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PMI Binghamton, NY Chapter


Check back for some more exciting events we have planned in the coming months! 

Upcoming Events

Tuesday July 2, 2024 at 12:00PM

American Red Cross Blood Drive

Introducing our new Chapter President

Zach Jones, PMP

I am honored and humbled to assume the role of Chapter President. Over the past decade, I have gained valuable experience in project management, primarily focusing on IT infrastructure and system enhancements in telecommunications and higher education. Working on projects at Binghamton University has been a source of great satisfaction, as it allows me to contribute to improving the learning and working environment for our students and staff. Currently, I am actively engaged in several projects, including Library 3rd-floor renovations, a new academic building, and the development of a speech and language pathology lab.

In addition to my professional background and ongoing projects, I have had the privilege of serving on various boards, including the Mitel User Group and SUNY TOA. These experiences have reinforced my belief in promoting interaction among our chapter members and the broader PMI organization.

Beyond my professional commitments, I enjoy various hobbies, including spending time on the family farm, going on road trips, motorcycles, practicing yoga, and spending quality time with my son. Lastly, I also enjoy reading books, and one of my favorite business books is "Good to Great" by Jim Collins, in which he emphasizes the principle of "preserving the core and stimulating progress." This Chapter has accomplished remarkable feats before my involvement, and together, we aim to elevate our project management community while remaining firmly rooted in our shared values.

I look forward to collaborating with the PMI Binghamton Chapter to create an engaging and educational experience for our members.

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Congratulations to the incoming board members beginning their terms on January 1, 2024!

  • Zach Jones, PMP - President:  Responsible for handling the overall functioning of the Chapter and is dedicated to achieving the Chapter vision, mission, and objectives as detailed in the Chapter Charter.


  • Sumantra Sarkar, PMP VP of Communications:  Responsible for disseminating information to and from Chapter membership and handling the publicity of our Chapter through internal and external publications, including social media and through partnering with local businesses.


  • Rick Cordsen, PMP VP of Membership:  Responsible for developing and maintaining the Chapter membership plan to ensure growth through recruitment and partnering with major local and regional employers. The position also includes publicity of the local Chapter through internal and external publications and partnering with local businesses.


  • Mark Bentlage, PMP VP of Programs:  Responsible for developing and delivering programs related to Project Management for each scheduled Chapter meeting.


  • Kristen Gance Director at Large:  A learning position that also serves as a voting member on the Board who attends meetings and assists where needed but has no assigned responsibilities. 

We are excited to announce that the PMI Binghamton Chapter has partnered with the International Institute for Learning (IIL), a PMI® Premier Authorized Training Partner (ATP). By joining this program, our members can now access preferred pricing on IIL’s courses and online events. Learn more about our partnership and browse your benefits at https://www.learning-center.iil.com/pages/pmibinghamton

We also have additional information for this great opportunity on our PMI Binghamton Chapter ProDev Resources (PMI-binghamton.org) page.  

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The Project Management Institute, with members in 135 countries, is the world's foremost authority for the project management profession. PMI sets industry standards, conducts research, and provides education and certification opportunities designed to strengthen and further establish the profession. Our chapter proudly serves all the local and national professionals in the space of Project Management. We currently have thousands of members - over half of whom hold PMI’s esteemed PMP certification - and represent nearly 400 unique companies across the globe.

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Find a Volunteer Opportunity

Make your mark on our PMI Chapter and the profession. As a member, you can volunteer to work on and to lead activities that advance the profession and support the chapter business operations by joining our chapter volunteer community. All volunteer openings are managed by the PMI Volunteer Relationship Management System (VRMS). This system includes the ability to search for opportunities, view details about each role and apply online.


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Earn PDUs by Volunteering

Volunteering Project Management Professional PDUs can be earned as part of Category E: Volunteer Service. Category E, along with Category D (Creating New Project Knowledge) and Category F (Working as a Professional in Project Management), comprise the Giving Back To The Profession Categories. You can earn PDUs in Category E (Volunteer Service) by providing volunteer, non-compensated project management, and many others.

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Speakers for our Chapter's Events

Our PMI Chapter welcomes proposals from passionate speakers interested in sharing their experiences, knowledge and expertise on such topics as general business and strategy, leadership, project management, and technical or industry-specific specialties. Our Professional Development events provide professional development units (PDUs) of educational information necessary for those attendees maintaining certification designations. Speakers are also eligible to claim PDUs for their creation and delivery of the presentation material.

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