AACE International Activities: Ms. Baltazar has been active in AACE since 2009. She served as Vice President, National Capital Section, 2009- 2011; Vice President, Baltimore Metro Section, 2011- 2012; and Regional Director, Region 2, 2012-2014. As VP of the National Capital Section, she successfully recruited members from the Baltimore area to re-establish the Baltimore Metro Section in 2010. As VP of the Baltimore Section, she was instrumental in establishing the section in terms of regular meetings, a section website, and corporate sponsorship. As Region 2 Director, she re-established two dormant sections, established one new section, fostered communication with section leadership, and is in the process of planning the 1st Annual Northeast TCM Symposium, scheduled for March 20-22, 2014 in Philadelphia. She was named the AACE Outstanding Regional Director of the Year, 2012-2013.
She is a Professional Engineer in Maryland, earned her Planning and Scheduling Professional (PSP) certification in 2009, and is a Certified Construction Manager (CCM) through the Construction Management Association of America. She holds a MBA (2006) from Loyola University Maryland, Baltimore, MD, and a BS in Civil Engineering (1994) from the Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD. In 2008, she started her own firm, MCS Consulting, Inc., which provided CPM scheduling, claims review, and cost estimating services. In 2013, the firm was acquired by PRIME AE Group, Inc., and she is currently with the company as the Director of Project Controls.
Goals and Objectives: I am a goal-oriented person who strives to get results as efficiently as possible. To make our great organization even better, my goals are to modify our processes so that we can get more things done in a shorter amount of time, reach out to the large percentage of members who are not enjoying the full advantage of their AACE membership, and assist in our organization’s goal of a strong international presence. To do this, I plan to:
Establish better communication between the regional directors. This means making the best use of our limited time together.
Establish regular virtual meetings for those who are unable to participate in section meetings.
Support regional directors and section leadership in planning and implementing meetings and workshops at the regional level.
Assist regional directors with managing their regions efficiently. This includes addressing inactive sections, nurturing struggling sections, and challenging historically strong sections with new goals.
Assist the new VP of International Regions with international expansion efforts.