PMI Bluegrass Chapter, July Luncheon Meeting

The project manager and sponsor are the ultimate power couple and are stronger together than apart.  Sponsors and project managers are liaisons between two groups:  the business stakeholders and the project team.  The sponsor and project manager hold the project family together.  If they both hold up their ends of the bargain, they – and their projects – will reap the benefits.

This month’s chapter meeting will be a panel discussion on project sponsorship. We will be honored with participation from some actual executive project sponsors who will share their perspective on project sponsorship and what it means to them. Attendees will be given the opportunity to ask the panel questions. In preparation for the meeting, all attendees are requested to come to the meeting prepared, which includes reviewing this article: (NOTE: If you have problems accessing, contact

1 Bertsche, Rachel. ”7 Steps to Stronger Relationships between Project Managers and Sponsors.” Project Management Institute PMNetwork; Sept. 2014: 50-55.


  • Janet Lile – Special Assistant, Commonwealth of Kentucky, Finance Cabinet
  • Aldona Valicenti – Chief Information Officer (CIO), Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government (LFUCG)
  • Wes Swarner – Executive Assistant, Commonwealth of Kentucky – Government Services Center

 When: Thursday, July 23rd (11:30am – 1:00pm)

Where: Jefferson Davis Inn (JDI Grille and Tavern), 319 Cedar St. Lexington, KY 40508


  • 11:30am: Networking
  • 11:45am: Lunch Served
  • 12:00pm: Program Begins


About the PMI® Kentucky Bluegrass Chapter:

The PMI Kentucky Bluegrass Chapter is recognized as a dynamic organization for professional project managers dedicated to serving the business, academic and government communities of central Kentucky and the advancement of project management – adding value to our members, our community, and our profession.

We want to be your authoritative source for project management information in Central Kentucky.