From the President

    My leadership term is drawing to the end. 

    Thank you to our members for entrusting me to lead this organization.

    It’s been an amazing opportunity to serve you and work with some fantastic volunteers.  Three years have passed since my election to SVP Internal, the first step in the procession to chapter president.  After finishing my tenure as president, I will serve as an advisor to the board.

    I look back on our accomplishments of the last 3 years with pride.

    We partnered with the Points of Light foundation to provide pro bono project management help, and introduced networking events in addition to our chapter meetings. As SVP External I managed our annual “Power of You” conference. PMIH supported the HISD back to school senior event by teaching basic project management life skills.

    This year we’ve improved our website, and continued to promote regional networking opportunities. We’ve updated chapter meeting locations. The annual conference was successfully delivered in June. The Board has worked to balance our budget by reducing costs, to ensure that our PMIH remains solvent. Finally, open board roles going into 2018 have been filled, and we are fully staffed for the first time!

    Thank you to our volunteers. We couldn’t have done it without you!

    Volunteers provide the initiative to support our membership and grow our profession.

    These individuals have a vision and love for PMIH, evident in their contributions of time and energy. Again, thank you so much for your support!

    PMI Houston’s future depends on development of leadership!

    As I hand the reins of the presidency over to Terry Minhaus, I encourage him to work with the organization to recruit volunteer leadership among individuals with a love for our profession who want to support and grow PMIH.

    There are opportunities to serve.

    Lead or Director Roles - Leading a group of volunteers provides an opportunity to grow leadership skills. The Get Involved tab on the PMIH website (http://www.pmihouston.org) is a great place to start.

    Running for a PMIH board role is an opportunity to give back to our profession. Assume a leadership role to enrich one of our 6 committees and define direction and services for our membership.

    If you can, I encourage you to run for office in 2018 for the term starting in 2019. Roles that will be available include VP Finance, VP Marketing, VP E Business, and VP Membership. These positions provide great opportunities to contribute through mentorship and service. You can learn more about these roles on our website (“About > Organizational Documents” tab).

    I am leaving you in good hands with our 2018 Board of Directors. Please support our board by volunteering, participating and providing feedback. This is your chapter! Support it, grow it and define its future.

    See you around Houston, home of the World Champion Houston Astros!

    Amy