Lou Bergner PMP, MBA "In the course of my career I have traveled widely and worked in industries from banking to manufacturing, and teaching to management in culturally diverse settings. I have worked in both the for-profit and the non-profit sectors and bring my broad experience to my clients." - Lou Bergner PMP, MBA

 

 

Professional Accomplishments:

2006-Present - Senior Trainer and Consultant at RG Freeman Group, providing management consulting services, project management and business analysis training and mentoring to a  wide variety of business sectors.

2002-2005 - Coordinator, Office of Master Reference Files, Bahá’í World Centre.

1999-2002 - Project Manager, Document Management System Upgrade Project, Bahá’í World Centre.

1997-1999 - In-house consultant, assisting a wide variety of offices to increase efficiency and reduce redundancy, Bahá’í World Centre.

1995-1997 - Insurance sales and training sales staff, American Income Life Insurance.

1994-1995 - Contract Administrator, Academy for Educational Development, a large international development organization.

1987-1993 - Deputy Director for Administration and Finance, Haiti Agroforestry Project, Pan American Development Foundation.

1983-1986 - Business Manager, American Nicaraguan School.

Previous - Export Manager, Finance and Planning Manager, Credit and Collections Manager, Polimeros Centroamericanos.

- Loan Officer, Citibank – Managua, Nicaragua.

Volunteer Experience:

Volunteer Coordinator for 3 major international conferences in Israel.

Assistant Venue Coordinator for a World Congress with 30,000 participants in New York.

Treasurer National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá’ís of Haiti and the National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá’ís of Nicaragua.

Memberships and Associations:

  • Project Management Institute (PMI)
  • Microsoft Registered Partner
  • Canadian Bahá’í Business Forum
  • Greater Barrie Chamber of Commerce
  • Small Business Networking Association

Organizations Served:

  • Academy for Educational Development – international development, not-for-profit
  • American Electric Power – United States regional supplier of electric power
  • American Nicaraguan School – international pre-K – 12th grade school
  • Architect of the Capitol – United States Federal Government
  • Bahá’í World Centre – international non-governmental organization
  • CTS Canadian Career College – professional and vocational training
  • Cementation – mine construction
  • Citibank – commercial bank
  • City of Mississauga – municipal government
  • Pan American Development Foundation – international development, not-for-profit
  • Polimeros Centroamericanos – PVC resin manufacturer
  • South Coast Water District – public utility
  • St. Paul Travelers – insurance company
  • Time Warner Cable - telecommunications
  • U.S. Department of Agriculture – United States Federal Government
  • Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (Ontario) – government of Ontario

Services Performed:

  • Business Analysis
  • Problem solving
  • Project management
  • Project management training
  • Administrative process improvement
  • Strategic planning
  • Event management
  • Interviewing
  • Staff supervision
  • Translation/interpretation (English, Spanish, Haitian Creole)
  • Budgeting
  • Finance
  • Financial analysis
  • Financial management
  • Financial reporting
  • Credit and collection
  • Purchasing
  • Import/export
  • Contract management
  • Needs assessment
  • Microsoft Office training (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Project)
  • Project management and business analysis training
  • Team building

Qualifications:

  • PMP, Project Management Professional, 2005
  • MBA, Master’s Degree in Business Administration, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri 1975
  • BA, Bachelor’s of Arts, Economics and International Relations, Lake Forest College, Lake Forest, Illinois 1973