Project Management Institute 2018 Officers and Board of Directors Take Office

Philadelphia, PA

Project Management Institute (PMI), the world’s largest not-for-profit membership association for the project, program and portfolio management profession, announced that its 2018 Officers and Board of Directors have taken office. This governing body of PMI is elected by PMI’s membership to serve three-year terms. Four directors are elected by their colleagues to serve as PMI’s Officers and Strategy Oversight Committee Chair.

The following individuals will serve as the 2018 Governance Committee, along with Mark A. Langley, President & CEO of PMI:

  • Chair: Caterina La Tona
  • Vice Chair: Jennifer Tharp
  • Secretary/Treasurer and Chair of the Audit and Performance Oversight Committee (APOC): Tony Appleby
  • Chair of the Strategy Oversight Committee (SOC): Randy Black

 The following directors will serve for the 2018 – 2020 term of service:

  • Jennifer Tharp, PMP
  • Caterina La Tona, BSC, PMP, PfMP
  • J. Davidson Frame, Ph.D., PMP, PMI Fellow
  • Al Zeitoun, Ph.D., PMP, PMI-RMP, PMI-SP, PMP
  • Tejas Sura, MS, MBA, PMP, PfMP

The following directors will continue to serve in 2018:

  • Antonio Nieto-Rodriguez, MBA, PMP
  • Cecil White, EdD, MBA, PMP
  • Kathleen P. Romero, MBA, PMP, CSM, SPM/PO and SPC4
  • Margareth Carneiro, MBA, MSc, PMP
  • Mark Dickson, MBA, PMP, FAICD
  • Randall T. (Randy) Black, P.Eng., PMP
  • Roberto Toledo, MBA, PMP
  • Teresa A. (Terri) Knudson, MBA, PMP, PgMP, PfMP
  • Thomas Walenta, Dipl. Math, PMP, PgMP, PMI Fellow
  • Tony Appleby, MBA, PMP

About Project Management Institute (PMI)

Project Management Institute (PMI) is the leading professional organization for project management, and the authority for a growing global community of millions of project professionals and individuals who use project management skills. Collectively, these professionals and "changemakers" consistently create better outcomes for businesses, community and society worldwide.

PMI empowers people to make ideas a reality. Through global advocacy, networking, collaboration, research, and education, PMI prepares organizations and individuals at every stage of their career journey to work smarter so they can drive success in a world of change. 

Building on a proud legacy dating to 1969, PMI is a not-for-profit for-purpose organization working in nearly every country around the world to advance careers, strengthen organizational success, and enable project professionals and changemakers with new skills and ways of working to maximize their impact. PMI offerings include globally recognized standards, certifications, online courses, thought leadership, tools, digital publications, and communities.

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