Keynote Speakers


Project Management Symposium

Kari Maribal

Kari Maribal

The Connections Coach

N.A.K.E.D Networking

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Abstract

Welcome to N.A.K.E.D NETWORKING, a new way to “expose” yourself to new business (and life) possibilities. Today’s competitive marketplace demands results and a powerful circle of influence can help you achieve your objectives. However, it’s easy to make excuses not to network or let yourself be fearful of the vulnerability-first attitude necessary to reach your goals. The easy-to-remember N.A.K.E.D. acronym exploresthis fear, how to overcome it, and how you can build and maintain professional networks to experience huge breakthroughs.

Explore how N.A.K.E.D NETWORKING can help you shift your intention of getting ahead into real-world action. Get ready to interact with the Kari through real world success stories, in-presentation polls, and have some fun along the way with this high-energy presentation that’s guaranteed to leave an impression!

Biography

Kari Mirabal, The Connection Coach, leads you to people, opportunity, ad profit. She is a Former IT recruiting company owner who challenges audiences to leverage the power of connection to build and maintain powerful professional networks. Kari has coached indivudals and teams in several Fortune 500 companies, has appeared on multiple television networks sharing her knowledge, and has even given a TEDx presentation in early 2018.

With her signature humor, bold approach, and unmistakable gumption, Kari keeps audiences engaged and encourages people to think differently. With decades of professional networking experience, and managing large teams this former IT recruiter shares her many successes and failures to give audiences a new perspective on taking risks, connectiion innovations, and the power of positive thinking.

For audiencces that are brave enough to accept the challenge, Kari gives them actionable tactics to employ in their daily life.

Travis Kelly

Travis Kelly

Vice President, External Affairs for Texas Central Partners, LLC

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A native Texan and graduate of Baylor University, Travis Kelly acts as Vice President of External Affairs for Texas Central Partners, LLC. Travis manages Texas Central’s marketing, state and local government affairs as well as public, stakeholder and media relations. After working for a Dallas-based not for profit to raise the profile of high-speed rail among elected officials in Texas, Travis works to support Texas Central’s efforts to bring high-speed passenger rail to Texas.

Mike Wheeler

Mike Wheeler

Senior Vice President of Supply Chain and Chief Procurement Officer, Fluor Corporation

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Biography

Mike W. Wheeler is the Chief Procurement Officer for Fluor’s Supply Chain organization. He is responsible for procurement, contract management, material management, sourcing, travel services, logistics and export control for all Fluor business lines globally. He also has oversight of Fluor’s supply chain entity which is dedicated to selling quality, cost‐effective, stand‐ alone procurement services to midstream‐market clients. A key aspect of this includes Supply Chain’s sourcing solutions, which utilizes strategic supplier relationships in various emerging markets, including China and India.

Wheeler has over thirty five years of professional experience, including significant time spent in executive management consulting roles for the energy, construction and telecommunication industries. A portion of this time includes running his own consulting business, MW Wheeler & Associates located out of Dallas, Texas, which served the energy industry for supply chain management, operations and maintenance, capital optimization and business process reengineering. In business, Wheeler values driving tangible and sustainable results that influence improved operation capabilities and enhanced performance.

In a previous role, Wheeler successfully led the procurement and contracting transformation for Reliance Industries Ltd., executed out of Mumbai, India. His portfolio includes leadership experience from various international companies that represent a wide range of industries – including A.T. Kearney, Gemini, CSC and Boeing – allowing Wheeler to bestow a wealth of industry knowledge and a global mindset to Fluor’s Supply Chain organization.

Wheeler earned his bachelor’s degree in business and computer science from Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Wheeler was a board member and chairperson for the Dallas Arts District Friends for over 6 years, where he promoted the arts in downtown Dallas. He has chaired fundraising committees for United Way and Boys and Girls Club of America. Wheeler is a Boys and Girls Club of America National Trustee for the Southwest Region and a member of the University of Texas at Dallas Dean’s Advisory Council for the Jindal School of Management.

Stacy Cellier

Stacy Cellier

Vice President, Project Management Operations, Solis Mammography

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Biography

With over 20 years of experience in project management, operations, and business development, Stacey is a passionate leader and advocate for the impact a strong project management culture can have on an organization – especially in the rapidly changing world of healthcare. Armed with expertise in stabilizing start-up organizations and establishing PMOs, in her current role as Vice President, Project Management Operations at Solis Mammography she is responsible for execution of the company’s strategic growth plan.

Stacey’s leadership positions have included serving as Executive Committee member of the North American Security Products Organization (NASPO), where she directed a sub-committee on developing evaluation standards for anti-counterfeiting technologies, as well as numerous local non-profit board positions. She also founded the project management office for Invitation Homes, an $8B real estate and property management company, and established and led project management offices for companies in brand security and Fortune 200 healthcare.

Stacey holds a PMP credential from the Project Management Institute, a Master Certification in Applied Project Management from Villanova University, a BS in Business Management from Western Governors University, and is currently pursuing an MBA through the UT Dallas Project Management Program.

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