Carla has extensive experience in project management with twenty years providing software solutions for Fortune 500s. She is the Project Manager and Change Manager working with U.S. Department Of Justice to implement the National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS) for the State of Nevada. She joined Chevron as an IT Project Manager in 2013. Where she led small to midsize cross-functional and global project teams for investment projects in the $1 million - $6 million range. In her first nine months with the company, Carla was responsible for the delivery of three 3rd Party applications to Global Power and Upstream customer organizations.

PUBLICATIONS

Contributing Author, Case Study in CMMS Design: The Evolution of a Maintenance Management Program, Handbook of Web Based Energy Information and Control Systems, (Fairmont Press), July 2011

Co-author, Six Sigma Methods: Measurement and Verification, Encyclopedia of Energy Engineering and Technology 1st Edition, (Francis Books) September 2007

Selecting the right Maintenance Information System, Maintenance Technology Magazine, Vol 17, #2, Feb 2004

Process Selection and UML: Interview with Martin Fowler, Component Developer Magazine, Issue 3, 2001

SELECTED PRESENTATIONS AND APPEARANCES

"The Resonant Project Leader", PMI Sweden Conference 2017, Malmo, Sweden, March 2017
"Overcoming Stakeholder Resistance through Dialogue", PMI Global Congress 2016-Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), Barcelona, Spain May 2016
“Unique Challenges for Women of Color in STEM”, Society of Women Engineers National Conference, Nashville, TN, October 2015
"Change Management Series: The Impact Assessment ", PMI Houston, Houston, TX October 2015
"The Resonant Project Leader", PMI Global Congress 2015—EMEA, London, England, May 2015
"5 Simple Steps to Successful Project Leadership", GoEngineer, Houston, TX, April 2015
"Leadership Skills for Technical Professionals", Society of Women Engineers National Conference, Los Angeles, CA, October 2014
"Project Management Professional Certification-Is it Right for You?," ASME, Houston, TX August 2014
“The Role of Organizational and Behavioral Change Management in Project Success," 2013-PMI Conference, Houston, TX, June 2013
"Identifying and Applying Strategies For Overcoming Resistance To Change", 2013 Building Business Capability Conference, Las Vegas, NV, November 2013
“The Role of Organizational and Behavioral Change Management in Project Success", 2013 Project Management Institute Conference (PMI) Houston Conference, June 2013
"Strategies for Successful Engineering Management", Society of Women Engineers @ BP-Americas, Houston, TX December /2012
Talk Show Project Management Guest, Project Management Podcast, Episode 226, www.pm-podcast.com
"How to Recover from Mistakes and Keep the Project Moving", PMI - Houston (Downtown), July 2012

CERTIFICATIONS

Blockchain Basics Certificate - University of Reno
Stanford Innovation and Entrepreneurship (Leadership) Certificate - Stanford University
Certified Project Management Professional - Project Management Institute (PMI) #1277490
Certified ScrumMaster - Scrum Alliance #000475298
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) - MS Project 2010

EDUCATION AND TRAINING:

BS Computer Science, Troy State University, Montgomery, AL
AS Technical Management, Vernon Regional Junior College, Vernon, TX
Advanced Communicator Silver (ACS) & Competent Leader (CL) – Toastmasters International

PROFESSIONAL AND EDUCATIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

Project Management Institute (PMI)
International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA)
Society of Women Engineers (SWE)
Toastmasters International

As a community volunteer, Carla has served in many capacities over the years. She is an active member of Toastmasters and has served on the board of several Houston clubs. She has been an Area Governor, the District Director of the Speakers Bureau, and the recipient of the 2008 District 56 Outstanding VP of Membership (Award). She was appointed by Mayor White as a Commissioner on Houston City Buildings and Standards board and worked closely with disadvantaged teens in low-income schools, as part of the Project Hope organization.