Our member spotlight for March is Michael Nusbaum. Michael is a retired LDO Lt Commander from the Navy and spent 27 years serving our country. He currently serves as an independent consultant for his firm, Mustang Solutions, which provides a rare breed of business solutions. He is originally from Minnesota and has been married for 40 years. In his leisure time he enjoys golfing, gardening, and spending time with his family. He received his PMP certification one year ago and has been a member of the NEFL PMI chapter for six months. Please introduce yourself to Michael if you see him at a Chapter event. Thanks for your years of service Michael!
March is designated as Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day was recognized on March 8th. In honor of this, the March Chapter dinner meeting held on March 18th featured an energetic and encouraging presentation about “Women in Leadership” from Melissa Fulmore-Hardwick, MBA, OCP. Melissa is a mother, wife and the VP of IT Enterprise Applications at Acosta. Melissa shared her balancing act of maintaining these multiple roles and her 10 “Melissa-isms” while encouraging women to “Rise Up” in leadership. We celebrate the success of women in the workplace and their contributions to society.
Business leaders, corporate decision makers, and PMO executives from across Northeast Florida are welcome to join our round table discussions. This event is facilitated by Susan Daniels, MBA PMP and Vice President of Corporate Relations, PMI-NEFL.
The Council meets monthly to:
The April Professional Development dinner meeting will be held on Monday, April 15th at the Aloft Hotel from 5:30pm - 8:30pm. This session will be worth two (2) PDU's in the PMI PDU category of "Leadership". Jim Van Allan, PhD will present “Embracing the Power of Positive Leadership”. Note: Early bird discount ends April 6th and dinner registrations must be made by April 9th.
You do not want to miss this high-energy presentation!
If you are in the market for a job or looking for an opportunity to network, don’t miss the next Skillfest event on Tuesday, April 23rd at Dave and Busters from 6:00 – 8:00 pm. (7025 Salisbury Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32256) Recruiters will be onsite and attendees will have the opportunity to network throughout the evening. The cost of $35 includes a light buffet and non-alcoholic beverages. There will also be a photographer onsite to take professional headshots and a resume consultant to offer advice on revamping your resume. There is a discounted price for early birds, so register soon for this great event!
Are 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 contribute to our scholarship fund by participating in our 50/50 raffle at our Chapter Dinner meetings.
Registration for the PMI Global Conference has started! This year’s conference “Progress Made Possible by a Project Manager” will be held October 5th – 7th in Philadelphia, PA. This is a great opportunity to build instantly applicable skills, hear from high-energy speakers and form lasting friendships. Please check the website www.pmi.org/global-conference for details.
Did you know that the PMI Global organization will be celebrating it’s 50th anniversary this year?
There are several ways you can get involved:
Here is a list of a few of the regional events planned by PMI Global:
Welcome New Chapter Members!
Congratulations - New Certifications!Alfred Vizzari - CAPM
James Mcgovern, P.E. - PMP
Matthew Hawkins - PMP
Ryan Smith - PMI-ACP
Hieth Gibler - PMP
Celebrating 10-Year Anniversary!
Celebrating 5-Year Anniversary!
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.
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.
Interested in Volunteering?
Have you thought about volunteering with PMI NEFL? Here are some of the key benefits of volunteering: