About Stacey

Thank you for taking the time to learn more about my background, and my interest in running to be a community representative as a School Director for WCASD Region 3.

My interest in education began in my own youth as a participant in John Hopkin’s CTY program, carrying me through 4 tough years of engineering at Cornell University, and continuing in my professional life.  With 20+ years in the information technology industry, I consider myself a lifelong learner as I pursue continuing education every year to maintain my Project Management Professional (PMP) certification. 

I have developed leadership skills throughout my career in technology, especially when bridging the gap between the core business and my technology peers.  It is a role that requires adaptability and to be “multi-lingual” both in business and technology.  I have learned how to assimilate and adapt in my corporate role and would bring those skills to the table as a board member working to bridge the gap between our community, our school administrators, and our teachers. 

Having two elementary age children with special education needs I feel I can make a positive contribution to the district as I have been a proactive advocate for my own children.  I leave no stone unturned for them and am prepared to do the same for the children of our district.  Actions speak louder than words and my recent work to build a community of advocacy for in person education, along with my recent petition to develop a unique charter institution by introducing the micro-school model to our district are just a few examples of what I am willing to invest on behalf of the children in our community.  Following the current “learning pod” model in effect during pandemic learning, a charter micro-school would empower parents to build communities of learning by leveraging the same funding in use today by WCASD.

It was the desperate need for this type of formalized approach to create access to in person education that prompted me to take this step forward to run for school board.  I have spent the last 10 months working with and around the public education system as necessary, and it’s time to begin fixing it from the inside out.

While the WCASD is well-regarded, pandemic learning has exposed the cracks in our foundation.  From insufficient technology infrastructure allowing students of all ages access to unrestricted internet content, the lack of creativity & boldness to offer an option for 5 days in person, the increasing education equity gap in our community, and our ability to reward & retain top teaching talent are just a few examples of what needs to be addressed. 

We cannot afford to continue this trajectory for many reasons, the most important being the development and education of the students in our community.  Their success (or failure) will have significant impacts on all of us for years to come, and for those who do not currently have students in the district it will impact the desirability of our area and property values across the district.  We need new leadership on our school board who will not be beholden to our current Superintendent and will lead with integrity, creativity, and honor. 

My resume is provide below, and I appreciate your consideration of my credentials. If I can provide you with additional information, please let me know. You can reach me by email at stacey@friendsofstaceywhomsley.com or by phone at (610) 529-6204.

Sincerely,

Stacey M. Whomsley

Stacey’s Professional Experience

2017 – Present

Director, Digital HR / Pfizer

Client Partner supporting Human Resources

Digital Client Partner for HR Colleague Experience, including internal communications and employee health, and Aviation Services.   Recently led development of a $40M business case to implement ServiceNow for a Global Business Services portal project that will advance the colleague & manager HR experience with HR, Finance, and Procurement Operations at Pfizer.  Previously partnered with HR to develop and execute Pfizer’s global strategy for HR Operations, Payroll, and Time & Attendance including support of our key vendor partnerships with Workday, ADP and Kronos.    

  • From 2017 through 2020, drove innovation and strategic growth with the deployment of the HR Digital Assistant for transfers and one-time payments, the addition of Workday Extend to deliver simplified Job Requisitions, deployment of a chatbot to assist recruiters with interview schedule & feedback, ADP deployments in small markets to harmonize payroll and time & attendance tools, and expansion of Pfizer’s Kronos Cloud system.  In 2020 migrating 14% of Pfizer’s PGS manufacturing sites to the globally standardized Kronos Cloud platform and an additional 11% of manufacturing sites targeted for 2021, bringing the total footprint from 43% to 68% of all PGS manufacturing locations in under 24 months. 
  • Operational responsibilities include management of the Digital HR project portfolio providing coordination with our HR clients, Global & Regional Creation Centers, and Support Teams for more than 70+ active HR projects per year.  As a Digital Portfolio champion designed and executed the migration of the Digital HR portfolio from legacy tools to P3, conducted supplemental training for Client Partners & Creation Center Leads, and driving continuous improvement of data integrity and centralized reporting tools.

2010 – 2017

Senior Manager / Pfizer

Technology Program Manager, HR On Demand (2015-2017)

Responsible for development of HR On Demand program goals, objectives, timeline, and budget; program scope included global harmonization of 75+ HR business processes, three major enterprise systems (Workday, Global Data Warehouse, and HR Portal), and 13 ancillary systems that went live in June 2017 to 90K+ colleagues worldwide as part of Pfizer’s first enterprise system “big-bang” go-live.

  • Defined and implemented program governance for 300+ team members; served as point of escalation within Business Technology and across to our HR Program Management. Anticipated opportunities & challenges that may have impacted the program and supported the Program Leads to set and manage stakeholder expectations. 
  • Managed financial tracking of program spend, both operational expense and capital, for reconciliation against $70M business case.  Post deployment managed the activation of all financial assets for depreciation.

Workstream Manager, ReNew On Demand Deployment Services (2013-2015)

Project team member from kickoff through project close and tracked overall spend against the $100M business case.  Managed the day-to-day logistics of PC distribution from manufacturing lead times, delivery to Pfizer locations, and deployment to each colleague.  Worked across all Pfizer divisions to ensure the readiness of critical business applications and collaborated on the development of Pfizer’s first colleague self-service software installation tool, Software On Demand.

  • Project Lead responsible for the development of the Windows 8 PC deployment end-to-end user experience for 70K+ colleagues, t-minus plan, kiosk checklist, global supply chain strategy, and global resource model.
  • Managed cross-workstream deliverables and escalation of risks and issues to the PMO and developed the program multi-year budget and tracked total program spend through program close.

Team Lead, ERP Technology Operations (2010-2013)

  • Created centralized process for the coordination and communication of ERP system outages and developed multi-data center Disaster Recovery strategy for 19 ERP Core (SAP) systems, 23 ERP Ancillary (non-SAP) systems, and 4 Pfizer Enterprise Systems for job scheduling, integrations, archiving, and printing. 
  • Technical Program Manager of data center migration for all ERP Core (SAP) and ERP Ancillary (non-SAP) systems including upgrade to a new IBM AIX hardware and EMC storage platform. 

2006 – 2009

Associate Director / Wyeth

Continuous Improvement Lead SAP Procurement + Application Technology Coordinator for SAP

  • Provided overall leadership and management of the continuous improvement activities for all Wyeth Global Procurement Solutions; developed the quarterly release process for system enhancements for Direct Procurement, Indirect Procurement, and Supplier Management for Commercial and Development supply channels.
  • Project Lead for Day 1 integration process and technical solutions to enable the Executive Leadership Teams (CEO and ELT) access to business-critical Pfizer and Wyeth workflows and approvals.

2001 – 2006

Quality & Project Manager / Siemens Medical Solutions
  • Program Lead for international deployment of Siebel 7.8 as a replacement for multiple legacy CRM applications;  managed the implementation of SAP SRM and Enterprise Buyer Professional (EBP) for the purchase of all indirect materials in the US; and led domestic and international project teams during the migration of the Ultrasound Division’s ERP tools from a legacy SAP system to a standardized Siemens Factory SAP system. 

1999 – 2001

Senior Technical Analyst / Accenture
  • Evaluated client CRM operations across functional business areas to isolate critical and necessary business processes, develop functional & technical requirements, test solutions and delivery of applications.

Stacey’s Educational Background

2019 – Regional Leadership Forum / Society for Information Management

2005 – Project Management Professional / Project Management Institute

1999 – BS in Mechanical Engineering / Cornell University
John McMullen Dean’s School (1995-1999), Bioengineering Option (1999)

Stacey’s Activities

  • Domestic Violence Center of Chester County – Donor 2020
  • President’s Council of Cornell Women – Cornell University – Member as of 2018
  • Breast Cancer Awareness and Patient Support – Unite for Her – Participant and Volunteer as of 2017
  • Cornell Alumni Admissions Ambassador Network – Cornell University – Member as of 2007

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