The people who work at Solarity care more, do more, and strive more than most to make a positive difference in the lives of people around them. We are a team who live our values of providing high-quality results through healthy behaviors, meaningful relationships, continuous improvement, and focus on results.

We live out the mission of helping people, organizations, and communities THRIVE!

                                    

Meet  Our Featured Team Members

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Bud Ratliff founded Solarity in 2003, and has twenty plus years of experience in the industry. An experienced consultant and trainer with a degree in education, he has delivered Enterprise Project Management consulting locally, nationally, and internationally in diverse organization ranging from healthcare, technology, pharma, military, government, and higher education. Bud has extensive experience in working with Commonwealth agencies, including working on large systems upgrades for the Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS).

He is a graduate of Leadership Central Kentucky and Leadership Lexington, and was elected Distinguished Leader for 2004. Bud helped found the local IIBA Bluegrass Chapter and served as its Vice President of Administration and Finance last year. The IIBA, International Institute of Business Analysis, has a core purpose to create better business outcomes through exemplary business analysis standards and practices. Bud is a former President of the local PMI® chapter, and has served in many other various volunteer roles, including as a leader in his church and the community of Midway.

President

PMP®, Advanced Change Management Practitioner, 
Project+, MCT, MCSE, MCSA, MCP, CM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Christy Weilage has been with Solarity for five of her twenty-five plus years in the industry. Christy has a great deal of experience working in the public and technology sectors. Before joining Solarity, she worked in various leadership positions at the University of Kentucky, and then as a partner with Hensley Elam and Associates. More recently, through Solarity, Christy has provided project consulting services for Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government (LFUCG), overseeing all application development projects for the Computer Services Division.

Christy serves as the President of the local PMI® Kentucky Bluegrass Chapter. PMI, The Project Management Institute, is a global organization that serves project management “practitioners and organizations with standards that describe good practices, globally recognized credentials that certify project management expertise, and resources for professional development, networking and community.”

 

EVP of Administration

PMP®, Change Management Practitioner

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nancy Ward has provided services to Solarity for eight of her thirty-plus years in the industry. Before joining Solarity, Nancy held various executive position for the Commonwealth of Kentucky, including being CIO of the Revenue Cabinet, before ending her public service career in Governor Patton’s Office. She brings years of executive leadership to our team, and has led countless transformational changes and strategic planning initiatives throughout her career. She has extensive experience with Kentucky’s state government programs and operations in both employee and consultant capacities. This includes overseeing the implementation of a new Learning Management System for the Commonwealth (KELMS) and more recently, providing strategic consulting to the Kentucky Communication Network Authority (KCNA) for the KentuckyWired project. Nancy has also served in various roles on the board of the local PMI® chapter.

 

EVP of Sales & Operations
 PMP®, MBA

 

 

 

 

 

Sue Knies has been with Solarity for four of her thirty plus years in the industry. Sue leads our Practices Management Office. Her passion for quality drives the company to always deliver better consulting services and training classes. Sue has developed and standardized much of Solarity’s training curriculum as well as our PM Practice. Sue is an active member of the PMI® KY Bluegrass Chapter and has served on the Chapter Board in various offices including President and VP of Programs.

Practices Management Office (PMO) Director, Executive Project Manager, and Trainer

PMP®, Six Sigma Black Belt


 

Cory Camic has provided services to Solarity for three years of his fifteen plus year career with proven ingenuity in the areas of sales team development and management, as well as leveraging solutions-based selling to increase corporate profitability. Additionally, Cory has thirteen years of experience working in the technology field, helping to design, implement, and manage technology solutions for enterprise organizations in both the public and private sectors. Cory is characterized as a results-driven individual with excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

 

Business Development Manager

 PMP®

 

 

 

 

Bert Walther has had the privilege of working with many highly qualified people in the Central Kentucky business community. With their help he has gained over 20 years of technology and operations experience, including 10 years of experience in higher education IT management, and over 10 years of project management expertise. In his various roles and responsibilities, he has fostered organizational development through effective program and personnel management, and worked hard to deliver project and initiatives as designed and anticipated.

 

Executive Project Manager, Trainer

 PMP®

 

 


 

Brian McBrayer is a skilled PMI® Project Management Professional (PMP)® and Certified Lean Six Sigma White Belt (LSSWB). Brian is a proven leader with the ability to successfully deliver projects and execute company objectives. With over ten years of management experience, Brian brings extensive knowledge in team development, training, and effective relational leadership.

 

 

 
Executive Project Manager, Trainer

 PMP®