President's Message

January 2017

Greetings and Happy New Year,

I am thrilled and honored to be the new President for the 2017 PMI SWVA chapter. The 2017 Board is excited, enthusiastic and working hard planning exciting chapter events and developing new initiatives to promote Project Management as a profession.

For the past year, the 2016 PMI SWVA chapter and 2016 board under the leadership of Eric Rothwell, the current past President, did an outstanding job of providing excellent Project Management professional development opportunities for the PMI SWVA chapter. Great job!

For 2017, the PMI SWVA chapter is committed to fostering a community of Project Management excellence in Southwest Virginia. Wonderful events and opportunities are in store.

What can you do for 2017? Here are two suggested PMI SWVA new year resolutions that you could do for yourself as well as for the chapter.

First, you can plan to regularly attend Chapter meetings. If you have not attended a chapter meeting, recently, make plans to attend. We miss you. Our first 2017 Chapter meeting will be on February 7.

Visit our website under events to see the details about chapter sponsored events. Also, you can stay updated of chapter events and happenings on the following social media:

In addition, you can follow the PMI SWVA chapter on Twitter and Instagram.

Second, the strength of our chapter is our volunteers. Without volunteers, we would not have a chapter. Become a volunteer for the chapter and make a difference for Project Management and yourself. The chapter needs you. There are various ways to become a volunteer. You could visit our website or you could reach out to any of our board members about volunteer opportunities. Our website contains the contact information for each or our elected VPs and appointed Directors.

I urge you to keep your two PMI SWVA new year resolutions. Not only attend chapter planned events, but become a volunteer for the chapter. You can make a difference for the Project Management profession and the PMI SWVA chapter. Become involved. We are all volunteers.

2017 is going to be a great year for you and the PMI SWVA chapter. Please plan to reach out to me if you have questions or suggestions.

Stay tuned and be in touch,

Mitzi Steele, PMP, PMI-ACP
2017 PMI-SWVA Chapter President
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