A Word From Our President

Dear Members and Friends,

Happy New Year! I wanted to be the first from the PMI Dallas Chapter to wish you a Happy New Year. Secondly, I wanted to Introduce the Board of Directors for 2018.

  • President – Joe Carson
  • Past President – Susan Kennedy
  • VP of Applied PM – Andrea Carter
  • VP of Communications – Doug Larson
  • VP of Education – Katherine Bailie
  • VP of Marketing -  Huma Sohrwardy
  • VP of Membership – Talibah Adenouga
  • VP of Professional Development – Ariane Stone
  • VP of Programs – Mei Lin
  • VP of Finance – TBD (Ramiro Ortiz – Holds until selection of candidate)
  • VP of Operations – TBD

We are honored to serve our 4,000+ members as the 2018 Board of the Directors. We will work to continue and enhance the chapter’s historic legacy that its members have been building since its charter over 25 years ago.  Let’s take a moment to quickly recap the success of the chapter in 2017.

During 2017, the chapter sponsored over 90 events. Approximately 50% of those events were free of charge. These events would not have been successful without the help of two key groups, our more than 200 volunteers and the ~3,400 registrants who attended these events. These events provided more than 10,000 training hours to project management professionals in the Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) metroplex!

As a chapter, we responded to the devastation in the Gulf area caused by Hurricane Harvey by partnering with PM World Journal and the Fort Worth Chapter to support fellow PMI® chapter members impacted by the storm. 2017 was a very busy year for the PMI Dallas chapter and we are expecting to have an even more exciting year as an organization in 2018.

In effort to keep the momentum going in 2018, we have already scheduled six events for the month of January. We invite our members and our guests to attend and gleam insights from experts across varying industries whom practice project management concepts. Additionally, there are more that 70+ events which are currently scheduled for year and these will appear in our calendar in the coming weeks (Calendar). Please use this link to capture the scheduled events for the month of January (Events).

I would like to personally welcome all of you to attend to our First Monthly Meeting on January 18, 2018 (Register Here) to meet and greet with me and the members for the Board of Directors. During the meeting, I will provide a quick overview of the status of the chapter and share some additional ideas that are in the works. I would also like to invite you to a free event sponsored and hosted by University of Texas Dallas (UTD), the UTD Applied PM Forum, where I will be the guest speaker discussing leaderships styles (Free Event). Please save the date for the 12th Annual UTD Project Management Symposium May, 17th through 18th (add to mobile calendar).

One of my goals for 2018 is to retain and increase our membership. The membership of the chapter contains a wealth of knowledge across an array of industries and our membership serves many companies in the DFW region. Given the esteemed qualifications of each member, I feel we are well positioned to elevate the practice of project management for companies. Therefore, one of the action items for 2018 is to establish an Executive Roundtable in the second quarter to highlight the importance of project management to companies. If you are a member in an executive leadership role in a company in the DFW area, and are interested in being a part of the roundtable, please contact me via email at president@pmidallas.org. There are many more initiatives scheduled for 2018 and I looking forward to sharing some in future correspondences and at our January Dinner Meeting on the 18th.    

In closing, I welcome your suggestions on how we can better enhance your membership experience. Please feel free to share those with me at president@pmidalls.org . If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities, please check out our sponsorship portion of our newsletter. Again, I am personally honored to serve as the President of such a great chapter. Let’s have a great year!

Sincerely,

Joe Carson, PMP
President, PMI Dallas Chapter