Next Chapter Meeting

Tuesday, April 21, 2015


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See below for registration and pricing information.


4:00  Registration table opens
4:30  Educational presentation
5:30  Networking
5:35  New member welcome meeting
6:00  Dinner & announcements
7:00  Keynote presentation


Doubletree Lloyd Center, 1000 NE Multnomah, Portland, Oregon

Pick up your parking voucher at the registration table–Parking is FREE!

April Menu

Chicken & Shrimp, Roasted Chicken with Butter Poached, Pacific Shrimp, Smoked Poblano, Cauliflower Puree, Grape Tomatoes & Garlic Cream Sauce


Pecorino Crusted Eggplant with Tomato Coulis,Succotash of Fresh Corn, Edamame, Red Onions
And Three Cheese Polenta Cakes

Crème Brule Cheesecake


 Keynote Presentation

The changing role of business in Oregon and how it will impact you!

Historically business has been focused solely on making products and money. But that is about to change, and Oregon looks like it might be at the forefront of those changes. A new generation of employees and leaders are making their mark on corporate America, and they have a different vision: They believe companies should focus less on products and profits and more on people and purpose. This philosophical change will bring about a massive shift in the role of business in society. In this presentation we will learn why this change is happening, what will change, and how those changes will impact you, your career, and the organizations you work with.

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About the Speaker

Damian Smith, a popular PMI Portland Chapter keynote speaker. Damian Smith is the founder and managing partner of Pepper Foster Consulting. Over the last 25 years, Damian has launched, turned around, and led a host of highly successful product and services businesses, and consulted with some of the largest and most influential organizations around the globe. His proudest professional achievement (apart from delivering five PMI Portland Chapter keynote presentations) is leading two different firms (Hitachi Consulting and Slalom Consulting) to be recognized as the #1 company to work for in Oregon, while simultaneously increasing the revenues and profits of both. It's a feat he plans to repeat with Pepper Foster Consulting. As a business leader, writer, speaker and consultant, Damian has always been focused on inspiring, supporting and realizing the dreams and goals of his teams and clients. With Pepper Foster, that passion and drive is now also being extended to the community and the city and state he loves. His goal is to make Pepper Foster Consulting not just the best consulting company in Oregon, but the company that has the biggest positive impact on the lives of Oregonians in the first half of the 21st century. When Damian isn't making a difference with Pepper Foster Consulting, you can find him watching Project Runway with his amazing and wonderful daughter Avery; cheering on the Portland Timbers (RCTID); or running (very slowly) around Waterfront Park.


 Educational Presentation

Project Success Stories: A panel of your peers will share their project success stories and what project management tools and tricks have given them the edge

Your peers, from different industries, job functions, and PMI volunteers, will share their stories with you on their successes and failures of projects. The panel will further highlight the benefits and values of volunteering at the Project Management Institute.


About the Speakers

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Gay Lynn Calonge, PMP and currently serves as Portland Chapter VP of Membership

Gay Lynn has over 20 years of PM experience in commodities firms, banking, finance, and healthcare, and brings a unique understanding of the variety of needs of our membership. Past volunteer experience with the Portland Chapter includes PMP certification instructor (2008-2014), Annual Conference volunteer (2010-2012) and  Director of the Annual Conference (2013)


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Robert Bondaruk, PMP and currently serves as Portland Chapter President

Bob is a Technical Project Advisor with Advisicon.  Bob has 15 years of project management experience at Advisicon, the Port of Portland, Regence, Agilent Technologies, First American Financial, Digital Island, Benova, Vantive, and the Alyeska Pipeline Company. Bob is formerly the VP at Large and VP of Marketing for PMI Portland Chapter.

Bob has an MBA from Portland State University and is an Eagle Scout. Bob likes to volunteer in the community and enjoys reading, board games with his son, and camping or hiking.

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Maria Schaeffer, PMP and currently serves as Assistant Secretary 

Maria has been a PMI Portland Chapter member since 2014 and is an active volunteer. Maria's volunteer experience includes 2014 Annual Conference Speaker Team member, Assistant Secretary, Construction Roundtable leader, and now the 2015 Annual Conference Speaker PM.

Maria is a Program Director with Faithful+Gould, and has over 17 years of construction management experience in semi-conductor manufacturing, commercial and government.  A civil engineering graduate from the University of Hawai’i, Maria enjoys travelling, music, and spending time with her husband and two young daughters.

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Saby Waraich, PMP and currently serves as Portland Chapter President Elect 

Saby has been serving PMI Portland Chapter as a Volunteer for the last 7 years in various positions, from helping at the registration desk to Director of Volunteers, serving two years on the Board as VP of Membership and currently as President Elect. He also co-hosts the PMI Portland Downtown roundtable. Saby is an instructor for the PMI Portland Chapter PMP prep course. He enjoys working with people and brings enthusiasm, leadership and great customer service qualities to his current role.

Saby is currently working as Senior Information Systems Manager at City of Portland, and as an adjunct Professor at Portland Community of College and University of Phoenix. Saby is a graduate of Portland State University with a Master's degree in Engineering and Technology Management and a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science & Engineering from Punjab Engineering College, India. He lives in Happy Valley with his wife, 11 year old son and 8 year old daughter.

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Moderator, Jim Ure, PMP and currently serves as Portland Chapter Newsletter Director


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Pricing & Registration


Logging in to the PMI Portland web site will automatically display the price for which you are eligible based on your membership status. 

 Keynote Presentation & Meeting Educational Presentation
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You must be a PMI Portland Chapter member in the PMI Portland Chapter database prior to registering for an event to be eligible for the member rate. Our database is updated weekly with new and renewing member information provided by PMI Global. Please allow one week following your new or renewed membership with PMI Global for your Portland Chapter membership to become active.  See the New Member Information web page for more information.

Student Chapter membership is designated by PMI Global.  It does not apply to Chapter members or non-members who may also happen to be students.  In some cases, Project Management instructors have arranged for special pricing for non-member students, and will give them a discount code to use during registration.  This applies only to cases where this has been pre-arranged by the instructor in conjunction with the Director of Academic Outreach (  See PMI Portland Chapter Student Outreach Policy and Process alt



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