PMI Emerald Coast - Mobile, AL Community Meeting


October 30, 2019
11:30 AM CDT - 1:00 PM CDT
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Original Oyster House
3733A Battleship Pkwy
Spanish Fort, AL 36527
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The Mobile Branch of PMI will hold its next meeting:

Join us at the Original Oyster House

For an interactive session on Monitoring / Controlling Projects

October 30th, 11:30-1:00 p.m.

Lunch: menu available

Earn 1 PDU for Attending



Rene’ Cruthirds, PMP

PMI Community Director – Mobile, AL


Rene’ is a Program Manager for Ocean Electronic Systems with Leidos supporting government programs. Rene’ currently serves as the 2019 PMI Emerald Coast - Community Director.

Rene’ has over 25 years of project/program experience, including over 12 years of specialized experience in federal government aviation programs. Project Management Professional (PMP) certified since 2009.

Previous professional experience has included full scope contract program management of a $42M ID/IQ contract for the Federal Aviation Administration, management of personnel and subcontractors for finance and systems engineering contracts, and fluent use of project management tools and approaches to manage complex, multi-disciplinary projects, with the flexibility to lead diverse and dynamic teams to deliver solutions. Work has involved high volume accounting and budgeting procedures, translation of technical data for risk management and reporting, design and implementation of metrics, reports, with demonstrated strengths in complex data analysis and processes including the provision of advanced Earned Value Management (EVM). 

Rene’s degree was obtained at Chadron State College, earning a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Business Administration and Management.

Carrie French, PMP

Carrie is Vice President of System Operations at Uniti Fiber, in charge of the Salesforce database, integral to managing end-to-end processes for Uniti Fiber.  Her team includes System Administrators and Developers who are responsible for all feature development within the system, including integration with multiple external systems and applications.

Carrie has worked in the telecom industry for almost 30 years, originally working for Nortel Networks for 20 years in various roles from Product Line Management, Customer Support, Architect, Design Team Manager, and Project Management.  Carrie joined the Southern Light team 9 years ago, serving as a Project Manager, then Director of Salesforce, until Southern Light became a part of Uniti Fiber in 2017.

She was one of the founding members of the PMI Mobile Branch, served as the first Branch Director in 2010 when first launched, and has served in various Branch officer positions since then.

Carrie graduated from University of Louisiana Lafayette, with a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science with a Math minor.  She earned her PMP credential in 2009.

Her hobbies and interests include swimming, scuba diving, skiing, singing, serving with Fairhope United Methodist Church and local charities, and traveling with her husband and two teenage daughters.

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