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Instructor Profiles

 Tonia McConnell Project Management Certificate Portland State University Center for Executive and Professional Education CEPE School of Business Administration Tonia Twigger is principal of Tonia McConnell & Associates, a cooperative consulting group specializing in team development, training, and leading change. She holds an MS in instructional technology and is a certified Myers Briggs Type Indicator facilitator. She has 20-plus years of instructional and program design experience in public and private sectors. With Paul Spindel, Ms. Twigger teaches “Creating the Life You Want” workshops. She works as a coach and mentor with people who are trying to change the course of their lives. Her mission is “behold, ask, learn, create, share, connect.”
Tom Parker Project Management Certificate Portland State University Center for Executive and Professional Education CEPE School of Business Administration Tom Parker has over twenty years' experience in consulting and project management, implementing enterprise applications and technology solutions for some of the largest companies in America. He holds a B.S. in finance from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University and is a certified Project Management Professional.
Ron Sarazin Project Management Certificate Portland State University Center for Executive and Professional Education CEPE School of Business Administration Ron Sarazin is president of Olympic Performance, Inc., a consulting company, and CEO of Process Path, Inc., a software company. He holds a BS in industrial engineering from Oregon State University and completed advanced training at the University of Idaho and Stanford University. Mr. Sarazin has held leadership positions with ALCOA, PACCAR, PGE, and Mutual Health Systems, Inc. He is an accomplished author and trainer, and his most recent publication, Action with Traction, is available on Amazon. Mr. Sarazin has been active in his profession and the community, and is a youth soccer coach.
Paul Spindel Project Management Certificate Portland State University Center for Executive and Professional Education CEPE School of Business Administration
Paul Spindel is principal at Paul Spindel LLC, focusing on management and supervisory development. He holds an MA in organizational communications and is a certified facilitator of the Myers Briggs assessment and the Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Instrument. Mr. Spindel has over 18 years of human resources experience with Marriott and Nike. With Tonia Twigger, he teaches "Creating the Life You Want" workshops helping folks figure out what to do with their lives. He conducts workshops aimed at creating an environmentally sustainable, socially just, and spiritually fulfilling human presence on this planet. His mission is to "touch hearts, challenge minds, and incite laughter."
Ed Warnock Project Management Certificate Portland State University Center for Executive and Professional Education CEPE School of Business Administration
Ed Warnock, MA, is a senior manager at the consulting firm Genesis Group. He has more than 20 years experience in consulting and business management. His expertise includes operations strategy, large-scale re-engineering, IT compliance and adoption planning, performance management, leadership training, and all aspects of transition management. He is a past president of the ASTD-Cascadia Chapter and teaches in the Oregon Executive MBA program. Mr. Warnock holds a BS in aerospace engineering and received his master’s degree in whole systems design/organizational systems renewal from Antioch University in Seattle, Washington.
 

Ori Wolman has a Master of Engineering and Technology Management from Portland State University and a BS in Computer Science from Hadassah College in Jerusalem, Israel. Additionally, he earned a Master Certificate of Project Management from George Washington University and is currently a PHD student in the Engineering and Technology Management Department at Portland State. Ori is a member of the Portland State University Chapter of Omega Rho International Honor Society for Operation Research and Management Science. Ori has 19 years of experience as a Senior Program/Project Manager at Intel Corporation with vast experience in successfully influencing and driving strategic change initiatives in large scale organizations. In his current role, he is an Innovation Program Manager working on cutting edge technology development in the mobile platform area. Prior to this, Ori managed the Intel security development life cycle and held multiple product and service management roles in IT–mainly in the area of product security.