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General Membership Meeting & Luncheon - April 17, 2019: Pulse of Project Management

Strategic Business Management skills

PMI Honolulu, Hawaii Chapter General Membership Meeting & Luncheon: Pulse of Project Management - the State of Project Management in Hawaii 2019

Please join us for an engaging panel discussion, lunch, and networking opportunities.  Anyone currently involved with or interested in the project management profession is welcome!  Feel free to invite your friends and co-workers too!

Speakers: Panel Speakers: Greg Colbert, PMP; David Grady, PMP; Ailin John, PMP, CSA, SA; Matt Vazzano, IT Recruiter

Title: Pulse of Project Management - the State of Project Management in Hawaii 2019

What is the state of project management in Hawaii?  What are some of the skills that companies are looking for when hiring a project manager?  What are some of the companies and industries looking to hire project managers?  What qualifications are in demand and how can a project manager approach career advancement and remain local?  What alternate jobs could look at transitioning into project management?  These and a many other questions will be addressed by a panel of local experts who are challenged with finding talent to match the requirements of island employers.  Learn how you can grow professionally and position yourself ideally to provide the best project management performance in a current or future job.



PMI Talent Triangle:  Strategic and Business Management (1 PDU)

Event ID: C166-P1904171

More about our panelists:


Greg Colbert, PMP.  Greg is the Director of Enterprise Portfolio & Business Services for the Hawaiian Electric Companies.  He is a PMP and previously served as the Manager for Project Management Knowledge.  In his role as Portfolio Manager, Greg helps coordinate review of major projects, supports the companies’ transformation efforts and oversees the publishing of corporate performance indicators.  Previous to joining Hawaiian Electric, Greg led IBM’s Global Services Consulting Practice for Hawaii and Pacific Territories.


Dave Grady, PMP.  Dave is PMO director at American Savings Bank. He has been a project manager for 20 years across such diverse industries such as banking, aviation, insurance, television, healthcare, telecom, and software. As a former teacher, he enjoys guiding project managers through mentorship, PMP certification courses, and professional conference presentations.


Ailin John, PMP, CSA, SA. Ailin John is the Senior Manager for Information Systems, Project Portfolio Management Services at HMSA where she is responsible for all aspects of project management.  Prior to HMSA, Ailin served as Senior Vice President of Implementation Services at PCLender.com.  Ailin graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Financial Services at California State University Fresno.  She holds a Project Management Professional Certification from Project Management Institute.


Matt Vazzano, IT Recruiter.  Matt is an Information Technology recruiter for TEKsystems.  Matt provides IT staffing solutions, IT talent management expertise, and IT services to help his clients plan, build, and run their critical business initiatives.  He works with a lot of Project Managers to fill openings for clients seeking Project Managers.  Prior to moving to Hawiai, Matt worked in the TEKsystems Washington DC office.  Matt looks forward to continuing to grow his network.

About The Plaza Club

The Plaza Club - Pioneer Plaza, 20th Floor

900 Fort Street Mall

Honolulu, HI 96813

Link to MAP.

No validated parking. $3.50/30 mins at Pioneer Plaza

Alternative parking near by: Harbor Court 55 Merchant St.


$32.00 Earlybird rate before April 12th

$36.00 PMI Honolulu Hawaii Chapter Member

$45.00 after 11:59 pm April 16th

$15.00 PMI Honolulu Hawaii Chapter STUDENT member

$40.00 Earlybird rate before April 12th

$45.00 Non-Member

For any questions, Contact our chapter Programs Director.

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Type of activity: General Membership Meeting

Date: April 17th, 2019

Hour: 11:30AM to 1:00PM

Number of PDUs: 1.0


Members: $36.00

Non members: $45.00

Students: $15.00