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Lee Mandley Volunteer of the Month - December 2023

Volunteer of the Month

lovin-simona-200x200.jpgSimona Lovin

Simona Lovin has been an instrumental volunteer to support Programs, specifically in her role as Director of Speakers Engagement. She has organized the Speakers Database and managed all submissions received from the online "Be a Speaker" form through the PMI-LA website.

Simona follows up with every speaker candidate via emails, triages the appropriateness of the speakers' credentials, areas of expertise, session topics, fees, and availability. She coordinates meetings and interviews these speaker candidates and then makes recommendations on whether they should serve as a speaker for upcoming Programs meetings (e.g., Morning Meeting, Evening Meeting, Multi-Chapter Meeting, Flagship Meeting).

Simona has excellent leadership, communication, organizational, time management, problem-solving, and critical thinking skills. She is a great asset to the Programs team and PMI-LA Chapter. Without her service and contribution, we would not be able to secure as many speakers to support the various Programs meetings.

Great Job and Congratulations, Simona!


About the Lee Mandley Volunteer of the Month Award

Founding Director of the PMI-LA Alhambra Community Meeting located at DeVry, Lee was a Construction PM and a long-time member of the chapter.  He was the voice and liaison for the San Gabriel Valley members east of Pasadena.  Lee was the first director to institute round table discussions on interesting Project Management Topics when a speaker had to cancel at the last moment.   Since 2012, we have presented the ‘Volunteer of the Month’ award to a key volunteer who exhibits the outstanding trait of working “outside-the-box” to ensure that chapter operations are running smoothly in their area.  This award was renamed later that year to honor Lee Mandley.


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