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Air Force Manager

Rosarito, Baja California, Mexico
September 27, 2019

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Antonio Mannings, CSM

Chicago, IL. 312-***-****


Decorated Combat Veteran of the United States Air Force, Certified ScrumMaster, Project Manager and Educator. Successful at directing change management initiatives, integrations, implementations and migrations requiring fast-paced execution. Experienced in cross-functional team oversight and developing effective processes and procedures. More than 7 years of Project Management in a variety of industries.


Process Improvement Vendor Management Risk Management

Agile Strategic Planning Budgeting/Forecasting

Prospecting/Client Cultivation Smartsheet/JIRA MS Office/Project

Salesforce/CRM SharePoint/TFS Business Analysis


Project Manager – Consultant 11/2016–Present

Yello, Chicago, Illinois

Ensure that projects are delivered on-time and within scope, while managing multiple projects with multiple work-streams at varying sizes and stages using SDLC

Maintain regular communication with customer Project Manager/Leads, Leadership and Stakeholders on project progress, risks and concerns, and issues and resolutions. Assess customer satisfaction and escalate any potential issues

Financial analysis of budget, ROI and time to value for business unit and large international clients.

Work with Consultants and Integrations team to develop timelines for Client partnership implementations

Level 10, Hoffman Estates, Illinois

Primary point of contact and Project Manager/ScrumMaster for major national retail organizations and their programs

Improved financial status of organization through use of FA tools such as SAP and Tableau

Reconciled transactions by comparing and correcting data

Managed 20 employees to complete over $2M in Waterfall and Agile projects to ensure optimal efficiency

Vendor relations, contract administration, budgets, scheduling, and invoicing for multi-year, multi-location projects

Provided guidance in the creation of the new company-wide Project Charter template for new and ongoing contracts

National Louis University, Chicago, Illinois

Agile manger leading project scope, schedule, analysis and reporting. Providing regular reports to Provost and her team. Managed $20 million budget for a 5-year strategic plan for all projects coming out of the Provost Office

Guides cost analysis process by establishing and enforcing policies and procedures; providing trends and forecasts; explaining processes and techniques; recommending actions.

development of the Annual Reports and other documents on topics for internal and external customers

Practiced lean principles, which led to improvements in workflow and quality and waste reduction.

Managed the implementation of multiple processes to achieve organizational goals

Instituto del Progreso Latino, Chicago, Illinois

Managed full project scope, schedule, and budget while leading program operations planning and design efforts to fulfill the requirements of the new initiative in retail

Created and cultivating relationships with stakeholders in the retail industry, managed data collection & research

Managed vendor relationships, career pathway design, and implementation.

Acquired knowledge of industry trends and developed solutions and strategy through effective research.

Provided leadership with the project playbook including business documents such as the risk register, assumptions log, and issues log with MS Project as the PMIS and Salesforce as the CRM

Career Education Corporation, Schaumburg, Illinois

Doctoral Coordinator 08/2015–11/2016

Managed high touch student experience, guiding all aspects of academics for a cohort of 250 Doctoral Candidates

Established and implemented strategies to better attain deliverables through process mapping

Recommends actions by analyzing and interpreting data and making comparative analyses; studying proposed changes in methods and materials.

Coached students through their degree programs, symposiums, and dissertations, toward graduation, using project management methodology to facilitate the process

Developed an operating model for student advocacy. Served as process leader for identifying areas of growth and implementing change

MyFootPath, Chicago, Illinois

Associate Director of Enrollment 10/2014–08/2015

Designed and developed several agile management projects for the enrollment services process

Created enrollment services SOP’s and practices that provided a high level of service for partnerships

Managed database of partners and students for enrollment goals

Provided tactics to develop and improve processes, and continually drive the results and performance of the team

Pearson, Elk Grove Village, Illinois

Marketing Manager 01/2012–10/2014

Cross-functional leadership to identify and acquire quality prospective student leads for client products/programs while managing CRM and database tools

Directed campaign planning, performance analysis, and competitive analysis while positioning PPC and SEO optimization for lead generation and digital marketing

Provided final direction for all print and electronic campaigns, while identifying new lead sources; measuring ROI on existing streams, writing unique copy and determining an optimal marketing channel mix

Deltak, Oakbrook, Illinois

Program Manager 12/2010–01/2012

Created adaptive/waterfall hybrid projects to manage prospective student pipeline for multiple universities

Analyzed high volume inbound and outbound telephone traffic for application trends

Monitored trends through database management and used this information to increase enrollment numbers. Scheduled and participated in national events to educate and recruit potential students

Provided management oversight and operational control of assigned programs using CRM tools

United States Air Force, Moody A.F.B., GA

Security Forces Journeyman 04/2002–05/2005

Managed the training and activities of troops while stateside also maintained the supply and logistics of equipment valued in excess of $100M

Enhanced emergency preparedness, through oversight and maintenance of tactical plans equipment and weapons

Controlled the quality, accuracy, and completeness of all investigations involving Air Force regulations


Masters of Arts Organizational Leadership Lewis University, 2012

Bachelor of Arts Board of Governors Chicago State University, 2005

Associate of Applied Science Criminal Justice Community College of the Air Force, 2004

Project Management Institute Member #5406956

Scrum Alliance Certificant ID #000982240

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