President's Message

Dan Zilai, PMP - President of PMI Calumet Chapter


Dear PMI Calumet Members,

Welcome to the new and revitalized PMI Calumet Chapter.  We have a new and energized volunteer Board of Directors focused on bringing ‘more value to our local membership.’  Even in the Covid-19 era, this chapter will bring you more professional development opportunities, such as moving to monthly virtual chapter meetings and eventually, hybrid (physically distant, in-person and virtual) meetings hopefully by mid-2021 depending on the current health conditions and executive direction from the Governor of Indiana.

This website is the information hub for anything you want to know about the Calumet chapter including: its upcoming professional development events and future meet-ups, working with local mentors to study and prepare for the PMP exam, our PDU-ready volunteer opportunities and community events, outreach with students at local universities, developing your personal PDU cycle plan, and many other ways locally to earn PDUs quickly!  You can also obtain our chapter newsletter, review PMI Calumet videos and podcasts, access the “Members Only” section for visiting past presentations, articles and blogs for earning PDU credit.  The website also has links to related PMI sites along with our chapter social media outlets on Facebook,  LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube channel.  Members, I urge you all to subscribe to these social media channels; they are a great source of information, networking and PDU opportunities. 

Lastly, we still have some open volunteer leadership positions on our Board of Directors so take a look and let us know if you are interested in an appointed position.  PMI Calumet Chapter will continue to have an exciting line of inter-active, engaging programs this year so we hope to see you soon at one of our monthly chapter meetings, meet-ups, or our forthcoming Professional Development Day conference.  Check the event calendar for more information on our chapter events.

If you have suggestions, please let us know.  Feel free to ask a question by visiting our Contact Us page to email it to our Board.  We are always looking for good ideas and glad to review and/or incorporate them. The Board looks forward to seeing all of you at our upcoming chapter meetings, meet-ups or community volunteer events this year.  We are excited to get moving again and welcome your participation!


Dan Zilai, PMP
PMI Calumet Chapter
[email protected]


PMI President and CEO's Message


One the greatest strengths of PMI as an organization is our network of volunteer-led chapters. Chapters are the backbone of PMI and volunteers are "our secret sauce." Volunteers continue to make such a significant impact with their passion, dedication, and commitment.

I believe that both chapters and volunteers are our value enablers. This network of stakeholders gives us incredible insights to the challenges faced by project professionals in every corner of the world. And this community is an incredible platform to make an impact on some of the world’s biggest challenges we are facing today. All of you bring ideas to reality and bring visions to life.

- Sunil Prashara, President & CEO