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Biography

Vi is principal and CEO of Prophecy Consulting Group, LLC, an Arizona firm that provides business, engineering, and project management services to private and public clients.

She has been affiliated with California National University for Advanced Studies (CNUAS) as an adjunct faculty member since 2006 and teaches undergraduate calculus and graduate level environmental courses.

Prior to establishing her consulting practice, Vi worked with Motorola, Maricopa County Government, Pacific Gas & Electric, CH2M Hill, and Procter & Gamble.

Education:

  • MBA – (Finance & Strategy) Arizona State University
  • MS – Engineering, Howard University, Washington, DC
  • BS – Chemical Engineering, Howard University, Washington, DC

Professional Affiliations: (current position held/previous position):

  • American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE): Past Chair, Arizona Section
  • Arizona Council of Engineering and Science Associations (ACESA): Board Member
  • Arizona Nanotechnology Cluster: Member
  • Air & Waste Management Association (AWMA) Grand Canyon Section: Member / Past Chair
  • Institute for the Advancement of Engineers (IAE): Fellow Member
  • National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE): Member / Past Executive Board Member
  • Project Management Institute (PMI): Member
  • Society of Women Engineers (SWE):  Fellow, Senior Life Member / Past National President – FY05, Leadership Pipeline Task Force Chair
  • Arizona State University: Alumni Association Member and Executive MBA Council Member
  • Arizona Region Future City Competition Committee: PIO and Organizing Committee Member
  • First Institutional Baptist Church: Young Adult Superintendent for Church School Ministry
  • Howard University: Alumni Association and Department of Chemical Engineering Advisory Committee
  • Soroptimist International of Phoenix: PIO/FY11 Club President

Selected Honors & Awards:

  • Invited Book Reviewer: Corporate Tribalism: White Men/White Women and Cultural Diversity at Work, Authors – Thomas Kochman and Jean Mavrelis, 2009
  • People to People Ambassador Program: Guest Ambassador and Tour Leader – Women in Engineering Delegation Tour of China, Oct 2005
  • Invited Book Reviewer: The Baron Son: Vade Mecum 7, Authors – Vicky Therese Davis, William R. Patterson, and D. Marques Patton, 2005
  • Women on the Rise in Technology, NSBE Magazine, Jan-Feb 2005
  • Profile: Variety is the Spice of This ChE’s Life, Chemical Engineering Progress, American Institute of Chemical Engineers, Sep 2004
  • Society of Women Engineers (SWE): FY05 National President (led 18,000 member organization with P/L responsibility for $8 M budget)
  • Arizona State University, Executive MBA Program: four (4) awards in finance and strategy, 2002
  • City of Mesa: First Innovative Water Conservation Award (for Motorola SPS water reduction), Jan 2001

Selected Presentations:

  • “Budget & Schedule: The Evil Twins of Project Managers”, Office of the Auditor General, State of Arizona, April 2013.
  • “Request for Proposal, Qualification, and Information”, African American Strategic Leadership Group (AASLG) Economic Development Committee, Jan 2012
  • Keynote Speaker: “First Before You Innovate”, Evening with Industry, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA, Feb 2007
  • “Career Opportunities for Women Engineers”, Chinese Mechanical Engineering Society, Beijing, China, Oct 2005

Selected Publications:

  • Blog: A Bridge for Business & STEM, www.bridgebizstem.wordpress.com  (created February 2012)
  • “A Cost Evaluation of Cross-Border Truck Emissions Testing Using Heavy Duty Remote Sensing Equipment”, Final Report 601, Prepared for Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), Federal Highway Administration (FHA), Jun 2008
  • “Survey of Traffic Noise Reduction Products, Materials, and Technologies”, Final Report 584, Prepared for ADOT in cooperation with the USDOT, FHA, Dec 2008
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