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Speaker Information

Bradley Wilford June 13th Dinner Meeting
Crescent Club, 6pm - 7:45pm

On June 13th, PMI Memphis will host guest speaker Mr. Bradley Wilford who will present an educational documentary of construction projects.

About the guest speaker:

Bradley Wilford, Vice President of Asset Management at Cushman & Wakefield – Commercial Advisors Asset Services, LLC., has more than 18 years of experience in asset management, project management, and leasing for both owner/developers and third party service providers.

Bradley previously served as VP of Real Estate and Construction at Fred’s Pharmacy, a $2B company with 650 stores in 15 states. While in his former position, Bradley oversaw real estate strategy, construction, and operations for their southeast region. Before working with Fred’s Pharmacy, Bradley was with CBRE, Inc., as VP of Healthcare Client Development Real Estate Manager. In this position, Bradley was responsible for the leasing and management of multiple MOB’s and completed more than 100 lease transactions. Prior to that, Bradley was employed by Loeb Properties, where he managed 15 shopping centers with over 200 tenants.

He oversaw all aspects of these assets including lease renewals and rehabilitation of older shopping centers. Bradley began his asset management career with Boyle Development in 1998 where he was responsible for retail development projects and asset management in Texas, Tennessee and Mississippi.

To register, click here

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Professional Development

Early bird registration extended for PMI-ACP and PMI-RMP Classes

We are really excited to be able to offer short boot camps for these two certifications. In fact, we have extended the early bird certification through end of June. Share this information with people in your company interested in Agile or Risk. Here is what PMI shares about these certifications:


Win a free class of your choice!

PMI Memphis is trying to grow its social media presence. Follow us on LinkedIn or Facebook. We even have Snapchat and Instagram. If you follow us and share PMI Memphis to others, your name will be put in a drawing for a free class. The winner will get a free class or have his or her money refunded if payment has already been made.

 Our first PMBOK6 Prep Class for PMP/CAPM is Open for Registration

The registration event has now been set up for our first iteration of PMBOK6 PMP prep. Did you know that you can also take this prep class if you are planning to sit for the CAPM exam? Both the PMP and CAPM come primarily from the Project Management Book of Knowledge (PMBOK). The CAPM is targeted to the person who has project management education but does not yet have project leadership experience. Remember that a project is any initiative that has a start, a finish, and delivers some result, whether tangible or intangible. Even personal projects, like leading a home relocation or planning a wedding, counts as project leadership experience.

  • PMP exam changes effective 26 March 2018. The new PMBOK6 is already available for free download to paid members. Check out these PMP reference materials provided by PMI, and download your copy of PMBOK6.
  • CAPM exam changes after 21 May 2018. This exam also is closely related to PMBOK6 but focuses on fewer sections of the text. See these CAPM reference materials for information about the changes.


Planned Certification Prep Dates

  • PMP/CAPM Prep – 10 Jul to 2 AugRegister now by accessing the event information here
    • Held Tue/Thur evenings at Embry Riddle from 5:30 to 9:30 pm
    • $745/$795 Member/Non-Member price. Register early and get early bird discount
    • See registration link to see what materials are provided
  • PMI-ACP – Aug 20-21 BootcampRegister now via the event information here
    • Monday-Tuesday at Embry Riddle from 8 am to 5 pm each day
    • $900/$950 Member/Non-Member price. Register early and get early bird discount
    • See registration link to see the materials provided
  • PMI-RMP – Aug 22-24 BootcampRegister now via the event information here
    • Wednesday through Friday at Embry Riddle from 8 am to 5 pm each day
    • $900/$950 Member/Non-Member price. Register early and get early bird discount
    • See registration link to see the materials provided
  • PMP/CAPM Prep – 11 Sep to 4 Oct – Registration begins in June

For any questions, contact Catherine at [email protected]

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From Our Members

Call for participation in a research project:

Hello fellow PMI Members! My name is Carol S. Davis and I am a doctoral student at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia. I am conducting a survey for my dissertation research that focuses on the topic of project manager confidence and risk assessment practices during the project planning phase. I am hoping that you will share your expertise and opinions with me by participating in this survey. As a project management practitioner, your input is highly valued and appreciated. 

If you are interested in making a contribution to this important area of study, would you please take a few minutes to complete this survey? It should take less than 10 minutes of your time.  Of course, your participation is completely voluntary, and your responses will be kept anonymous.  Please proceed by clicking on the link below to get started. Thank you! 

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Membership Corner


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“Making project management indispensable for Memphis”

Active Members: 541

Welcome New Members!

Tamara Brown  City of Memphis
Raeshuna Collier  
Kathy Connelly Cognate Bioservices
Richard Hammer Leidos
Maya Hayes FedEx Services
Richard Kuebler  Smith & Nephew Orthopaedics
Christina Lesure Share One, Inc.
Robert Morgan  
Julie Schram WM Barr & Co., Inc.
Eroica Soans St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Shanikka Tate MLGW
Racine Toure Cummins Inc.
Rebecca Tucker Helix Business Solutions
Brian Wiersma Target Corporation
Audrey Willis Juice Plus


Credential Credential
PMP 341
PgMP 1
PfMP 1


Newly Certified

Patrick Sandefer PMP
Vincent Best PMP



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Calendar of Events

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Job Postings

More avenues to look for jobs related to Project Management

1. Check out the latest Jobs in Memphis Area

2. PMI - Carreer HQ:  PMI Career Headquarters is the premier electronic recruitment resource for your industry. Here, employers and recruiters can access the most qualified talent pool of Project Management Professionals to meet their staffing needs.

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