What is the Ithaca Branch? 

The Ithaca Branch grew from a group of project managers from Cornell University that started meeting in 2009. What began as a special interest group expanded into a regional group of project manager professionals. As the group matured, a decision was made to pursue a formal relationship with PMI to better serve the region in support of the Project Management practice.  With help from the PMI Rochester Chapter, the chapter by-laws were amended to include Ithaca as a formal Branch of PMI Rochester. The move has proven beneficial to members and the community alike, as it expanded the possibilities for valuable programs, as well as provided our members more opportunities for involvement in PMI activities (also helping our PMPs receive PDUs). Since the branch was formalized in early 2011, we’ve grown from approximately 15-20 PMI members to just about 100!  Our membership reaches all over the Finger Lakes region, as well as across diverse industries, from manufacturing to medical care to higher education. 

How do you join the Ithaca Branch?

First, join the PMI Rochester Chapter.  There is no additional registration step for you to take.  Once you've done that, the Ithaca Branch team monitors the New Members and by your geographical area, we include you as an Ithaca Branch Member.  We welcome anyone from around the Ithaca region that is interested in project management to get involved!

Ithaca Branch Opportunities

We want to hear from you about what you, as PMI members, want to see offered in the Ithaca area - speakers, topics, professional development days, workshops, networking opportunities.  Reach out to us at ithaca@pmirochester.org and share your ideas.

We are looking for volunteers to serve on our planning team. This team will be planning hybrid events for the branch, bringing a personal development day back to Ithaca, and other exciting initiatives! Volunteers play a vital role in the success of the Ithaca Branch and your energy is needed for event and program planning, communications and marketing, and developing creative content that will bring value to our branch members.

While you do not need to be a member of the PMI Rochester Chapter, if you are, you will earn PDUs for your participation!

If you’re interested in this opportunity, please contact the Vice President of the Ithaca Branch, Debra Howell, at debra.howell@pmirochester.org.

Upcoming Events

March 13 2024


How To Be a Rock Star PM (ITH)

March 13th, 20246:00PM to 7:00PM


How To Be a Rock Star PM (bottom line?? Relationship building 😊) • Inspirational leadership • Project management competency • Flexibility • Team building • Great stakeholder engagement • Problem solving and decision making ...



$20.00Non members

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May 9 2024

PMI Rochester Professional Development Day (PDD) 2024

May 9th, 20247:15AM to 5:00PM

Woodcliff Hotel & Spa

199 Woodcliff Dr
Fairport, NY, 14450

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PMI Rochester Professional Development Day (PDD)

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See photos and information from our past Professional Development Days:

Ithaca PDD 2017
Ithaca PDD 2016
Ithaca PDD 2015