Today I was honored to give the keynote address at the PMI Westchester Professional Development Day in New York. I always enjoy speaking at PDDs and similar events, but the highlight of my day was to spend time with PMI founder Jim Snyder, who talked about his experience in creating the PMI in 1969 and his contributions since then toward building it into the great organization that it is today. It was especially entertaining to see some of the snapshots and photos of the organization from its humble roots of typewriter on a kitchen table to the global corporation it is today.
It turns out that Jim and I both lived in Marietta, GA for an overlapping period, although we were in different stations of life at the time.
Everyone in this profession is indebted to the vision, persistence, and work of the men like Jim who quite literally created something out of nothing.