We had the good fortune of connecting with Mei Lin and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Mei, what is the most important factor behind your success?
Focusing on serving others is the most important factor behind my success and the success of the PMI Dallas Chapter. I currently serve as the President of the PMI Dallas Chapter. The PMI Dallas Chapter is one of the most innovative all-volunteer chapters in the world. It has a 35+ year history as a chapter of the PMI. Membership for our chapter is over 4,500 members, and our events are known to be well attended. Our events are our opportunity to serve the members and the community. We offer members continuing education opportunities (earn PDU credits), volunteer/service opportunities, promotional opportunities, and networking opportunities (through events such as the monthly dinner meetings, where they can also learn from guest speakers who are knowledgeable and reputable in their fields). Because of the pandemic, we’ve had the opportunity to offer events to chapter members and guests that focus on securing job positions, branding, and professional development. These events are open to everyone and are attended by hundreds of people. Our top 3 focuses overall are project management education, career advancement, and community support.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
By day, I delivery vaule with project talents. By heart, I amplify love and kindess to inpire leaders.
I want to help professional women find their voice and be proud working mothers. It is possible to have a thriving career, marriage, and family without sacrificing happiness.
I am a resourceful, results-driven, multilingual, and PMI-certified Project
Manager (PMP, ACP, PBA, DASSM) who brings values to my project team and
sponsors. For a decade now, I have consistently delivered and implemented
various projects for diverse industries both public and private sectors. In my
current role as a project manager for the City of Plano, I help the City meet its
strategic technology goals by applying the best fit project management methods.
I work tenaciously serving my team and growing with them one project at a
time. My enthusiasm for improving my skills and applying new techniques to my
projects shows in my daily life. Currently, I am the President of the PMI
Dallas Chapter. Additionally, I have been an active member of Toastmasters International since 2014, where I have served in a variety of leadership roles, including Metro Division Director 2016-2017, where I supervised and supported the education of six areas. I am also an active member of the Richardson Citizens Fire Department Alumni Association, where I served as the Vice President 2016-2017.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
Fuel City Taco!! They have the #1 rated tacos in the state. You can also get coffee, see wildlife, and take care of your car (car wash, vacuum, and gas up!) too.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Sherry James! She is a fantastic mentor, and I love her.