Meet the ACMP PNW Board of Directors
Erika Schmidt is passionate about helping marketers succeed at bringing technology to market or expanding usage of existing products. In her current role as Principal at the Seattle-based enterprise technology marketing firm Sappington, she leads client relationships and account strategies. She blends her decades of experience in strategy, marketing, communication, leadership, and change management to deliver results for clients. In recent years, change management has become an integral part of Sappington’s product marketing work and now plays a role in all projects. Erika is a Prosci-certified practitioner and a graduate of the University of Washington and Leadership Tomorrow.
Larry Powers is proficient at designing and implementing Organizational Change Management strategies and systems within small companies and worldwide operations. He is a results driven individual who enjoys working in a team-oriented environment, passionate about working across the organizations to improve business outcomes. He has in-depth knowledge of Business Transformation, leadership development, Competency Based Human Capital Management, ISO 9001 and 14001, and business process re-engineering. He has a strong history of developing, leading, and coaching collaborative teams serving global projects/organizations. Skilled at planning, managing, resourcing, and tracking portfolios of large-scale change initiatives to deliver strategic and tactical change management across the business enterprise. He has a Doctorate degree in Organization Change and a Masters in Technology Management from Pepperdine University. He was also a founding member of the ACMP Texas Chapter.
Secretary + Treasurer
Jill is a strategist, innovator, business transformation and change management leader. She has over 20 years of experience in process improvement, program/portfolio management and organizational change effectiveness. She leverages strong influence and communication skills to enable large scale change and to design and execute solutions. Jill’s expertise is supporting large initiatives and solving complex problems for global organizations. She has Jill holds a Bachelor’s degree in Finance, a Master’s in Middle East Area Studies from the American University in Cairo and an MBA, International Business from the University of South Carolina. Jill is a Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt and a Prosci-certified change management practitioner.
Julie has over 25 years of experience in Talent Development, Training Design & Delivery, Organizational Development, and Organizational Change Management. She is Prosci Certified and works to integrate practical change management into her leadership development practice. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Communication & Psychology from the University of Puget Sound and completed graduate work in College Student Personnel Services at Miami University in Oxford Ohio.
Community Engagement Director (Seattle)
Kofi Adow is a Senior Consultant at the Plaster Group and is based in Seattle. He holds an MBA from Cornell University and has been a change management professional for 10 years. With experience at Fortune 500 companies as well as AWS, Kofi looks forward to lending his practical experience in employee engagement, educational programming, and business strategy alignment to the ACMP PNW Board.
Community Engagement Director (Portland)
Alexandria Gale is a Process Architect at the Standard Insurance Company with experience promoting LEAN methodology and improvements in achieving business objectives. Alexandria specializes in problem solving and coaching through positive personal interaction, visual communication, and an energizing approach toward continuous improvement of business processes and partnerships. Alexandria is also a Prosci Certified Change Management Practitioner.
Membership Engagement Director
Rebecca is the Director or Program and Project Management with Plaster Group, a Seattle-based management consultant firm. She is an accomplished project management consultant with over 10 years’ experience in change management, technology implementation, and marketing strategy. Rebecca specializes in comprehensive organizational change including cultural integration, organizational design, process design, and leadership development. Her experience spans multiple industries including technology, telecom, banking and finance, state and federal government, nonprofits, and health and human services. Rebecca has her Master’s in Public Administration from the University of Southern California, a BA in Government and a BA in Philosophy & Public Affairs from Claremont McKenna College.
Marketing and Communications Director
Stephanie is a strategy consultant with over 20 years of developing and implementing results-driven strategic plans that exceed business objectives. She brings a combination of marketing, change management, and human-centered design to her work. She also has extensive experience building consensus and facilitating co-created solutions among company partners, cross-functional teams, and stakeholders, and is a Prosci-certified change management practitioner.
Thought Leadership Team Director
In her 15 years of experience, Mariana specialized in supporting large healthcare initiatives and furthering organizational capacity for change. In her approach, she utilizes strong relationships combined with a passion for agility and strategic thinking. Mariana is also a Leadership and a Life Coach who inspires people to re-discover adaptability, resilience, and grit through accessing their inner resources of personal power, courage, and compassion. Mariana holds a Master’s degree in Organizational Psychology, and certifications for: ACMP CCMPTM, AIM methodology, Prosci Trainer, Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, SAFe Agilist, Design Thinking, and Lean Portfolio Management.
Strategic Initiatives Director
Molly is a change management expert with extensive experience in operations and project management specializing in implementation of healthcare technology. She combines expertise in healthcare finance and strategic program planning with certification in human factors of change management capability. Working in many health care settings, she is effective and credible communicating with both line and leadership. Molly holds an MBA from Xavier University and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Miami University.
ACMP Pacific Northwest Chapter Board Roles and Responsibilities are summarized here.
Serving on the ACMP PNW board is a great way to contribute to the field of Change Management and is rewarding both professionally and personally.
ACMP PNW Board members typically serve for a two-year term, with the exception of Vice President/President/Past-President which are each one-year terms served in succession beginning with the Vice President role, for a total of a three-year term. Approximately half the board turns over in any given year, with elections held each Spring. Full detail regarding board elections provided upon request. If you are interested in exploring ACMP PNW Board service, please contact the Chapter President.