Improve your skills by attending chapter meet-ups and special guest talks where you can learn how to approach new challenges from people who have faced similar obstacles in the past.
2022 PMI-SVC Board of Directors Election Results
The 2022 PMI-SVC Board of Directors' Election process is now complete.
We are very pleased to announce the new 2023-2024 term PMI-SVC Board of Directors (BOD) members (listed below).
Please join us in extending your congratulations as well as your support for the current and newly elected BOD as they work on our behalf to meet the chapter’s objectives, goals, and projects for the coming term. The new elected officers will transition to and commences office on January 1, 2023.
- Wayne Hart - Vice President of Career Development
- Kate BonDurant - Vice President of Marketing
- Matthew Daley - Vice President of Operations
The position of Vice President of Events did not have a candidate, so the current BOD will have to appoint someone to fill it.
I want to thank the team for their dedication and hard work and for the Oversight who provided guidance and support during this election cycle.
Linn Hom (Elections Lead)
Brad Mahaney (Oversight)
Introduction to Project Management
Are you a project management student, early-career professional or an educator teaching project management skills or related life-skills? The Sacramento Valley Chapter of PMI is dedicated to supporting all changemakers wherever they are in their education and career. Project management training and certification can help whether you're interested in ways to improve as a team leader or to take the next step in your chosen career.
We will be adding new content to the website in the coming weeks to serve as a resource to the community. Check it out!
Note: This event is hosted by the PMI-LA chapter.
Day: October 25, 2022
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. - Presentation and Q&A
David Mitchell was named NASA’s Chief Program Management Officer in January 2022. In this presentation, David will discuss elements of his 35-year history working at NASA and specifically about his recent work and initiatives to improve program and project management across the Agency.
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David F. Mitchell is NASA’s Chief Program Management Officer. In this role, Mitchell reports to Associate Administrator Bob Cabana and is responsible for strengthening the agency’s oversight, management, and implementation of program management policies, processes, and best practices.
David served as the director of the Engineering and Technology Directorate at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland. He began his career in 1984 with the U.S. Navy testing rocket motor systems and aircrew escape systems and joined NASA in 1987, working on transportation systems for instruments and spacecraft, including the Cosmic Background Explorer, which resulted in Nobel prize-winning science.
In 1990, Mitchell worked on launch vehicle systems, including the Delta II, Scout, and Pegasus launch vehicles, and the successful launches of the Mars Global Surveyor and Mars Pathfinder missions. In 1997, he moved to the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES) program as chair of the GOES-N series Source Evaluation Board, and stayed with the program until 2005 as project manager, when he went on detail assignments to NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida and Headquarters in Washington. In 2006, he worked as a NASA Congressional Fellow focusing on space and science issues.
Mitchell became deputy associate director of Goddard’s Earth Science Projects Division in late 2006 and concurrently served as the project manager for the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) proposal effort. Upon MAVEN’s selection in 2008 for development, he served as project manager through the mission’s Mars orbit Insertion in 2014.
From 2015 to January 2021, Mitchell was the director of Goddard’s Flight Projects Directorate, the portfolio of which included more than 80 missions, from small satellites to flagship missions such as the James Webb Space Telescope. At the same time, he served as the formulation project manager for the Comet Astrobiology Exploration SAmple Return (CAESAR) mission, from 2014 to 2019.
Since 2015, he has served as the senior champion for Goddard’s African American Advisory Committee, for which he was awarded NASA’s Equal Employment Opportunity Medal in 2020. He also was awarded NASA’s Outstanding Leadership Medal twice for his work on the GOES and MAVEN projects and received the Presidential Rank Award in 2015.
Mitchell graduated with a bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1984 and a master’s in Engineering Administration from the George Washington University in 1989. He completed the Council for Excellence in Government program in 2002, is a 2004 graduate of Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government Senior Executive Fellows program and graduated from NASA’s Senior Executive Service Candidate Development Program in 2006.
Note: This event is hosted by the PMI-LA chapter.
Location: Community Board Room at Rancho Cordova City Hall, 2729 Prospect Park Dr, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670
Appetizers and beverages will be provided.
Please register if you plan to attend.
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Craig Elliott II: Volunteer of the Quarter April 2022 - June 2022
1. How long have you been volunteering for PMI-SVC?
I have been volunteering at PMI-SVC since January 2022
2. What roles have you filled during your volunteering with PMI-SVC?
3. What do you enjoy about being a volunteer for the Chapter?
I truly enjoy getting to work with leaders, like Kate, who are always willing to teach and support each and every person that comes their way.
4. What do you like to do in your spare time?
These days, I enjoy spending time with my wife and puppy as we dream about what it will be like to bring our baby boy into the world.
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Chapter Guest Pass Program
WHAT - What is the Chapter Guess Pass Program? PMI SVC has partnered with PMI Global to offer members who are not current PMI SVC Members an opportunity to try out Chapter Membership for free for 1 year.
HOW - If you do decide you would like to try out PMI SVC Membership for free for a year, contact the Vice President Member Relations at
email@example.com to get a unique code that you will enter at checkout.
WHO - Eligibility to participate requires that you be a PMI Global Member, but have not been a past member of the local PMI Sacramento Valley Chapter.
WHEN - We are offering a limited number of passes and we will be offering this program till all the passes have been distributed.
We look forward to seeing you soon.
Our Current Corporate Partners
The Project Management Institute, with members in 135 countries, is the world's foremost authority for the project management profession. PMI sets industry standards, conducts research, and provides education and certification opportunities designed to strengthen and further establish the profession. The Sacramento Chapter of PMI was established in 1989 and proudly serves Greater Sacramento and surrounding areas. We currently have 1,860+ members - over a third of whom hold PMI’s esteemed PMP certification - and represent nearly 100s of unique companies and the public sector ( state & local governments, universities)
For Sponsorship/Partnership Information contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Find a Volunteer Opportunity
Make your mark on our PMI Chapter and the profession. As a member, you can volunteer to work on and to lead activities that advance the profession and support the chapter business operations by joining our chapter volunteer community. All volunteer openings are managed by the PMI Volunteer Relationship Management System (VRMS). This system includes the ability to search for opportunities, view details about each role and apply online.
Earn PDUs by Volunteering
Volunteering Project Management Professional PDUs can be earned as part of
Category D (Creating New Project Knowledge)
Category E: Volunteer Service (by providing volunteer, non-compensated project management, and many others).
Category F (Working as a Professional in Project Management), comprise the Giving Back To The Profession Categories.
Speakers for our Chapter's Events
PMI-SVC welcomes proposals from passionate speakers interested in sharing their experiences, knowledge and expertise on such topics as general business and strategy, leadership, project management, and technical or industry-specific specialties. Our Professional Development events provide professional development units (PDUs) of educational information necessary for those attendees maintaining certification designations. Speakers are also eligible to claim PDUs for their creation and delivery of the presentation material.