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Carla Fair-Wright, PMP

PROJECT MANAGER & CONSULTANT

 

Phone:

713-570-6154

 

Email:

fair@opc-houston.com

 

Address:

Optimal Consulting LLC

12520 Westheimer Suite A1-142

Houston, TX 77077-5808

Certifications:

PMP, CSM, MCTS, ASQ CSQE

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Hello! I'm Carla

 

I am a solutions-focused project manager with accomplished experience heading the success of  multi-million-dollar project engagements for major clients focused on software developments and customization.  A published author and conference speaker, I have exceptional verbal and written communication skills.  I can speak fluently the languages of both people and technology, blending technical expertise with exceptional interpersonal skills.

EXPERIENCE
 
2016-Current

Program Management Consultant

State of Nevada, Department of Public Safety

Working with  Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to implement the $3MM National Incident Based Reporting System (NIBRS) crime reporting methodology for the Nevada’s Department of Public Safety and 53 of its law enforcement agencies. 

2013-2015

Project Manager

Chevron

Held responsibility for the initiation, planning, execution and reviews of projects in the $1-$6 million range. Led largest IT project initiative in Chevron Power and Energy Management to upgrade infrastructure of 6 acquired cogeneration plants in California. 

2009-2013

Project Management Consultant

Optimal Consulting LLC

Provided project management consulting and project management training services to Houston Police Department, BP, Petro China, University of Houston Asian Affairs

EDUCATION
 
2017-Current

Innovation and Entrepreneurship Certificate

Stanford University

Bachelor's Degree

Troy State University

B.S. in Computer Science

Associate in Applied Science

Vernon Regional Junior College

A.S. Technical Management

CLIENTS
 
SKILLS
 

ASQ Certified Software Quality Engineer

Microsoft Project - Certified

Microsoft Visio - Proficient

SCRUM Master (Certified)

Prosci Change Manager

Microsoft SharePoint - Proficient

EXPERTISE
 
AUTHOR

Fair-Wright is the chapter author of two books, ‘Encyclopedia of Energy Engineering and Technology’ and ‘Case Studies and Applications of Web Based Energy Information and Control Systems.’

SPEAKER/PRESENTER

Fair-Wright has appeared on FOX News, PMI Podcast, and the Terri Craig Radio Show. Speaker at the 2015 and 2016 Project Management Institute (PMI) Global Congress and a recipient of the 2014 Regional Emerging Leader award. 

PROUD VETERAN

A Gulf War veteran, Fair-Wright has been honored for her contributions to the Armed Services as seen by her many military decorations which include Joint Service Commendation, Air Force Commendation Medal, Joint Service Achievement Medal, three Air Force Achievement Medals, and the National Defense Service Medal.