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PMI-MN November 2018 Newsletter


Minnesota Chapter of the Project Management Institute
Building Professionalism in Project Management
November 2018 Newsletter | Volume 20, Issue 11


Message from the President

Dear Members,

Autumn in Minnesota has already come to a close. I have hope that we will have a mild and lovely winter season ahead of us. Our region is blessed with an ever-changing environment that promotes growth among the many hard-working people who strive to be successful in their lives and career as the seasons change.

As we are approaching the end of 2018, I would like to remind you that we will be celebrating our 35th anniversary in 2019. Hard work and persistence by our volunteers have helped us offer our best services to our members and communities throughout the years.

I would like to invite you to join us in planning an event to commemorate 35 years of PMI Minnesota.  Please send me your suggestions and recommendations to make this anniversary a memorable one.

Please remember to recommend our chapter to your friends and colleagues. We strive to keep our community professional and prosperous.  We want to welcome an abundance of diverse knowledge and creative ideas to help each one of us to be successful both personally and professionally.

I wish you a happy season of celebrations.

Best regards,

- Mohamed F. Diab  MBA, Ph.D., A.M.ASCE
PMI-Minnesota Chapter President & CEO


Member News

New Members for the Month of September

Adetoyebi Adedipe
Christopher Allen
Sangeetha Anandkumar
Jody Avery
Thomas Beste
Tyler Bird
Diane Blaschko
JoAnn Boudreau
Michele Bradley
Terrence Brown
Laura Casas
Brandon Christel
Sandra Christiansen
Shannon Coulter
Elizabeth Cousins
Benjamin Crist
Justin Data
Melanie Dwyer
Keith Fehr
Kim Feist
Mark Feitel
Mark Ford
Tracey Fowler
Gretchen Froehner
David  Gates
Logan Grauer
Dimple Gujral
Kelsey Hansen
Nathan Hansen
Heidi Heitkamp Parker
Cate Hesser
Linnea Hill
Meredith Hinke
Jennifer Hoddinott
Christine Holloway
Karl Holter
Michelle Hovet
Craig Hovet
Samantha Infanger
Karen Jacobson
Shreyasee Kambale
Chris Kibler
Eric  Kolehmainen
Andrea Larson
Greg Lauderdale
Sedgwick Lewis
Scott Maghan
Donald Mathews
Jonathan McDonald
Thomas McGrath
Janna Miller
Shamil Mirza
Pauline  Misiak
Lisa Mohr
Alice Musumba
M. Renee Nawaz
Ulrich Nielsen
Akpovi Obakponovwe
Karen O'Connor
Juli Okal
Rajendra Penugonda
Christopher Samson
Sandy Schmall
Molly Schutz
Jeffery Stahl
Mark Sturgis
Kim Vagt
Mayli Vang
Uma Vempati
Jeff Walker
Paul Wendland
Jessica Westcott
Kevin Zernel
Karen Zimmer OBrien
Prosper Zoumanigui

New PMP® Certifications for the Month of September

Sherene  Ahrar 
Stephen Bunge 
Janelle Byer 
Larina DeWalt 
Tamara Heeren
Deneen Hinrichs 
Erin Husom 
Chandrasekhar Kodavalur 
Steven Miller 
Craig Orthmann 
Brian Roth 
Olesja Serenko 
Jeffery Stahl

Monthly Renewal Drawing Winners

PMI Minnesota Chapter members who renew their membership are automatically entered into a drawing and if chosen at random receive a $50 VISA gift card. Wendy Larson is the winner for the month of September. Congratulations Wendy and thank you for your continued support and involvement.


Events & Registration

The Chapter schedules events for project management professionals (members and guests) throughout the year at the following locations: Minneapolis-St. Paul; Duluth-Superior; St. Cloud-Waite Park, Mankato in Minnesota & Fargo-Moorhead, Bismarck-Mandan, Grand Forks in North Dakota.  Please visit our Chapter Website Events Calendar!



November 19 | Chapter Dinner: High-Velocity Productivity
presented by Adam Cherrill
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM | Minneapolis Marriott Northwest (1.0 PDU)


November 19 | Career Networking Group Panel Discussion
panelists: Adam Cherrill, Catherine Byers Breet & Janice Pyka
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM | Minneapolis Marriott Northwest 



November 19 | Agile PrC - "Apply Architecture Techniques in an Agile World"
presented by Andy Sio
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM | Minneapolis Marriott Northwest (1.0 PDU)


November 29 | Fargo Outreach: 6 Steps to Process Improvement
presented by Ken Brazerol & Mandy Nystrom
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM | Network Center Inc. (1.0 PDU)



January 22 - January 24, 2019 | ACP (Agile) Certification Course
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM | Watermark Learning (21.0 Contact Hours)





Chapter Officers

Mohamed Diab, MBA, PhD
Geraldine Marks, PMP®
Director-Governance/Board Secretary
Joe Perzel, PMP®
Director of Finance
Janice Pyka
President Elect/COO - 2018
Manish Kalra, PMP®
Director at Large
Alisha Walter, PMP®
Director at Large
Chris Doyle
Past President - 2017
Sara Swanson, PMP®
Director at Large
Matt Mehring
Director at Large


PMI-MN Office
4248 Park Glen Road
Minneapolis, MN  55416
phone: (651) 917-6246
fax: (952) 929-1318

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