President's Message - October 2018

Message from Denise Baker, President Elect


Hello Members of North Carolina Project Management Institute,

Can you believe we are in the 3rd quarter of the year?  I guess it’s true, time really does fly by.  As President Elect, not only do I shadow the current President Donovan Henry, I’ve had the privilege to be the executive sponsor of the Communities of Practice.  Each month the seven CoP’s deliver a variety of educational opportunities in the specific industries:  PMO, Leadership, Healthcare, Higher Education, Agile, Public Sector, and Communications Public Speaking. 

I want to say Thanks a Million to the dedicated volunteers who spend countless hours planning and leading the Communities of Practice:

Director of Social Media: Robert “Bobby” Robinson

Director of Research & Development: Vonda Rodriguez

Director of CoP Relationships: Michelle Rouse

PMO: Adrian King, Nonika Goyal, Stedman Hines, and Soledad Gomez Sanz

Agile: Derek Ketterer and John Leonard

Leadership:  Katherine McKinley, Nurullah Donmez, Simone Hamlett, Rodney Shepard, Figen Tek-Puentes, and Trupit Patel

Public Sector: Cheron Gilchrist and Dan Grigg

Healthcare: Ushma Panchal, Kavita Aladar, Renee Parks-Bryant, and Penny Papadopoulos

Higher Education: Jason Myatt, Hector Molina, Liz Warner, Lynn Sutton, Vonda Rodriguez, Tarun Saxena, Anita Grissom, Lesia O’hara, and Lisa Davis

Communications Public Speaking: Daniel Fenton, David Goldstein, Sweetie Browne, Soma Sekhar-Kadikatia, and Kannan Ganesan

You can always find out what’s going on with the Communities of Practice in the CoP newsletter or on the NCPMI events calendar.  We are constantly striving to find the best speakers and topics that align with PMI Talent Triangle. The planning for 2019 has started and if you have specific topics, speakers, etc., please send to my attention: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 

Special thanks to the Companies who host our meetings each month- Cardinal Solutions, Cisco, Lenovo, Matrix, and MetLife. 


Denise Baker, President Elect

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