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William H. Doernbach

Maryland, USA
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I am married to a wonderful woman who is a mother, grandmother, and now a great grandmother. Though I have no children of my own I realize how important family is and enjoy the company of my wife’s family and grandchildren. We live in Maryland, outside Washington DC. When we married, we became a blended family, my wife with her two rescue dogs and me with my two rescue cats, we have since subtracted and added from them passing and rescuing others to still having two dogs and three cats, all rescues. I enjoy an active lifestyle having run 38 marathons, as well as hiking, and martial arts.  Before the pandemic I did standup comedy; I love to make people laugh, and hope to pursue standup again.

I have been supporting projects and project management most of my adult life. After graduating high school, I joined the U.S. Marine Corps who trained me not only to be a Marine but to also be an IBM System 360 computer operator. Thus began my career in IT that has lasted for almost 50 years.  During my time in the Marines, I taught myself COBOL and became a COBOL programmer and developer, team lead and project manager as a COBOL SME. One of my last major COBOL projects was as the project manager for the successful Y2K project for a large Federal agency with millions of accounts.

During the 2008 downturn I successfully managed building out a new data center for another large Federal agency, then because of my success I was asked to manage their Network Operation Center.  Now I find myself as a senior program manager in the cyber security area of that same Federal agency, managing contracts, contractors, subcontractors, and procurements. I also give back to the project management community by teaching PMP and CAPM certification courses for the local community college.

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Profile created 11 October 2022

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