Project Management, the communications professional’s secret super power

  • 7:30 AM

When: March 26th, 2015 at 7:30am

Where: Western Continuing Studies (Citi Plaza)

Tickets: $20 Students | $25 Members | $35 Non-members

RSVP is required by 3pm on Tuesday, March 24th.

word cloud - project managementMany communications professionals find themselves managing several projects and deadlines at a time. Effective project management is a critical skill in the field, yet the basics remain a mystery to many. This event will focus on project management and coordination within traditional communications roles. Panelists will offer insights on project management systems, tips and tricks for staying on track, managing unexpected challenges and more.

This month’s panel of experts includes:

  • Stephanie Johnson – Res.IM – Associate Project Manager
  • Amber O’Neill – – Project Administrator
  • Kelly Ziegner – United Way of London & Middlesex – Director, Community Engagement
  • Alison Adair – Western University – Communications Manager

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Stephanie Johnson – Associate Project Manager, Res.IM
Stephanie is the lead Project Manager at ResIM and is responsible for managing the execution of the products and services we build. Specifically, Stephanie’s objectives include creating project timelines, establishing deadlines, ensuring the project stays within budget, prioritizing work flow, organizing internal meetings, and acting as a conduit for communication between all parties. Steph attributes her success as a Project Manager to her personable relationships with client and staff alike, her calm and empathetic business approach, and maintaining a respectful and dynamic work environment.

Amber O’Neill – Project Administrator,
Amber is a Project Administrator working at, where she provides invaluable support in the completion of voice over projects. She graduated from Fanshawe College with diplomas in both Law Clerk and Executive Office Administration, and is currently working towards attaining CAPM Certification from the Project Management Institute. My advice to anyone who is considering a Project Administration role is to be organized. For example, in order to keep all stakeholders informed, the Project Administrator needs to have the most up-to-date information on all projects, even if there are currently 100+ on the go.

Alison Adair – Communications Manager, Western University
Alison Adair is the Communication Manager for Western Continuing Studies. Specializing in strategic planning and development, brand building, advertising, public relations and social media, she is used keeping many balls in the air. Most days she is referred to as the creative and funny one, closer to deadline she’s the task master. Alison has managed and worked on projects that vary in size from rebrand to a database implementation.

Kelly Ziegner, CFRE – Director, Community Engagement, United Way London & Middlesex
Kelly Ziegner is the Director of Community Engagement at United Way London & Middlesex. Kelly’s passion for her community runs deep and she often quips that she is a United Way “lifer” with a unique 360 view of the organization – having worked at a funded agency, chairing the board of an agency and as an employee of United Way. In her current role, she leads all aspects of United Way’s marketing, communications and community engagement activities.