A Word From Our President

September, 2017

Dear Members,

Susan Kennedy, PMP

PMI Dallas Disaster Relief Initiative

The Texas coast from Corpus Christi to Port Arthur and beyond were devastated by record rainfall and massive flooding; thousands needed rescue, more than 100,000 homes were damaged or destroyed, including those of many PMI members.

The PMI Dallas Board has approved first steps in an initiative to determine if there is assistance we can facilitate for PMI chapters and members who were hurt by Hurricane Harvey. We are in early planning, and will be needing a few more volunteers for this special project. If interested, contact David Pells, PMI Fellow and past chapter president, at pells@pmworldinc.com.

Website & Newsletter Refresh

I'm pleased to announce our website and newsletter refesh. The new design is a focus on content that helps you get the most of what we have to offer at PMI Dallas and a design that's easy to read.

September 14 Dinner Meeting

2016 was the first year we piloted PM Talks by the PMI Dallas Toastmasters. Back by popular demand for the September 14 dinner we have three Toastmasters to enlighten us on project management topics and demonstrate great speaking skills. Come out and show your support for the great work of the PMI Dallas Chapter Toastmasters, network with awesome project managers and pick up some PDUs!  Pre-register now.

Recap: August 10 Dinner Meeting

“Expect Leadership!,” by Keith Martino, was a fun interactive session on leadership.  Keith gave us a simple three step process for inspiring and encouraging others that I have already been using in my personal and business life with great positive results.  To learn more, check out the video which will be available in the next couple of months.  Some of our other past events can be accessed here.


The Career Resources room will be open again for networking before dinner. We continue to receive word of project management jobs available and companies looking to recruit.  At the August UT Dallas PM Symposium I heard from recruiters that the demand for PMs in Dallas is still stronger than the US overall, and especially for people with certifications.

If you’d like to keep in touch with what’s going on in the market, stop by the Fireside room at Brookhaven from 5:30 to 6:30 Thursday, Sept. 14, just before the dinner meeting. Our PMI Career Resources Director has recently landed a new job and we are looking for volunteers to help organize the monthly career activities. If interested, contact our new VP Marketing, Huma Sohwardy at Marketing@pmidallas.org or Lois at CareerPrograms@pmidallas.org.

Thanks, Generous Sponsors!

Thank you Simplus, our September dinner meeting sponsor. Simplus uses cloud solutions to help companies achieve a strategic vision, improve performance, and increase value to stakeholders. Check out their services here.

Crestcom gave away 3 Leadership courses. Doulas Training, our Education sponsor, also gave away a free course.

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

Board Elections

By the September 14 dinner meeting we should be ready to announce the 2018 Board members. One role had no candidates so we will be actively looking for someone to step into the VP Finance position. If you’re interested, please contact me at President@PMIDallas.org.

Would you like to be a part of making things happen? Join us at 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.
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