Welcome New Volunteers
Below are some of our talented PMI Portland Chapter volunteers. We'd love to feature you on this page! If you are interested in joining this illustrious group, growing your skills and your network, see the Volunteer Opportunities web page.
Jody Shaw, CMP, PMP, Director of Program Support
Jody M. Shaw, CMP, PMP, is our new Director of Program Support. She is an experienced strategist and learning and development professional brings over 16 years of experience in education, event, program and project management. She regularly presents on the topic of project management, strategy and event management. Jody just moved to the area from Dallas, TX in April 2020 and is now looking for the next steps in her L&D career.
In Dallas, Jody Shaw oversaw learning and development for over 16,000 member companies globally for the not-for-profit trade association, Promotional Products Association International. During that time she annually oversaw online education, member discussion boards, virtual and in-person conferences including education during one of the top 55 shows in the US. She was the co-founder of a young professional conference and year-round SPARK program in the promo products industry. Prior to her work at PPAI she taught leadership development at MIT for four years in addition to overseeing the business side of their aquatic events and facilities.
April Chapman, PMP, Director of Volunteer Recognition
Dina Wallace, PMP, Director of Newsletters
Dina is fairly new to Project Management but that hasn't stopped her from setting high goals and leaping over them. She joined an electric utility headquartered in Portland, OR five years ago as a Project Coordinator focused on adding fiber to the existing distribution system. She currently works in the PMO managing multi-million dollar programs that focus on improving the current and future state of the electrical grid. Earning her PMP early in 2020 has not only been a rewarding accomplishment but something that has given worth to the career she values immensely.
Previously a manager in the financial services industry, building relationships and mentoring others were fundamentals she intends on carrying forward. Already an avid volunteer, joining PMI Portland gives Dina a chance to use her prior experience to give back to a community which has helped her thrive professionally and personally.
When not working or volunteering, Dina enjoyes traveling with her husband, baking and cuddling with her two mini-schnauzers; not necessarily in that order.