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Introducing the New 2017 PMIWDC Chapter Vice-Chair: Andy Walker, PMP

Meet Andy Walker – the new 2017 PMIWDC Chapter Chair and CEO. Andy has volunteered for over 6 years starting as a volunteer with the Programs Committee assisting in recruiting speakers for our chapter dinner meetings. Andy quickly ascended to AVP of Evening Programs and was subsequently elected to VP Programs in 2012. In 2014 Andy was elected to the Governance Board as a Director-at-Large where he took on a special assignment as the PM over the planning and execution of the annual 2015 PM Symposium.

Introducing the New 2017 PMIWDC Chapter Vice-Chair: Kevin Roney, PMP

Meet Kevin Roney – the 2017 PMIWDC Chapter Vice-Chair and Chief Operations Officer (COO). Kevin has volunteered for over 6 years starting with the Professional Development (PD) Committee, assisting in the chapter’s PMP prep classes. Kevin eagerly accepted the challenges of Assistant Vice President PD in 2011. He subsequently was elected by chapter members to Vice President PD in 2013. In 2015 Kevin was honored to elected by chapter members to the Governance Board as a Director-at-Large where he worked on special assignments supporting the chapter’s nomination committee and chapter’s military veteran programs.

Thank You To All Our 2016 Volunteers!

Thank you to all of our volunteers for 2016, from volunteers serving 1-2 years to volunteers who have a 15+ year history with us, and our Board of Directors.

New Credential Holders in November 2016

Congratulations to these 64 new credential holders in November 2016!

Featured Board Article - December 2016 Newsletter

End of Year Update

A letter from A letter from Esen Akter Tekinel, 2016 PMIWDC Chair / Chief Executive Officer

Esen Akter Tekinel, 2016 Chair / CEODear PMIWDC Chapter Members,

Season's greetings to all! It feels like yesterday that I was working on the January newsletter greeting you. As my year as PMIWDC's 2016 Chair / CEO comes to a close, please allow me to recap some highlights of this prominent year in our chapter.
I'm humbled to be the PMIWDC leader during these exciting times. This comes at the time where the Program Management Improvement and Accountability (PMIAA) was passed by the US Senate. PMIWDC will be honored to be there every step of the way to support developing standards for program and project management once this bill goes to President Barack Obama for signature and enactment.

Project Management Echoes the Spirit of Giving Back

In recent years, members of the project management community have worked tirelessly to advance the field by demonstrating the impact of PMOs across sectors ranging from construction to government to nonprofit management.

Put simply, their efforts have paid off.

After all, according to PricewaterhouseCoopers, 97 percent of organizations believe project management is critical to business performance and organizational success. But, this milestone achievement does not eliminate the need to communicate the role of project managers to the wider world.

PMIWDC Provides PM Workshop to TransSTEM Academy Students

The TransSTEM Academy is a highly awarded program that prepares students for careers in the fields of aeronautics, engineering, computer science, and electro-mechanical technology by providing students with special projects, mentorship opportunities, internships, and advice on career pathways. Students participating in this program requested PMIWDC visit to share some insight through a Project Management Workshop. Michael Spead, PMIWDC’s AVP of Educational Partnerships was excited to provide support "I wish we had a great program like this when I was in high school. These students gain real world experience that will help them hit the ground running in college and in the workforce."