VOM September 2020 - Rachel Crane

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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.