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Srinivas Saineni, PMP

President – Srinivas Saineni

His 19-year career with AT&T focused on leading strategic enterprise-wide initiatives in project, program and client management. Currently working on delivering two of AT&T’s industry leading nationwide initiatives.  Joined PMI in 2008 and Chicagoland chapter volunteer since 2009.  Srinivas is the current President of the chapter and is serving his 8th 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 20 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 6th 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 the VP of Professional Development serving her 2nd term on the PMI Chicagoland Board.

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 3rd term on the PMI Chicagoland Board.

Venkat Sanaka, PMP, PMP-ACPAnjali Moré, PMP

Vice President, Membership – Anjali Moré



Currently working for Abbott, Anjali has over twenty years of experience in Program, Portfolio and Project Management. Her project management expertise covers complex programs and portfolios in Information Technology, Supply Chain and Marketing, working for major corporations in Chicagoland. Anjali got her PMP in 2004 and started volunteering with PMI Chicagoland in 2009, when she won the Volunteer of the Year Award. She also served as Director of Public Relations and Director of Member Analysis. She has also served as Director of Career Development in 2019 where her team successfully hosted a job fair, several networking events and the annual Career Conference.  

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, Technology – 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, Director of Academic Outreach, and currently is the VP of Operations for the Chapter serving his 1st 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 served as Director of Member Analysis and VP of Finance during her volunteering tenure for the chapter. Gayatri strives for accountability and transparency in her chapter interactions and is keen on developing our volunteer leader pool and upholding the Servant Leadership Model. Currently Gayatri is the VP of Finance serving her 1st term on the PMI Chicagoland Board.

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.

Jim Fisher, PMP CSM

Vice President, Operations – Jim Fisher



Currently a Management Consultant for Rose International, Jim has 23 years of experience and insight in Project and Program management across Financial Services, Energy, Food Services, Healthcare, Telecommunication, Public Emergency Services and Automotive industries.  He joined PMI in 2005 and has been a Chicagoland chapter volunteer since 2017.  Jim has been serving the chapter as the Director of Registration for the last two years.

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 Manager at Whirlpool Corporation in Digital IoT workspace as a Practice Leader for Agile, IoT and Cloud. Raj has 29 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 5th term.