Offices & Committee Initiatives


Professional Development

Description: Assist the VP of Professional Development in identifying content, event activities, and exercises to furthern strengthen our chapter members in the three PDU categories of PMI: Leadership, Business Strategy, and Technical competencies.

              Director of Leadership Development: Padmashree Suresh

              Director of Strategic Development: Terrence Smith

              Director of Technical Development: Neal Shah

Development Logistics

Description: Assist in securing the necessary resources to put on chapter events including venues, catering, and featured speakers or event facilitators.

              Director of Logistics: Harikrishna Didigam

Event Registration

Description: Facilitates operational activities of managing registration list, attendance, and collection of admission fees.

             Bloomington Director: Priya Goel

             Peoria Director: Becky Mathis

             Springfield Director: TBD


PMP/CAPM Prep Workshops

Description: Support PMP/CAPM Prep Workshops by facilitating instructors, meeting locations, course content, as well as monitoring attendance and communications with both students and instructors.

              Bloomington Director: Kathy D'Alfonso

              Peoria Director: Julie Kaiser

              Springfield Director: Pamela Clapp


Financial Controls

Description: Audits the chapter finances on a quarterly basis, reviewing expenditures and the documentation associated with them.  Ensures accurate reporting of chapter income and expenses.      

            Director: Reena Gupta


Membership Relations

Description: Promotion of the services of the chapter members to include introduction for new members to the PMI Central Illinois Chapter, and to the continued involvement of our veteran members.  Responsibilities will include recommending opportunities for member retention, growth and engagement– including purpose of the chapter, our short and long term strategic goals, available resources, and volunteer opportunities for their ongoing professional development. 

             Director:  Sarah Corbin

Mentoring Program

Description:  Promotion of the mentoring program which encourages mentoring relationships within our chapter to foster and promote development within our community of practice.  Responsibilities include gathering applications and matching participants, organizing and coordinating special mentoring events and ongoing promotion of the benefits from engaging in a PM focused mentoring relationship.

            Director: Kartik Kumar Obulreddygari

Volunteer Management

Description: Maintains a current database of members interested in volunteering for the chapter and matching them with existing opportunities. Volunteer Social and Volunteer of the Year Program

             Director: TBD


Information Technology

Description: Ensures that the chapter is able to seamlessly leverage technology in its ability to function and collaborate in both a virtual and more efficient manner.

              Director: Ruben Estrada

Policies and Procedures

Description:  Documents and updates policies and procedure manuals utilized by the PMI CIC Board to assist in compliance with our approved By-Laws.  Procedures will also be referenced by new Board members when onboarding. 

             Director: Lisa Mustread


Military Outreach

Description: Mentor/provide guidance to active duty military, National Guard/Reserve and veterans on how to leverage leadership and management skills as well as discover financial opportunities for a new career path in Project Management.

              Director: David Grzesiak

Non-Profit Mentorship

Description: Mentor/provide guidance to nonprofit organizations, and work with other chapters in collecting knowledge and patterns to benchmark.

              Director: Peter Goddard



Description: Responsible for publicizing the chapter events in local newspapers, paper web sites, local corporations, and via social media.  Peoria and Springfiled directors represent and backup each VP of Publicity and partnering with the PMI-CICI chapter VPs and publicity team to accomplish chapter goals.

              Bloomington Director:  Nagasudha Voothaluru

              Peoria Director:  Cathy Sutliff

              Springfield Director:  Roberto (Bobby) S. Taruc 


Description: Responsible for publicizing the monthly chapter members newsletter, as well as promotional newsletter for PMI global members in the Central Illinois area.

              Director: Carlie Kellerman


Description: Responsible for photography and ad-hoc video recording at monthly chapter events, classes, and Personal Development Days.

             Director: Jeff Crockett

Social Media

Description: Fosters collaboration and a sense of community for PMI-CIC members  to stay connected.  Additionally, social media will complement the communications made available via emails and the chapter website, pushing updates to members in a more timely manner that can accommodate all channel preferences.

             Director: Tammy Custer


Description: Responsible for acquiring chapter sponsorship.  Review sponsorship packages, contact and recognize existing and potential corporate sponsors.

             Director: Mini Sureshbabu