Roles & Responsibilities

Our PMI Buffalo Leadership Team takes pride in the breadth and depth of the services which we offer to our chapter members.  Chapter business is run in a professional manner with full accountability and disclosure to our membership in all business matters.  If you have any questions about the services that we provide or have concerns about any chapter or professional issues please feel free to contact anyone on the Leadership Team.

Here you can see the responsibilities of each of the roles of our Leadership Team


Serves as an advocate for the Buffalo Chapter, steering the board to understand the Project Management needs of our chapter members and finding ways to satisfy those needs. Provides leadership to the board, supporting each board member’s goals and objectives.  Provides for the exposure of board members to the community at large, recognizing their efforts and accomplishments. Contact our President at This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Responsible for planning and coordinating all certification training activities for the Buffalo Chapter. The content of these trainings is to be consistent and in accordance with the Chapter objectives.

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Responsible for the management of the organization's finances, which includes:

  • deposits and payments;
  • budget development and tracking;
  • procedure development, then adherence;
  • account reconciliation;
  • audit support;
  • reporting to the board, committees, global organization, and local membership;
  • calculation, reporting and payment of taxes;
  • financial analysis and subsequent recommendations to the leadership;

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Marketing and Communication


The PMI Buffalo Marketing & Communication team will provide support to the chapter in the areas of marketing, communication, brand management, merchandise management, and sponsorship. All efforts will be in accordance with PMI and the PMI Buffalo Chapter guidelines and will support the overall mission of the chapter and its goals and strategies.

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  • Responsible for marketing and publicizing the PMI Buffalo organization to the community and globally, brand management, merchandise management, and sponsorship.
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  • Responsible for the collection and editing of new content and the dissemination of information to the PMI Buffalo Chapter’s members and followers across all media.
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VP Membership

Responsible for member advocacy, member services, volunteer management, member and volunteer recruitment. For more information, click here or email

Member Services

Responsible for chapter Membership administration including the management of Chapter & GOC membership databases, historical Membership statistics, the New Member Welcome program, Membership sign-ups & renewals, Job Postings and the support of a variety of other services.. If you would like more information on member services or to request a job posting, click here or email


Responsible for the development and administration of a formal member and volunteer recruitment program. For information on either member or volunteer recruitment, click here or email


Responsible for the recruitment, recognition, development and management of volunteers. Volunteering with the PMI Buffalo Chapter is not only a way to enrich your membership experience, it also expands your professional network and helps you develop leadership skills.


The mission of PMI Buffalo’s Outreach program is to increase awareness of the Chapter and the profession of project management across various constituencies. We work with a variety of organizations in mutually beneficial ways:

Corporate Outreach

Our goal is to promote the value of project management to local companies through establishing connections with PMO Directors, Program Managers, and Portfolio Managers as well as C-Level Executives. Corporate Outreach develops and executes initiatives in order to demonstrate how PMI Buffalo and project management can help companies meet their strategic goals. For more information, contact  

Community Outreach

We lend our skills and expertise to help nonprofit organizations do more with less. Our Project Management for Nonprofits (PM4NP) program offers an opportunity to 22 representatives of charitable nonprofit organizations to develop their project management skills. We also reach out directly to organizations through speaking engagements and volunteering. If you would like more information, please contact  

Professional Outreach

We work with other professional associations and PMI Chapters/Communities of Practice to create mutually beneficial strategic alliances to bring value and knowledge to our members. If you are an officer in a professional association or another PMI Component and would like more information, please contact  

Educational Outreach

Educational Outreach strives to bring project management knowledge and practice to students at all levels. Programs and initiatives include university guest lectures, mentoring, college clubs and internships that help to develop the next generation of project management professionals. For more information, please contact  

Professional Development

Professional Development

PMI Buffalo’s Professional Development area is responsible for planning and coordinating all educational activities for the Buffalo Chapter. This would include any conferences, workshops, professional development days, conferences relating to project management and professional/career development. The content of these programs is to be consistent and in accordance with the Chapter objectives. Our objective is to deliver quality speakers and events to promote PMI standards and to strengthen our stakeholders' knowledge, awareness and understanding of Project Management principles, tools and techniques. The Vice President, Professional Development works with a team of Directors responsible for the execution of programs in each area. 

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The program areas in Professional Development are: 

Event Management

Responsible for planning, coordinating and executing short term events sponsored held by PMI Buffalo. This includes half day workshops and dinner meetings.  For information on upcoming events, visit our events page. For more information please email

Professional Development Day 

A Professional Development Day (PDD) is an opportunity for our members and the community to enhance their project knowledge through technical project management and/or soft skills related offerings. Our PDD's can be 1/2 or whole day events typically held in the Spring and Fall. Typical full day PDD's  offer up to 7 PDU's towards ongoing certification requirements. They are truly the premier events in professional project management training in WNY. If you would like more information please  email

Technology and Business Services

Responsible for supporting the operational activities of the Buffalo Chapter including application support, website administration, and business services.  


Serves in the role of advisor and historian for the organization, this position is generally extended to individuals with long standing in the chapter who have often held multiple board positions and have been involved in the development and continuation of chapter programs. One can often find past-presidents and founding members in this role.

This position can be looked to as having objective opinions on topics which are weighed against past experiences and long term future results. One generally expects people in this position to help shape ideas and efforts into external actions that keep the chapter within a stable succession along its path to the stated goals and objectives. The availability of experienced individuals to the board which should rotate fresh ideas, provides for the stability of the long view of the past and future with the needed dynamics of new approaches and directions.