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Robin Sherman, Director, IT Project Management Office

Robin’s early career path included journalism, counseling, and teaching until the world of technology captured her interest. Her work in the field of information technology started at UMaine in 1998 when she was hired to work with ASAP Media Services. That led to future positions at UMaine as a Faculty Development Specialist, IT Help Desk Coordinator, and FirstClass Email Administrator. In 2004, Robin started work with the UMS System Office and has served in a variety of positions including ERP Trainer, Manager of Training, Student Financials Business Analyst, and these days she’s very excited to be working in the newly established IT Project Management Office.

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Karen Walsh, IT Project Associate

Prior to joining the US:IT Project Management Office, Karen was the Administrative & Financial Manager for USM’s IT Department, a position that allowed her to interact with several departments and vendors external to IT. Past careers included work as a paralegal, Maine real estate agent, partner in a residential home construction business and sales manager. Karen’s prior experience overseeing and coordinating multiple construction projects combined with her legal, sales and financial background help to enhance her project management skills. Karen is also a member of the US:IT Communications Team. She recognizes the importance of promoting timely, clear and concise two-way communication, a vital process for healthy organizations and successful project management.