2011 President's Message

President's Message

2011 - Spring Update

I am honoured to be President of the Project Management Institute (PMI)-Lakeshore Chapter and looking forward to work with our newly elected Board (Officers and Directors) to take Lakeshore Chapter to new heights.

Congratulations to new board members Pamela King, Fatima Gadoury, Richard Steer and Wael Ramadan on their election. The new Board met on March 26 to elect the Chapter Board Officers and formalization of the roles to the Directors of the Board.

Kelly Pauly is assuming the role of Sr. Vice-President: Operations, Sonja Slijepcevic as a Secretary of the Board, and Wael Ramadan as a Treasurer. George Cescon, our Past President has now moved to as a Chairman of the Board and our returning Directors Alison Copoc is now a Director of Marketing, and Joseph Zielinski, took over the role of as a Director of Communication. From our  newly elected Directors, Pamela King assuming the role of the Director of Events, Fatima Gadoury as a Director of Membership and Richard Steer as a Director of Professional Development. 

Last year was a very exciting year for our Chapter as we were awarded PMI Project Management Award as “2010 Best of the Best” in the community Leadership category. This award was made possible due to the hard work of our Volunteers and the Board. This year, we will continue to the same path to success, investigate new products for our members and build on the foundation established in previous years.

We will also move forward refining our current services while searching for new approaches, which can attract more members to participate in the activities organized by the Chapter. I believe we have a balanced leadership team and Board will continue to focus on strategic issues and challenges. Our upcoming initiatives are (a) continue to expand our community and Educational Outreach programs and (b) develop and sustain marketing strategies for building partnerships with organizations and corporations.

I am counting on your support to make Lakeshore Chapter grow, would like to reach out as many members as possible and welcome your feedback and suggestions to improve our operation and deliver quality services to our members.


Rishi Kumar, M.Sc. Eng., P.Eng., PMP, CMC
President 2011-12
Project Management Institute (PMI) Lakeshore