IIL Global Trainers and Thought Leaders
The outstanding quality of our faculty serves as a hallmark of IIL, distinguishing us in our profession. Our cadre
of international trainers is located all over the world. Expert facilitation skills complement their extensive industry
background and practical classroom experience, distinguishing them as extraordinary leaders in their fields. In
addition to being trainers, they are also mentors, coaches, key influencers, authors, speakers and thought leaders.
Clients can count on IIL for trainers who consistently deliver measurable value. Our program evaluations point
overwhelmingly to the excellence with which our training staff communicates real-world knowledge based on
multi-industry work experience. The sense of fun and discovery they impart to our classes is also evident. We
recognize − and deliver on − the need for training to have an impact on participants so they are prepared and
motivated to apply what they have learned into the workplace. Beginning with Dr. Harold Kerzner, Senior
Executive Director who joined IIL at its inception, our commitment to trainer excellence extends to each of our
more than 300 educators worldwide.
Harold Kerzner (Ph.D., MS, Engineering and MBA)
is Senior Executive Director with IIL. Dr. Kerzner is a
globally recognized expert on project, program and
portfolio management. A prolific speaker, he is also the
author of many best-selling textbooks, including: Project
Management: a Systems Approach to Planning, Scheduling
and Controlling (now in its tenth edition); Strategic
Planning for Project Management Using a Project Management Maturity Model;
and most recently, Project Management Best Practices: Achieving Global
Excellence and Managing Complex Projects.
Carl Belack (PMP, BS, MA, MPh) is Director of Project,
Program and Portfolio Management at IIL and has
over 30 years of experience as project manager and
consultant. Recently, his focus has been directed at
Enterprise PM - helping organizations to control project
costs, identify and prioritize project portfolios, ensure
cross-functional activity integration throughout the
project cycle, maximize resource utilization, manage project change and
seamlessly transition project results to steady-state operation. He also
co-authored a book with Dr. Harold Kerzner, Managing Complex Projects.
Judith W. Umlas is Senior Vice President of Learning
Innovations at IIL. She heads up IIL Publishing, New
York and is the author of The Power of Acknowledgment.
Judith has delivered keynote addresses at many Project
Management Institute (PMI) chapter meetings and
Professional Development Days and has led virtual and
traditional classroom training sessions for numerous
corporations, associations and interest groups. Judith has worked in television
production, marketing and corporate business development for over 30 years
-- at CBS, PBS, cable television and IIL.
Rodolfo Ambriz (Civil Engineer, PMP, PMI-RMP, PMI-SP, MCTS,
MCITP) is Managing Director of IIL Mexico, S.A. de C.V., and he
is responsible for corporate business in Latin America. With
extensive experience in project management consulting and
training, he is also currently a professor at La Salle University in
Mexico City. Rodolfo was President of the PMI Mexico Chapter
(1998-90), PMI Latin America Director of Regional Advocacy
(2002), PMBOK® Guide (3rd Ed.) Spanish translation committee member and REP
Advisory Group Member (2005). Rodolfo is co-author of Dynamic Scheduling®
with Microsoft® Office Project 2010.
John White (MA, PMP, MCT, MCP, MCTS, MCITP) is
Director of Microsoft® EPM Curriculum and Course
Development at IIL. He has over 20 years of EPM
and IT systems experience in the insurance, airline,
pharmaceutical and military industries, including
successful implementations of enterprise- wide
configuration and deployment efforts on Microsoft
Project and Project Server. He is an active member of the Phoenix, Minnesota,
Chicago and New York PMI® chapters, as well as a former VP of PMI’s
Chicagoland Chapter. An accomplished writer, John is co-author of Dynamic
Scheduling® with Microsoft® Office Project 2010.
Anne Foley (Master Black Belt and PMP) is a Director of
Lean Six Sigma with IIL and has been active in the fields of
quality and project management for more than 15 years.
Working with General Electric, Anne led 16 DMAIC projects
and helped establish the plan for full-scale deployment of
Six Sigma within the organization. She has also worked with
Motorola, American Express, Carlson Wagonlit Travel and
many other companies to successfully implement and sustain the management
by fact mindset resulting from Lean Six Sigma. A frequent speaker at conferences
on quality and project management, Anne is also the author of the book The
Passages to Peace.
Harry Rever (MBA, CSSBB, CQM, CQC, PMP) is a
Director of Six Sigma for IIL. He has over twenty years of
experience in the field of process improvement, Six Sigma,
Project Management and training. A dynamic presenter
and practitioner of Six Sigma and project management,
Harry has an innate ability to teach the concepts of
quality improvement in an understandable, fun and
- more importantly - applicable manner. People love attending his training
and presentations because he shoots straight and gives practical advice. He
currently authors a monthly column, “Ask Harry” on allPM.com.
John Winter (B.Ed., Dip.Ed., R.S.A.) is the Vice President
responsible for Global Learning Solutions at IIL. Since 1987,
he has worked in the learning and development functions
of financial, multinational organizations, both in the US and
the UK. John’s work has ranged across diverse topics, from
developing and coaching interpersonal and leadership skills
to implementing enterprise-wide change initiatives. He has
also led and successfully grown a corporate university for a major Fortune 100
company. John received his Bachelor’s degree in Educational Theory and Practice
from the University of London.
IIL’s Knowledge Leaders
George Bridges (PMP) is a Director of Business Analysis
for IIL. He has over 15 years of experience in business
systems analysis, business process modeling, operations
research and information technology. George teaches
Business Analysis and skills to hundreds of seminar and
class participants every year. He has engaged in analysis,
requirements management and the development of
business systems for many major organizations.
Maureen McVey (CBAP) is a Director of Business Analysis
with IIL. She has been a Business Analyst for ten years and
has worked in the IT industry since 1984. Working with
Fortune 1000 companies, McVey has consulted in many
industries including insurance, finance, government and
telecommunications. She has extensive experience in the
field of organizational training in Systems, Applications and
Products (SAP) as well as in the Capability Maturity Model.