colombia, 1st Psychological Operations Group (Airborne), US Army Special Operations Command, Fort Bragg, NC.  Returning to Aviation, he completed numerous deployments throughout Iraq, Afghanistan, the Caribbean, Central and South America.
In 2003, he was selected as the Operations Officer for Joint Task Force - Omega under Plan Patriota and Plan Colombia, in the Global War on narco-terrorism under Office of the Secretary of Defense for Special Operations and Low Intensity Conflict.  In 2005, he was selected to Command the first Aviation Depot and Joint National Aviation Maintenance and Logistics Center in Colombia under Plan Colombia.  He recently retired with 28 years of service as Director of International Planning and Current Operations - CTT which include Counter Transnational Organized Crime (CTOC), Counter Narcotics (CN) and Counter Terrorism (CT).  

VP Finance


   

Roy E. Bentkowski
PMP, ITIL, MBA
development@alamopmi.org 

Roy Bentkowski has over 34 years of Engineering/Technical Project Management experience, 17 years of service desk expertise and 12 years of financial expertise. In 1994 Roy retired from the Air Force after working various classified space programs. Since 1995 he has continued to work for LEIDOS/SAIC in various management positions in support of the multiple contracts in the Military Healthcare System arena. Throughout his 18 years with LEIDOS/SAIC Roy has managed a large deployment team that installed & trained a new healthcare application/system to all Air Force & Army hospitals.

He worked 3 years in the SAIC business office in support of business development, facility management & funding change requests. He managed a team of network specialists before moving into his current role of Metrics Reporting for the Military Healthcare System Service Desk Quality team. Roy holds a Bachelor & Master degrees in Electrical Engineering, along with an MBA specializing in Computer Systems & Operations Management from St. Mary’s University. His certifications include PMP since 2005 and ITIL Foundation v3 since 2009.

VP Programs


   

Henry Frank Garcia
C.P.M. & CPSM
programs@alamopmi.org 

Henry F. Garcia is President of Asentrene, Inc., a small and minority-owned business, dedicated to consulting, training, and coaching in the areas of project management, supply management, and operations management. Before Asentrene and after retirement from Southwest Research Institute, he was the Director of Administraiton for the Center for Nuclear Waste Regulatory Analyses. Before that position, he was the Director of Materials Management. Henry received his Lifetime Certified Purchasing Manager designation and is a Certified Professional in Supply Management from the Insitute for Supply Management, Inc. (ISM). 

Henry has over 40 years of business experience, and he presently serves as an Adjunct Professor for Webster University of St. Louis in San Antonio. He is a member of Webster's Academic Academy of Excellence. In addition, he received his MA in Economics from St. Mary's University, and is listed in Who's Who in America.

Henry is Past-President of the National Purchasing Institute, Inc., the San Antnoio Business and Economic Society, Inc., the Institute for Supply Management-San Antonio, Inc., and the Alamo-PMI. His professional affiliations include the Institute for Supply Management Inc., the National Association of Business Economists, Inc., the Project Management Institute, Inc., and the Association for Talent Development, Inc.

 

VP Membership


   

Daniel Zucker

Highly motivated Business Architect and Program Manager with extensive experience identifying and managing mission critical projects, leading diverse project teams while working closely with executive leadership. Management and supervision with an emphasis on performance, quality improvement, issue management, risk management, change management and process reengineering. Certified Project Management Professional (PMP) with additional training in Business Systems (Black belt Six Sigma, LSS, TPS, TOC, and TPM). 

VP Communications


   

As a result of my skills, experience and education, I am capable of delivering large enterprise technology projects, software implementations/migrations, IT facility installation or application development on time, within budget and to the highest quality using either Agile or waterfall. 
Selected Accomplishments
- Implemented a $4M unique system that managed SCRA, PCS, Deployment or Campaign benefits applications on all channels. This system was recommended for an industry award.
- Delivered a $9.8M modular and comprehensive financial planning system for USAA financial planners, plan production and wealth managers that realized a $28M net financial benefit for the company.
- Managed the creation of an enterprise Configuration Management Database to support the ITIL implementation for the enterprise. This project was awarded a patent for innovative application of technology.
- Managed the creation of an enterprise service account management system for IT Security. This project was also awarded a patent for the unique application of technology to solve a critical security issue.

VP Volunteers


   

Everet B. Taylor

My origin is on the island of Jamaica in the West Indies. Mainly because of the adventure and a career that spans over 22 years of military service, I have been fortunate to live in various places. I have lived at multiple places in the United States, Europe, and others such as the Pacific and the Caribbean. Since 2009, my family and I have made the Alamo City our home.   

After serving as a soldier, I continue to readjust to civilian life. I try each day to find a way to make a small contribution to our society.  While I served in the military, I learned the value of selfless service working in healthcare as cardiac specialty technologist.

I enjoy working with people. My experience in healthcare has helped me to better understand the human spirit and the experience into a fulfilling career.  I have studied, and have adapted through the years. I have added skills that have allowed me to excel at improving health services with project and program management.

I continue to learn in all that I engage in service to our community as this I believe is a continuous journey. 

My project management experience began with building construction as I worked for a project-organized organization managing roads and public works projects. Overtime my experiences include personnel training, team leadership, and management in various areas of clinical services, resource management, medical devices, health service delivery systems.

I obtained my PMP certification three years ago, and I have recently recertified, and have been a member of the Alamo PMI Chapter since 2013.