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Topic: Networking Social and State of the Chapter

Presentation Summary:

Prepare to celebrate another successful year with a focus on our chapter’s leaders and their accomplishments for 2014!

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 2014 plans to continue our programming excellence and chapter growth. We invite your comments and questions!

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

Date: Thursday, November 20, 2014

Time: 5:30pm - 8:00 pm. Professional networking, appetizers and the annual business meeting. Networking from 5:30 - 6:45; Chapter announcements start at 6:45; presentation/business meeting is from 7:00 – 8:00 PM

Location: Winking Lizard Party Center (the party center is behind the restaurant. They are NOT attached). Address: 25380 Miles Road Bedford Hts., OH 44146

Cost: Free for Students, Chapter Members, Speaker, Employees of host company, and Greeters. All others are charged a $5 fee. A valid PMI id is required if you are a member of the local chapter.

Food: sliders, pizza, mozzarella wedges, egg rolls, veggies, and cookies with pop, water, coffee and iced tea are complimentary. Separate cash bar for alcoholic drinks.

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PDU: 1 PDU. *Please allow 3-5 business days after the event to process attendance confirmation and PDU claim information.*

Speaker Biographies:

Janet Kuster has been involved with PMINEO 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 after school 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!

Dan Taylor is in his second year as Vice President: Operations for our chapter. He helps blend the VP - Operational Level of our leadership team with the strategic direction of the board, helping to operationalize their vision. Dan has a passion for coaching and growth, both his own and others’. He has been a PMP since 2007, working as both a Consulting Project Manager and now as a Program Manager for a small team of technologists working in the energy sector. Dan is a constant reader and outdoor-sy type, probably from too many walks in the woods as a Boy Scout long, long ago. Dan also volunteers with the Arthritis Foundation. He is recently married to wife Erica - they live in Hudson with their menagerie of pets.