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.
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 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.
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.
Local Communities provide networking and educational opportunities (PDUs) where people work and live for little, if any, charge. Currently, we have 21 Local Communities across the WDC metro area which helps PMIWDC members earn approximately 8000 PDUs annually.
As we get ready for 2017, I am excited to share one community relocation and two new Local Communities: