Welcome to the
PMI Southwest Virginia Chapter
Thank you for visiting PMI Southwest Virginia Chapter. We are dedicated to serving the business and educational community of Southwest Virginia through the advancement of Project Management. We provide a forum for professional Project Managers to promote the principles of the Project Management Institute through networking with other project managers, sharing project experiences, providing and receiving training, and supporting Project Management Professionals in their certification efforts. Please join us at one of our upcoming events or contact one of our board members for additional information.
Message From Our President
First and foremost, I am delighted to announce that in the past year, our chapter has experienced significant growth, welcoming over 80 new members. We now boast a vibrant community of over 350 professionals dedicated to advancing the field of Project Management in Southwest Virginia. This accomplishment is a testament to the dedication and enthusiasm of our members, and I extend my heartfelt appreciation to each one of you for contributing to our shared success.
Since 2003, our vision at PMI-SWVA has been clear and ambitious: to be synonymous with world-class Project Management expertise and high levels of business value delivery in Southwest Virginia and beyond. Our mission is to foster a community of Project Management excellence in Southwest Virginia. This year, I most look forward to working closely with our board to further our mission and vision. Here is your new board as of January 1, 2024:
Past President – Iliana Sepúlveda
VP of Administration – Sunshine Richards
VP of Finance – Terresa Odum
VP of Marketing and Communication – Lydia Aluise
VP of Membership – Andrea Martin
VP of Programs – Darryl Agee
VP of Technology – Christine Phillips
Director at Large – Tony Aluise
Director at Large – Phil Hobrla
Director at Large – David Williamson
Director at Large – Vicki Kibbe
Director at Large – Angie Cochran
Director at Large – Candy Campbell-Pritt
This Year New Members
Members with No Certification
Milestone members (anniversaries)
New credential holders (monthly)
New credential holders (yearly)
New members (monthly)
5th Anniversary (17 Members)
|Iliana Sepulveda Aviles
10th Anniversary (8 Members)
15th Anniversary (6 Members)
20th Anniversary (7 Members)
Grow Your Skills
It is particularly important for Project Managers to maintain and improve their project management knowledge and skills to stay competitive in the market. PMP certification is a critical component. As, during the resent years, project management discipline took a step toward more flexible and dynamic project management methodologies, in addition to the traditional waterfall approach, several new emerging methodologies became in high demand. Thus, training and credentialing in these methodologies became highly sought after among Project Management professionals. It is especially relevant in today's economic climate.
The Project Management Institute, with members in 135 countries, is the world's foremost authority for the project management profession. PMI sets industry standards, conducts research, and provides education and certification opportunities designed to strengthen and further establish the profession. Our chapter proudly serves all the local and national professionals in the space of Project Management. We currently have thousands of members - over half of whom hold PMI’s esteemed PMP certification - and represent nearly 400 unique companies across the globe.
Earn PDUs by Volunteering
Volunteering Project Management Professional PDUs can be earned as part of Category E: Volunteer Service. Category E, along with Category D (Creating New Project Knowledge) and Category F (Working as a Professional in Project Management), comprise the Giving Back To The Profession Categories. You can earn PDUs in Category E (Volunteer Service) by providing volunteer, non-compensated project management, and many others.
Find a Volunteer Opportunity
Make your mark on our PMI Chapter and the profession. As a member, you can volunteer to work on and to lead activities that advance the profession and support the chapter business operations by joining our chapter volunteer community. All volunteer openings are managed by the PMI Volunteer Relationship Management System (VRMS). This system includes the ability to search for opportunities, view details about each role and apply online.
Speakers for our Chapter's Events
Our PMI Chapter welcomes proposals from passionate speakers interested in sharing their experiences, knowledge and expertise on such topics as general business and strategy, leadership, project management, and technical or industry-specific specialties. Our Professional Development events provide professional development units (PDUs) of educational information necessary for those attendees maintaining certification designations. Speakers are also eligible to claim PDUs for their creation and delivery of the presentation material.