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By Ana María Rodríguez, MSE, PMP
Senior Contributing Editor
Rosario
, Argentina
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THE ARGENTINA PM COMMUNITY RECEIVES SIX AWARDS FROM THE PROJECT MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE

During the PMI Leadership Meeting and Global Congress that was held in Vancouver, BC (Canadá) from Octuber 18th to 24th, the Buenos Aires and Nuevo Cuyo chapters of PMI received the Chapter of the year awards in their correspondent categories. Both chapters also received the Leadership, Operations and Planning award.

Left to Right: Ana Maria Rodriguez (PMI Buenos Aires Chapter Vice President) Pablo Lledo (PMI Nuevo Cuyo Chapter Past President), Beth Partleton (PMI Director at Large), Cecilia Boggi (PMI Buenos Aires Chapter Past President), William Moylan (PMI Director at Large)

During the Community Awards Ceremony, the Buenos Aires received the Chapter of the Year Award in Category 2 (300 to 1000 members), according to PMI because its effort on maintaining and nurturing professional and personal relationships, which led the chapter to a 30% increase in membership and 90% retention rate during 2011. Ms. Cecilia Boggi, 2011 president of the Chapter was also recognized in the Community Awards Ceremony, due to her leadership skills leading the 80 volunteers of the chapter.

At the same event, The Nuevo Cuyo chapter received the Chapter of the Year Award in the Category 1 (Chapters with less than 300 members), according to PMI because its efforts to take the Project Management Profession to all the Cuyo Region in Argentina, and the high level of activity that the chapter has since its foundation 2 years ago.

During the Professional Awards Ceremony, Mr. Pablo Lledó, past president of Nuevo Cuyo, received the Distinguished Contribution Award.  Mr. Lledó contribution to the growth of the profession is based on his experience training more than 12,000 executives in Project Management, and the fact that he has written 8 books in the field.

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About the Author

ANA MARIA RODRIGUEZ

Senior Contributing Editor

Rosario, Argentina

Ana Maria Rodriguez  is founder and manager of ERA Project Management, offering consulting services to the Engineering and Construction Industry in Rosario, Argentina. She is also an adjunct professor of project management at the Universidad Nacional de Rosario. Colombian by birth, Ms. Rodriguez graduated with a Civil Engineering Degree from Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in Bogota, Colombia and from the University of Texas at Austin, USA with a Masters Degree in Construction Engineering and Project Management (MSE).  She also holds the Project Management Professional (PMP®) credential from the Project Management Institute (PMI®). Ms Rodriguez has implemented Project Management best practices and managed projects both in the government sector and in the engineering and construction private sector. Ms. Rodriguez is Vice President of PMI Buenos Aires Argentina Chapter (PMIBA) and founding member of PMI Nuevo Cuyo Chapter. Ms. Rodriguez welcomes contact at [email protected], also at www.erapm.com.ar