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Lee Mandley Volunteer of the Month: September

Volunteer of the Month

Brian Franke, CSM CSPO PMI-ACP

A steady volunteer for the past 2 years, Brian is the volunteer behind the weekly summaries that are sent to our members every week.  The challenge for 2019 was determining the function that owns this critical communication to our members. Should it be Marketing & Outreach or Communications/Website? Despite the confusion over functional reporting structure, Brian maintained the weekly summaries and special paid ads, ensuring they were sent out on a regular basis.  When the website mobility project was cancelled due to a change in website vendors, Brian personally took the initiative to reformat the electronic communications to our members by making them cell phone and tablet friendly!  Recently, when the Marketing team pulled in a new initiative for targeted Marketing, Brian’s knowledge of the current system and potential targeted segments was invaluable in getting that initiative off the ground!

Great job and congratulations, Brian!

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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