Gary R. Heerkens, PMP, CPM, CBM, PE is the president of Management Solutions Group, a company specializing in providing innovative project management educational solutions and enterprise-wide project management developmental support. Heerkens previously spent over 20 years managing a variety of projects for the Eastman Kodak Company including serving as staff assistant to Kodak’s director of project management, developing project management training programs and project process methodologies, and acting as an internal project management consultant. Heerkens is a long-standing education provider for the Project Management Institute’s (PMI) SeminarsWorld Program, is a frequent speaker at PMI Global Congresses, and served three terms as president of the PMI Rochester (NY) Chapter.
Heerkens is also the project management training provider for the Purchasing Management Association of Canada. Heerkens is an active member of PMI, IAPPM (International Association of Program & Project Management), and APBM (Association for Professionals in Business Management), and has been formally certified by each organization. Heerkens is also a licensed Professional Engineer in New York State and holds a masters degree from the Rochester Institute of Technology.