Stewart Hughes

Director At Large Nominee

Stewart Hughes

Director At Large Nominee

I am interested in volunteering because I want to get more involved in the PMI-NL Chapter and gain PDU credits to maintain my PMP certification.  I have a history of volunteering. I started the Uniformed Services Run in 2011 and served as the Race Director for 6 consecutive years.  I continued to volunteer in smaller roles for a couple of years after that until the event was cancelled due to the COVID0-19 pandemic. I volunteer as an assistant instructor at Wiseman’s Martial Arts (Kenpo Karate), and Satori Elite Athletics (Olympic TaeKwonDo).  I am a black belt in both disciplines.  I have also volunteered for 2 consecutive years with the PEGNL National Engineering and Geoscience Month planning and execution committee.  I am a fast learner and believe I can contribute to the Chapter’s success. 

 

Stewart Hughes, MSM, CD, PEng, PMP

Ballast Operations Lead

Kvaerner Canada Limited

Ogaga Johnson

Director at Large

Ogaga Johnson

Director at Large

In the past one year, I have been able to coach over 200 professionals towards attaining their PMP  certification. With this experience I have been able to build skills in creating course outlines and events that are essential for professional development. 

I'm also a contributor to the PMI's project management.com learning platform where I contribute various articles and present webinars on career development. The webinars presented count towards the PDUs needed for maintaining professional certifications and developing professionally.  

I'm already involved in professional development for PMI, and I am enthusiastic about bringing this skill home to the PMI-NL chapter. 

I currently work with a not-for-profit organization where I manage programs aimed at managing  Canada's remote sensing and Satellite industry. I successfully manage programs related to supporting  SMEs and promoting their remote sensing technologies as well as their satellite missions.  

I also volunteer as a Trustee for an NGO in Nigeria, where I provide strategic leadership, involved in policy creation and planning of various developmental and empowerment programs for youth development in Nigeria. 

My passion for helping professionals start and build a successful project management career makes me an exceptional candidate for this role.  

Derek Follett

Vice-President/President-Elect

Derek Follett

Vice-President/President-Elect

I (Derek J. Follett) was born in St. John’s, Newfoundland and now call the city home with my wife and 3 boys. Starting my career with SNC Lavalin, I executed capital infrastructure project upgrades at the North Atlantic Refinery in Come by Chance. In 2012, I moved to TechnipFMC and into subsea construction projects holding senior and lead engineering positions in Canada, Norway and the Republic of Congo before moving to my present role as Offshore Operations Superintendent at Atlantic Towing Ltd in 2019.  



I am an active member of PMINL since 2018 and have acquired the Masters Certificate in Project Management (MCPM)and certified (PMP) Project Management Professional (PMP #: 2551822) designation in 2019.  I also hold a Professional Engineering designation (P.Eng)and sit as an elected Member of the Board of Directors for Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Newfoundland and Labrador (PEGNL). 

I want to put my energy and skills I have gained to immediate use at PMINL to give back to my profession and expand the knowledge of Project Management tools in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Sue Constantine

Secretary

Sue Constantine

Secretary

I am seeking re-election for the position of Secretary of the PMI®NL Board of Directors.  I have been on the Board of Directors at PMI®NL since January 2018.  I am currently filling the position of Secretary, as well as interim Vice-President.  



During my time on the Board I have been focused on delivering PMI®NL’s first official set of policies and procedures.  During 2020, in addition to my regular duties as Secretary, I volunteered to be part of the policies and procedures committee.  I have been instrumental in soliciting material from the other Board members and creating the Board’s first official set of documented policies and procedures.  In September 2020 the Board voted and accepted PMI®NL’s first set of policies and procedures for “Nominations and Elections” (just in time for our first virtual election!) I am currently working with the Board to complete two more documents (a) Financial and (b) General policies and procedures.  I hope to be re-elected so that I can continue to work on this initiative and see it through to completion.  

Denise King

Secretary

Denise King

Secretary

I feel as though I have finally found my calling with Project Management. I have always been a planner and executer but lacked the skillset required to move into a project role until completing the MCPM offered through the Gardiner Centre in 2018. Until then I had concentrated on my husband's career and starting a family.  Before I went on maternity leave with my second child, I orchestrated a plan with my supervisor to complete the MCPM while on leave and move into a new role with the Programs Team upon my return to work. I am excited about Project Management and all it has to offer.  As such, I have been trying to make connections within the PM community and the local chapter.  I reached out to Adam Clarke in an effort to better understand the work the Board does, and over the last year he and I have stayed in touch discussion different opportunities for my involvement.  

 

I have almost 10 years experience working as an Executive Assistant in both the public and private sector.  I am well-versed in how to effectively capture meeting minutes and follow-up with individuals to ensure execution. I take direction well, and am able to follow through on tasks that are assigned to me.  I am trustworthy, confident, and competent in my abilities, but am always willing to learn. As stated above, I am excited about Project Management and interested in getting involved with the local chapter to both further my own exposure, as well as the exposure of PMINL.

Noel Brissard

Director of Outreach

Noel Brissard

Director of Outreach

I have been in the workforce for 45 years and project management practices have always been a foundation for successfully getting the job done, delivering worthwhile objectives and generally being organized in my daily responsibilities.  I became serious about formal project management 20 years ago and earned my PMP accreditation in 2009.  Utilizing my established global experience in conjunction with PM training and updating, I began to focus on sharing my PM knowledge and mentoring project teams.

I maintain a broad and diverse networking portfolio locally and abroad which will be an asset for facilitating relationships with corporate entities, academic institutions, (local colleges and universities), and other professional associations in an effort to promote awareness of the Chapter in the community.  I am currently acting Trustee for National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE) NL Section and am subsequently engaged with Mun's Engineering faculty and their C-Rise research centre.   I am very comfortable in engaging corporate and professional colleagues at all levels in the promotion of project management.  Newfoundland will be my home for the foreseeable future and I look forward to having the opportunity to give back via the promotion and growth of project management in our local institutions, businesses and communities.

Kyle Ingram

Director of Outreach

Kyle Ingram

Director of Outreach

My career experience over the past decade and a half has been focused on building relationships. This takes place within my organization, with clients, community members, project stakeholders, as well as with academic and professional associations. I find this component of my work the most enjoyable and the most applicable to the role of Director of Outreach for the PMI Newfoundland and Labrador (NL) Chapter. I strive to create connections within my community and derive value for all.



I am interested in this position because is it in alignment with my belief in promoting sound project management principles through PMI, and for promoting education within the greater NL community. I believe Project Management is a force for good that when properly leveraged can eliminate poor practices, create more fruitful initiatives, and propel our communities and society forward to create a better future for all. 



An exceptional candidate for this role is an individual who is experienced in both project management principles, as well as one who has the drive and tenacity to promote this knowledge and value to the greater community. I am that person. I look forward to the opportunity to give back to NL, PMI, and the NL Chapter.