The PMI Coastal Bend Chapter chapter was incorporated on August 30, 2000, and charterd on July 20, 2001. We are here to serve you, the Corpus Christi area and the entire Rio Grande Valley (zip codes 78300-78599). The chapter’s primary mission is to:

  • To foster professionalism in the management of projects. 
  • To contribute to the quality and scope of project management. 
  • To stimulate appropriate global application of project management for the benefit of general public.
  • To provide a recognized forum for the free exchange of ideas, applications, and solutions to project management issues among its members, and other interested and involved in project management. 
  • To identify and promote the fundamentals of project management and advance the body of knowledge for managing projects successfully.
  • To partner with the Coastal Bend community to promote the project management discipline through relationships with industry and institutions of higher education.

Upcoming Events


Accelerated Change Management

11-17-2020 11:30 am -12:30 pm

Accelerated Change Management Presented by Emily Grindstaff, PMP, MBA

The need for a unified communications platform has never been greater than now with COVID-19 sending so many workers home to work remotely.  This is a case study of how 1 major manufacturing company accelerated their implementation to meet the immediate and unexpected need of their 60,000-person workforce.


Going Beyond the Hero Culture

12-15-2020 11:30 am -12:30 pm
Going Beyond the Hero Culture

There is a reality that many companies face as they grow - a shortage of documentation and standardized processes coupled with a heavy reliance on a limited number of highly skilled, very knowledgeable resources to deliver projects. This presentation discusses the importance of developing and documenting a standardized approach to project management that will reduce the risks of relying on a limited pool of highly skilled, very knowledgeable employees and enhance the effectiveness of new employees.

You will learn to:

  • Recognize the characteristics of a "hero culture"
  • Understand the pros and cons of a "hero culture"
  • Understand the steps an organization can follow to move beyond a "hero culture"

This presentation is 1 PDU for Strategic. Zoom meeting information is included in the registration confirmation.


Grow Your Skills

It is particularly important for Project Managers to maintain and improve their project management knowledge and skills to stay competitive in the market. PMP certification is a critical component. As, during the resent years, project management discipline took a step toward more flexible and dynamic project management methodologies, in addition to the traditional waterfall approach, several new emerging methodologies became in high demand. Thus, training and credentialing in these methodologies became highly sough after among Project Management professionals. It is especially relevant in today's economic climate.

Membership Statistics

Total Members 114
New Members This Year 23
PMP® Members 55
CAPM® Members 2
PgMP® Members 0
PMI-SP® Members 0
PMI-RMP® Members 1
PMI-ACP® Members 2
PfMP® Members 0
PMI-PBA® Members 0
Members with no Certification 55
Breakdown by type  
Individual Members 109
Student Members 4
Other Members 1
PMP/CAPM/PgMP/PMI-SP/PMI-RMP/PMI-ACP/PfMP/PMI-PBA are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

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Members in Spotlight

  • Susana Narvaez
  • Russell Young, PMP
  • Curtis Gimbel
  • Cory Taylor, PMP
  • Lyndon Smiling, PMP
  • Jose Lamboy, PMP
  • Cristelia Hinojosa
  • Jenna Caskey
  • Andrew Bennett, PMP
  • Frank Suhan, PMP
  • Patricia Philipps, PMP

Sponsorship Opportunities

The Project Management Institute, with members in 135 countries, is the world's foremost authority for the project management profession. PMI sets industry standards, conducts research, and provides education and certification opportunities designed to strengthen and further establish the profession. Our chapter proudly serves all the local and national professionals in the space of Project Management. We currently have thousands of members - over half of whom hold PMI’s esteemed PMP certification - and represent nearly 400 unique companies across the globe.

Get Involved

Find a Volunteer Opportunity

Make your mark on our PMI Chapter and the profession. As a member, you can volunteer to work on and to lead activities that advance the profession and support the chapter business operations by joining our chapter volunteer community. All volunteer openings are managed by the PMI Volunteer Relationship Management System (VRMS). This system includes the ability to search for opportunities, view details about each role and apply online.

Earn PDUs by Volunteering

Volunteering Project Management Professional PDUs can be earned as part of Category E: Volunteer Service. Category E, along with Category D (Creating New Project Knowledge) and Category F (Working as a Professional in Project Management), comprise the Giving Back To The Profession Categories. You can earn PDUs in Category E (Volunteer Service) by providing volunteer, non-compensated project management, and many others.

Speakers for our Chapter's Events

Our PMI Chapter welcomes proposals from passionate speakers interested in sharing their experiences, knowledge and expertise on such topics as general business and strategy, leadership, project management, and technical or industry-specific specialties. Our Professional Development events provide professional development units (PDUs) of educational information necessary for those attendees maintaining certification designations. Speakers are also eligible to claim PDUs for their creation and delivery of the presentation material.