Northeast Ohio Chapter of PMI

Chapter Leadership Meeting and Social Hour on 11/15/2012

Topic: Come join the Chapter Leadership for a Social Hour followed by Business Meeting and Leadership discussion

Please download the brochure about the event.

Location : Harry’s Steakhouse, 5664 Brecksville Road, Cleveland, OH 44131

Date: Thursday, November 15, 2012, 6:00–8:30 pm
6:00-6:45pm Networking Opportunity
6:45-7:00pm Chapter Business
7:00-8:30pm Presentation

Registration: Click here to register for this event. Registration closes on 11/13. Seating capacity is limited, please register today. We will not permit unregistered walk-ins for this meeting.

Presentation Overview: Prepare to celebrate another successful year with a focus on our chapter’s leaders and their accomplishments for 2012! PMINEO’s Annual Business Meeting is an opportunity for the general membership to understand the ‘State of the Chapter’ and voice their unique perspectives on our accomplishments and direction. As an all-volunteer organization we have a lot to celebrate as our chapter leaders have distinguished themselves with excellent programming, support and training opportunities for all of our members. We’ll also take a quick look forward at our 2013 plans to continue our programming excellence and chapter growth. We invite your comments and questions!

At the conclusion of the Annual Business Meeting our Board President, Janet Kuster, will present her thoughts on “servant leadership” and share her strategies for successfully leading an all-volunteer organization. As our chapter leaders develop the skills necessary for success in their workplaces, they must also cultivate the special ability to motivate followers in the true ‘absence of authority’ associated with volunteer work. Janet will re-count her experiences with leading, both at the chapter and national PMI levels, in the context of a decade of PMI growth and the chapter’s strategic focus on ‘taking it to the next level’. She’ll focus on spreading the passion for project management and what the chapter has done to push ourselves, think out of the box, emulate leading chapters, etc., all tied to member value for 2013.


  • Cheese tray
  • Cheese pizza
  • Egg rolls
  • Chicken fingers
  • Swedish meatballs

Cost: Free for students, chapter members, speaker and greeters. All others are charged a $5 fee. A valid PMI id is required if you are a member of the local chapter.

PDUs: 1.5  |   Download PDU form

Registration: Click here to register for this event.

There is a Cash Bar open to those attending.The following hors 'oeuvres will be available: Veggie tray

Speakers: Janet Kuster, Board President, and Daniel Taylor, VP Operations

Speaker Biography:

Janet Kuster has been involved with NEOPMI since 2004 when she joined the finance team and over the years worked as VP Finance and Treasurer. She got an insider’s look at PMI’s Global Operations Center as a volunteer to the Strategic Alignment Process Reporting (SAPR) team before serving as the Chapter’s Board President. Janet brings a wealth of volunteer experience from other organizations as well, having served in volunteer leadership roles in listener-supported radio, political and social service organizations and an afterschool enrichment program. The diversity of her volunteer experiences over the last two decades informs her unique approach to volunteer leadership and project management. Janet looks forward to sharing her perspective on the chapters’ growth and history, and placing it squarely in the context of the opportunity knocking at our chapter’s door!


Daniel Taylor is a newcomer to the NEOPMI executive team. He helps lead the Operation team of VP’s incuding: Standards & Compliance, Member Services, Finance, Membership, Public Relations, Communications and Web, Executive Programs, and Special Projects. He has been a PMP since 2007, working as a Consuting Project Manager traveling all over the continent, and now as a Senior Project Manager working at Nationwide Insurance. Dan is also a volunteer with the Arthritis Foundation and the Boy Scouts of America, both in leadership roles. He is recently married to wife Erica - they live in Macedonia with their menagerie of pets.