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October 2023 - From the President

Welcome to Fall to all of our Central Ohio Chapter Members,

Wow did that Third Quarter go FAST!

I hope all of you are enjoying your Pumpkin Spice Warm Drinks and have your costumes picked out for Halloween!

FALL ALSO Means PDD is coming up soon on November 10th!

I am so excited to see all of you there, and meet each of you in person!!!

We have some AMAZING Speakers this year our Keynotes are fantastic and the first keynote will be giving out prizes so make sure you get there early and get some amazing Swag from us and also hopefully win a prize or two!

What is more fun than coming together as a PM community learning and laughing on a Friday!

Make sure to sign up as soon as possible so that you can be entered into the drawing for a LinkedIn Profile Review, valued at $250. This could be worth so much more as our LinkedIn profiles have become so important to our professional careers.

Remember to not wait too long to buy your PDD tickets. We Sell Out every year! I have attached the link for your convenience PDD v0 2023 | Site_Ver1.0 (

We Need Your Help!

Our PDD team is actively seeking volunteers to help with Registration, Breakout session check-ins, and other roles. All volunteers get a free tee with lunch and parking included.

If interested, reach out to Kate Wood at

Alone we can do so little; Together we can do so Much!

- Helen Keller

Member Focus

In the Third Quarter, we have been focused on doing a lot of events. Please make sure you check your calendars. Please bring a friend to one of our exciting and creative events, maybe they would like to be a part of the Central Ohio Chapter!

Did you know Central Ohio is one of the largest PMI chapters in the US? How cool is that fact.

I loved seeing so many chapter members at our Volunteer & Recruiting Event on August 29th at the Crooked Can. We had so much fun!

Global Summit

I am excited to announce my participation in the upcoming Global Summit in October in Atlanta, GA. As a representative of the Central Ohio Chapter, I will be accompanied by a fellow Board Member. This is a great opportunity to gain insights from other Chapters and contribute to the growth and development of our chapter.

2023 Board & Election

We have elections coming up make sure to vote!

Become Our Friend!

We have several social media platforms to keep you updated on our Chapter's events and share the latest details with you. Below you will find our groups. Become our friend and stay in touch with us:


Jenna Livingston always has amazing things going on in Outreach. This year we will be doing two in-person hours for impact to help our community.

  • An “Hours for Impact” in-person, volunteer opportunity with LifeCare Alliance will be posted soon – We were supposed to do this on June 24, 2023 however we had low volunteerism so we will try again in September – Please look out for this opportunity

  • We will have another "Hours for Impact" volunteer project later in the year with Furniture Bank of Central Ohio, most likely in August/September

In general, I plead with everyone in our Central Ohio Chapter to sign up for hours for impact. This is a forecast of what you think you will be able to do for the year 2023 to make your community a better place.

Below is the web page to be able to check it out.

I want to be the pebble in the pond that creates the ripple for change.

- Tim Cook

Thank you to the Board and all our Volunteers

I want to personally THANK every Board Member and Volunteer for all their time and hard work.

COC Board

  • Maria McGuire – Secretary

  • Jenna Livingston – President-Elect

  • Steven Sicilian – Treasure

  • Kelsey Ward – Director At Large

  • Bruce Halley – Director At Large

  • Norm Wilson – Strategic Program Director

  • Stephanie Monroe – Past President

COC Volunteers

  • Amna Jamal

  • Andy Milano

  • Brandon Schnug

  • Charlene Bridges

  • Cindi Baker

  • Courtney Morse

  • Dave Davis

  • Dr. Sam Akulli

  • Ebony Robinson -Street

  • Erica Mohre

  • Farrah Zemke

  • George Rapp

  • Haley Johnson

  • Jeff Burns

  • Jennifer Patrick

  • Julie VanDelinder

  • Kate Wood

  • Ketti Pryor

  • Marlon McKoy

  • Michelle Johnson

  • Nick Gatlin

  • Ram Vedantam

  • Rich Figallo

  • Sharon Manwarren

  • Shubhada Reddy

  • Ta’Sean Lee

  • Travis Jones

  • Yolanda Mackey


Deborah Ducmanas, PMP

Central Ohio PMI Chapter President

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