Happy Holidays & A Prosperous New Year!

The PMI-NEFL Board would like to thank all of our members for your continued support of the Chapter, and we hope that you enjoy some time with loved ones over the holidays. We hope you had a successful close out to 2018 and wish you a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year!

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Welcome our new Military Liaison!

Shelon PoundsWe are pleased to introduce our new member of the PMI-NEFL leadership team, Shelon Pounds who will serve as our Chapter Military Liaison. 

Shelon proudly served 9 years in the U.S. Navy as both a Supply Corps Officer and Training & Administration of Reservists (TAR) Officer, and in March 1996, had the distinct honor of being the first woman crewmember onboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71). 

In 2003, Shelon transitioned from military to the private sector, and later to the Fortune 500 company, Whole Foods Market, climbing from an Assistant Department Manager to the Florida Region Customer Service Program Director in just 2 years, 9 months through effective leadership, innovative team development, and on-time project management.

We are excited to have Shelon on board and look forward to the expertise and enthusiasm which she will bring in leading our military outreach initiatives. 

December Holiday Social Recap

We had an evening of ice breakers, cheer and laughs at our December 10th holiday social. Chapter Board Member Susan Daniels led the group through several "get to know you" games to get the conversations rolling and giving the PM's some great tools to use in team building exercises. The evening was punctuated with holiday music, ugly sweater sightings and several holiday selfies with props. Special thanks to our generous sponsors who donated some fantastic raffle prizes. 

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Skillfest Jan 2019 banner 1By popular request, January 29 2019 will see your PMI chapter beginning a series of networking events to join professional recruiters who know the Jacksonville market with chapter members looking to grow their career opportunities.

Hosted by PMI Northeast Florida at Dave and Busters, an ideal central Jacksonville location right next to I95, SkillFest will comprise an in-formal “speed-dating” format with recruiters located on their own tables and members invited to network throughout the evening with them and each other.

The cost will include a light buffet and non-alcoholic drinks, you are also welcome to enjoy the games and cash-bar. Formal attire is not required, casual or business-casual is welcome and do please bring plenty of business cards.

Cost to Chapter Non-Members who do hold membership of the PMI will include one FREE year of PMI Northeast Florida Chapter Membership. Once you have registered, please send your resume to Eddie Sumner at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Friday January 25 to be forwarded to the recruiters in advance.

Please contact Eddie Sumner for more details on attending or sponsoring at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Spring PMP Study Group Announced

study group fall reducedClasses are now open for up to 30 students who wish to participate in our highly successful, local PMP Exam Study Group. Sessions begin on February 7th and continue until May 9th, and are held every Thursday evening from 6pm - 8pm at Nova Southeastern University's Jacksonville Campus. 

Pricing for PMI-NEFL Members is only $200, and there is a hardship program for eligible participants. 

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PMO Leadership Council January Lunch Meeting

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Business leaders, corporate decision makers, and PMO executives from across Northeast Florida are welcome to join our round table discussions. 

Facilitated by Susan Daniels, MBA PMP 

Vice President of Corporate Relations, PMI-NEFL

Council meets monthly for lunch to network and:

  • Discuss common operational pain points,
  • Share effective practices, and
  • Learn about resources to strengthen their PMO models and teams.

The PMO Leadership Council meets on the 2nd Friday of the month.  The current location is Brio’s Tuscan Grill in the Town Center.   PMI-NEFL will provide lunch options for you from a custom menu.  Please note that a special code is required to register.

To inquire about engaging in our discussion, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or text 904 302-4706 with your contact information.  You will receive a response within 24 hours.



January Chapter Meeting - New Topic & New Location

For our January 21st Chapter Dinner Meeting, we are really excited to have John Daly, PMP, PgMP, PfMP to present on the topic "Accelerated Change: Project Management in 2025 and How to Be Prepared" at the Aloft Hotel 6pm - 8:30pmThis session will be worth two (2) PDU's in the PMI PDU category of "Leadership". Cost for members is $30 if you register before Jan. 17th ($35 for non-Members). Want a sneak peak at our speaker and the topic? Check out this short video

Important note: we have changed the venue for our monthly chapter meeting to the Aloft Hotel in Tapestry Park off of Southside Blvd. 


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Bylaw Changes Approved

PMI requires that each chapter review its By Laws periodically. Your Board of Directors has recently completed this review. Proposed changes have been reviewed by PMI and are reflected in the 2018 Chapter By Laws document. Significant Changes:

  1. Modified Board member term limits to allow no more than 10 consecutive years as a Board member.

  2. At the recommendation of PMI, moved non-required Board positions from By Laws to policy & procedure document. 

  3. Renamed Secretary to VP Administration.

  4. Moved Board of Directors start date from 1 January to 1 April. Elections shall be held in January each year.

Thank you to all who voted. The updated ByLaws were approved via the vote process facilitated by PMI Global.

2019 PMI NEFL Chapter Board of Directors Elections Announcement

Election 2019If you would like to expand your leadership skills, give-back to your profession, and expand you network of local, regional, and national project management professionals, we encourage you to seek a position on the Board.   In 2019, the PMI NEFL membership will have the opportunity to elect a Vice President of Sponsorships.  The Vice President of Sponsorship will be responsible for working with our local community for opportunities to partner with corporate, higher education, recruiting, and other not-for-profit organizations to provide value to the PMI NEFL Chapter.    

Completed Candidate Information Packets are due by January 11th, 2019 at 11:59pm.  All details and the Candidate Information Packet is available on the PMI NEFL website.  Send questions and nominations to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

CAPM Scholarship

CAPMAre you a recent College Graduate? Are you beginning your journey in the PM profession and want a career boost without adding to your Student Debt?

The PMI North Florida Chapter can help. Any Chapter member who passes the CAPM exam can apply for a Scholarship to cover the exam fee. You can also help by participating in our monthly 50/50 raffle at our Chapter Dinner meetings. 

Please contact Eddie Sumner for more details at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



Habitat for Humanity

IMG1857Does your employer offer you a volunteer PTO Day? Do you have a spare Saturday to help a local family? The North Florida Chapter is looking to organize two volunteer dates with Habitat for Humanity in 2019. One weekend day in Spring and a week day in Fall for networking and team building, all in aid of a great cause.

If you have previous experience with Habitat, any help would be gratefully appreciated. Please contact Eddie Sumner for more details at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..




 Thank you to our sponsor, Nova Southeaster University - Jacksonville Campus!

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 Welcome New Chapter Members!

Marc Monroe

Nandi Stokely

Diana Forrester

Predolia Williams

Marsha Pace

Wendy Smith

Jenny Mcdonough

David Pringle

Patricia White

Anthony Tuccillo

Natalie Leon-Pinckney

Frederick Schmidt

Julie Larkin

Barbara Bish

 Congratulations -  New Certifications!

Debbie Michala  - CAPM

Cynthia Sesnick  - PMP

Erik Horbeek  - PMP

Theresa Bonner  - PMP


 Celebrating 5-Year Anniversary!

Adam Mengel

Gregory Vickers

Michael Turner


Celebrating 10-Year Anniversary!

Cheryl Reynolds

 Partner With Us

The PMI North Florida Chapter is seeking long-term partners to sponsor events, including Dinner Meetings, Cocktail & Learn Seminars and the 2019 Quarterly SkillFest recruiting sessions.

Does your company want brand exposure in a growing market and access to a professional and diverse membership? We would like to hear from you.

We are also looking for volunteers in a Director role to act as an Account Manager for each partner. Responsibilities will be to engage at periodic intervals and ensure the value we provide exceeds their expectations.

A VP of Sponsorship will be elected to the Chapter Board in 2019 and will manage this program. For the interim, please contact Eddie Sumner for more details at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Want to give back to our profession but do not have time for a VP or Director-level position within the Chapter? We are looking for volunteers in a Mentoring Program to generate experience for PM Rookies.

If you are an experienced PM looking to help or new to PM-ing and need a leg-up, please contact Eddie Sumner at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Interested in Volunteering?

Have you thought about volunteering with PMI NEFL?  Here are some of the key benefits of volunteering:

  • Gain skills and knowledge outside of your day-to-day tasks at work
  • Strengthen and build your network
  • Work closely with other PM Professionals
  • Earn PDUs
  • Have impact and make a difference within the Chapter and the NEFL community.

It takes a lot of hard work to support the PMI NEFL Chapter throughout the year.  We need creative and energetic members that want to create a rewarding experience for the NEFL Chapter members.  We have lots of opportunities for you to build on your experience and share your passion. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or sign up on our website.


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