A Word From Our President

November, 2017

Dear Members,

Susan Kennedy, PMP

Nov. 9 Dinner Meeting

I’m excited about our speaker for the Nov. 9 dinner. Dan Johnson is the City Manager for the City of Richardson, the place where I owned my first home.  Dan will talk about how the local government translates what people want into projects and programs, and how project management is incorporated into government activities. 

I believe this is the first time we’ve had a city manager speak at a dinner meeting, and the City of Richardson has lots of great projects worth hearing about.  Register here.Early bird through Sunday, Nov 5.

PMI Dallas Disaster Relief Update

Last week we met with A. J. Collier, President of the PMI Clear Lake-Galveston Chapter along with one of the PMI members who was deeply affected by Hurricane Harvey.  I asked the member who received one of our gift cards where he was living since he lost his home.  He said he is living with his grandparents … along with his wife, their 2 children, 2 dogs, 4 cats, and both of his parents. We are also talking with the PMI Houston Chapter to get gift cards to them; they have so many people affected they hardly know where to begin. The devastation was so extensive it will be a long time before people return to anything close to what used to be normal.

Gary Rechtfertig of Doulos Training is generously matching each gift card collected up to $1,000, and we are very close to that goal.  A special thank you to IIL for their generous donation of 30 registrations for the upcoming IPM Day 2017

How You Can Help

PMI Dallas and Fort Worth Chapters along with David Pells of the PM World Journal, will continue to collect gift cards through end of this year to help fellow PMI members affected by Hurricane Harvey. 

Bring gift cards (up to $50 maximum value per card) to the PMI Dallas dinner Nov. 9 or the PMI Fort Worth dinner Nov 16For more info contact David Pells, PMI Fellow and past chapter president, at pells@pmworldinc.com.

Job Opportunities

The Career Resources room is free and open for networking before each PMI Dallas Chapter dinner meeting. Stop by Brookhaven from 5:30 to 6:30 Thursday, Nov. 9 to talk with recruiters.  Check out job postings in the Members section of our website. This is another great, FREE benefit for members of the PMI Dallas Chapter.

Strategic Planning

The PMI Dallas Chapter is about to begin working on our annual strategic plan. Each year we set aside an entire day to review the past year’s performance and make plans for what programs and events to focus on for the upcoming year.

Please let us hear from you. Send us your great ideas for how to improve the chapter or what events you’d like to see next year. We appreciate your input and will consider your comments during our planning session. Send to Susan at President@PMIDallas.org.

Thanks, Generous Sponsors!

  • Thank you to Crosswind Learning, Education sponsor for the PMP Exam Prep course.  Register here
  • Crestcom gave away 3 Leadership courses. For more info email info@pmcertifyme.com

Would you like to see your company’s name broadcast to 11,000 subscribers?  Sponsorship packages start at $500. Info here.

October 12 Dinner Meeting

Thanks to Nicholas Errico, author of Off the Beaten Path – A Project Management Field Guide, a.k.a. the “New York Cowboy” for presenting on “Hidden Moments of Truth,” at the October dinner meeting.

Board Elections – Congratulations New Board Members

Meet your 2018 Board of Directors. 

  • President – Joseph Carson
  • Past President – Susan Kennedy
  • VP Communications – Douglas Larson
  • VP Finance – Open
  • VP Education – Katherine Bailie
  • VP Membership – Talibah Adenouga
  • VP Programs – Mei Lin
  • VP Applied PM – Andrea Carter
  • VP Professional Development – Ariane Stone
  • VP Marketing – Huma Sohrwardy
  • VP Operations - Open

We are looking for someone to step into the VP Finance and VP Operations positions.  If interested, contact President@PMIDallas.org.

Would you like to be a part of making things happen? Join any event, or volunteer here!

Be sure to check out the chapter on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter.

Susan Kennedy, PMP

The PMI Dallas Chapter President is always interested in hearing from you.
If you have feedback or a request, please send a message.