President – James Reckon, MAOM, MPM, MBA, PMP, CSM

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James Bio NYC 2019


James Reckon is a Visiting Professor for the Keller Graduate School of DeVry University and has been in business and IT management for almost 40 years.  He has worked in agriculture, education, business management and entertainment. He spent his early professional career working in entertainment for the Walt Disney Company, Honda Center and Angels Baseball. Later in his career, he found many similarities between theatre production management and project and business management working for such companies as First American, BAX Global, US Foods and Volt Information Sciences. He believes in the value of servant leadership and employee engagement. He has transformed organizations from silo mentality into interactive, accessible and customer focused business partners.  


To enhance the quality of life for myself and those around me. To work in a manner in which I can demonstrate caring leadership and create the opportunity to add value.

President Elect - Dr. Ray Seraile

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With over a decade of experience in IT project management and my recent endeavors at the County of San Bernardino Department of Behavioral Health, I bring a profound understanding of the complexities and nuances of the industry. My comprehensive academic foundation, which spans Management, Graphic Design, Advanced Web Development, Executive Leadership, and a Doctorate in Business Administration from California Southern University, has provided me with the diverse knowledge required for strategic and visionary leadership.

As a PMP-certified professional by PMI and an active member in good standing with the PMIICE, I am deeply invested in advancing and enhancing the project management domain. While I recognize that I have not served previously as an officer, my dedication to the profession, combined with my academic and practical experiences, positions me well to undertake the role of President-Elect.

I am eager to work alongside the current President, focusing on strategic objectives and ensuring a seamless transition to the Presidential role when the time comes. I pledge to uphold the PMICIE’s Charter and regulations with integrity, bringing innovation and collaboration to the forefront of our chapter’s endeavors.

V.P. of Operations - Elise Ellis

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“The ideals which have lighted my way, and time after time have given me new courage to face life cheerfully, have been kindness, beauty, and truth.” – Albert Einstein

I am enthusiastic about utilizing my passion for project management to make meaningful contributions to our local PMI chapter and support its mission. As a CAPM and CSM, I am honored to contribute my skills to this dynamic team, bringing nearly a decade of professional experience and seven years of dedicated volunteer service to the table.
My commitment is fueled by a profound sense of gratitude and humility, as I am privileged to collaborate with this extraordinary pool of talent. My distinctive personal qualities, marked by resonant compassion, diligence, and exceptional grace, naturally contribute to fostering positivity and unity within our community.

V.P. – Finance - Iniobong Udott

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I am a client relations consultant with over 10 years in the financial service industry. I always exceed the expectations of my clients by providing superior services. Client satisfaction is very important to me, because a happy customer always returns for more business, and recommends the brand to other potential customers.

I made myself available to join several projects in the early years of my career, then my passion for project management was born. 

Today I am a proud holder of the Project management professional certificate(PMP). I have strong interpersonal skills which has helped me succeed with both internal and external clients.

V.P. - Membership - Jennifer Nipper

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Jennifer has been with Leidos Health eight years having gone thru a number of corporate acquisitions (i.e. Vitalize Consulting, SAIC, and Leidos Corp). Prior to becoming a Resource Manager for a robust Multi-Vendor Practice, Jennifer worked as a Project Manager for several long-term contracts. Before becoming a consultant, Jennifer served in various positions of management, including interim CIO, Applications Manager during her 25 year tenure at Riverside County Regional Medical Center in Moreno, Valley, California. Her background includes oversight of projects, systems and resources for all areas of healthcare and information technology, including Acute Care, Ambulatory, Ancillaries, Patient and Financial Services. Jennifer has a BS in HR/IT Administration and a second BA in Biblical Theology. She earned her PMP in 2016 after many years of practical application of project management. Jennifer has a passion for helping other project managers earn their PMP having mentored many consultants in her role as resource manager.

V.P. - Marketing and Public Relations - Josh Behl


While I recently moved from ND to CA, I am still teaching PM and OM classes at Minnesota State University Moorhead remotely. I have been with MSUM for seven years serving as a faculty member for four years and as Dean of the College of Business, Analytics, and Communication for three. Prior to my academic career, I spent twelve years as the CRM Practice Manager, Principle Consultant, and Co-Founder of a Microsoft partner organization named Summit Group Software where we employed 45 employees across 7 different states in four different offices. Prior to starting Summit Group, I spent five years as a consultant and global business strategist at Microsoft. I am married, have three daughters (28, 21, and 5), and enjoy doing triathlons.

V.P. Programs - Kevin Reilly

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Hello -

My name is Professor Kevin Reilly and I am a Project Management and Agile instructor renowned for my comprehensive approach to teaching and commitment to student success. I possess 12+ years of experience guiding business professionals through General Business and Leadership, PMI Exam Prep Training, and General Agile Courses. With over 25+ years of experience in the Software Development and IT sectors, I served as a Waterfall Project Manager, Agile Project Manager, and Agile Scrum Master.

Volunteerism is another hallmark of my career. I have been a member of PMI and all five PMI chapters in Southern California since 2010. I have also been a keynote and special event speaker for all five Chapters and around the U.S., and have spoken at Annual Conferences and Professional Development Days for chapters across the U.S. Following are the volunteer roles I have held for Southern California PMI Chapters:

• 2020 – 2023 PMI San Diego Chapter – Deputy V.P. of Programs, Speakers Bureau Director, Annual Conference Speaker Captain, Annual Conference Committee Member
• 2013 – 2021 PMI Orange County Chapter - Speaker Coordinator, Annual Conference Committee Member, Volunteer PMP Exam Prep Instructor
• 2010- 2014 PMI California Inland Empire Chapter - V.P. of Programs; V.P. of Marketing, SW Riverside County Program Manager; Speaker Coordinator; Annual Professional Development Day Committee Member


VP – Professional Development - 

Tammo Wilkens, MBA, P.E., PMP, CSM 



Tammo T. Wilkens, MBA, P.E., PMP, CSM has 46 years of experience, including 31 years of experience in project management. He has managed various projects in software, engineering and construction industries, both in the private and public sectors. He has lectured and presented papers in multiple areas of project management and is a recognized subject matter expert in planning & scheduling and earned value management. His experience includes professional development and mentoring of employees, training students in scheduling software systems, as well as developing and delivering PMP exam preparation courses. Tammo currently teaches the Certificate in Project Management” and “Microsoft Project 2013 Scheduling” courses at Cal State Dominguez Hills. In addition, Tammo provides project management training for corporations at their sites. He is the author of the MS Project Training Manual.


As the primary fiduciary officer of the Chapter, I plan to see that the financial policies and procedures of the Chapter are adhered to and to protect the assets of the Chapter. This includes insuring that all the monetary details of our revenues and expenses are handled properly and recorded as required by the appropriate accounting principles and regulations. This also includes periodic and as-needed reporting of our financial position and activities. I plan to provide the resources for our Chapter operations as well as for growth in our various activities through the budgeting process. While I am the financial “lead”, I see this as a team effort with the grateful participation of other Board members and Chapter members.



Trustee Past President - Dave Cline

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PMO Director
Bachelor of Science, Mathematics – 1986, University of California, Riverside
Secondary Teaching Credential – 1992, University of California, Riverside

Lean Six Sigma MASTER Black Belt Certification
PMP – PMI’s Project Management Professional Certification
CSM – Certified SCRUM Master
Regional Leadership Academy Graduate 2015 - Inland Empire Economic Partnership
- 25 years leadership experience in managing, developing, and supporting technology programs and customer relations.
- Epic Systems Implementation Director; Led a team of over 50 IT staff plus business operational staff to implement Epic Systems’ integrated healthcare delivery application

- Successfully implemented Lean Six Sigma Certification Program