Lejla Frazee, MBL, PMP

Nominee for VP of Operations

Lejla Frazee is a seasoned project manager. Lejla has been serving on the board for PMI of Central Iowa since 2018 as a Director of Volunteerism and most recently as a Director of Technology. In addition to her board member responsibilities, Lejla also attended various college and high school classes to educate and influence the project management profession. Lejla received her Bachelors in Accounting at AIB College of Business. Afterwards, she continued her education and received a Masters in Business Leadership from William Penn University. Lejla has worked for Nationwide Insurance as a project manager for the past nine years. With her excellent abilities in coordinating internal and external resources, she ensures that all projects are completed on time and satisfactory.  With her energy and dedication to excellence, Lejla will continue to deliver the same high level of performance and value to PMI of Central Iowa Chapter.

Lejla Frazee, MBL, PMP

James Allen, MBA, PMP

Nominee for VP of Membership & Volunteerism

As a well-established IT leader with a passion for technical projects, Jim’s career spans mainframe, web, application development, and integration projects. Crossing industries such as aerospace, healthcare, insurance, banking, and finance, Jim has provided leadership from teams of 2 through teams reaching 30 or more individuals. A PMP since 2001, Jim recently earned certifications in six sigma as a yellow belt and scrum master. In addition to being a practitioner, Jim has taught project management for AIB College of Business, ITT Technical Institute, and, most recently, the University of Dubuque.

A long time member of PMI, Jim has held positions with the PMI-CIC board as VP of Membership and President. He has also volunteered for PDD and several PMP exam prep courses.

James Allen, MBA, PMP

Brent Humphries, MBA, PMP

Nominee for President Elect

Brent Humphries is a committed member of the project management community with 20 years of experience as a practitioner (16 years as a PMP), 8 years of experience as a professor, and 6 years of experience as a PMI-CIC Board member.  As PMI-CIC's first Director of Social Media, he established a social media strategy for the Chapter and led the charge to embrace social media as a communications and community building platform.  As PMI-CIC VP of Communications & Marketing, he improved communication efficiency and timeliness by retiring the old newsletter and replacing it with a streamlined and social media enabled blog.  As the Chapter continues to grow and embrace the continuous changes in the ever-evolving project economy, Brent is here to strengthen the Chapter and enhance its value for its members, and chew gum -- and he's all out of gum.

Brent currently works as a project manager at Wells Fargo, teaches project management as an adjunct professor for Grand View University, and serves on the PMI-CIC Board of Directors as Vice President of Communications & Marketing.  He holds a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from the University of Notre Dame and an MBA from the University of Iowa.  

Brent Humphries, MBA, PMP

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN MAKING AN IMPACT IN THE PROJECT MANAGEMENT COMMUNITY?

Do you have a desire to be more involved with your local PMI Chapter?  Become a volunteer leader and

serve on the PMI-CIC Board of Directors! Nominate yourself or nominate another PMI-CIC Member

interested in serving in a PMI-CIC Board position. Please submit your nomination(s) to the PMI-CIC Nominations

Committee by email at nominationscommittee@pmi-centraliowa.org  by July 17, 2020 @ 5:00 p.m. CT.

 

PMI CENTRAL IOWA CHAPTER IS SEEKING NOMINATIONS FOR THE FOLLOWING 2021 ELECTED BOARD ROLES.   

  1. *President- Elect - 3 -1-year term commitments; requires commitment to the full three years 
  2. Vice President of Membership & Volunteerism (2-year term)
  3. Vice President of Operations (2-year term)

 

*President Elect is a three-year commitment filling the following three one-year term positions: President Elect, President, and Immediate Past President.

 

ELECTION TIMELINE:

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS BY

Monday, June 15, 2020

NOMINATIONS CLOSE AT 5:00 PM CT

Friday, July 17, 2020

SLATE OF NOMINEES SENT TO ELECTRONIC VOTING PROVIDER BY

Friday, July 24, 2020

ONLINE BALLOT INSTRUCTIONS EMAILED TO MEMBERS IN GOOD STANDING BY

Friday, August 7, 2020

ONLINE BALLOT VOTING CLOSED AT 5:00 PM CT

Friday, August 28, 2020

BALLOT VALIDATION COMPLETED BY

Thu. September 24, 2020

VOTING RESULTS ANNOUNCED TO MEMBERS BY

Mon. September 28, 2020

2021 ELECTED & APPOINTED BOARD MEMBERS TAKE OFFICE

Friday, January 1, 2021

 

OFFICE TERMS & ELIGIBILITY

  • Nominees must be members in good standing with PMI Central Iowa. 
  • PMI Central Iowa Chapter members in good standing as of July 31, 2020 will be eligible to vote for the board positions up for election in 2020.
  • Terms of office for elected positions (exception for the offices of President and President-Elect) shall be [2], limited to [2] consecutive terms in the same position, and no more than [4] consecutive terms on the Board in general.
  • The Offices of President and President-Elect are open only to members who have served previously in one of the Board of Director officer positions, either on the PMI-CIC Board or at another PMI Component Chapter, for a minimum of twelve (12) consecutive months. No past President is eligible to become President or President-Elect for three (3) years after his/her most recently expired term as President.
  • Chapter by-laws, and additional documents can be found on the PMI-CIC website at https://pmi-centraliowa.org/documents. Detailed position descriptions and appointed director roles can be found on the  PMI-CIC website at https://pmi-centraliowa.org/board-position.

 

BRIEF ROLE DESCRIPTIONS FOR OPEN ELECTED BOARD ROLES                                                                                                    

  • The President-Elect shall keep the records of all business meetings of the Chapter and meetings of the Board, maintain the policies, procedures, processes, and position descriptions of the Board, and utilize parliamentary procedures to conduct all meetings of the Board. The President-Elect will represent the President in meetings where the President is not present. 
  • The Vice President of Membership & Volunteerism is a voting member of the Board responsible for overseeing the team that develops and implements PMI-CIC’s membership and volunteer plan, which ensures continued growth and retention and focuses on active participation of the membership base through volunteerism to PMI-CIC, PMI®, and the project management industry.
  • The Vice President of Operations is responsible for the processes related to the ongoing, internal operations of the PMI-CIC, including oversight of legal and contractual agreements, records management, controlling and accounting for PMI-CIC assets and is responsible for fulfilling the technology requirements of the PMI-CIC.

 

NOMINATION PROCESS

A Nominating Committee shall prepare a slate containing nominees for each Board position and shall determine the eligibility and willingness of each nominee to stand for election. Candidates for Board positions may also be nominated by petition process established by the Nominating Committee or the Board. Elections shall be conducted: (a) during the annual meeting of the membership; or (b) by mail ballot to all voting members in good standing; or (c) by electronic vote in compliance with the legal jurisdiction. The candidate who receives a majority of votes cast for each office shall be elected. Ballots shall be counted by the Nominating Committee or by tellers designated by the Board.  

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR THOSE RUNNING FOR OFFICE

  • In accordance with PMI® policies, practices, procedures, rules and directives, no funds or resources of PMI® or the PMI-CIC may be used to support the election of any candidate or group of candidates for PMI®, PMI-CIC or public office.
  • No other type of organized electioneering, communications, fund-raising, or other organized activity on behalf of a candidate shall be permitted.
  • The PMI-CIC Nominating Committee, or other applicable body designated by the PMI-CIC, will be the sole distributor(s) of all election materials for PMI-CIC elected positions.
  • Nominees, as a condition of expressing their interest in being a nominee, will submit a signed statement verifying that they have read, understand, and agree to abide by these policies and rules. This includes the following statement: “As a condition of my potential nomination or candidacy, I agree that I will not initiate, encourage, accept or endorse conduct on behalf of my potential nomination or candidacy which is in violation of the policy relating to the election as adopted by the PMI-CIC. To violate this policy may result in revocation of my nomination by petition or candidacy for office.”