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Board of Directors


President - Tony Benedict, CPIM, CBPP, CBPL

Vice President Member Services- Sergio Pionetti

Vice President Chapter Services - Kay Winkler, Ph.D.

Vice President Education Services - Scott Whitmire, CITA-P

Vice President Certification Services - Travis Lozier, MBA, PMP, ASQ, CBPP

Vice President of Marketing and Communications -Raju Saxena, CBPP, CBPL or

Vice President of Operations - Jack Hilty, CBPP, CBPL
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Tony Benedict
(Phoenix Chapter)

Tony Benedict is a CEO / COO steeped in Operations, having led step-change results in manufacturing-based companies in industries ranging from healthcare to pharmaceuticals, to semiconductors. He is well known for his ability to apply strategic principles and quickly grasp entirely new industries. He has guided Global Fortune 50 companies such as GlaxoSmithKline and Intel. Today, he is a Partner with Omicron Partners, LLC, a Strategy and Operations advisory firm. He is open to new opportunities and Board assignments.

Most recently, Benedict was recruited to HonorHealth as the top Procurement and Supply Chain executive. At HonorHealth, he restructured the procurement and supply chain organizations post-merger and consolidated two ERP systems. Previously, he was Chief Information Officer, Vice President of Supply Chain for Tenet Health, and Vice President, Supply Chain, Vanguard Health Systems at Abrazo Community Health Network. He was originally hired as VP Supply Chain to bring operational costs in line with declining hospital procedural volumes and net revenue. Based on the results achieved, was asked to take a concurrent role as CIO.

Tony’s Board credentials include President and Director, Board of Directors for the Association of Business Process Management Professionals International, and is a Board Fellow certified, active with The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) at both the national and local chapter levels. Benedict received a bachelor’s in psycho-biology from Albright College and a Master’s of Business Administration with a specialization in finance and operations from University of Pittsburgh Katz Graduate School of Business. He is a co-author of the Business Process Management Common Body of Knowledge versions 2 and 3. He is an Adjunct Professor and has taught Project Management at Arizona State University.

Vice President
Member Services

Sergio Pionetti

I am an industrial engineer and I work as Process Center of Excellence Director at UTN Buenos Aires (National Technology University) and I Started up the Argentina Chapter in 2010. We are now relaunching the chapter in Buenos Aires. The Process Center of Excellence at UTN has developed a CBOK ABPMP based e-learning training that has been online for the last 4 years. I think I can add value to the position because of the training expertise I have achieved during the last ten years. Regarding the position, I think the main goal is to develop and maintain a standard and solid global training program that enables certification opportunities for all the professionals and process workers around the world. Many thanks and best regards, Eng. Sergio Pionetti ABPMP member.

Vice President
Chapter Services

Kay Winkler

Mr. Winkler is the current president of Panama and Central America Chapter of ABPMP. He is a professional in BPM, has a consulting company specialized in BPM, he has prepared several professionals in Panama for the CBPP certification, and he speaks several languages, including English and Spanish. In this role, he will be able to effectively assist new chapters, specifically in emerging markets to establish themselves, become sustainable and to grow in membership as well as certification headcount.

Kay, he is a passionate leader and expert in business process management. He is constantly searching for ways to promote and create awareness of the impact and value that a proper business process management approach can generate. Not only from a theoretical perspective but also from a very practical and hands-on experience, he is able to engage like-minded people and individuals who are just starting on their road towards a process-oriented mindset. As the leader of the Central America Chapter, he coordinates all efforts across multiple countries and maintains a very active community of subject matter experts, engaging and collaborating consistently. He would be a very valuable incorporation to the leadership team and would also make a significant contribution to making the CBOK available in Spanish to reach even more audiences and new markets.

Vice President
Education Services

Scott Whitmire

Scott Whitmire is a senior enterprise architect with over 35 years of system architecture and development experience, including a number of major applications. His interest in software engineering and architecture began 30 years ago as he recognized weaknesses in the fields of software engineering and architecture. He has built or designed applications for several industries, including healthcare, research, aerospace, manufacturing, professional practice management, financial services, wholesale, retail, and telecommunications.


Mr. Whitmire chairs the Iasa Board of Education, with overall responsibility for the education, training, certification and accreditation programs for Iasa. He is one of the original members of the Curriculum Committee, is one of the initial authors of Iasa’s definitions of software and infrastructure architecture, and led the committee’s efforts to define business architecture as an architecture specialty.

Mr. Whitmire is a Senior Member of the IEEE, an Iasa Fellow, and holds the CITA-P certification. He has mentored many architects and engineers and has served on many CITA-P boards. He has published one book (so far), "Object-Oriented Design Measurement," as well as numerous papers, articles, and presentations. He is a frequent speaker at Iasa chapter and global events.

Vice President
Certification Services

Travis Lozier


I am very interested in advancing the work of ABPMP. I am currently working on curriculum-based off version 4.0 of CBOK. Other certifications that compliment by BPM knowledge include: ASQ Master Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, PMI Project Management Professional, National Baldrige Examiner, Certified Scrum Master.

Vice President of Operations
Jack Hilty
(Chicago Chapter)

Highly accomplished and successful Strategic Enterprise/Business Architect combines an extensive history of taking executive strategic direction and envisioning enterprise-wide transformational architecture-lead programs that deliver business intent. Lead multi-disciplinary teams and coordinate complex integrated design initiatives across business, experience, application, data, technical and solutions architectures.

Adept at creating new and adapting existing frameworks to align organizational principals, operating models, architecture standards, governance, and best practices to achieve business vision and strategy for US-based and international organizations. Routinely practice knowledge sharing of practical application of years of experience through instruction of award-winning self-authored courses taught in university and corporate settings and informal mentoring.

Vice President Marketing and Communications
Raju Saxena

Raju Saxena is a Senior Manager in Ernst & Young LLP’s Advisory Services practice.  He has 22 years of experience in using the BPM framework to help Fortune 500 companies across multiple industries transform their Business and IT operations.  His services included assessment, strategy, architecture, and implementation considering impacts to people, process, technology, and governance.

Raju has experience with the following enterprise capabilities: Business Process Management Suites (BPMS), Business Rules Management (BRM), Enterprise Content Management (ECM), Business Intelligence (BI), and the Guidewire Insurance Suite. His implementations include large-scale (6,000 concurrent users) global BPMS solutions in multiple languages along with major Guidewire solutions ($150M transformations leveraging 280 resources). 

Raju also has significant experience in areas such as Business / IT Operating Models, Enterprise / Solution Architecture, System Assessments, Agile System Implementations, and Test Strategy, Planning, and Execution.

Certifications, Publication, Speaker, and Education:

  • Certified Business Process Professional (CBPP) by the Association of Business Process Management Professionals (ABPMP)
  • Co-Chair: ABPMP’s BPM CBOK Version 4
  • Phase 1 Lead and contributing Author to ABPMP’s BPM CBOK Version 3
  • Co-Author: ABPMP PerspectiveThe Need for a BPM Center of Excellence
  • Guest Speaker: Introduction to Business Process Management; Southern New Hampshire University, MBA Program
  • Presenter: ABPMP Webinar on Process Performance Management
  • Speaker: FSOkx’s BPM and Technology Innovation Forum and Expo, Achieving Middle and Back Office Excellence with BPM-Backed Solutions
  • Executive Program on Leadership, Yale University School of Management
  • BS in Computer Science (credits), SUNY Buffalo
  • BS in Accounting, Canisius College


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