Volunteers are the heart and soul of the Portland Chapter. Each year, volunteers contribute thousands of hours to deliver the programs and services valued by project management professionals in the Portland/Vancouver Metro Area.
Across seven Portfolios, and the Executive Team, they write and edit newsletter articles, keep our social media presence fresh, and maintain web pages. They recruit speakers, or go into the community speaking on behalf of the chapter. Volunteers are leaders, training and leading other volunteers and shouldering the fiduciary responsibility of the Chapter as elected Board Members. The collective effort of these amazing volunteers fulfills the Chapter’s mission to promote the profession of Project Management by creating a culture and community that facilitates professional growth through education and volunteerism.
There are those that go above and beyond, with a passion and commitment for the work that shines through in not only the time and attention they devote to their role, but also the quality of the relationships they foster during their time of service.
Each month, the PMI Portland Chapter recognizes one of these super stars as Volunteer of the .
If you would like to recognize a volunteer who has been an example of passion and commitment in action, please submit a nomination at any time.
You may be contacted for more information about your nominee and you will be alerted should your nominee win.
PMI Portland Chapter is pleased to announce a reboot to the Volunteer of the Month recognition program. We recognize volunteers are the heart and soul of our Chapter. There are thousands of hours being contributed each year to provide the programs and services valued by project management professionals in the Portland/Vancouver Metro Area. Many volunteers go above and beyond consistently and epitomize the mission of the Chapter by promoting the profession of Project Management. They work tirelessly to create a culture and community that facilitates professional growth through education and volunteerism.
Rachel Crane is September’s Volunteer of the Month. As the Director of Social Media, she not only has promoted the Chapter’s events and activities, professional development courses, and other opportunities across many social media platforms for the last two years, she also spends countless hours reading, reviewing, and researching other topics that interest our PMI community. She looks for creative ways to share that knowledge with our membership, keeping on top of trends, and hoping to jump start conversations between professionals.
Her profession is in international public health. She spent 10 years at Global Scientific Solutions for Health (GSSHealth) to establish quality-assured laboratory networks, diagnostic systems, and research laboratories across the globe. She is passionate about helping others and working with people from all walks of life. This shows in her volunteer work with PMI Portland and the Marketing Portfolio. Her nominator called her “indefatigable,” someone who is persistently tireless.
Rachel’s biggest challenge at the Chapter has been the events relating to the annual 2019 PMI Portland Conference. By working with the marketing and other portfolios, she made the conference available to a diverse group of project management professionals on Instagram, LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter.
When she is not working or volunteering, she enjoys catching up on the latest books, running, and exercising to keep fit, mind and body. The Chapter is grateful to have an outstanding volunteer and honored to recognize Rachel Crane as the Volunteer of the Month for September 2020.