January 2019 Chapter Meeting: COMMUNITY SPOTLIGHT

January 22, 2019
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
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Norris Meetings and Events Center
2525 West Anderson Lane, #365
Austin, TX 78757


Norris Centers 

Norris Centers
2525 West Anderson Lane, #365 
Austin, TX 78757 

Our dinner events have been selling out, so please register early! Dinner orders closed on Thursday, January 17 at 8:00 PM. Session(s) online registration closes on Monday, January 21 at 5:30 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: TBD. Gluten-free and vegetarian options available.

5:30 – 7:00 pm
(.5 Leadership PDU)
Registration, Business Meeting, Networking and Dinner (Cash Bar)

Community Spotlight: Transformation Through Project Management

7:00 – 9:00 pm: Presentations and Panel Discussion 
(1.5 Leadership and .5 Technical PDU)


Todd KimbrielTodd Kimbriel, Deputy Executive Director of the Texas Department of Information Resources and the State of Texas Chief Information Officer, came to public service in 2008 after serving over 25 years in the private sector. He is a lifelong information technology professional, having spent time in all aspects of technology including planning, design, operations, and management. His industry experience outside of public service includes telecommunications, aviation, retail, and import/export.

As the State CIO, Mr. Kimbriel represents Texas nationally and collaborates with other states in advancing the role of technology in the public sector. Mr. Kimbriel graduated from Syracuse University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance.

Cindy Vandersleen

Cindy Vandersleen, PMP has more than 35 years progressive experience as an executive IT leader and project management professional. During her corporate tenure she was responsible for delivery and support of business applications, establishing organizational project management processes, and achieved success with many high-profile enterprise implementations.

Prior to her retirement in 2015, she was Director of the Project Management Office for Young Presidents Organization. Cindy holds a B.S. in Mathematics from Texas Christian University. She has taught project management courses, volunteered as project coach for Girls Inc. of Dallas; and served on the board of the Fort Worth PMI Chapter for 10 years, where her focus has been community outreach. She is currently serving as President of the PMI Fort Worth Chapter.

Hari Thummalapalli

Hari Thummalapalli is an agile project management expert and trainer with more than 20 years of experience implementing projects of all sizes in over 10 industries in the private, public, and non-profit sectors. He has been teaching agile and project management exam prep courses at the Austin Community College and providing customized training at companies in Austin for over 15 years.

Mr. Thummalapalli graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology with a Master of Science from the School of Aerospace Engineering.


Rhonda WolleatRhonda Wolleat, Captain for American Airlines: "Airplanes have always fascinated me and I’ve wanted to fly since I was 7 years old. In 1980 I earned my ratings from Spartan Aeronautics in Tulsa, OK.  I instructed, flew charter, freight, air ambulance and commuters for almost 10 years. American Airlines was my dream job!  I was hired in 1990 as a flight engineer on the Boeing 727 and later moved to the right seat of the MD 80 and Boeing 767.  My current job is Captain on the Airbus 321, flying out of Dallas Fort Worth. My responsibilities include managing the flight crew, understanding aircraft systems and dealing with maintenance directives.  My goal is to make flying a pleasant experience for our passengers as well as the crew I am working with."




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Thanks to our Chapter Meeting Sponsors:

 Norris Centers



$15.00 PMI Austin Chapter Member: Presentations Only
$10.00 Earlybird rate before January 17

$25.00 Non-Member: Presentations Only
$20.00 Earlybird rate before January 17