Jen Krieger

PRESIDENT OF THE BOARD

Jen Krieger is a technology enthusiast with 20+ years of experience in delivering software and infrastructure development products in open source software environments. She is passionate about building strong happy teams, taking a no BS approach, and ensuring that effective lean process improvement is a cornerstone of any organizations she supports. She is most proud of the time she spent as Red Hat’s Chief Agilist, leading teams into agility in a way that respected and supported Red Hat’s commitment to Open Source, while modernizing and transforming their entire 2B Red Hat Enterprise Linux business. Now Jen is excited to start the next step in her career at GitHub where she leads the Technical Program Management team.

Kathy Hartzler

TREASURER OF THE BOARD

Kathy is an operational leader with a track record supporting financial operational strategic plans. Takes a macroscopic view of operational processes, software, and people in order to analyze and restructure cross-functionally across the business to meet the highest level of excellence and make a positive impact. Works to improve financial health, build company cultures to energize employees and clients, and streamline various company processes to generate tangible results. When Agile was introduced to me several years ago, I was excited to use and share many of the principles in finance and operations. Kanban boards, Retrospectives and Swim Lanes rocked my world! When I power down my laptop, I can quickly pivot to tennis, paddle boarding, gardening or cooking.

Lieschen Gargano

SECRETARY OF THE BOARD

Lieschen Gargano is an agilest and facilitator extraordinaire. In her current role as Product Owner for Scaled Agile, Inc., she is focused on improving value delivery. She has a Master’s degree in conflict resolution and a background in large-scale change and conflict management. Away from the office, Lieschen sits on the Boulder County Planning Commission, takes full advantage of having a chef husband, and loves playing with her young daughter and border collie.

William Kammersell

DIRECTOR AT LARGE

William Kammersell is Director of Product Management at Scaled Agile, Inc. and loves building tools that help Teams realize their full potential using agile methods. He’s previously worn multiple agile hats, including Developer, Scrum Master, Product Manager, and Agile Coach. When he’s not a PI Planning hype man, he loves cooking, geocaching, and fixing whatever the kids have broken around the house.

Christen McLemore

DIRECTOR AT LARGE

Christen is a recovering Project Manager and Agile Purist. With decades of coaching, leading agile transformations and consulting Fortune 100 companies, she is dedicated to serving the agile coaching community by promoting Leadership, Love and Belonging! Christen is known for her raw and humorous discussions with people struggling to be brave and successful in today’s sometimes callous, alienating workplaces. Christen lives in Florissant, Colorado with her rescued Great Pyrenees mix, Maddie. You’ll likely find the two of them camping, finding new places for inspiration and visiting with friends year round.