- Enter our Facebook hashtag contest to win an Amazon gift card!   |

 Agenda & Networking Activities |  Speakers

|  Lake of the Ozarks Tan-Tar-A Resort

Keynote Speakers:

Lisa Withers

Lisa Withers, PMP, PMI-ACP, ITIL

Lisa Withers is a Senior Program Manager with 16 years of expertise in program management.  A hallmark of her engagement style is relationship-building, and she offers clients the leadership skills necessary to provide successful vision, planning, and oversight for large organizations and programs.

Lisa is also an accomplished educator with a Master’s Degree in Instructional Leadership and over 20 years of teaching and training experience.  Through her training background, she demonstrates an exceptional ability to motivate others and has created and implemented a multitude of training programs.


Jimmy Godard, MBA, PMP, ITIL

Jimmy Godard is a practitioner of portfolio, program and project management with 18 years of growing experience. He leads enterprise-wide technology changes that impact people, process, and technology. He is a dynamic, fun, and exciting international speaker that will motivate you at moving toward a passionate vision and getting things done.

Jimmy has served as president of the PMI Portland Chapter. He performs the functions of Program, Change, and Service Delivery Manager for Bank of America. He is an instigator of process improvement and innovation with an unwavering determination to bring about results. He implements global changes in leading technology integration efforts for Infrastructure, End User Computing, Mergers, Acquisitions, and Divestitures.

Bob MahlerBob Mahler, PMP, PMI-RMP

Bob Mahler served 12 years in the U.S. Army in the Mechanized Infantry and later as a Green Beret. He left the service as a highly decorated combat-Veteran. He has excelled in the telecom industry and a Federal consultant. He has trained more than 3000 students in a wide variety of project management classes and is the current Director of Business Development for Velociteach, a Kennesaw, GA based REP. Bob has served in multiple PMIWDC Board positions and is a Risk SME contributor to PMBOK 6. Bob currently lives in Murfreesboro TN with his wife and 10-year-old

About the Event

We have an exciting agenda planned, including 3 keynote speakers, 12 breakout topics, a social event, and plenty of opportunity to network with other project managers.  Through the theme of “Explore the Universe of Project Management,” we will provide you with a wide range of topics to choose from that will enhance your knowledge and accumulate up to 13 PDUs.

Our agenda will be packed full of informative sessions, networking, and opportunities to make new contacts.  You won’t want to miss out on the program or the great prizes you’ll be eligible to win if you attend.  Opening session will begin at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 18th, with a wonderful meal, keynote speaker, and a special kickoff prize drawing.  All breakout sessions and additional keynote addresses will be scheduled throughout the day on Friday, October 19th.

Meet Our Event Sponsors

We are pleased to recognize our event sponsors, and appreciate their contribution to the success of our upcoming 2018 PDD!  

RKV Technologies has been a valued partner of our chapter for many years, and is a meal sponsor for this event.  RKV is a premier provider of information technology solutions for businesses and governments. They provide skilled and experienced resources who work together in partnership with clients to maximize client satisfaction.

IIL Printing is providing in-kind support for the event. 
In addition to printing services, IIL offers online training and events designed specifically for project managers, such as their online International Project Management Day on November 1, 2018.  Visit this link https://www.iil.com/international-project-management-day/ for more details.


Veterans United Home Loans is a prize sponsor for the event.  Some cool attendance prizes will be awarded at the Opening Dinner & Keynote and at the Closing Session.  Prize winners must be present to be eligible!

Velociteach is a long-time partner of our chapter, and is a sponsor for this event.  Velociteach offers excellent quality courses for certification preparation with the project manager in mind.