President's Letter: Greetings PMI Houston & Happy New Year!

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Greetings PMI Houston & Happy New Year!

Ed Garcia, 2021 PMI Houston President

Greetings PMI Houston and Happy New Year!  We all have experienced a challenging 2020 and I hope you and your family are safe in these turbulent times. 

I’m excited to engage our PMI community to launch 2021 as we continue our journey to transform and reimagine the way we work.  With the start of each calendar year, we all look to start anew with a new challenge or learning, and I am honored to serve as PMI Houston’s 2021 President.  Until we have the chance to meet face to face for proper introductions, I wanted to share my journey with PMI. 

I first engaged with PMI training and methodologies in the mid-’90s.  Just like a good book you cannot put down, the PMBOK 1st edition publication was our teams’ go-to source for reference and I was hooked.  From supporting and leading teams locally with the benefit of in-person daily engagement, which we all miss these days, to efforts on global teams with late video calls to be respectful of multiple time zones, PMI publications have always been the core reference.  I have always been open to learning new and better ways to work smart and drive efficiencies, so my passion for continuous learning aligns clearly with our PMI teachings and philosophy for knowledge and empowerment.  My recent mission has been engaging with PMI to research and study leadership effectiveness in matrix organizations and I will soon publish these results.

In our current environment with so many daily challenges, our resilience to work together is our strength for success.  I am looking forward to working with our great PMI volunteers to provide you the best resources for learning, opportunity, and career growth.

Stay safe,

Ed Garcia

President, PMI Houston