January Chapter Meeting

January 23, 2018
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
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Norris Conference Center
2525 West Anderson Lane, #365
Austin, TX 78757

New Meeting Location!



Norris Conference Center
2525 West Anderson Lane, #365 
Austin, TX 78757 


Our dinner events have been selling out, so please register early! Invite a non-member to the meeting and enter to win a $50 gift card. Dinner order closes on Thursday, January 18 at 8:00 PMno dinner tickets will be sold after early bird registration closesSession(s) online registration closes on January 22 at 6:00 PM. Please note: If you have paid for your PMI Austin Chapter Membership within the past 48 hours, register as a guest and self-report the PDUs.

Menu: Down Home Favorite
BBQ pork ribs & grilled chicken breast, served with jalapeno cornbread casserole & a garden salad.
P.S. All Buffets are served with iced tea, coffee and a dessert display. Special dietary entrees (e.g., vegetarian meal) are available upon request.

New Year Community Spotlight

Happy Hour / Networking (cash bar opens 5:30 – 7:30 PM)
Presentations 7:00 – 9:00 PM

5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
(1 Leadership PDU)
Networking Meeting and Dinner (Cash Bar)

7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
(2 Leadership PDUs)
Community Spotlight Speaker Presentations and Roundtable Discussion

Session Abstract:
Presentations and Roundtable discussion featuring Stephen Elkins, Chief Information Officer, City of Austin; Shawn Kotoske, Director or Internal Administration and Public Consulting Group; Professor Calin Popescu, PMI Austin founding president; and Chief Brian Manley, Austin Police Chief.

Brief Bios: 

Stephen Elkins, PMP
Since Stephen Elkins signed on as the City of Austin’s CIO in 2010, he and his team have helped transform the technologies and data used across the city to make it one of the most technologically progressive places in the country. Elkins has been recognized as a leading example of excellence in the intersection of tech and local government and honoring his team with over a dozen awards.

In 2014, The Public Technology Institute awarded Elkins' team five times for their work. Their achievements include the development of the Infrastructure Management, Mapping, Planning and Coordination Tool (IMMPACT); comprehensive data analysis on strategic capital investments; and the city's adoption of a water conservation inspections application. The launch of Austin's Open Data Portal, which contains more than 1.4 billion points of publicly available data, additionally earned Elkins accolades in 2014. The portal originally went into effect to provide transparency into city government and has since attracted a local community of coders and business owners who are using the data to develop relevant apps and tools.
Elkins came to the City of Austin with more than 17 years of senior management experience at Applied Materials. Prior to his appointment as CIO, he served as Director of the Small, Minority Business Resources department at the City. Elkins holds a Master of Business from St. Edwards University and a Bachelor’s of Science in Electronic Engineering Technology.

Shawn Kotoske, PMP

Shawn Kotoske is currently the Director of Internal Administration at Public Consulting Group (PCG), where he has worked in both education and healthcare management consulting for nearly 10 years. During this time Shawn has worked exclusively with state and local governments to increase the funding and efficiency of their public programs.
Shawn is a decorated war veteran who served our country in the United States Army for 9 years. He was awarded the Bronze Star Medal for his service in the Iraq War where he led signals intelligence operations for the southern half of the country. He left the military with the rank of Captain.
Shawn holds a B.A. in Philosophy from the University of Notre Dame, and an Ed. M. in Education Policy Management from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education. He currently serves on the board of United Way for Greater Austin.

Calin Popescu
Professor Calin M. Popescu is a founding member of the PMI Austin Chapter and its first President. Dr. Popescu was a founding professor of the University of Texas’ construction management graduate program, later renamed Construction Engineering and Project Management. Dr. Popescu joined the UT faculty in 1974, after defecting from Romania where he was head of that nation’s computer center and was Project Manager of a 12,000 room hotel complex on the Black Sea. Dr. Popescu is co-author of several noted construction management books, including Construction Equipment Management for Engineers, Estimators, and Owners.

Brian Manley
Brian Manley is Chief of the Austin Police Department. He leads a department of 2,646 sworn law enforcement and support personnel who carry out police operations within the City of Austin, as well as the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, city parks, lakes and municipal courts. With an annual budget of $402 million, APD serves Austin’s diversified population in the 11th largest city in the United States. Our vision of being the safest big city in America is built around a strong commitment to neighborhood-based policing.

Chief Manley has been with the Austin Police Department since 1990 and during this time he has served in and supervised many areas including Patrol, Narcotics, Child Abuse, Homicide, Highway Enforcement, Internal Affairs, Special Operations & Homeland Security, and Recruiting & Training. Additionally, he led a delegation of APD officers during the 2009 Presidential Inauguration in Washington DC, commanded a group of Special Response Team officers in a deployment to Houston, TX in the wake of Hurricane Ike, and attended the Senior Counterterrorism Officials Seminar in Israel.
Chief Manley earned his Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Texas at Austin in 1992, majoring in Finance. He earned his Master of Science in Organizational Leadership and Ethics (MSOLE) degree from St. Edward’s University in Austin in 2004 and was recognized as the St. Edward’s University 2004 Outstanding MSOLE Graduate of the Year. Chief Manley is a graduate of the Police Executive Research Forum’s Senior Management Institute for Police, the Major Cities Chiefs Association’s Police Executive Leadership Institute, and is an IACP certified Leadership in Police Organizations instructor.

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$25.00 PMI Austin Chapter Member: Dinner & Presentations
$20.00 Earlybird rate before January 18

$35.00 Non-Member: Dinner & Presentations
$30.00 Earlybird rate before January 18