Marie Spark, Project Management Program Director and Lecturer

Marie Spark, MBA, PMP®

Project Management Program Director


Phone: 415-442-6500

Marie Spark has more than 15 years of project and quality management experience within technology, banking, and the nonprofit sector. She originally discovered teaching at Bank of America as a Six Sigma Black Belt coach. After leaving BofA in 2012, Marie chose to apply her skills and experience to teaching project management as a career. She started at Golden Gate University as an adjunct instructor in 2015. Other teaching experience includes UC Irvine Extension, UC Berkeley Extension and ITT-Technical Institute, as well as boot camps for passing the Project Management Professional (PMP) exam. Marie has been very involved in the PMI (Project Management Institute) San Francisco chapter, and has served in key board and operations leadership roles.


  • MBA (Marketing/Management Information Systems), University of Arizona, Eller College of Management
  • BA (Rhetoric/French), University of California at Berkeley
  • Six Sigma Black Belt, Bank of America
  • Project Management Professional certification

Professional & Teaching Experience

  • 2015 – 2016: Adjunct Professor, Golden Gate University
  • 2015 – 2016: Project Management Instructor, UC Irvine Extension
  • 2016: Project Management Instructor, UC Berkeley Extension IDP (International Diploma Program)
  • 2013 – Present: PMP Boot Camp Instructor, Independent Consultant
  • 2013 – 2015: Instructor and Subject Matter Expert, ITT Technical Institute, Concord, CA
  • 2012 – 2014: VP of Professional Development/Acting CEO/Board Nominating Committee Chair, PMI — SF Bay Area Chapter

Bank of America Technology and Operations

  • 2011 – 2012: VP, Senior Change Manager, Global Risk Initiatives
  • 2008 – 2011: VP, Senior Quality & Change Delivery Consultant
  • 2003 – 2008: AVP Business Support Manager – IT
  • 2000 – 2003: Technology Project Manager

IBM Global Services

  • 1996 – 2000: Technology Project Manager