This month's Featured Member:
Cheryl Reynolds, PMP, PMI-ACP
Cheryl Reynolds has been an active member of the PMI NEFL chapter since 2008. The primary reason for joining PMI again was for networking and job change. In her first meeting, she met an HR recruiter looking for a Product Manager. With her resume in hand, she provided it to the HR recruiter, and 30 days later she had a job with that organization. Networking and job searching with PMI-NEFL Chapter meetings worked for her.
In 2010 Cheryl decided that she wanted to reinstate her PMP so she joined the Chapter sponsored PMP Study Group. With 4 other members, they spent 10-12 weeks meeting and studying for the exam. 3 of the 4 members took the exam within 3 weeks of one another. All passed the first time. The 4th member deferred for 3 months before he was ready begin studying again. This was the beginning of the study group that has been in place for the last 5 years. For the first 3 years, Cheryl was the primary facilitator of the study group. Since 2014, the Study Group has become more formal with power points, official sign-ups, and additional facilitators.
In 2013, Cheryl obtained her Agile Certification. This was completed due to an education workshop that was offered by the PMI-NEFL Chapter. After the workshop, and 6 weeks of study, this was also a first pass.
In 2013, Cheryl became a member of the Chapter Board of Directors. She was the VP of Finance. In 2014, she was the President of the Board. During this time, the chapter accomplished 3 objectives:
- Created the first 3 year strategy for the organization. This has been carried over for the last 2 years under the leadership of Sharon Weatherly, the current president.
- Updated the Charter/ By-laws for the chapter. This was the first update in over 5 years.
- Provided the foundation for the Annual Conference which was last held in 2008.
Cheryl has a passion for teaching, is enthusiastic about the Project Management profession, and loves to give and receive hugs. Next time you see her, give her a hug and make her day!