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October 18, 2016 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

About Event: Did you know that PMI offers a Win (for Mentees), Win (for Mentor), Win (for PMO) program that contributes to Professional Development of the Mentees and adds value to the PMI Chapter and National Membership?
This special luncheon will present examples of how these “Win’s” are achieved by all parties.

PMI Nashville Mentor Program Leader Pat Meusel will lead a discussion that includes Nashville PMO Leaders talking about benefits to the organization. He will also discuss benefits to Mentors and Mentees.
Finally, you will learn how you can become a part of the program, whether it be as a Mentee, a Mentor, or a PMO.

About Presenter(s):

Pat Meusel, Director of Mentoring, PMI Nashville

Pat Meusel has been leading and managing teams for most of his life. A graduate of Belmont University (BBA), he turned an internship at a music publishing company into a 15+ year career with Sony/ATV where he led the US copyright department protecting and licensing tens of thousands of songs. A move to Broadcast Music Inc. (BMI) allowed him the opportunity to direct and manage a team of over 20 analysts identifying music, creating content management software and producing reports of over 500 broadcast sources to customers. In 2012, he left the music industry to explore the world of marketing as a project manager with the digital assets division of Nissan North America. Currently, Pat is a project manager with the State of Tennessee in their Strategic Technology Solutions division. In this role, he is responsible for managing IT projects, leading teams, and delivering solutions across the diverse network of State agencies. As a project manager, he listens and collaborates with stakeholders until a true understanding is found – the moment when objectives are crystal clear to everyone involved. When creating these teams, Pat uses his skills in teaching, collaborating, and earning trust.

It is with this focus that Pat sought out an opportunity to help others within the PMI Nashville chapter as the Director of Mentorships. In this role, Pat hopes to guide other project management colleagues in their quest to reach career goals and find professional satisfaction.

When not wearing business casual, Pat can be found volunteering with the Nashville Shakespeare Festival, screen printing t-shirts in his garage, or playing with a variety of local rock bands.

PMI is proud to announce our Nashville PMO Leaders Panel!

Ann Hatcher – VP of HR; Rapid Development Team at HCA ann-hatcher

In this role, she is building a cross-functional team of internal consultants to be deployed in support of important human capital challenges within the company.

Ms. Hatcher has held management positions in HCA’s human resources department since 1998. From 2011 – 2014, she served as VP of Human Resources for IT&S, a 4000 person enterprise-wide department delivering technology solutions to all of HCA facilities in addition to external customers. In 2011, Ms. Hatcher was appointed by Governor Haslam to serve on the Tennessee State Workforce Development Board; she currently serves as board Vice Chair and Chair of the Strategic Planning Committee.

Ms. Hatcher, a Certified Compensation Professional, holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Washington & Lee University in Lexington, Virginia, and an MBA from Belmont University’s Massey Graduate School of Business in Nashville, Tennessee. In 2013, she was recognized as the Massey School’s Distinguished Alumna, and serves as adjunct faculty. She resides in Nashville with her husband Scott and son Joseph.

Karen M. Harder, PMP – Program Director, Project Services & Solutions Clinical Services Group at HCA

While a person’s career is up to them to define, there are many times they do not know which direction to go in or how to get to their desired end state. Ms. Harder’s greatest passion is helping people; whether it is through overall career growth, project management skills or simply overcoming their limitations; limitations they may have placed on themselves.

During her career as a Project Manager, she has executed many projects, both nationally and internationally, and have found that while “process management” is a must, “people management” and Leadership skills are crucial for successful implementations.

Ms. Harder’s educational / certification background includes a Bachelor’s degree in Education from the State University of New York at Buffalo, Six Sigma Green Belt Certification (2011), PMP certification (2001), Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (1997), Enterprise Certified Novell Engineer (1996) and Certified Novell Instructor (1992). Areas of focus include resource management, organizational financial management and project execution.

Carey Gower, MBA, PMP – Sr. Director IT Project & Portfolio Management at Parallon Business Performance Group

Mr. Gower started his career as a software developer in the Healthcare field in Nashville. He became a consultant developing software and managing projects for various clients primarily in the local area.

He came to HCA 9 years ago and currently leads the Parallon Business Performance Group IT PMO; the IT QA team; and a small development team that supports the Parallon SharePoint farm and a customized instance of Microsoft Project Server utilized by the project management team on the business side. Mr. Gower earned a B.A.A. in Computer Information Systems and MBA from MTSU. He is also a Certified ScrumMaster.

ken-huxleyCol. Ken Huxley (Ret.) – Director, Talent Acquisition at Strategic Staffing Solutions
‘Defender of Freedom, Champion of Veterans’

Col. Ken Huxley (Ret.) is Strategic Staffing Solutions’ director of talent acquisition, leading the Central Sourcing Team, comprised of 26 Talent Acquisition & Redeployment Specialists that support S3’s national recruiting team; managing the company’s recruiter acquisition, training, professional development and operations programs; and directing S3’s military veteran and military spouse outreach and recruitment.
Coming from a military family (both parents were WWII veterans) Ken himself is a veteran, with a 26-year career in the U.S. Air Force. Much of Ken’s military career focused on human resources and personnel, moving him and his wife and two daughters all over the country. Just 2% of Lieutenants make it to Colonel, and Ken attributes his success to hard work, the benefit of coming from a military family and good leaders.

PDU(s): 1.5 (Leadership)


  • Event Date: Tuesday, October 18, 2016
  • Registration: 11:30 am -11:50 am
  • Program: 11:50 am – 1:00 pm


  •                 Millennium Maxwell House @ 2025 Rosa L Parks Blvd, Nashville, TN 37228 (615-259-4343)

Event Fees:

  • Early Registration Members: $25
  • Early Registration Non-members: $30
  • Walk-in Registration at the door: $35 (space not guaranteed for walk-ins)

Registration Close Time: October 16, 2016 Midnight

Cancellation Policy: Cancellation requests must be sent via email to by Oct 16, 2016 midnight.

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October 18, 2016
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
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Millennium Maxwell House
2025 Rosa L Parks Boulevard
Nashville, TN 37229 United States
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