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Introducing the New 2016 PMIWDC Chapter Chair: Esen Akter Tekinel, PMP, MOR

Meet Esen Akter Tekinel – the 2016 PMIWDC Chapter Chair and CEO. Esen served as the Chapter’s 2015 Vice Chair/COO, Director-at-Large in 2014 with the Governance Board, following 5 years of increasing volunteer involvement that started when she attained her PMP certification in 2009. Beginning as a volunteer with the Outreach Committee, Esen quickly moved on to leading the chapter’s Professional Development Committee for 3 years before serving as the chapter’s Director-at-Large. Esen’s goal in 2016 is primarily increasing volunteer happiness while holding on to core values and PMI’s ethical standards and code of conduct.

Introducing the New 2016 PMIWDC Chapter Vice-Chair: Andy Walker, PMP

Meet Andy Walker – the new 2016 PMIWDC Chapter Vice-Chair and COO. Andy has volunteered for over 5 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.

Thank You To All Our 2015 Volunteers!

Thank you to all of our volunteers for 2015, 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 2015

Congratulations to these 91 new credential holders in November 2015!

Project Management Institute PMO of the Year: Congratulations to Navy Federal Credit Union

Each Year, The Project Management Institute selects 3 top PMOs for consideration of the PMO of the Year Award.

PMIWDC Dues Increase Announcement

Dear PMIWDC Chapter Members,

I am writing to inform you all of an important change to your PMIWDC membership.

After six years of keeping our member dues at a constant rate, while our operating costs and member benefits both saw significant increases, the Board of Directors voted this past quarter in favor of a modest $5 increase to the cost of annual PMIWDC dues. Dues will now be $40, rather than $35 annually.

Featured Board Article - December 2015 Newsletter

End of Year Update

A letter from Elizabeth McQueen, 2015 PMIWDC Chair / Chief Executive Officer

Elizabeth McQueen, 2015 Chair / CEODear PMIWDC Chapter Members,

Happy holidays! As my year as PMIWDC's 2015 Chair / CEO comes to a close, please allow me to recap some highlights of this very notable year in our chapter.

We started out the year with the first annual Project Management Day of Service (PMDOS), a joint effort by the five local PMI chapters to bring experienced project managers together on the MLK holiday to work with local non-profit organizations to help them scope their projects. During this very successful event, 350 certified PMs worked pro bono with nearly 100 non-profits to help them plan to spend their limited funds wisely on their projects. We received overwhelmingly positive feedback, and the 5 chapters are already working on the 2016 PMDOS event!