Bodacious Project Management

What is so hard about implementing an HR system you ask? You select a system. You determine the scope. You set a budget. You set a completion date. You get the right people on the project team. The project gets done. Simple. Or is it?If only, it was this straightforward. The reality is that it is like maneuvering through a Jell-O maze. It is an artful dance through a myriad of challenges that takes fortitude and determination to forge ahead to a successful Go Live.

If you want to have a remarkable and noteworthy implementation (aka Bodacious Project!) then come join us to hear from our panel of battlefield experienced project managers and learn the keys to achieving the thrill of victory!


Sharron Gustavson
, Vice President, Sr HR Technology Project Manager, PNC Financial Services Group.
Sharron is a highly experienced senior HR technology project manager with a depth of experience in HR technology projects including PeopleSoft implementations, Benefits Annual Enrollment, Recruiting technologies, Payroll, Analytics and Reporting, and Organizational Change Management. She is known for being a results oriented, client focused project manager delivering the highest quality projects.

Prior to PNC Sharron was with National City Bank in a similar capacity. Sharron holds a BSBA in Finance from John Carroll University, a PMP from the Project Management Institute and a HRIP (Human Resource Information Professional) from IHRIM.

Brenda Leisinger
, President, Right Team, Inc.
Brenda Leisinger is a respected and recognized leader in the HR Technology solutions field with over twenty five years of experience focusing on human resource systems strategic planning, project management, and implementations. Her experience includes 12 years in Big 4 HR Technology consulting with KPMG LLP and Ernst & Young LLP. She has worked with a variety of vendors and systems and has consulted in multiple industries.

Brenda has been a speaker for the PeopleSoft Human Resource Management System Seminar Series, Cleveland Chapter IHRIM, IHRIM Annual Spring Conference, American Payroll Association, Cleveland Chapter WEB Network of Benefits Professionals, and Kent State University. Brenda is the president of the Cleveland Chapter of IHRIM (International Association for Human Resource Information Management) and is the recipient of the national IHRIM organization’s 2010 Excellence Award. She holds a BS in Accounting from the University of Akron and the HRIP Certification (Human Resource Information Professional) from IHRIM.

Tara Morey
, Senior HR Consultant and Project Manager, Findley Davies.
Tara has 18 years of experience excelling as an HR Service Delivery practitioner and consultant.

This combination of practitioner and consulting experience is what enables Tara to develop innovative solutions to client’s human resource challenges. Tara has partnered successfully with organizational leadership in a wide range of industries to develop strategy, select or improve an organization’s use of technology, improve operational effectiveness, manage large scale change initiatives such as the deployment of technology or transformation solutions, and develop methods (e.g., training, communications, assessments, performance plans) to align workforces with organizational objectives.

Tara became a Certified Project Management Professional with the Project Management Institute in 2007. She has also been a Certified Human Resource Information Professional since 2010.

Tara holds a Master of Science degree in Industrial Organizational Psychology from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and a BA degree in Psychology from Ohio University.

Cindy Nappi
, Director of Enterprise Administrative Systems, Cleveland Clinic Foundation.
Cindy’s career has focused on working with organizations to align their HR and ERP investments and strategy with overall enterprise goals. She successfully managed multiple projects – both on-premise and SaaS solutions – from initiation through implementation and delivered initiatives on time and on budget. Cindy has worked both as a consultant guiding her clients through the project management and implementation maze and as an in-house leader responsible and accountable for the successful delivery of projects.

Cindy has worked with a cross selection of industries inclusive of Banking, Public Sector, Education, Mining, Healthcare and Technology. She holds the professional designations of SPHR and SHRM -SCP and earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Bowling Green State University




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