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Lori Kessler

Lori Kessler

Project Manager (Contractor)

PetroSkills

Project Manager (Independent Contractor) at PetroSkills

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PetroSkills

Project Manager (Contractor)

As a Project Manager for PetroSkills, I coordinate with the Instructional Design team to create and maintain project schedules. An essential part of my job is to monitor project risks and scope creep to identify potential issues and proactively propose solutions. I maintain communications with the executive team on project statuses, escalating issues to stakeholders in a timely manner. I facilitate and lead weekly meetings with clients and provide strategic direction based on client feedback. In addition, I have built and maintain a database for PetroSkills internal course libraries consisting of courses for downstream, midstream and upstream.

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Cengage Learning

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As the Content Digitization Program Manager for GVRL (Gale Virtual Reference Library) I led a team that produced and managed thousands of new Library Reference eBooks each year. I directed or participated in new eBook initiatives that supported the growth of the GVRL platform, new production workflows that in turn supported new business opportunities and markets.

Responsibilities/Specialties: Cost analysis, planning and schedule creation for various projects, vendor schedule and pricing negotiations; status meetings with vendors, key stakeholders, my project team, functional support areas, senior management, and executives; managed and coordinated staff resources within the department; advised our vendor resources to ensure technical specifications were followed to ensure that content was delivered on schedule, within budget, meeting program requirements and stakeholder expectations.

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