Message from the Prez (2016-08)

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joann boehm 2010 sep


I hope that everyone has been enjoying their summer thus far. It is hard to believe that we are half way through it already!
Your PMI Buffalo Chapter Board will be convening on Saturday, August 20th for a full day of Annual Planning. We will be discussing the following aspects of our chapter: mission and vision, stakeholders, SWOC (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and challenges), strategic issues and key strategies.
The primary output of this session will be alignment of our functional areas around what matters most to our membership and other stakeholders, so that they can prepare comprehensive 2017 Operational Plans. These operational plans are what we put into place to support our various programs and services. Below is a summary of our functional areas, including information on those individuals who have begun a 6-month orientation period before they take over their new roles effective 1/1/17.



Functional Area Current VP 2017 VP (currently in orientation)
 Membership (and Volunteerism)  Carrie Myers  ---
 Professional Development  Mark Gaynor  Erin Keding
 Certification Training  Mark Gaynor  Teresa Lawrence
 Outreach  Adam Almeter  ---
 Marketing & Communcations  Mary Harris  Steve Tunmore
 Technology & Business Services  Kevin Galvin  Tony Pappagallo
 Finance  Jeff Manhardt  Ellen Hagerty (appointed)


We also have two Trustees that we rely on for their historical knowledge of our chapter. Mark Kwandrans will continue through 2017 as a Trustee. Julie McGuire will be wrapping up her 2-year commitment, and Mary Harris will be stepping into our second Trustee position.
I will also be transitioning into the role of Past President and turning over the role of President to Jeff Manhardt effective 1/1/17.


Our Fall Program of Events will be published soon, and will highlight all events planned for September through November. Our first event will be a panel discussion on September 13th, followed by our Fall Professional Development Day on September 20th. (Please see our website for more details on the above events and to register)
As always, if you should have any questions, concerns or issues related to your PMI membership or the PMI Buffalo Chapter, please see our “Contact Us” page on our website, or feel free to reach out directly to me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
I hope to see you at our September events,
PMI Buffalo – We bring Project Management to life!


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