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Career Networking Group Panel Discussion
Careers PMI-MN
November 19, 2018 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Venue Address: 
Minneapolis Marriott Northwest
7025 Northland Dr. N
Brooklyn Park , MN 55428
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Program Description: 

The CNG Seminar for November 19th, 2018 promises to be exciting as Adam Cherrill, Catherine Byers Breet and Janice Pyka will be sharing knowledge on how they got started in the field of Project Management as a 
• full-time employee, 
• contractor or 
• independent business owner. 

They will provide advice on what it takes to begin a career in the field of Program Management as a 
• full-time employee, 
• contractor or 
• independent business owner.
They will be answering non-scripted questions from the audience. This session is open to anyone considering a career in Project Management and Program Management.

Speaker(s) Bios: 

Adam P. Cherrill is the President of Cherril Consulting Group (CCG). His leadership spans 22+ years in the U.S. aerospace & defense industry’s prime contract life cycle of strategy/business/technology development, capture/proposal/pipeline management, and project/program/portfolio execution, both domestically and internationally. Adam holds BS and MS degrees in Mechanical Engineering with a focus on system dynamics and feedback control, as well as an MBA in general management, all awarded by the University of Arizona. Adam is a certified Competitive Intelligence Professional (CIP) and Portfolio Management Professional (PfMP). He currently serves as Programs Chair for the Minnesota Chapter of PMI-Minnesota.

Catherine Byers Breet hired her first Project Management Consultant in 1997. She has worked as a recruiter, sales dude, manager, and consultant across a wide variety of industries (Advertising, Agriculture, CPG, Finance, Healthcare, Manufacturing, Marketing, Medical Device, Retail and Technology industries). Today, as Chief Stripe Changer with ARBEZ, Catherine is a highly-sought international speaker, author & creator of cutting-edge consulting and job hunt courses. She is a voracious reader, globetrotter & fair-weather shark diver. Oh, and by the way…she owns a zebra. His name is Joe.

Janice Pyka is the 2018 PMI-MN President-Elect & COO. She holds a master’s degree in project management and MBA. She began her career in Marketing & Sales and found a passion in Project Management 20 years ago while managing a $1M project. She has gradually migrated to PMI-MN Chapter first as a Committee Chair and the Team Lead for the Career Fair, while working as a consultant. She will be the Chapter’s President in 2019. Everyone’s career path takes different turns, and Janice likes to keep it interesting and fun.