Thomas Professor to Present on Project Management to Fortune 50 Company Web Director | April 18, 2018

WATERVILLE, MAINE, April 2018 — Thomas College professor Dr. Frank Appunn will be providing a remote keynote address about project management to more than 500 project managers nationally and internationally at the world’s largest telecommunications company, AT&T, on May 9 at 1:30 p.m.

All community members interested in how to take your business to the next level using strategy and processes are invited to be a sit-in audience during the keynote at Thomas College. Registration is available online.

The talk, Improving Project Benefits and Organizational Success: Integrating Strategy and Project Management, has a focus on helping to deliver change successfully while supporting the organization’s strategy.  With the increasing need to adopt improvements to remain competitive, effective change and seamless adoption are key to success.

Appunn teaches in the Master’s in Project Management program and in the bachelor’s degree at Thomas College. His work with doctoral students in California adds research findings relating to the latest techniques in Project Management and Agile.  He has been an entrepreneur for more than 20 years, providing leading and bleeding edge technology and security solutions to large organizations in the banking, health, and mining sectors.  His companies provided solutions to organizations in North America, Europe, and Africa, including project management.

“Our aim is that your learning will help you create more value for your organization by succeeding in doing it faster, better, and with greater rewards,” said Appunn.

Community members interested in learning more about project management, participating in the Q and A session and light refreshment social after the talk. The event is free and open to the public.

Thomas College offers a variety of part-time evening MBA programs with concentrations in Project Management, Health Care Management, and Human Resource Management and a part-time MS degree in Cybersecurity.  Thomas also provides training to organizations in multiple areas, including Agile and Project Management.

Thomas College is the only learning institution in Maine recognized by the Project Management Institute.

About Thomas College: Founded in 1894, Thomas College offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in programs ranging from business, entrepreneurship, and technology, to education, criminal justice, and psychology. Its Guaranteed Job Program, the first of its kind in the nation, is built on students’ academic, career, and leadership preparation. Thomas is also home to the Harold Alfond Institute for Business Innovation and the Center for Innovation in Education. Money Magazine recently ranked Thomas 23rd in the country for adding the most value to their degrees, and data reported by the New York Times ranks Thomas in the top 15 percent of all college and universities in the U.S. for upward mobility of its graduates. For more information, visit or contact MacKenzie Riley at [email protected] or 207-859-1313.

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