PMI East Tennessee Chapter

November 2019 Chapter Meeting: Joint Meeting with TSPE

November 2019 Chapter Meeting: Joint Meeting with TSPE

Topic: Puerto Rico: Corp of Engineers Emergency Response to Hurricane Maria

PDUs Available: 0.50 Strategic & Business Management, 0.50 Technical (PMP, PgMP)

Join us for our first joint meeting with the Tennessee Society of Professional Engineers (TSPE)!

This will be a lunchtime opportunity to network with your project management peers as well as local PEs, enjoy a nice lunch, hear from a great speaker, and earn a PDU!

Description: Within days after Hurricane Irma swept across the Caribbean and Florida, Hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico as a strong Category 4 hurricane on September 16, 2017. Within hours, the island was in crisis, and emergency personnel worked frantically to search for victims and render aid. Reports flowed in from multiple municipalities describing villages buried by mudslides. A survey by helicopter was both shocking and heartbreaking.

The US Army Corp of Engineers was tasked by FEMA to provide emergency/temporary restoration of the Power Grid, which took nine months. Brent McGavin was able to assist in this effort as a Project Management Scheduler.

Mr. McGavin will share the amazing experience of working with the US Army Corp of Engineers’ Emergency response team that worked 12 hour days, 7 days a week, restoring Puerto Rico’s Power.

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Refund Policy: ETPMI will refund Chapter Meeting Fees requested 5 days prior to the event minus any associated PayPal processing fees. Requests made inside 5 days prior cannot be refunded as ETPMI will have locked in the number of attendees with the venue and the venue will charge ETPMI based on that number of attendees. ETPMI members must be logged in to receive ETPMI discounts. ETPMI does not issue refunds for discounts when the member was not appropriately logged in.

Event Date 11-20-2019 11:30 am
Event End Date 11-20-2019 1:00 pm
Registration Start Date 10-21-2019
Capacity 40
Registered 14
Available place 26
Cut off date 11-14-2019 11:55 pm
Individual Price $15 for ETPMI Members and $20 for Non-Members
Location Bearden Banquet Hall



Buffet Style Networking Lunch


Presentation followed by Q&A


Brent McGavin, PMP

Senior Project Management Consultant, Pro2Serve

Mr. McGavin is a seasoned PMO/project controls engineer with 30 years of industry experience. He has extensive experience in training, supporting, and consulting in enterprise-wide database integration with project management/scheduling software (P6, P5, P3, Project/2, Artemis). He has earned a Bachelor of Science in Mining and Mineral Engineering from the University of Utah and speaks Thai. He currently serves as a Senior Project Management Consultant with Pro2Serve.

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