PMI Montgomery County Newsletter

December Newsletter

December Dinner Meeting

"Lead, Motivate, and Succeed" Tips on managing complex projects

Presenter: James A. Rispoli, P.E., BCEE, NAC, F.ASCE, F.SAME (former Asst. Secretary of Energy Office of Environmental Management)

James Rispoli, a licensed professional engineer in five states, an American Academy of Environmental Engineers' Board Certified Environmental Engineer, and a member of the National Academy of Construction, is Professor of Practice at the Center for Nuclear Energy Facilities and Structures at North Carolina State University. Additionally, he serves as a senior executive advisor for PT&C, LLC, an engineering firm with over 25 years experience serving owners with nuclear mega-projects. Mr. Rispoli served as Assistant Secretary of Energy for
Environmental Management from 2005 through 2008, nominated by the
President and unanimously confirmed by the United States Senate.

Social hour starts at 5:00 pm,
Dinner begins at 6:30pm,
Program following dessert

Location: Normandie Farms Restaurant, Potomac, MD
More Information:   Registration    
Elections for Board of Directors Results
The votes are in!!!  Please join us in congratulating and welcoming the 2016 PMI-Montgomery County, MD Chapter Board of Directors. Their terms will begin on January 1, 2016 and end December 31, 2017.

  • President:   Charlie Geis

  • VP of Programs:  Jeff Kinker

  • VP of Membership:  Michael Belak

  • VP of Communications:  Matthew Lowy


Table Sponsorships Now Available for Monthly Chapter Dinners

After a successful pilot, the Montgomery County Chapter is now offering Table Sponsorships at our monthly dinners at Normandie Farms Restaurant in Potomac, MD.

Monthly dinners are held the first Wednesday of the month eight times per year. 

For a full table sponsorship, the cost is $500, and offers 10 seats to be used by guests of the sponsor, regardless of whether or not the guest is a member of the chapter. In addition to the seats at a table, recognition of the support for our chapter by the sponsoring organization will be included in announcements and table signs.

Members and friends of the chapter - in order to make this program a success, please encourage your employer to become a sponsor. You may even be included in their guest list!

To sign up as a sponsor, please contact the VP of Communications by email

Many upcoming training opportunities are available and are located under Education.

PMI-MC Toastmasters Club #1163128: PMPs - See How Fun Earning PDUs can be!
Our Toastmasters Club is sponsored by PMI-MC and is intended for PMPs. We are approved by PMI to issue PDUs. Meetings are at Walter Johnson High School at 7 PM on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month. Earn 1.5 PDUs per meeting.  For more information see the Toast Masters site.

PM Day of Service Volunteer Recruitment Underway
There is a need for volunteer project managers from the DC metro area chapters who are committed to use their project management and leadership skills to serve their community. Your help is needed!

PMDoS is a one day problem-solving event where nonprofits are matched with subject matter experts on marketing, human resources, strategy, finance or technology challenges. Together, participants will discuss and diagnose a critical problem and then scope out a project to help address and overcome the issue. This activity will take place on Monday, January 18, 2016 (Martin Luther King Day).  For more information, visit:
http://ly/fbpmdos and Follow:  @PMDoS16

If you have any suggestions or questions please contact me

Thank you for being a member!

Peggy Stroncek, President PMI Montgomery County Chapter




As part of PMI’s Continuing Certification Requirements program, a PMP credential holder will need to earn 60 PDUs per three-year cycle. To learn more about the program, what are PDUs, how to earn and claim them, as well as step-by-step instructions on how to renew your certification, watch the CCR video. You can also reference the latest PMP Handbook found on

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