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Kelly Block (University of Illinois Central Administration)

Kelly Block
Assistant Vice President, Portfolio and Process Management

Champaign, Illinois

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University High School, Normal, Illinois
University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois; B.S. Accountancy
University of Illinois, Springfield, Illinois; M.S. Management Information Systems

2011 to Present - Assistant Vice President, Portfolio and Process Management, University of Illinois
2007 to 2011 - Director, Application Portfolio Management, University of Illinois
2004-2007 - Application Portfolio Coordinator, University of Illinois
2002-2004 - Project Planning Specialist, University of Illinois
1998-2002 - Project Manager, Best Consulting
1997-1998 - Senior Internal Auditor, Ameritech Inc.
1994-1998 - Auditor / Consultant, Crowe Chizek, LLP
1987-1991 - Soldier, United States Army

Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
Project Management Professional (PMP)

Kelly leads the Portfolio Management Office (PMO) for Administrative Information Technology Services (AITS) at the University of Illinois. The AITS Portfolio Management Office provides financial, technical, and management personnel with a knowledge and understanding of the theories, concepts, and disciplines of portfolio management. The service also includes training and support for the use of the Clarity Portfolio Management software tool in order to improve the planning, budgeting, and management of IT, especially IT investments.

The PMO facilitates IT Governance via the Information Technology Priorities Committee (ITPC) process through which projects are submitted for consideration, reviewed, approved/rejected, scheduled and monitored throughout execution. The PMO reports on project status across the portfolio of all projects. The PMO also acts as a clearinghouse for performance measurement by reporting on organizational metrics, project portfolio metrics and progress toward strategic goals.

Previously, Kelly worked in a project planning role on the university's ERP implementation. Kelly also has previous experience in project management, software development, accounting, auditing and consulting.

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