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Jodie Gardner


Experience and Interests


  • Associate Lecturer, UW-Stevens Point Sentry School of Business and Economics; MBA Program (2022-present)
  • Project Management Essentials, Ministry Health Care and Marshfield Clinic Health System (2009-2019)
  • PMI Northeast Wisconsin Chapter PMP Prep Class (2014-2019)


  • Vice President and Founder, ProjectWise Consulting LLC – Project Management Consulting (2021-present)
  • Owner GRR LLC, Gardner Rachu Rentals – Property Management (2008-present)
  • Director IT Project Management Office (PMO), Director Enterprise Project Management Office (ePMO) & Performance Excellence, Marshfield, Wis. (2017-2021)
  • ePMO Manager Quality & Process, Program Management, Project Management,
  • Ministry Health Care/Ascension, Marshfield, Wis. (2009-2017)



  • UW-Stevens Point Strategic Planning Team (2022-present)


  • Volunteer, PMI-Northeast Wisconsin Chapter, Mentor for future Project Managers (2021-Present),
  • Loyal Corn Festival Community Committee (2016-2021)

Professional Memberships

  • Project Management Institute, (2013-present)

Fun Facts

Last book you read?

Dare to Lead by Brene Brown

Best advice you ever received?

Always listen to others experience, you never know when you will have the same experience on a project and need to remember what they did.

What did you want to be when you were growing up?

First a lawyer, then a nurse.

Favorite Quote?

“Her Time. She has been feeling it for awhile now–that sense of awakening. There is a gentle rage simmering inside her, and it is getting stronger by the day. She will hold it close to her-she will nurture it and let it grow. She won’t let anyone take it away from her. It is her rocket fuel and finally, she is going places. She can feel it down to her very core-this is her time. She will not only climb mountains-she will move them too.” – Lang Leav

One thing about your school that you are most proud of?

I always told my boys that after they graduated, I was going to go back to get my MBA. The MBA program helped me understand who I was and what I could do. Even after graduation, the UWSP MBA has formed a community of alumni and candidates. They set-up opportunities to grow professional and personally together.

What do you enjoy most about teaching?

Watching others grasp the concepts and apply them in their personal and professional lives.

A piece of advice for students in your school?

Try to get involved in different professional areas to get a feel for what you like to do.

Jodie Gardner
Associate Lecturer - School of Business and Economics; MBA Program

336 College of Professional Studies


MBA in Applied Leadership and Decision-Making
UW-Stevens Point, 2021

B.S. in Organizational Public Relations & Women's Studies
UW-Eau Claire, 1995

Associate Degree in General Studies
UW-Marshfield/Wood County, 1993

Project Management Professional (PMP)

Prosci Organizational Change Practitioner

Wicked Problem Solving Practioner