Michelle Petrushka


A demonstrated ability to execute solutions utilizing industry “best practices” and standards in both design and project management. Collaborative and directive experience with contractors, vendors and clients, which cross over different business units and different functionalities.Big picture and detail oriented regarding project coordination details and comprehensive implementation.Capable of handling multiple programs, projects, meeting deadlines, and following up in a timely manner.A demonstrated effective leadership style to meet both organizational and divisional goals.


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Summary of Skills

Masters in Organizational Management

B.F.A - Interior Architecture

Change Management and Leadership Skills

Contract Negotiation

Project Management

Analytic and Problem Solving Skills

Good communicator

Real Estate / Construction Documentation Presentation Skills

Personnel Management/Employee Development

Highly Organized

Supervisory Abilities

Results Orientated

Sample of Projects

Sample of Completed Projects:


Based out of Chevron Headquaters in San Ramon, CA. I was the team lead responsible for the Northern California implementation of the new image rollout to company owned facilities -- 84 facilities

California State Automobile Association Projects

New Contact Center and IT Center (including critical environment) for AAA in Phoenix.

2 Story Facility – 230,000 sq feet

Claims Resolution Call Center, Walnut Creek, CA

2-Story- 75,000sf, Offices, workstations and training facility

Claims Imaging Center, Fairfield, CA

10,000sf, Office, workstations, and new scanning equipment

Corporate Mail Facility, Fairfield, CA

20,000sf-build and relocate mail functions to new location

Claims Call Center, Concord, CA

35,000sf, Offices, workstations, training and meeting facility

Branch Office RemodelsRollout, CA & NV

65,000 sf - various locations totaling 90 sites. New business model required extensive remodeling of offices throughout Northern California and Nevada

18th floor remodels, S.F., CA

All Executive offices - during off hours / custom work, Remodeled private offices for 11 Corporate Executives and their assistants

Main Office Facility, 100 Van Ness, San Francisco, California

Floors 4 & 5 (40,000sf)Human Resources Department, Workstations were developed to move towards an open environment.Monitored construction and conducted meetings to resolve issues. 

Floors 14 & 15 (40,000sf)Accounting Departments - Offices and workstations to reflect new open floor plan.

Floor 24 (10,000sf) Public Affairs - Open office plan with media room.

Floor 11 (10,000sf) Real Estate Services and Marketing Departments Moved thedepartments into an open office plan.

Main Office Facility

150 Hayes St, San Francisco-Floor 6 (55,000sq) Mail and Records Department and Corporate Strategy and PlanningConverted storage space to new open office for 2 very different departments.

Floor 5 (55,000sq) Underwriting Department - Remodeled space to reflect the new business direction.

Personal Statement

I am passionate about creating innovative environments which exceed corporate goals and initiatives while paying attention to the individual experience

Work History

Work History
Oct 2006 - Present

Senior Project Manager

CB Richard Ellis

Accounts include:

Chevron Corporation- Corp Franchise and Retailer Franchise

JP Morgan Chase Financial-Conversion of Washington Mutual on in Northern California

Coordinating efforts with the client to rebrand sites which reflect the new corporate standards.Develop scopes of work, budgets and coordinated contractor pool for program implementation.Coordinate design and necessary documentation with the architectural firm to obtain necessary permits and approvals.Meet with the various stakeholders to ensure that their business unit requirements were captured.These business requirements would then be aligned to the corporate standards.Maintained constant dialog with team to assure budgets and expectations were being met.

-Evaluated designs in terms of budget and implementation

-Managed vendors to support success of the projects

-Collaborated with peers to assure accurate information was conveyed to client

-Monitored performance and workload of vendors to assure optimal product was produced

-Responsible for maintaining current budgets, schedules and up-to-date communications

-Responsible for building and mentoring effective team members

Sep 2005 - Aug 2006

Manager of Special Projects/Programs


Provided project management support, within the Real Estate and Facilities, for enterprise initiatives.Ensured that the business unit requirements were captured and validate their alignment with corporate standards.Developed relationships within and outside of the division to assure there was dialog.Maintained constant dialog with the EPMO and Change Management Groups to monitor budget and maintain communications.

-Liaison with program management to define operations business requirements

-Supported project mangers with a broader picture of their work

-Evaluated design in terms of corporate standards and appropriateness for the organization

-Monitored communications to facilitate change management practices

-Developed reports which monitor facility capacity requirements and availability

May 2003 - Mar 2004

Operations Director

Interior Systems, Inc

This is a design studio with production facilities in both Fond duLac, WI and Cerritos, CA.The company’s main client is the McDonald’s corporation and other Quick Service Restaurants.The restaurant division has a staff of 35 individuals comprised from designers to production individuals.As Director of Operations the main goal is to assure that all internal operations are supporting the direction of the company and assure customer satisfaction.

-Developed staff of 35 to achieve corporate initiatives andmanaged staff levels according to demand

-Supported account executives to achieve revenue goals in excess of 2.2million a month

-Established new relationships with clients and strengthened existing relationships

-Evaluated manufacturability of design concepts for interior environments

-Liaison with production staff on a regular basis

-Consolidated the projectmanagement functions to assure timeliness of production

-Contributed to the implementation of an MRP system in both the Contract Development and Production areas

-Responsible for the interdepartmental effectiveness of staff within Design, Project Management, Art, CAD and Production

-Oversaw the daily activities of the Customer Service Division to assure timeliness and effectiveness

-Resolvedconcerns from clients, customer service, and site contractors

Jun 2002 - May 2003

Facilites Project Mgr/Interior Architect

Capital One

A month-to-month contract assignment as a consultant for facility consolidation, builds out, and move management.Collaborated with staff, contractors, and vendors on office interior solutions.Position has required assessment of staffing volumes with respect to available space while planning for consolidation

-Established concise plans for areas of deficient space utilization and documentation.

-Planned all activities for site-to-site corporate moves including design, documentation and contractor oversight.

-Worked directly with furniture contractors to assure proper specification, delivery and execution of plans.

-Coordinate necessary capital projects, making certain that they meet the needs and standards of the client

-Responsible for assuring that projects are completed in a timely and cost-effective manner.

-Provided follow up to resolve end user concerns within an appropriate time frame.

Oct 1996 - May 2000

Senior Project Manager


Full time in-house position for design and interior architecture.Position required re-planning of existing spaces, and made recommendations on acquisitions based on the company’s business plan and space needs.

-Collaborated on development and execution of a new 6 million dollar call center within a 6-month period.

-Worked with team to redesignremodeling of multiple offices throughout California and Nevada according to a new strategic business model and revised building codes including ADA compliance.

-Manage on-site corporate moves from planning and design through construction and final client move-in.

-Directly coordinated construction and furniture contractors to assure proper execution of plans.

Provided follow up to resolve end user concerns within an appropriate time frame.

-Estimated budgets and tracked true project costs. Submitted weekly progress reports to Director.

-Responsible for Executive level private offices including remodeling, furniture, artwork and custom millwork.

-Established new corporate furniture and finish standards to maintain end-users flexibility while reducing costs and controlling lead-time issues.

-Contracted with necessary resources to complete a corporate building analysis and restack proposal


May 2002 - May 2005


University of Phoenix
Sep 1993 - Mar 1995




Constructabilty of Design Concept


I am very familiar with AutoCad along with other drafting programs. 

MicroSoft Program

Currently I utilize all MS products from simple to complex spreadsheets and work books along along with Word, Mail etc.

MS Project