2021 PMI Charleston Board of Directors Elections

Attention! Your PMI Charleston Board Wants You!

According to 2018 PMI Charleston Chapter bylaws Article V – Chapter Board of Directors, Section 2 Tenure:  “The Board shall consist of the officers of PMI Charleston elected by the membership and shall be members in good standing of PMI® and of PMI Charleston.  All elected officers have voting privileges and serve a two-year term. Members elected to the Board may serve a maximum of four consecutive terms in the same position. A member may serve in different positions but shall not serve for more than eight consecutive years regardless of position.

PMI Charleston is soliciting nominations for the 2021 PMI Charleston Board of Directors.
Board positions open on a rotating basis.  Five (5) positions rotate annually.

Please consider nominations for the following positions:

  1. President: The President shall be the Chief Executive Officer for the Chapter and of the Board, and shall perform such duties as are customary for presiding officers, including making all required appointments with the approval of the Board. The President shall also serve as a member ex officio with the right to vote on all committees except the Nominating Committee. The President shall have authority to approve one-time expenditures of up to $500 in the event an expedient approval is necessary and approval by the Board would delay an activity requiring the funding. Such an approval will be presented to the rest of the Board as soon as practicable. The President is the only one who can call a special or ad hoc meeting, which may be the BOD only or the whole chapter.

  2. Executive Vice President. The Executive Vice President (EVP) shall be responsible for monitoring strategic projects identified in the annual Strategic Plan. The EVP shall preside over meetings when required in the absence of the President. The EVP shall assist the President in the execution of the charter and the operation of the chapter. Specifically, the EVP shall work with the Vice Presidents for Communications, Community Outreach, Marketing and Public Relations, and Professional Development to ensure the chapter meets the requirements of its charter in terms of representation of the project management discipline in the greater Charleston area.
  3. VP Administration: The Vice President for Administration shall oversee the administration of the chapter and direct all administrative activities, including the functions of Secretary for the Chapter. The Vice President for Administration is responsible for keeping records of all business meetings, both for the Chapter and the Board. Furthermore, the Vice President for Administration shall ensure records of all Chapter events are maintained in the Chapter archives.

  4. VP Finance: The Vice President for Finance serves in a fiduciary capacity on behalf of the chapter, and is primarily responsible for managing all financial matters related to chapter business, including the function of treasurer for the Chapter. As such, the Vice President for Finance shall oversee the management of all funds for duly authorized purposes within the Chapter.

  5. VP Marketing/Communications: The Vice President for Marketing/Communications is responsible for ensuring information regarding chapter events is effectively communicated to the chapter membership. Additionally, the Vice President is responsible for public relations - developing business relationships with external entities, including businesses and other professional organizations (e.g. SCGMIS, AFCEA, etc.).

  6. VP Professional Development: The Vice President for Professional Development shall ensure the chapter provides opportunities for development, education, and professionalization of project managers within the chapter.



  • Submit nominations (self or others) to the Elections Coordinator at [email protected]. The nomination should include the following information:
    • Board Position desired
    • Nominee’s full name
    • Nominee’s PMI # (if known)
    • Nominee contact info (phone & email)
    • Short bio of no more than 500 words in MS Word format
    • Photo of nominee (optional, headshot or similar preferred)
  • Nominations will be accepted by the Elections Coordinator between Monday, Sept 21, 2020 and Friday, Oct 9, 2020.
  • Self-nominations are allowed and encouraged!
  • All nominees must be aware that they are being nominated, get agreement from them to serve prior to submitting name
  • Only nominees that are Chapter members in good standing are eligible to hold a Board position
  • Only Chapter members in good standing are eligible to vote in the Board election  

  • Nominees commit to the following:
    • Enjoying the experience of building and serving the PMI Charleston community
    • Engaging as a PMI Charleston Board member for a minimum of one year
    • Attending two meetings per month
      • Board meetings have historically been held on the 2nd Thursday of each month 11:30-1:00 hosted by SC Federal Credit Union. In person (when again feasible) and virtual options are available.
      • A monthly speaker event, at various venues or through Zoom, typically on the 4th Thursday of each month alternating between mid-day and evening events.
    • Attending Ad hoc meetings or conference calls to resolve issues or close action items
    • Delivering a Board Report prior to the Board meeting
    • Executing and reporting on action items
    • Completing the minimal level of PMI.org “New Board Member/Officer” Training (online webcast)
    • Supporting “Special Events”
    • Fostering volunteers to support the PMI Charleston Board initiatives and events

We look forward to your nominations!

Get Involved

PMI Charleston offers multiple opportunities to get involved with the Chapter and play a part in providing the best product to Project Managers in the lowcountry. Please click here to see a list of the current open volunteer opportunities.

Upcoming Events

Oct 30

PMI Charleston Special Virtual Event

This workshop will help to address the current need of being overwhelmed and dealing with stress during these unprecedented times.