20 year Anniversary Gala

January 14, 2017
5:30 PM MST to 10:30 PM MST
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Summit Ballroom at Hotel Eleganté Conference & Event Center
2886 S Circle Dr.
Colorado Springs, CO 80906
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Please join us for

PPRC's 20th Anniversary Gala Celebration


Spouses, significant others, friends, and co-workers are all invited!  

Semi-formal dress. No children please.


Fun, Fun, and more Fun.

Drawings and prizes

...the entire evening.



5:30 pm: Social and cocktail hour with hors d’oeuvres and live music.

6:30 pm: Dinner and Program

          • PPRC Founders and Past Presidents: “Challenges and Successes in growing an all-volunteer professional organization”
          • Keynote - PMI ’s Founder and Fellow, Jim Snyder: “From StartUp to Global”
          • PPRC - A Vision for the Future.
          • Dancing the Night Away.


It’s time to laugh, share, and celebrate!!! 

Be There!


Keynote Session:

From Startup to Global

To understand the project management professional of 2016 and beyond, requires an understanding of how we have matured and changed from the project schedulers and planners of the 1960's. Where did we come from and how did PMI play a role in building a new profession? A look back at the people, places, and environment will not only tell us about our history but will help us to understand where project management may be headed and how you can influence that direction.

This presentation aims to put you back in the 1960's, to help you understand the motivation for the founding of PMI and to give you a look at the time and people. With this bit of history as a backdrop, we will then take a look at what the future may hold for the project management profession and PMI.

Please be prepared to ask questions and add your thoughts to the discussion.


James R. SnyderJames R. Snyder

PMI Founder and Fellow

Mr. Snyder retired from SmithKline Beecham Pharmaceuticals, now GlaxoSmithKline, in 1997 where his last assignment was Associate Director of Planning & Business Management, Strategic Product Development. Jim has 38 years’ experience in the pharmaceutical Industry in computer sciences, operations research, international marketing, marketing administration and international finance. He has been involved in developing and implementing business systems as well as using project management skill in a wide variety of international projects since 1964. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Management form Georgia Institute of Technology and a Master of Business Administration from Drexel University. He served as an officer in the US Army Corps of Engineers from 1961-1963 in the US and Germany.

He is a Founder of Project Management Institute, Fellow of the Institute, Volunteer Executive Director (1971-1984), President, Chairman of the Board, and continues to be an active participant in the activities of the Institute. He has been awarded the PMI Man of the Year Award and is an Honorary Life Member of the Institute. He received the 2010 James J O’Brien Lifetime Achievement Award from the PMI College of Scheduling. Jim is a founding member of the Delaware Valley Chapter of PMI, the Pharmaceuticals Special Interest Group, and the College of Scheduling. As a member of the PMI Global Project Action Team (1999 - 2000) he work to help structure the Institute to meet the challenges of 2000 and beyond. He served as a member of the Publications Board of the Institute. The James R. Snyder Knowledge and Wisdom Center at PMI Headquarters is named in his honor. He has served as a member of the PMI Education Foundation Board of Directors and in January of 2006 he was recognized as Chairman Emeritus of the Educational Foundation. The PMIEF Student Paper Award is name in his honor. He is now serving as advisor and administrator to the PMI Delaware Valley Chapter.

Jim served as PMI’s Project Manager for the construction of the PMI World Headquarters in Newtown Square, PA. The building was completed and occupied on schedule and on budget. He was also the Project Manager for the second office building constructed in mid 2000 and occupied in January 2001. He headed the PMI-DVC education project to teach project management to selected Philadelphia and other area high school students. He has developed, and is leading, programs to implement project management programs in K-12 using project learning techniques to teach 21st Century Skills and Project Management.

In addition to his PMI work, Jim is an active member of St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Springfield, PA. He served as manager of the Capital Campaign for $1.2 million Church renovation and expansion and is Chairman of the Endowment Committee. He also serves as Treasurer of the church Nursery School. Jim is currently working as a volunteer with the Bethesda Project, in Philadelphia, planning the development and construction of a multi-story facility for the homeless. He has traveled extensively since the early 1970's expanding his interest in new places, fine restaurants, and great wine.


 PDU Information:

      • Keynote:  1 PDU - Leadership



Registration is $50 for members and non-members.  10% Discount for a limited time. Don't wait!


Hotel Room Reservations:

PPRC has arranged for discounted rooms at Hotel Elegante for our 20th Anniversary on 14-Jan-2016. The reservation code is 1616531.  Price will be $79 + tax and fees. 

Hotel Elegante will also give the discount to callers who ask for Project Management Institute rate for that evening.


Refund and Cancellation Policy:

Cancellation of registrations for Chapter Meetings will be honored and refunds granted when the cancellation is completed/received by 11:59 PM fourteen (14) business days before the event. 

You will be required to review and accept the current PMI Pikes Peak Regional Chapter Refund and Cancellation Policy as part of your registration.  Please review it here.


Registration Questions:

Please contact the Sid Reyna, VP Programs or Jason Pabelico, Meeting Director for any registration questions or problems that you may have.


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