PMI Michiana Chapter

Our Chapter History

Chapter History
The Michiana Chapter was chartered in 2004 and in 2019 there are more than 160+ members in the Michiana area.
The Michiana Chapter provides the opportunity to network with other Project Management professionals and practitioners in a diverse range of industries in the Michiana area to share project experiences, effective project management techniques and tools, and valuable lessons learned are among the many benefits.


  • Provide value to our members.
  • Increase awareness among Corporate Management about the importance of project management in their organizations.
  • Increase awareness of PMI certification process.
  • Formally document and implement the Tactical and Strategic Processes.
  • Improve communications with members and public.

04 April 2004

Original Charter approved by Gregory Balestrero, PMI CEO

04 April 2004

12 April 2004

Original Charter approved by 1st President Robert Guthrie

Chapter chartered 25 members. 

August 2004

Ken Riches assumes president role

August 2004

August 2005

Chapter First Officer Listing

President: Ken Riches
VP Admin: Rachelle Brown
VP Finance: Wayne Bloom
VP Programs: Gouri Kumaran
VP Membership: Vacant, originally Ken Riches
VP Comm & Pub: Walter Cosey
VP Ed & Cert: Tony Bell

October 2005

PMI Michiana attended R2 Meeting for first time in Minneapolis

October 2005

January 2006 to January 2007

Chapter Continues To Grow

The chapter establishes policies, grow the Executive Board, define annual schedule and initiates Study Group.  The chapter grows to 77 members.

April 2009

PMI Michiana Host the Annual R2

April 2009

February 2010

Establishes PDD

Chapter has first Professional Developement Day as a 1/2 day  on Effective Scheduling

February 2012

100 Members

Chapter growth reaches 100 members.

February 2012

September 2016

Launch of new Website

Chapter launches new website and has 124 members.

June 2017

Executive Event w/James Snyder (co-founder PMI GOC)

June 2017


Nominated for Chapter of the Year by PMI GOC

162 Members


Nominated for Chapter of the Year by PMI GOC (2nd year in a row)

175 Members

Leads the Region 2 Chapters in

►New Members

►Year Over Year Retention


May 2019

Celebrating 15th Anniversary

Chapter has grown to 175 members


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Chapter Membership

Total Members 158
New Members This Year 6
PMP® Members 86
CAPM® Members 14
PgMP® Members 1
PMI-SP® Members 0
PMI-RMP® Members 0
PMI-ACP® Members 2
PfMP® Members 0
PMI-PBA® Members 0
Members with no Certification 62
Breakdown by type  
Individual Members 154
Student Members 3
Other Members 1