Nominations and Election of the PMI Board

Nominations and Election Governance

Annually the members of the Project Management Institute (PMI) will elect four individuals to serve on the PMI Board of Directors for three-year term and an official Call for Nominations for Open Positions on the PMI Board of Directors is published. The Call for Nominations provides valuable information on the nomination and election process including action items and timeline.

Board member duties are defined in the Bylaws of the Institute, Article VI, Section A, Board of Directors and the election process is governed by Section B. Directors of the Institute. Board service requires great effort and a significant time commitment. At minimum, the annual time commitment will include participation in three in-person board meetings each approximately 4-5 days in length, virtual meetings throughout the year, 2-6 days for in-person board standing committee or task team meetings, plus time needed for travel and meeting preparation. Directors will also need to dedicate an additional 8 days, plus travel and preparation, for required professional development to be completed during their first year of their first term.

To better understand the roles and obligations of an elected Director and for further details on the nomination and election process carefully read the following documents:


Nominations for Open Positions on the PMI Board

PMI members interested in seeking a nomination must be in good standing for at least two consecutive years, have no known conflict of interest, and meet the expected characteristics for PMI Board Directors found in Rules of the Board 6.0. Members qualified to seek a nomination must submit the following documents during the open ‘Call for Nominations’ period to

Potential nominees should carefully review the Call for Nominations and the nominations and election timeline. Failure to comply with the required deadlines may invalidate a nominee’s candidacy.

Election for Open Positions on the PMI Board

PMI members in good standing are eligible to participate in the election of candidates to serve on the PMI Board of Directors. Personalized ballots containing a secure links for voting will be e-mailed during the open election period. Visit your myPMI profile to confirm your contact information is up-to-date.

Insights and advice from past Board chairs including James R. Snyder, Iain Fraser, Debbie O’Bray, Ricardo Vargas and Linda Vella.

Board Nominations and Election

The 2020-2022 PMI Board of Directors Election is Open! PMI members in good standing are able to vote between 15 July and 26 August 2019.

Check your email during the election period for your personalized electronic ballot.

Discover the desired characteristics of Board members, the requirements of the position and the timeline of the nomination and election process.


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