Ann M. Tomalavage has over 30 years of professional experience, and has been a practicing project manager since 1984. Ann holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in Civil Engineering from the University of Delaware. Ann is a registered professional engineer, and is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP). Ann works with organizations and individuals who are frustrated by overrun projects, missed deadlines, and dissatisfied clients. Ann's specialty is helping technical personnel understand, embrace, and apply project management principles. Ann also assists firms with strategizing, planning, and costing proposals, and facilitating project kick-off meetings and LEED goal-setting meetings. She also helps organizations revamp their workflow.
Ann's background is industrial and municipal wastewater treatment and hazardous waste management. Some of Ann's key projects include wastewater treatment design for textile wastewater at DuPont facilities nationwide; wastewater characterization and conceptual treatment design at a textile mill in Alexandria, Egypt; wastewater treatment and hazardous waste incinerator design, permitting, operator training, and startup for a polyvinylidene fluoride manufacturing facility in New Jersey; NPDES permitting for power generation, steelmaking, petroleum refining, and other industries; hazardous waste characterization investigations; and corporate wastewater compliance engineering for Pennwalt.
Ann was Principal Project Manager at Roy F. Weston, Inc., an international environmental management firm, where she managed millions of dollars' worth of profitable environmental projects. Ann was responsible for leading proposal efforts for small to large projects and programs. She was also responsible for training and developing project managers at Weston, and she created a program for mentoring new project managers, to assist them in making the transition from strictly technical responsibilities to business and communications responsibilities as well. Ann assisted new PMs in identifying skill gaps and helping to bridge the gaps through coaching and training. She also led a project to develop a PM-friendly project information interface with the project accounting system.
Ann has been a key provider of project management training for American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) since 1999 and has consistently been rated among the top 4 of all ASCE trainers. Ann has trained over 3000 project managers since 1992. Ann has taught project management at Penn State, Temple, NYU, Wharton, Drexel and Villanova. Ann is qualified to administer the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI). She applies the MBTI to projects, including influencing and communicating with clients, peers, management, and project team members.