Potomac Management Resources (PMR) is an association management and event planning firm based in Alexandria, VA. We currently serve 14 nonprofit organizations ranging from less than 100 members to over 10,000. PMR is committed to providing the tools, skills, and expertise that volunteer leaders need to bring their strategic vision to life.

PMR is pleased to welcome Living Legends of Alexandria to our client family! Living Legends of Alexandria is a non-profit organization with a mission to identify, honor, and chronicle individuals who have made significant contributions to the quality of life in Alexandria. Since 2006, over 170 people have been nominated as Legends. Once nominated, they are photographed and a biographical sketch is written; all are included in a catalog that is published annually.

On December 10, 2013, Virginia Representative Gerry Connolly recognized PMIWDC on the House floor for "its commitment to leadership and advocacy on behalf of the project management profession."

He specifically cited PMIWDC being the recipient of the 2013 PMI Chapter Award for Leadership, Planning & Operations, which was given in recognition of the chapter's focus on business and operational planning, including the chapter's outstanding website.

We're pleased to congratulate the following new client presidents/chairs who have recently taken office. You can click through to the association websites to view the full Board lists.

One of the primary benefits our association clients offer is professional development. We like to practice what we preach and make sure our staff stays current on the latest trends and hones the skills needed to provide the best service to our clients and their members. Here's what we've been learning.

At the end of last year, Event Coordinator Dayana Byrnes, participated in a 4-week online course in Technical Meeting & Event Production through The Event Leadership Institute. The course covered all facets of audio visual (AV) equipment and show production. It aimed to help meeting specialists better understand exact AV needs for each event, without having to default to an AV company. The instructor for the course was not a meeting planner, but a Director of Video & Production Technology, which provided unique insight into the ins and outs of the technical production world and how to best work with a production team to ensure successful events.

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