Sunday, January 31, 2010

PMI - Northern California Chapter 1976

Executive Committee
  • President: Gerry Fuentes / Robert Duke (after March)
  • Secretary / Treasurer: John Igoe
  • VP Functional Operations: Robert Polvi
  • Program Committee Chairman: Marc Caspe
  • Facilities Committee Chairman: Cal Rutherford
  • co-Chairman: John Trevenen
  • Education & Prof. Dev. Committee Chair: Don Keener
  • VP Member Services: Sami Haddad
  • Industry & Company Coordinator: (vacant?)
  • Membership Committee Chairman: Wally Kruse, Oz West
  • Public Relations Committee Chairman: Horst Richter

Advisory Committee
  • Steven White Bechtel
  • Charles Buck Brown & Root, Inc
  • Donald MacDonald, H.K. Ferguson
  • Robert Duke Fluor Utah, Inc.
  • Bryce Bennett Int’l Engineering
  • Vic Cole Kaiser Engineers

Note: Several others were on a list dated 7/26/76, as being members of the Executive Committee: Bruce Moen, Robert Magann, Douglas Mitchell, Dan Brand, and Harold Rhodes. Their roles were not listed.

Programs ($10 members, $15 non-members) “The State-Of-The-Art in Project Management”
A unique opportunity to learn successful management techniques, as employed by major Bay Area firms.
Dinner meetings were held on the third Wednesday of the month in the San Francisco Engineers’ Club (Sansome @ Pine)
Dinner mtg main program speaker *
  • 5/12/76 An Overview of Project Management, Marc Caspe
  • 6/2/76 State-Of-The-Art Report by Bechtel Corporation, Fred Hollenbach, Project Operations
  • 9/15/76 State-Of-The-Art Report by Brown & Root, Charles Buck, VP & General Manager
  • 10/20/76 State-Of-The-Art Report by Fluor Utah, Inc., Robert Duke, VP Project Operations
  • 11/17/76 State-Of-The-Art Report by H.K. Ferguson, John Trevenen, Mgr Support Services
  • 12/15/76 State-Of-The-Art Report by International Engineering Co., Inc. Marc Caspe, Chief Engineer
  • 1/18/77 State-Of-The-Art Report by Kaiser Engineers Donald Keener, Training Consultant
  • 2/16/77 State-Of-The-Art Report by Arthur Mc Kee Robert Magann, Asst Mgr Operations 3/16/77 Evaluation of System Strengths Panel: Gerry Fuentes, moderator
  • 4/20/77 Identification of Potential Enhancements to the State-Of-The-Art Panel: Prof. John Fondahl, moderator
  • 5/18/77 Implementation of Viable Enhancements to the State-Of-The-Art Panel: Pres, PMI-NCC (1977)

* Per Bruce Moen, these were not necessarily the speakers – in some cases it was a higher level person in their company (e.g. the Advisory Committee members). These people listed were put on the brochure, but by the time the dinner meetings came around, the speakers may have changed.


Professional Development
  • Jun 11-13, 1976 1st Annual Regional Asilomar Conference “The Constancy of Change in Project Management”

  • PMI membership dues: $30
  • July 1976 document: Position descriptions, duties and responsibilities for:
  • President, Secretary, Treasurer, VP Operations, VP Member Services
  • Committees – Duties and responsibilities for:
  • Advisory Committee Education and Professional Development
  • Executive Committee Industry and Company Coordinators
  • Nominating Committee Membership Committee
  • Program Committee Public Relations Committee
  • Facilities Committee
Purpose of the Advisory Committee
Per summer ’88 newsletter: The concept of an Advisory Committee was first introduced to PMI by our chapter. Senior representatives leading Bay Area industries and universities provide guidance, council and assistance to the Chapter. They review the programs for the year, review Asilomar plans, and review key policy issues that may need resolution.

1976: Steve V. White became an “Honorary Life Member of PMI”

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