Special Interest has oversight of the Industry Fourms, Toastmasters, and the Speakers Bureau for the PMI Atlanta Chapter. The organization is responsible for the smooth execution of the monthly Industry Forums (currently: AEC, Agile, Entertainment, Governance, Healthcare, and Technology) and the fortnightly Chapter Toastmasters events. Additionally, the Speakers Bureau is charged with finding speakers for the Chapter's signature events (e.g., bi-monthly Dinner meetings, Networking, "PM in the AM" events).


To help enhance PMI Atlanta member skills through exposure to multiple industry-specific Forums and provide opportunities to become a better communicator/public speaker.


Support the PMI Atlanta mission to be the thought leaders in the area of Project Management and provide a diversity of educational (PDU-worthy) experiences to help Chapter members improve their knowledge of specialized industries and PM-relevant skills such as public speaking. By providing top-notch speakers for all PMI Atlanta events, we help promote the Chapter and expand its reach in the community.

Committee Leads

Nevella Paul, VP Special Interest
Mark Gulledge, Toastmasters Lead
Deborah Johnson, AEC Forum Lead
Marie Shanks, Agile Forum Lead
Teresa Edwards, Entertainment Forum Lead
D'Lovely Gibson, Governance Forum Lead
Claudia Greene, Healthcare Forum Lead
Nancy Berlin, Technology Forum Lead
Ty Lamar, Clinical Research Forum Lead
Gordan Williams, Auto & Transportation Forum Lead