Are you looking to become more involved in PDMA? PDMA offers several ways to get involved at the local, national or international level.

    PDMA Board of Directors
    The 2017 PDMA Board of Directors is now open. Per the PDMA Bylaws, all individual members in good standing are eligible for nomination except PDMA Student Members.

    To review the complete 2017 Nomination Packet (including candidate recommendation form and the open position description), please click here. Please note that the deadline for nomination submissions has been extended until Friday, September 30, 2016. Completed nomination forms may be sent to or via fax to (312) 673-6885.

    The Nominating Committee is charged, to the best of its ability, with taking into consideration the experience, and demographics of the membership as it formulates the slate.

    The Committee will select two candidates for the position available for the slate of two (2) Directors. The new Directors will take office on January 1, 2017 for a (3) year term.

    If you are interested in joining a committee listed below, please contact

    Annual Conference
    The Annual Conference Committee develops content strategy for PDMA conferences that ensures PDMA recognizes hot topics, retires or repurposes old topics, connects with special experts and speakers to attend the annual conference and develops tactics for the conference to serve global membership.

    The PDMA Certification Committee is responsible for the procedures and administration of the New Product Development Professional (NPDP) certification testing, composition of the exam, requirements for NPDP certification, continuing re-certification and Professional Development Hours (PDH) and recommending policy changes relating to NDPD certification.

    Corporate Education 
    The Corporate Education Committee is responsible for developing an education curriculum for corporate professional. 

    The Membership Committee conducts membership assessments to determine strengths and weaknesses, works to create membership benefits that deliver tangible value to members, develops programs to recruit, train and retain new members.

    The Standards Committee communicates the interplay among those responsible for the BoK, Certification, CPAS, OCI, and publications, coordinates incoming information requests/change requests, represents PDMA on the Standards Advisory Board, coordinates with PDMA Headquarters staff regarding any external communications (e.g. press), organizes a network of co-authorship on additional documentation when required and manages standards document transactions with members (depending on the setup of arrangements).

    The Webcasts Committee plans the schedule for the 2016 Webcasts, recruits presenters and reviews content for the educational Webcasts. Committee members also moderate and actively participate on live Webcasts.

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