Upcoming Events


January 19th Chapter Meeting

01-19-2021 7:30 am -9:00 am
Free for Chapter Members!

January Chapter Meeting: Building Virtual Relationships

Roundtable discussion with Local Project Managers from finance, IT, energy construction, and healthcare.


Have you recently wondered how project managers are keeping up with the ongoing changes in a virtual work setting? Come learn and ask questions from 4 project managers in the inland northwest with backgrounds in finance, IT, energy construction, and healthcare. This roundtable will discuss the PM role while in a virtual setting, along with strategies and outcomes for succeeding in the new year.
Roundtable Participants:
Mel Lesley, PMPSenior Project Manager with MIST Inc. Mel holds a degree in healthcare administration and has spent 16 years in healthcare, mostly as an implementation specialist and 3 years specifically in Project Management. She became PMP certified in March, 2018. Healthcare technology, workflow assessments and regulatory requirements have been Mel's industry all 16 years.
James Edwards, PMPProject Manager with Avista, contracted through Volt Workforce Solutions James is a project manager with experience in energy construction, fabrication, mining and manufacturing. Utilizing his mechanical engineering degree he worked as a sales engineer building proposals for equipment and upgrades and then managing the sale to delivery.
Bryan De Donato, PMP: Director, IT Delivery with Nuvodia
Lorrie Walters, PMP: VP of Project Management with Northwest Farm Credit Services

PMIINW Book Club!

01-26-2021 6:00 pm -7:15 pm
Free Event!

PMIINW Book Club 1

Join us for our third book club! We'll be reading The Phoenix Project (A Novel About IT, DevOps, and Helping Your Business Win). Get a copy of the book (Available at our local Auntie's Bookstore or at Amazon) and read by January 26th, then meet with the group to discuss. You'll earn 1 PDU for each hour spent reading (which you'll self-report on the PMI website).

Here's a description of the book (from the publisher):

Bill, an IT manager at Parts Unlimited, has been tasked with taking on a project critical to the future of the business, code named Phoenix Project. But the project is massively over budget and behind schedule. The CEO demands Bill must fix the mess in ninety days or else Bill's entire department will be outsourced. With the help of a prospective board member and his mysterious philosophy of The Three Ways, Bill starts to see that IT work has more in common with a manufacturing plant work than he ever imagined. With the clock ticking, Bill must organize work flow streamline interdepartmental communications, and effectively serve the other business functions at Parts Unlimited. In a fast-paced and entertaining style, three luminaries of the DevOps movement deliver a story that anyone who works in IT will recognize. Readers will not only learn how to improve their own IT organizations, they'll never view IT the same way again.


January 28th Navigate the PfMP

01-28-2021 5:00 pm -6:00 pm
Free Event!

Navigate the PfMP


Ever wonder what it’s like to go through the process to get your Portfolio Management Professional (PfMP) certification? What’s the application like? What is the interview like? Find out from our very own Inland Northwest Chapter PfMP certification holder and Past Chapter President Marci Gannon, PMP, PMI-ACP, PfMP! Marci will review her certification journey and open for a Q&A. Join us on January 28th at 5p and find out more about the PfMP certification journey!

This event does not offer PDUs.

Sponsorship Opportunities

This Chapter includes and unites all Project Management Institute (PMI) members from the greater Spokane - Coeur d'Alene area and is comprised of more than 300 members. As our Chapter continues to grow, we are evolving our sponsorship program and looking forward to greater sponsorship participation with our community. At our monthly dinner meetings we normally have 60 or more attendees, all project management professionals.

Membership Statistics

Total Members 342
New Members This Year 3
PMP® Members 221
CAPM® Members 13
PgMP® Members 1
PMI-SP® Members 0
PMI-RMP® Members 0
PMI-ACP® Members 20
PfMP® Members 1
PMI-PBA® Members 0
Members with no Certification 109
Breakdown by type  
Individual Members 332
Student Members 7
Other Members 3
PMP/CAPM/PgMP/PMI-SP/PMI-RMP/PMI-ACP/PfMP/PMI-PBA are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

Members in Spotlight

New Members This Month

  • Amy Jackson, PMP
  • Cherbon VanEtten, PMP
  • James Edwards, PMP

Congratulations to our new PMPs

  • Kent Devenport, PMP
  • Michael Weiant, PMP
  • Valerie Strange, PMP
  • James Edwards, PMP

5 Years of Membership Anniversary

  • Crystal Lewis, PMP
  • Olivia Brackett, PMP
  • Sarah Neubauer, PMP,PMI-ACP

Renewing Members This Month

  • Brandon Meiers, PMP,PMI-ACP
  • Brendan Weatherly, PMP
  • Cara Corey, PMP
  • Cheryl Craig, PMP
  • Daniel Kalosky, PMP
  • Debbie Poffenroth, PMP
  • Dustin Fredrickson, PMP
  • Elizabeth Arnold, PMP
  • Francisco Cervantes, PMP
  • Jeff German
  • Jessica Bacon Wourms, PMP
  • Joseph Foote, PMP
  • Justin Brayman, PMP,PMI-ACP
  • Kevin Berkompas
  • Kyle Goodwin
  • Lorrainna Sherman, PMP
  • Melissa Lesley, PMP
  • Michael Cusick
  • Michael Phalen
  • Michaela Kolander, PMP
  • Olivia Brackett, PMP

Contact Us

Send questions or payments to:
PMI Inland Northwest Chapter
PO Box 694
Veradale, WA 99037-0694

To pay for events, make checks payable to PMIINW. Checks must be postmarked by posted deadlines for each event.