Welcome to the Chapter
The California Central Valley Chapter was chartered in December 2010 and is part of PMI Region 7, an area that covers Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, and New Mexico. We are the 18th PMI Chapter chartered in Region 7. We cover the geographic area denoted by the following zip code prefixes: 932, 933, 936, 937, and 961.
The primary focus of the California Central Valley Chapter is to advance the capability of its members to practice their profession of project management for the benefit of other project managers, themselves, and for whom they do project management work while building professional relationships in a fun and learning environment. Our vision embraces, values, applies, and attributes its success to professional project management leadership and practices.


The Chapter's mission is to promote project management as a profession to the community by:

  • Providing a forum for exchanging project management knowledge & expertise
  • Creating networking opportunities
  • Supporting professional development
  • Advocating PM excellence
  • Recognizing PM success in achieving results
  • Supporting current and new PM forums


Chapter Events

Aug 4, 2016
Time: 05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Location: Community Administration Support Building

Aug 11, 2016
Time: 05:30 PM - 07:00 PM
Location: DeVry University

Aug 18, 2016
Time: 05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Location: To Be Announced

Aug 25, 2016
Time: 05:30 PM - 08:00 PM
Location: DeVry University

Sep 12, 2016 - Oct 19, 2016
Time: 05:30 PM - 08:30 PM
Location: Fresno State University Business Center

Sep 12, 2016 - Oct 19, 2016
Time: 05:30 PM - 08:30 PM
Location: Fresno State University Business Center

Sep 15, 2016
Time: 05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Location: To Be Announced

Oct 20, 2016
Time: 05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Location: To Be Announced

Nov 17, 2016
Time: 05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Location: To Be Announced
July 21st Membership Appreciation Event **CANCELLED**
Dear PMI-CCVC Members and Volunteers,

I am sorry to inform you that due to a situation beyond our control, the Cobb Ranch/Fresno Riversport Center is not available for public use at this time. Therefore, I am sad to inform you that our Member Appreciation event scheduled for Thursday, July 21 is cancelled.

I know many will be disappointed they cannot kayak or enjoy the lovely cooling waters of the San Joaquin River or get to spend time just enjoying the great company of fellow chapter members under the giant shade trees along the river. The board is certainly disappointed but this is no reflection on our lack of appreciation for our members and volunteers.

Do not despair! We are already planning another member appreciation event for later this year. So watch the events page on our website and your email!

We do have two August meetings and hope you can join us at the Regular Chapter Meeting on Thursday August 18 (location TBD) and the Annual Chapter Meeting and Ice Cream Social on Thursday, August 25th at Fresno State’s University Business Center. Check out the chapter website events page to register and for time and location details.


Sharon L. Starcher
President Elect


Bakersfield Events

Aug 17, 2016
Time: 04:30 PM - 08:00 PM
Location: Hodel’s Country Dining

August 17th, 2016 Bakersfield Dinner Meeting




Ronald Stien

Industry Trends, Job Hunting, Interviewing
Ronald Stein
Founder at PTS Staffing Company

Ronald Stein founded the staffing augmentation company PTS Staffing Solutions in 1995. Today, PTS is a leading regional provider of engineering & professional staffing outsource solutions for California and Texas. PTS specializes in staffing to the petrochemical, power,transportation, and infrastructure related industries as well as the IT, Finance and Accounting sectors. Prior to PTS, Ron started his career at Fluor and Bechtel and enjoyed extensive opportunities to learn the energy industry. Ron actively shares his views about the energy industry, and the economy, with our elected legislature officials in Sacramento and the press.

• He has testified before legislatures
• He has met with Governor Brown’s Chief Advisor on Job
and Businesses, Mike Rossi.Richard CHapman
• He has authored Op-Ed articles on energy for the press.
• He is active in the Western States Petroleum Association
(WSPA), and WSPA Legislative Days in Sacramento.

Kern County Economic Overview
Richard Chapman
President & CEO of Kern Economic Development
Corporation (KEDC)

With East Coast roots, Richard brings passion and foundational knowledge to position KEDC at the forefront of the competition for job creation and economic development. Richard graduated from Georgetown University and received his MBA from American University before moving across the country to work in Seattle as an economic developer. With more than 20 years of economic development experience, Richard is truly the best when it comes to “thinking big” and shaping Kern County’s economic future. Chapman’s previous positions included Executive Director of the Buckeye (Arizona) Valley Development, Inc., and Vice President for the Economic Development Council of Seattle and King County.He has also held a research position with Prudential Securities.

“It is a distinct pleasure to serve my ninth year with a strong and
formidable team, as we develop and implement innovative strategies
for the region’s emerging and established industry clusters.” -Richard

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Meeting Agenda:
August 17th, 2016

4:30 PM - 5:00 PM - Registration and Networking

5:00 PM - 5:30 PM - Introduction
• Tunde Deru, Director PMI Bakersfield

5:30 PM - 6:15 PM - Industry Trends, Job Hunting, Interviewing
• Ronald Stein: Founder of PTS Staffing Solutions

6:15 PM - 6:30 PM - Break

6:30 PM - 7:15 PM - Kern County Economic Overview
• Richard Chapman: President & CEO of KEDC (Kern Economic Development Corporation)

7:15 PM - 8:00 PM - Questions & Answers / Wrap up, Panel Discussion

8:00 PM - Close

(includes dinner): 

Early Bird Registration (Before 8/12/16) : $25
Late Registration (at the Door): $30

Qualified attendees will receive 1 PDU for attending this meeting
Hodel's Country Dining
5917 Knudsen Dr.
Bakersfield, CA 93308
(North of Olive Drive & West of CA-99)





The Board of Directors and all of the members of the PMI-CCVC wish to thank each of the Chapter sponsors for their continued support of the organization and their recognition of the importance of project management in the Country.

To find out more about how your organization can become a chapter sponsor, and learn how you can benefit from sponsorship, please contact our VP of Marketing.