NEO-LogoAs a Member of PMINEO, it is that time of year when you have an opportunity to nominate the slate of 2017 Board of Governance Members.   Winners will join an elected 5-member governance board (3 existing Board Members + 2 to-be-elected = 5 total Board Members).  Broadly speaking, the role of the PMINEO Governance Board is to govern and enhance the chapter’s strategic plan, BluePrint 2020. The Governance Board is augmented by an appointed 3 person Operations Board that handles the day to day operations of the Chapter.

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Nominations are Now Open



Nominations for the two (2) open PMINEO Board of Governors positions are now being accepted.

Please forward candidate nominations to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. along with some details of the person’s background and experience including what motivates you to nominate the individual. If you would like to “throw your own hat into the ring”, and we encourage you to do so, include a professional bio, photo, and statement of why you would be a good candidate for a Board position.  The Nominating process is scheduled to close at Midnight on November 11, 2016.

Benefits of Board Participation

  • Hands-on Leadership Opportunity – Develop the skills needed to lead a high performing non-profit professional organization.
  • Hone Strategic Planning & Execution Skills - Develop strategic planning skills by improving the transparency, visibility and accountability of BluePrint 2020 to our membership and supporters.
  • Mentoring – Provide guidance, mentor and coach the operational organization (officers and committees) to carry out the strategic goals of the chapter.
  • Formal Leadership Development opportunities – Meet and learn from other chapter leaders worldwide at local, regional and national training seminars. Our Region 4 Leadership Meeting includes 20+ chapters and our annual volunteer Leadership Institute Meeting allows our chapter leaders to discuss and share best practices and joint initiatives. Normal business expenses are covered by the chapter.
  • Visibility – Be a very visible leader in the project management community.
  • Earn PDUs – Board members that are PMP’s may earn up to ten (10) PDU’s for participation on the board for each year of service.

Time Commitments

Time requirements can vary significantly, but in general time commitments for participation on the PMINEO Governance Board Governance are as follows:

  • Board meetings are held roughly every six weeks, with an Operations board meeting held 2 weeks prior to that.  That’s a commitment for approximately 2 lunchtime hours of meetings per month (currently planned for Tuesdays).
  • There are 3 leadership meetings per year that Board Members should plan to
    • Chapter Leadership Meeting – around the last Saturday in January (mandatory)
    • Regional Leadership Meeting – early summer Fri-Sun meeting (June 10-12, 2016 @ Mohonk Mountain resort in upper NY), and
    • National Leadership Institute Meeting (LIM) – typically held in late September

Governance Board – Summary Description of Roles


  • Represent the chapter at public events and act as a liaison between the chapter and PMI Global.
  • Drive implementation of PMI Global policies and guidelines and ensure that they are reflected in chapter processes.
  • Ensure that the chapter board works together as a team to meet the chapter’s strategic goals and annual reporting requirements from governing bodies (i.e., government, PMI Global).
  • Ensure that all chapter business is being done legally and ethically.
  • Chair the governance board meetings, facilitate the annual General Membership Meeting and lead the annual Chapter Leadership Meeting.
  • Responsible for achieving the chapter vision, mission and objectives as detailed by the chapter board, PMI and chapter strategic plans.


  • Oversee the management of funds for duly authorized purposes of the PMI - Northeast Ohio Chapter.
  • Prepares a quarterly financial report(s) on the activities of the Chapter and forwards to the Chapter Board and Vice Presidents.
  • Prepares other Chapter financial reports as required.
  • Responsible for compliance with all federal, state, and local regulations regarding income tax, sales tax, and making any required filings with governments having jurisdiction over the Chapter.

Board Secretary

  • Preparing, maintaining, recording, circulating all records, correspondence, minutes of meetings, and related affairs of the chapter.
  • Will review the bylaws annually and suggest improvements to our chapter’s organizational structure
  • Complete the annual charter renewal for the PMI Global Operations Center
  • Support our strategic planning initiatives.
  • As time permits, this position also provides support for membership communication initiatives and board level oversight of special initiatives as needed.

Directors at Large (2):

  • Work with Board, President and Chapter officers to provide leadership and expertise in developing and executing strategic plans for chapter.
  • Provide guidance and mentoring to chapter officers
  • Establish policies and objectives for governing the chapter to ensure compliance with PMI headquarters
  • Provide chapter financials oversight 
  • Manage specific projects initiatives assign by Board