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On June 12-14, Al Yanger attended the VETS17 Business Development conference created by veterans for veterans and sponsored by the National Veteran Small Business Coalition (NVSBDC), in Norfolk, VA. In the photo from right to left, Mr. Ed Jesson, President and CEO of OBXtek; Dr. Ray Jardine, President and CEO, Native Hawaiian Veterans; Mr Dale Spencer, COO, OBXtek; and Al Yanger, President/Co-owner, GPSI Guam.
Frank Dumanal, GPSI Guam CEO, poses with Dr. Ken Smith, a guest speaker at the 2017 National Symposium on Project Management. Mr. Dumanal was in Manila to attend the two-day PMI National Symposium. Dr. Smith presented a seminar on “Traveling the Critical Path: Historical Highlights and Lessons Learned.” A retired Senior Foreign Service Officer and USAF Colonel, Dr. Smith now conducts workshop seminars in various aspects of project management.
Frank Dumanal, GPSI Guam CEO, poses with Mr. Amin Leiman, PMP, and author of Karate Project Management. Mr. Dumanal was in Manila to attend a two-day National Symposium on Project Management. Mr. Leiman, a guest speaker at the National Symposium on Project Management, presented Mr. Dumanal with a signed copy of his book. Mr. Leiman is Founder and President of BENDING, Premier Project Management Academy, an organizational development training firm that specializes in training project managers to update their “PMI Talent Triangle” skills. He holds a first degree black belt from Shotokan Karate International Federation (SKIF), Tokyo, Japan.
Frank Dumanal, GPSI Guam CEO, poses with Ms. Raji Sivaraman, a guest speaker at the 2017 National Symposium on Project Management. Mr. Dumanal was in Manila to attend the two-day PMI National Symposium. Ms. Sivaraman, presented a seminar on “Making Projects Sing: A Musical Perspective of Project Management. Ms. Sivaraman, is an Agile practitioner with a Master of Science Degree in Project Management and has held leadership positions with the Project Management Institute at the chapter and global level.
On January 2017, Al Yanger and Jose Guevara of GPSI Guam traveled to the Philippines to meet with local companies including MAS2 and Universal Engineering Company, Ltd. to discuss potential business and partnering in the Philippines. The team was able to visit the U.S. Embassy and specifically, the USAID and the Department of Commerce Commercial Service Liaison Office. They also had the opportunity to visit NAVFAC Pacific and the Joint U.S. Military Advisory Group (JUSMAG). An invitation was extended to revisit the Philippines and attend the Asian Development Bank Business Conference in April 2017.