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Meet The 2022 Pragmatic Alumni Community Winners 

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Meet The 2022 Pragmatic Alumni Community Winners 

In May 2020, we were thrilled to launch the first community built specifically for product managers to discuss challenges, celebrate successes and trade ideas.

 

Two years later—and more than 20,000 members later—we’re celebrating this unique community with the inaugural 2022 Pragmatic Alumni Community Awards. 

 

“The goal was to celebrate the anniversary by celebrating its greatest strength: its members,” said Georgina Donahue, director of community, “The awards highlight just a few of the many who make this community wonderful.” 

 

The community features exclusive events, office hours with expert instructors, in-depth discussions on relevant topics, a resource library, networking opportunities and answers to every question asked. 

Community-Choice Award winners: 

 

These folks leverage their experiences to drive the industry forward, from answering questions to leading working groups and inspiring fellow product pros around the globe.

 

🏆 Pieter Gillegot-Vergauwen, VP of R&D at Barco

🏆 Jennifer Romanowski, Sr. Product Manager at FordDirect

🏆 Jean-Sebastien Tasse, Head of Product, Residential Offering at Hilo

 

The Proven Insight Award winners: 

 

This award goes to the ones you can always count on. If a peer has a question, betcha they have an answer.

 

🏆 Leon Stigter, Sr. Technical Product Manager at Amazon Web Services (AWS)

🏆 Andrew Dempsey, VP of Product at Madison Logic

🏆 Alicia Fontaine, Senior Director, Product Marketing at Mentor Collective

 

The Actionable Knowledge Award winners: 

 

These award winners are the most generous among us. They’ve been there, tried that and are ready to help those around them get a head start with a helpful example, doc or anecdote.

 

🏆 Dominique Lalisse, Principal, Product Management at CoreLogic

🏆 Kerry Brooks, Global Product Manager at Project Management Institute

🏆 Shannan Reishus, Ed.D, Director of Product Management at Waterford.org

 

The Peer Advisor Award winners: 

 

The community members who offer peer support to all who ask. They are our cheerleaders and our mentors – those who will commiserate on shared challenges and celebrate the big wins.

 

🏆 Melanie Cipher, Product Manager at RepairPal

🏆 Ellen Grogan, Director, Product Marketing – Media at Brightcove

🏆 Vijay Seshadri, Director – Salesforce Practice at Infosys

 

The Curious Minds Award winners: 

 

The explorers among us. These members pose valuable questions for the community to rally around and never stop seeking answers!

 

🏆 Scott Duerk, Product Manager at Diversified Medical Healthcare

🏆 Paul Meresanu, Director of Product Management at Dynatrace

🏆 Seema K., Senior Product Marketing Manager at Cisco

 

The Community-Minded Company Award winners: 

 

Always a friendly face in the community, these winners are groups who show a dedication to exploration, continued learning and knowledge exchange.

 

🏆 CoreLogic

🏆 Cox Automotive Inc.

🏆 Crane Co.

 

How Can You Join the Community?

You’ll gain lifetime free access to this robust community after completing your first Pragmatic Institute course. 

Your learning journey starts with Foundations. 

Foundations is a course that introduces students to the importance of being market-driven. It emphasizes how to develop an understanding of your market and effectively share that information throughout the organization. 

 

Learn More and Enroll Today 

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