Project Management Institute Executives: What They Do and How to Get Involved

by PMWorld 360

Do you want to make a difference in the project management community? Are you looking for ways to get more involved with the Project Management Institute (PMI)? If so, then read on! In this article, we will discuss the roles and responsibilities of PMI executives and provide tips on how you can get involved.

What is the Project Management Institute (PMI)?

The PMI is the world’s largest not-for-profit professional membership association for the project, program, and portfolio management profession. It has more than half a million members and credential holders in almost 200 countries. PMI advances the project, program, and portfolio management profession by providing standards, tools, education, training, and networking opportunities. PMI is a “for-purpose” organization working in nearly every country worldwide to advance careers, strengthen organizational success, and equiping changemakers with new skills and ways of working to maximize their impact.

The current President of PMI is Mark A. Langley. He has been with PMI since 1997, serving in several roles, including Vice President of Marketing, Senior Director of Product Development, and Vice President of Certification. He is responsible for developing the organization’s globally recognized Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification program.

Who are Project Management Institute (PMI) executives?

PMI Executives are the leaders of PMI. They are responsible for determining the organization’s direction and ensuring that it meets the needs of its members. They are a group of volunteers elected by the members of PMI to serve on the Board of Directors. The Board of Directors is responsible for governing PMI and its activities. The Executive Committee is responsible for executing the decisions of the Board of Directors.

PMI Executives include the President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, and Chair of the Board of Directors.

  • The President is the Chief Executive Officer of PMI and is responsible for its overall management.
  • The Vice President is responsible for PMI’s operations and activities.
  • The Treasurer is responsible for PMI’s finances.
  • The Secretary is responsible for PMI’s communications.
  • The Chair of the Board of Directors is responsible for leading the Board of Directors.

PMI Executives are committed to making PMI the premier professional organization for project management. They work to improve the practice of project management and advance the profession.

What do Project Management Institute (PMI) executives do?

The PMI has a board of directors that sets the strategic direction for the organization and an executive team that implements the strategy and manages the operations of the PMI. Directors and executives at the PMI work to promote best practices in project management, develop new resources for project managers, and provide certification and training opportunities. They also advocate for the advancement of project management as a profession. The most critical role of the PMI is to provide a framework for project management that organizations worldwide can use.

Executive team of Project Management Institute (PMI)

The Executive Team of the Project Management Institute (PMI) members include:

These are the people responsible for making PMI the best organization that it can be. They work hard to improve project management practice and advance the profession.

The named CEO of PMI: Sunil

Sunil was named CEO of PMI in March of 2019. He brings more than three decades of valuable global leadership to PMI. He has a proven track record of developing and executing strategy, leading large-scale transformation projects, and hitting objectives for international organizations.

Before joining PMI, he was the CEO of i1too Ltd in the U.K., a sales accelerator for digital start-ups he created in 2016 and expanded internationally. He previously served as Expereo International’s CEO. Also, He held various executive leadership roles in the information and communications technology sector with Tata Communications, including leading the $0.65 billion Global Data & Internet Services division.

James has extensive multi-functional, multi-cultural, and multi-geographic experience in sales, operations, and digital transformation for Vodafone, Nokia, Accenture, and Perot Systems (NTT). As a company executive, he has developed a respect for project management expertise and understands how PMI can grow its influence worldwide from the “outside-in.”

How can you get involved with PMI and its executive branch?

PMI’s Executive branch provides opportunities for members to get involved in the institute’s governance and shape its future direction. Executive positions are filled through an annual election process. The Board of Directors is the PMI’s governing body and is responsible for setting strategy, approving budgets, and ensuring that the institute operates by its bylaws. The Executive Committee is a smaller group of Board-appointed volunteers who provide advice and guidance on strategic initiatives between Board meetings.

Ways to get involved

If you are interested in getting involved with PMI at the executive level, there are a few ways to do so. You can apply for a position on the Board of Directors or the Executive Committee. You can also serve on one of PMI’s many committees or forums, which provide advice and guidance on various aspects of project management. Finally, you can participate in the institute’s Standards Program, which develops and maintains standards for the project management profession.

Benefits of being a PMI executive member

As a PMI executive member, you’ll have access to many benefits and resources that can help you in your career. You’ll also be able to connect with other executives facing similar challenges and opportunities. Some of the benefits of being a PMI executive member include:

  • Access to exclusive content: As a PMI executive member, you’ll have access to exclusive content that can help you in your career. This includes webinars, articles, templates, and more.
  • Connections with other executives: You’ll be able to connect with other executives facing similar challenges and opportunities. This can help you learn from others and find new ways to improve your own career.
  • Discounts on products and services: As a PMI executive member, you’ll be able to get discounts on products and services that can help you in your career. This includes training courses, conferences, and more.

If you’re looking for ways to advance your career, being a PMI executive member is a great way to do so. With access to exclusive resources and discounts on products and services, you’ll be able to take your career to the next level.

How to join PMI?

There are three different types of membership with PMI: Individual, Professional, and Organizational. You can learn more about these memberships and their benefits on the PMI website.

The best way to join PMI is through their website. You can also find a local chapter near you that you can join. Joining a local chapter gives you access to events, resources, and networking opportunities. If you are interested in becoming a member of PMI, the first step is to create an account on their website. Once you have created an account, you will be able to fill out a membership application.

Remember to prepare for the PMP certification exam and stay current on your PDUs. PMI offers many benefits to its members, including access to exclusive resources, networking opportunities, and discounts on PMI products and services.


The Project Management Institute (PMI) is a global organization that offers certification and networking opportunities to project managers. If you are looking for ways to get involved in project management, the PMI is a great place to start. There are many different ways to get involved with the PMI, depending on your interests and skill set. You can become a member, attend an event, or take a course.  The PMI also offers volunteer opportunities for those who want to give back to the community.

Getting involved with the PMI can help you build your network of professionals and learn more about the job, business, finance, and project management.

We hope this article has given you some insights into the Project Management Institute and how you can get involved. If you have any questions, please feel free to comment below.


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