PMI California Central Valley Chapter

John Briar



Reports to President

Years with PMI-CCVC: 5 Years

I have been blessed with a nearly 40-year professional career in Information Technology, serving both the private and public sectors with the last 20 years supporting higher education. Growing from an application programmer to an executive director of IT has been both challenging and rewarding, especially in how my role impacts others. I have managed small IT development projects and multimillion-dollar IT infrastructure projects in my career.

The mission of PMI to promote project management as a profession aligns with my passion of making a difference for others and building communities. Project management, much like information technology, spans all aspects of an organization and assisting PMI to provide resources and knowledge to enhance the profession is very fulfilling.

Fun Fact

I grew up on a ranch, raising and showing cattle with 4-H clubs and in FFA. I had always aspired to be a veterinarian. I entered Fresno State on the Beef Show Team and emerged 4 years later with a Business Administration – Information Systems degree. Still not quite sure how that happened...

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Inspirational Quote

"Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. Once you become a leader, success is all about growing others." – Jack Welch