Marcus Parker is a Program Manager and Business Process Improvement professional with 15 years of experience. His experience has allowed him to hold engineering and senior project management roles for several world class companies which include Xerox, Ciena, and Camber Corporations. He is currently a Program Manager at the Department of Defense and adjunct Professor at Trinity University in Washington, DC. Marcus is a proud alumnus of the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) and life member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Incorporated. In 1998 he achieved a Bachelor of Science degree in Manufacturing Engineering, and in 2002 he completed a Master of Science degree with concentrations in Product Development and Technology Management. He has published several articles in Department of Defense publications on Business Process Improvement using Lean Six Sigma and project management methodologies. Marcus serves as President of the Project Management Institute (PMI), Silver Spring Maryland Chapter which has 600 plus members. He is also on the Board of Directors for the American Society of Quality (ASQ), Baltimore Maryland Chapter. He and his wife own The ATEM GROUP where is has also trained over 150 certified Project Management Professionals (PMP®) in the Washington, DC metro area. He and his wife Meta T. Parker, and their son Marcus Seldon Parker Jr. “MJ” live in Severn, MD.