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Biography
FUNZANA, LLC was formed in 2015 from ORGETNIZE℠, LLC. 

FUNZANA means to teach each other.

Professional Experience

  • Senior Technical and Management Consultant to the Argonne National Laboratory – Transportation Research and Analysis Computing Center; responsibilities included: project management and operations support, technical evaluations/implementation plans of high quality videoconference services, and videoconference user support.
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign – Program and Facility Manager for a high technology collaborative facility managed by the National Center for SuperComputing Application; responsibilities included demonstrating technologies through tours, hosting groups, providing user support; developing/maintaining marketing literature and annual reports.
  • AT&T Bell Laboratories and Lucent Technologies – Engineer, Manager, Director managed $220M Wireless Business Unit development work program improving on-time delivery by 44%; led the product realization of platforms directing business, project, product and vendor management; software/hardware development, integration and verification of products.

Demonstrated skills

  • Technical management (product realization including product, project, configuration, and life cycle management)
  • Strategic business planning
  • Organization development
  • Leadership and communication
  • Program Management
  • Facility and Operations Management
  • Annually developed and facilitated workshops/meetings disseminating information and/or skill development training in the areas including: leadership, communication, performance management, career development, teamwork, quality, networking, creative thinking, problem solving, affirmative action and diversity.

Recognition

  • TOP Women in Science and Technology by the National Technical Association; featured in the organization’s Journal
  • Featured in the Computer Engineering Horizons magazine as one of the Women in Technology
  • Numerous leadership and service awards while at AT&T/Lucent Technologies

Education
Bachelor degree in Mathematics

Professional affiliations
Life member of the National Technical Association
Board service: Naperville Crime Stoppers; Unity in Naperville