Greetings to our valued members and friends!

I hope you are enjoying your summer. The year is racing by and your leadership team is busy with programming, membership initiatives, student outreach, and leadership training. Thank you for your continued support and we look forward to another exciting quarter!

Volunteer of the Quarter

I’d like to take a moment of your time to recognize our 2014 Q1 Volunteer of the Quarter, Jai Jacobs. As our Director of Student Leadership Jai has introduced project management, our chapter and PMI Global, and certification options to over 100 students in the past few months. Students are an important part of our membership mix, and we look forward to Jai’s programming for the 2nd half of the year.

Strategic Plan Progress

Our chapter leaders continue to work on the metrics associated with the chapter’s new strategic plan, PMINEO BLUEPRINT 2020. The metric definition process followed a traditional model common for this type of effort, illustrated as follows:

Blueprint Model

We are currently operationalizing the metric process using chapter-specific data on membership, prospects, revenue, and sponsors. Later this year we will hold a formal review of these metrics and then publish an annual progress update. Rest assured, the operational metrics will be meaningful to all of our stakeholders.

In the meantime, please help us ensure our data effectiveness by going to and keeping your personal and professional information up to date and accurate. For example, member address information helps us make better choices for chapter event locations. If you have any questions reach out to John at 330-283-1861 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Upcoming Events

I hope you’ve been able to take advantage of our programming this year. We’ve had some excellent events and there’s more to come! Our signature events for the fall include:

  • International Project Management Day celebration November 6th
  • PMP Study Group starts September 9th
  • Community Service – Boo Bash at the Botanical Gardens on September 25th
  • Student Outreach at Baldwin-Wallace, CSU, and DeVry in September and October… and maybe others too!
  • Birds of a Feather – stay tuned as it should be announced shortly!

Thanks again for your interest and energy. We certainly appreciate working with and for you!

Janet Kuster, PMP, MBA
President, Board of Directors
Northeast Ohio Chapter of PMI