Message from Our President
Dear Members and Partners of PMI Southwest Virginia Chapter,
The PMI Southwest Virginia (PMISWVA) Chapter is excited to celebrate its 20th anniversary in 2023.
Over the past two decades, we have organized numerous workshops, symposiums, volunteering opportunities, and networking events to help our members grow and succeed in their careers.
Reaching this significant milestone is a testament to the contributions of all individuals who have supported our organization. On behalf of the Board of Directors, I would like to express my gratitude to everyone who has contributed to our success.
I would like to thank our active members for their dedication to personal and professional growth. Your participation in our professional development events is what drives our organization forward and helps us achieve our mission of fostering a community of Project Management excellence in Southwest Virginia.
I would also like to thank our partner organizations and employers in the region for their support. Your commitment to advancing a professional workforce has helped us make a positive impact on the economic development of Southwest Virginia, and we look forward to continuing to work together in the future.
Finally, I would like to thank our dedicated group of PMISWVA volunteers who have worked tirelessly to provide the highest level of support for our members. Your time and effort are greatly appreciated, and your dedication and enthusiasm have helped us become the organization we are today.
2023 is a year to celebrate, and we have already developed an exciting work plan full of professional growth opportunities. We are excited to share this journey with you. As we look towards the future, we are confident that the PMI Southwest Virginia Chapter will continue to thrive and make a difference in our community. Thank you for being a part of this journey, and to another 20 years of success.
Iliana Sepulveda, PMP
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