PMP Training Instructors

Richard Vail, PMP

Richard Vail, PMP

Richard Vail is our Training Director for the Project Management Professional (PMP®) course and he is the leader for our instructor group. Richard is responsible for the quality of our PMP course. Richard has performed this role in local Project Management Institute (PMI®) chapters and he is very experienced in providing successful PMP courses. Richard has specialized in Project Management, Finance & Accounting, and Supervision training for corporate America, government, and non-profit organizations.

Richard has been a member of PMI since 1995 and since 2002 he has served as Director of Training for the Central Ohio Chapter of the Project Management Institute. His primary responsibilities include coordinating 22 fellow instructors for 35 hour instruction courses focused on PMP® Certification, teaching in those classes, and developing new content and revising existing content for the course. This involved including all weekly tests, text book & workbook selections, Power Point presentation for each week’s class, and feedback for participants and instructors, tracking participants’ progress toward PMP® Certification, and mentoring participants’ to pass the PMP® test. Over the years Richard has also served as an Ad hoc faculty member of Boston University, American University, Franklin University, George Mason University & Rockhurst College and has partnered with numerous organizations to provide training opportunities.

Richard has taught courses in 47 states and eight foreign countries. He has taught over 1,500 training days over the past 20 years. The project management related courses that Richard has taught include:

  • Identifying and Documenting Project Requirements
  • Principals of Project Management
  • Project Quality Management
  • PMP Certification Examination Prep Course
  • Managing Multiple Projects
  • Managing Projects via Project Management software (MS Project)
Veronica Sanford, PMP, CSM, PMI-ACP

Veronica Sanford, PMP, CSM, PMI-ACP

Veronica Sanford is a Senior Information Technology Project Manager (PM). She has 10 years of PM experience and over 20 years of teaching experience. Veronica holds Project Management Professional (PMP®), Certified Scrum Master (CSM), Project Management Institute Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP) and Certified Information Security Auditor (CISA) Certifications. She earned her M.B.A. from Otterbein University in 2005 with an emphasis in IT. During her 20 years of teaching, Veronica has taught the following courses

  • PMP® exam prep courses
  • PMI-ACP certification courses
  • On-line Webinars on “Career Workshops”
  • Computer Science
  • DB2 Batch Applications Development
  • CICS Applications Development
Laura Deal, PMP, PMI-ACP

Laura Deal, PMP, PMI-ACP

Laura Deal is a senior Project Manager with over 20 years of experience; she is an independent consultant and has worked on multi-million dollar technology projects for Fortune 100 and Fortune 500 companies. Laura received her PMP® Certification in 2001 and in 2013 she received her ACP-PMI (Agile Certified Practitioner) Certification in 2013. Along with her many years of work experience, Laura also has many years of teaching and training experience. Laura has been a small business owner in the Training industry since 2003 and she has been teaching PMP® exam prep courses for the past 5 years.

Vinod Dega, PE, PTOE, PMP®

Vinod Dega, PE, PTOE, PMP®

Vinod Dega is specialized in Engineering with over 20 years of Project Management experience. He has a masters degree in Engineering, He is certified as a Professional Engineer, Professional Traffic Operations Engineer, and Project Management Professional. He has practical experience in Project Management, managing projects worth of millions of dollars in several states in the US and abroad. Vinod is a Program Director of our organization. He has been coordinating courses for our organization since 2004; his primary responsibilities include coordinating 60 fellow instructors for different courses. Vinod also teaches several of our courses and overseas the quality of our courses. Vinod has taught both onsite and live online classes.