Ann M. Tomalavage, P.E., PMP, LEED AP
Ann Tomalavage has walked in the shoes of the project manager. As a civil engineer, she has worked as a project manager for over 35 years in top-level firms. Ann developed a solid understanding of what it takes to become world-class. Typically, project management training ignores several key areas that contribute to the overall success and profitability of firms. They are:
- Understanding profit drivers: deadlines, reporting, billing for additional work, team efficiencies.
- Advanced communication skills: negotiation, relationship building, communication with team, clients, and the company.
- Practice and support: accountability, metrics, mentoring and PM Scorecard.
It’s not enough to merely understand project management at a basic level. Profitability must be maintained throughout every project.
Ann is the sole provider of in-person project management foundations training for the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) nationwide (www.asce.org). Of more than 200 ASCE professionals teaching nearly 100 civil engineering topics, Ann is consistently rated among the top four of all ASCE instructors. Ann led the team who prepared and released the 2014 Report Card for Pennsylvania’s Infrastructure, which involved over 55 experts across the four Pennsylvania sections of ASCE. The Report Card evaluated sixteen infrastructure categories and assigned grades on an A to F scale.
“Ann is an excellent engineer and presenter who has always provided outstanding instruction and services to ASCE’s on-site training clients. She strikes a wonderful balance of professional expertise, experience, and approachability in meeting the specific objectives of each training program.”
– John Wyrick, Manager, On-site Training Worldwide, ASCE