Board of Directors

President - Craig Karagitz

Craig Karagitz has over 25 years of experience in a wide variety of industries. He is currently working as a UDI Project Manager with USDM Life Sciences where he specializes in supporting projects related to the US FDA’s Unique Device Identification regulation for Medical Devices.

Prior to joining USDM, Craig gained a wide background of experience having worked for companies in the healthcare, software, RV/marine, and automotive industries, including seven years for Critical Management Kinetics, a project management consulting company. Before that, Craig spent over ten years in various engineering roles, primarily in the automotive industry.

Craig holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan Technological University and a Master of Science in Engineering Management from Oakland University, both in Michigan in the United States. He is certified as a Project Management Professional through the Project Management Institute and is currently the President of the PMI-Huron Valley Chapter in Ann Arbor, Michigan in the United States.

Past President - Ed Pelic

Ed has been a member of PMI-HVC since its founding in 2002 and contributed to the chapter development through several efforts. He served on the Chapter Meeting committee and was elected Vice President of Programs. He was then elected President in 2010.

Ed is currently a Director of Program Management at Truven Healthcare Analytics and has 30+ years experience leading teams in a broad range of information technology areas and enterprise scale software application development programs. 20+ years of this experience is in healthcare. He founded and operated a successful application software development and consulting company, as well as a infrastructure PMO organization at Pfizer in Ann Arbor.

VP, Education - Irfan Mallick

Irfan Mallick

Over 20 years of IT experience working in a verity of project management rolls. Including 10 years of Global PMO office experience Enabling/Supporting processes related to project management information and reporting for enterprise program/project management office. Lead the cross-functional team sessions to define necessary processes to collect, analyze, manipulate and report data to client executives.

VP, Membership - Christine Blair


People, processes, and projects are Christine’s passions. With more than 10 years of experience managing and coordinating projects from inception to completion, Christine has worked to establish, organize, and enhance operations for companies in the technology, automotive, gas & oil, and service industries. She holds a BBA in Business Management from Cleary University.

Christine has been an active volunteer since joining. She is excited by the opportunity to help increase awareness and encourage professional advancement in the project management field. Christine looks forward to supporting the HVC-PMI membership.

Christine also serves her community through work with the 100 Women Who Care in Livingston County.

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Total Members 594
New Members Added 9
PMP® Members 409
CAPM® Members 3
PgMP® Members 1
PMI-SP® Members 0
PMI-RMP® Members 0
PMI-ACP® Members 5
PfMP® Members 0
PMI-PBA® Members 0

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