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Geraldine Marks

August Board Member Spotlight

This month, we spotlight our President Geraldine Marks 


Geraldine Marks, has a master’s degree in Business and PMP as well as Scrum certifications and Agile training (MBA, PMP, CSM, CSPO). She has been a member of PMI-MN Chapter since 2015. In 2020 she finished serving her second term as the Director of Governance/Board Secretary for PMI-MN Chapter. She started out as a volunteer with the IT committee then went on to take the role of IT Chair then onto the board. She also served as the Board Liaison for the Volunteer Committee. As the Director of Governance, Geraldine invested a lot of time and effort updating PMI-MN Chapter policies to meet the changing needs of the chapter and to gain back the trust of its members. Today she is the DE&I Chair for PM-MN Chapter focusing on supporting PMI MN chapter goal in being an organization of choice, a diverse and inclusive organization.
Professionally, Geraldine had been working as a program/project Manager in the Twin Cities in various industries: CPG, Ag, Health, and Insurance companies. She is currently a principal/program manager at Optum supporting the Architecture team’s strategic efforts, bringing deep experience in delivering projects and programs at scale. Outside of work, she enjoys mentoring young professionals and volunteering within her community. Geraldine lives in Minnesota with her husband and 5-year-old son.

Geraldine’s approach to leadership is to empower her team by:
1. Building a culture of transparency, trust and inclusion.
2. Ensuring their voices are heard and they know that they matter
3. Providing opportunity to grow, building relationships and truly being there for the team


Thank you Geraldine for all your contribution and hard work for PMI MN!