Recommended Executive Board Officers for the 2019-2020 Term Year

 


Srinivas Saineni, PMP

President – Srinivas Saineni

His 18 year career with AT&T focused on leading strategic enterprise-wide initiatives in project, program and client management. Currently working on cloud enabling two of AT&T’s industry leading initiatives. Joined PMI in 2008 and Chicagoland chapter volunteer since 2009. Srinivas is currently the VP Marketing serving his 7th term on the PMI Chicagoland Board.

Ravi Avasarala, PMP

Ravi Avasarala, PMP

Vice President, Marketing and Communications – Ravi Avasarala

Currently a Project/Program Manager for CVS Health. With over 19 years of experience in Project and Program management across Health Care, Insurance, Banking, Finance and Automotive industries. Joined PMI in 2009 and currently a Chicagoland chapter servant leader and volunteer since 2010. Ravi is currently the VP Membership serving his 5th term on the PMI Chicagoland Board.

Catherine Kolecki, M.ED., PMP

Catherine Kolecki, M.ED., PMP

Vice President, Professional Development – Catherine Kolecki

Catherine has thirty years’ experience in multiple project roles and as a consultant. She works predominantly in Learning and Development combining skills obtained in accounting, information technology and adult education. Her project management skills have been applied to many projects across the Pharma, Healthcare, Insurance, Service, and Manufacturing industries. She joined PMI in 2014, volunteered as PM of Chapter Dinner Programs, Paperless Conversion, International PMI, and is the recipient of a Volunteer of the Year award. She is currently serving a second term as Director of Certification, recently jumpstarting PMP Study Groups in Chicago and suburbs.

Ura Puranda, PMP

Ura Puranda, PMP

Vice President, Business Outreach – Ura Puranda

Senior Project Management Consultant with over 25 years of project leadership and management consulting experience. Worked for Allstate Insurance Company for over 36 years in both Toronto (Canada) Headquarters and Northbrook (U.S.) Headquarters. Joined PMI in 2002 and Chicagoland chapter volunteer leader since 2007. Ura is currently the VP Business Outreach serving her 2nd term on the PMI Chicagoland Board.

Parita Kanevskiy, PMP

Parita Kanevskiy, PMP

Vice President, Membership – Parita Kanevskiy



Parita's project management experience spans over 13 years. Currently a Senior Project Manager with CDW working to establish a Project Management Office for Partner and Product Management (PPM) Organization. Joined PMI in 2014 and Chicagoland chapter volunteer since 2015. Parita is currently the VP Community Outreach serving her 2nd term on the PMI Chicagoland Board.

Venkat Sanaka, PMP, PMP-ACP

Venkat Sanaka, PMP, PMP-ACP

Vice President, Technology – Venkat Sanaka



With 20 years of management experience in information technology industry. Currently, leading a Cloud-based digital transformation initiative for a leading Pharma company. Held multiple roles of Project, Program, and Delivery manager roles across Pharma, Property & Casualty, Banking & Finance, and Healthcare industries. Joined PMI in 2006 and Chicagoland chapter volunteer since 2016. Venkat is currently the VP Technology serving his 2nd term on the PMI Chicagoland Board.

Gayatri Kalluri, PMP

Gayatri Kalluri, PMP

Vice President, Finance – Gayatri Kalluri



Comes with close to 20 years of Information Technology & Management Consulting experience. Specializes in Data Management, Business Intelligence & Analytics and remains a strong advocate for all aspects and styles of Project Management. Joined PMI in 2011 and has been a chicagoland chapter volunteer since 2016. Gayatri recently transitioned from Director of Member Analysis to be the interim VP of Finance in February 2019.

Vice President, Operations – Parthive Zaveri   Parthive Zaveri, PMP  Currently, Sr. Manager, Projects at Krish Compusoft Services Inc., Parthive has been in the IT Industry since 1990 post graduating as an Electronics Engineer. He joined PMI Chicagoland chapter in 2015 post his PMP certification with the aim of 'Giving Back'. Served as a volunteer in the Leadership Forum for 3 years and recently was the Director of Academic Outreach.

Parthive Zaveri, PMP

Vice President, Operations – Parthive Zaveri



Currently, Sr. Manager, Projects at Krish Compusoft Services Inc., Parthive has been in the IT Industry since 1990 post graduating as an Electronics Engineer. He joined PMI Chicagoland chapter in 2015 post his PMP certification with the aim of 'Giving Back'. Served as a volunteer in the Leadership Forum for 3 years and recently was the Director of Academic Outreach.

Rajesh (Raj) Nair PgMP, PMP, RMP, ACP

Rajesh (Raj) Nair PgMP, PMP, RMP, ACP

Vice President, Community Outreach – Raj Nair

Currently working as a Project Management Consultant at Whirlpool Corporation in Digital IoT workspace as a Practice Leader for Agile, IoT and Cloud. Raj has 28 years of IT experience in strategic solution delivery, program management and information technology leadership. He is recognized for communication, collaboration, coordination, and commitment. He is known for process re-engineering, productivity improvement and building resilient organizational culture. Raj has global experience and has been involved in planning and delivering global strategic initiatives. Joined PMI in 2004 and PMI Chicagoland volunteer since then. Coming onboard to PMI Chicagoland board for the 4th term.