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2015 Alfisig Board of Directors Announcement

A big thank you to all our ALFISIG members for making 2014 such a wonderful and productive year!  The new ALFISIG Board of Directors will continue to bring you beneficial and informational presentations for 2015. 

Congratulations to the 2015  ALFISIG Board of Directors:

Director of Administration – Diane Chu Weldon

Diane Chu Weldon – I  am currently a project manager at Regions Bank for the eBusiness group.  I have over 17 years’ experience in the financial services and healthcare industries with 14 of those years in project management. I received my  PMI-ACP (Agile Certified Practitioner) in 2014, and Six Sigma Black Belt certification in 2006, PMP (Project Management Professional) in 2004, and Master in Project Management certificate in 2004.  I have been a member of ALFISIG since 2003 and previously held the Director of Best Practices several years ago along with just this past term.  I am a graduate of University of Alabama in Huntsville with a MSM/MBA and a Bachelor degree.  Prior to my employment at Regions Bank, I worked as a Technology Project Manager at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama and a Project Manager/Business Partner at BBVA Compass Bank. I live in Hoover’s Riverchase Country Club subdivision with my husband and two small children

Director of Best Practices –  Melissa Peterson

Melissa Peterson – Currently, I work at Regions as a Product Manager for Online Sales.   I received my PMP Certification in 2009 and my Green Belt in Six Sigma in 2006.   I have been a member ofALFISIG since 2005 and have served in different positions on the Board, both as Director of Best Practice and Committee Member at Large.

Director of Communication and Membership – Deb Ingram

Deborah Ingram – With over 30 years of experience serving in leadership roles in Project Management and  Information Technology for various industries, I have spent  the last 5 focused in the Banking Industry.   I received my PMP Certification in February of 2008 and have been a long term member with PMI and ALFISIG.  I am currently working with Regions Financial Corporation as a VP, Project Manager in the BSA/AML/OFAC Performance and Delivery group.    I have served as a board member for ALFISIG for the previous 6 years;  2 of which as the Director of Communications, 3 of which as the Director of Education and 1 as the Director of Administration.  I am a graduate of Birmingham Southern College with a Business degree and  I reside in Hoover in the Riverchase area.

Director of Education – Shelley Vasko

Shelley Atwell-Vasko – I am currently engaged as an independent strategy consultant for a bank inside of a Fortune 50 insurance company.  With more than 25 years of project management experience, 16 of those years were in banking and finance. Previous roles include project, program, portfolio, PMO, and governance manager at various financial institutions. The remaining years of project experience were within the marketing and publishing industry. I received PMP Certification in 2007, Certified Business Architect in 2012, and Agile Certified Practitioner in 2014.  I have been a member of ALFISIG since 2007, when I relocated to Birmingham, and have served in the role of Director of Education for the past three years.

Director at Large –   Frank Fons

Frank Fons – I have over 25 years of experience in project management, business architecture, consulting, financial analysis, software implementation, training, and sales. I have led teams and collaborated with business and IT partners to drive successful projects, including mergers and acquisitions, product launches, and new technology implementations. The primary industries I have worked include banking, insurance, and health care, as well as for software companies selling into those markets. As a committee member at large for ALFISIG, I feel I could step in and serve theALFISIG board as needed at any time. I have presented to a variety of audiences and am currently involved in active efforts co-authoring and reviewing whitepapers for the business architecture and project management communities. I currently hold PMP, ACP, and CBA designations, in addition to having completed an MBA and a Six Sigma Green Belt program. I am pursuing SAFe certification which will further enhance my ability to bring agile methodologies to environments and scale them. I remain dedicated to continuous education and serving the project management community at large.


Please note that ALFISIG will not be meeting in  December. The next ALFISIG meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, January 28, 2015. 

Happy Holidays to everyone!  

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