2019 May Print



    Dinner Meetings in 2019 for PMI Members & paid guests
    Crescent Club
    6075 Poplar #909
    6pm to 7:45pm

    May 14th

    Speaker: Bobby Johnson, MSEd.,
    President, Bright Perspective Coaching
    Topic: Managing your Personal Brand using Emotional Intelligence

    June 11th

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    July 11th

    TBA Register

    Professional Development Day
    September, 2019

    September 2019

    Volunteer Opportunities:
    • Director of Communication/Marketing
    • Director of Entertainment
    • Director of Logistics/Catering
    • Director of Media
    • Director of Registration
    • Director of Speakers
    • Director of Sponsors
    • Director of Swag/Donations

    If you are interested in joining the PDD Committee and/or helping out with PDD day, please reach out to VP Events: [email protected]
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    Profession Development Training Seminars:
    Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, 3221 Players Club Parkway,
    Tuesdays & Thursdays
    5:30 - 9:30pm

    July 16-Aug 8

    PMP/CAPM training

    October 1st - 24th

    PMP/CAPM training

    ALSAC / St. Jude Career Fair
    Domino's Event Center on the St. Jude campus

    May 23rd
    5:30 to 7:30
    ALSAC is hosting a career fair for technology and project management professionals.
    Register here

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    Speaker Information


    Tuesday, May 14th 
    Dinner Meeting
    Crescent Club
    6pm - 7:45pm
    Speaker: Bobby Johnson, MSed
    President, Bright Perspective Coachingroject 
    Topic:  Managing your Personal Brand using Emotional Intelligence

    “Exercising Emotional Intelligence as a Project Manager” will equip you with the tools to effectively manage your personal brand, while maintaining your sanity. Bobby Johnson will lead an interactive discussion on how to integrate five key factors of Emotional and Social Intelligence into your interactions with stakeholders, and increase collaboration and consensus while working toward common objectives.


    Bobby Johnson, MSEd, is President of Bright Perspective Coaching, a consultancy focused on guiding individuals and groups towards their personal and professional performance goals. He also serves as an adjunct faculty member at the University of Memphis.

    Bobby is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, where he led multiple stateside and international telecommunications programs. During his military service, he was awarded the Air Force Meritorious Service Medal for his management of a major international communications initiative.  Since leaving the military, he has professionally trained and coached hundreds of sales and operational business leaders. 

    Bobby holds a Masters of Science Degree in Education from National University; and is Myers-Briggs certified through the Center for the Application of Psychological Type and DISC certified through the Institute for Motivational Living. He is also a Business Model You Master Class Practitioner.

    Bobby is a member of the Association for Talent Development and the International Association for Psychological Type, Deputy Chair of the International Society for Performance Improvement’s Members Engagement Committee and a member the Chief Learning Officers Business Intelligence Board.

    He and his wife reside in Memphis and are the proud parents of four adult children. In his free time, he enjoys travel and exploring nature.

    To register, click here

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    Professional Development

    The Value of Classes from PMI Memphis

    PMI Memphis strives to provide value to its members and other local professionals by offering lower cost certification training options. We have a deep bench of PMP-certified members who have passion and talent for sharing their knowledge to students. That allows us to offer PMP/CAPM prep classes as much as $1200 cheaper than other providers who bring class offerings to town. CAPM candidates can take our PMP classes. The key difference is that CAPM is useful for people who haven’t yet accrued the requisite work experience to sit for the PMP exam.

    PMI Memphis works with other educators to bring lower cost, instructor-led prep classes for other certifications into the area as well. Those offerings, when available, are always promoted in the Calendar on the PMI Memphis website.

    We will soon be offering random workshops covering PMP Application Tips. Depending on the venue, it might be free, or charges may apply to cover costs. Stay tuned to the for that. We will publish an article and registration events for these workshops.

    Be a helpful member: Share the value by sharing the Info/Registration links for the PMI Memphis classes listed below on your LinkedIn, Facebook, or other social media accounts.

    Planned Certification Prep Dates

    • PMP/CAPM – April 9-11 Bootcamp
      • Closed to a single company at request of that company

    • PMP/CAPM – July 16-Aug 8 Register now via the event information here
      • Held Tue/Thur evenings at Embry Riddle from 5:30 to 9:30 pm
      • $795/$845 Member/Non-Member price.
      • Register before June 14 to save $50

    • PMP/CAPM Prep – Oct 1-24Register now via the event information here
      • Held Tue/Thur evenings at Embry Riddle from 5:30 to 9:30 pm
      • $795/$845 Member/Non-Member price.
      • Register before August 20 to save $50

    Got Questions? Contact [email protected]

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    Membership Corner

    Active Members: 602

    Welcome New Members!

    Staci Alter ALSAC/St. Jude's Children Research
    Rachel Benford AT&T
    Tim Bryson AT&T
    Christopher Chiavario HyperMed Imaging, Inc.
    Alan Clayton  
    James Daniel Diversified Conveyors Intl
    Josh Flowers HBG Design
    Michael Fowler St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
    Marcina Egedegbe  
    Austin Egedegbe ECS
    Alex Middleton BRIDGES
    David Mroz Jr. WAVSYS
    William Lannom Bioventus, LLC
    Briana Myles Entegrity Partners
    Abhijit Raval Medtronic
    Jennifer Skinner Thyssenkrupp
    Jelani Smith UT Health Science Center
    Angie Taylor FedEx
    Camille Wright Ampro Industries


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    Job Postings

    Announcement of Job Opening at ALSAC/St Jude
    Senior Advisor – Risk.  

    Interested parties should apply online at or the direct link to Sr Advisor – Risk. 

    Contact for questions regarding this position should be addresssed to: [email protected]  Include Sr Risk Advisor in subject line when responding.

    Job Description

    Under the direction of the Sr Director – Corporate Compliance, the Risk Advisor provides leadership, consulting and strategic services for ALSAC’s Risk Management Program. Responsible for understanding and documenting critical business functions and identifying areas of risk. Strong risk management, project management and governance frameworks experience.


    • Demonstrated ability for critical thinking and problem solving skills as well as tactical execution to meet strict deadlines in compressed time periods;
    • Requires in-depth knowledge of risk management, best practices as evidenced by mid-level professional certification from a nationally or internationally recognized organization;
    • 5 years’ + experience managing operational risk, and assessing, implementing and improving organizational processes;
    • 2-3 years’ experience with project or program management; understanding of operations or various lines of business and/or Risk Management;
    • Strong knowledge of (or ability to quickly learn) the organization and the ability to develop a clear understanding of the key functional processes and resources;
    • Self-motivated and ability to be flexible and work independently; set priorities for self and others; effectively matrix manage risk teams; supervisory experience; strong decision making abilities; time management; analytical thinking;
    • Excellent communication skills to interact with all levels of the organization, especially related to facilitation, documentation and reporting.
    • Highly developed relationship management, influencing, and leadership skills.
    • Strong computer skills including database use and database management experience.
    • Knowledge ordinarily acquired through Bachelor’s Degree and 7 to 10 years related experience in business operations.
    • Desired: Industry certification or equivalent experience in one or more of the following areas and/or other related professional designation: PRM, CRISC, CRMP, PMP, PMI-RMP
    • Must possess a valid driver’s license.


    Announcement of Career Fair at ALSAC/St Jude
    Senior Advisor – Risk.  

    ALSAC is hosting a career fair for technology and project management professionals on Thursday, May 23, 5:30 – 7:30pm at the Domino’s Event Center on the St Jude campus. 

    What is ALSAC? In 1957, five years before opening the doors of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Danny Thomas and friends created ALSAC (American Lebanese Syrian Associated Charities) to raise the funds and awareness necessary to operate and maintain St. Jude.  ALSAC has over 2,000 employees and temporary workers and growing to support the financial needs of St. Jude.  St. Jude was named the #1 Health Non-profit Brand in the national Harris Poll study and the leading Pediatric Cancer facility.   St. Jude was also named one of the top places to work by Millennials for the past 8 years.

    Register for the event and get parking pass via 

    View current job openings via

    Benefts of working at ALSAC/St. Jude:

    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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