PMI Chicagoland Chapter History

The Chicagoland Chapter was chartered in 1977 and today it has 4,300+ members in the Chicago metropolitan area. It is the 7th largest chapter in the world and the 6th largest in North America as of September 2016 and one of the most active chapters in the Project Management Institute.

The Chicagoland Chapter provides the opportunity to network with other Project Management professionals and practitioners in a diverse range of industries in the Chicago metropolitan area to share project experiences, effective project management techniques and tools, and valuable lessons learned are among the many benefits.

Since its founding in 1969, the Project Management Institute (PMI) continues to be vital and forward thinking – focused on the needs of project management professionals worldwide. An acknowledged pioneer in the field with a membership that truly represents a global community with more than 500,000 members in virtually every country around the globe.

PMI professionals come from virtually every major industry including, aerospace, automotive, business management, construction, engineering, financial services, information technology, pharmaceuticals, healthcare, and telecommunications. PMI establishes project management standards, provides seminars, educational programs and professional certification that more and more organizations desire for their project leaders.