Dear West Virginia Ohio Valley Chapter Members,

It is an honor to be elected as President of the chapter for the years 2018-2019.  Thank you for the opportunity to serve you in this capacity.  I am excited about the possibilities in our chapter’s future as we continue to grow. 

Thank you to Dr. Eric Kirkland for his service as the President for the past two years.  He continues as a board member in the role of Immediate Past President.  We welcome two new board members, Michael Brown (President Elect) and Kim Harbour (VP-Communications).  Michael represents the new generation of project management leaders we embrace.  As the profession continues to evolve, we as a chapter must evolve as well to ensure we stay relevant in our designated area.  Kim returns to the board to fill a vacancy that occurred last year at the VP-Communications position.  Her marketing and project management expertise will be of great benefit as we try to increase greater awareness of our chapter and the project management profession in West Virginia and the Ohio River Valley.

In addition to our new board members, the following board members continue to serve the chapter:

  • Brian Cochran – Director at Large (2017-2018)
  • Keith Morgan – Director at Large (2018-2019)
  • Marvin Taylor – Vice President of Finance (2017-2018)
  • Jonathan Young – Director at Large (2017-2018)

Phil Loftis, a Past President of the chapter, continues to serve the chapter in an appointed Director of Membership position.  We have a wonderful board that is actively engaged in the planning and executing of the chapter activities on top of their governance roles in the chapter.  Thank you, everyone, for your strong commitment to this organization and the project, program, and portfolio management professions!

As your Chapter President, I will strive to ensure that we offer activities that you as our customer values.  As the board plans our organizational activities for 2018 be assured that our focus is on you.  We value your opinion on what the organization should offer to its members.  Please share it with us by e-mailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

In addition, we have a vacant Board of Director position.  Please consider joining our volunteer board and contribute to the advancement of the project, program, and portfolio management professions.  You can e-mail your questions or expressions of interest to me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..



Marlene W. Hackett, Ph.D., PMP

President, West Virginia Ohio Valley Chapter, PMI