The election period begins Monday, October 2, 2017 and ends October 20, 2017 at 11:59 pm HST.  Chapter members will receive an email from PMI Global containing instructions and a link unique to themselves to access the voting system.

Please remember to vote!
Meet the Candidates by reading their profiles and vision statements below.

PMI Honolulu, Hawaii Chapter conducts Board of Director elections each year for half of the group in alternating years.  The full slate of elected directors includes Communications Director, Membership Director, and Special Projects Director plus this year's group shown below.

2018 Vacancies:

    Vice President 2018 / President Elect 2019 / Past President 2020
    Finance Director
    Programs Director
    Publicity Director
    Professional Development Director

All directors serve a two year term except for the Vice President, who automatically becomes the President in the following year and moves onto the Past President position in the third year.  As such, the Vice President position is available on every year's ballot.

The call for nominations went out in September and  closed September 29th.  Election emails with links go out to chapter members on October 2nd and remain open until October 20th.  On or about October 31st, the winners are announced.  The new Board of Directors are installed at the Annual Dinner held in November.

Position descriptions for each office may be viewed on the website here:

Candidates for Board of Directors


Vice President 2018 / President Elect 2019

Lee Brightwell, PMP



Owner of Brightwell Associates, a Project Management consulting firm, Lee has over 25 years of PM experience in commercial and DOD markets, encompassing IT, construction, hospitality and real estate industries. A member of PMI-Honolulu since 2013, she currently serves as Programs Director. In the past she co-facilitated the PMP Exam Prep class, has taught several PMP Exam Prep classes and served on the Audio/Visual committee for the Professional Development Day. Lee's passion for PM embraces teamwork, service, achievement, and appreciative inquiry in all her endeavors.


As Vice-President of PMI Honolulu, I will work toward strengthening relationships with the local Universities and corporations to raise awareness and respect for the PM role, enhancing the pursuit of PMP certifications and increasing membership.  In particular I will encourage participation on existing committees and ensure that volunteerism throughout PMI Honolulu is shared and supported by members.


Finance Director

Fabio van den Bylaardt
Fabio van den Bylaardt, PMP



Fabio van den Bylaardt was born and raised in Brazil and has recently moved to Hawaii 3 years ago. He is currently a Project Assistant at Hawaiian Electric Company. Fabio is dedicated to the Enterprise Resource Planning and Enterprise Asset Management (ERP-EAM) implementation project as a member of the Project Administration, Support and Control team.

Fabio has over a decade of project management experience. His work experience is diverse, ranging from petroleum, construction, and lately in the utility industry. He has been a Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification holder since 2009. Fabio is a recent graduate from Hawaii Pacific University, receiving his Master’s Degree in Organizational Change. He also holds a Post-Baccalaureate in Project Management, a Post-Baccalaureate in Economic and Strategic Business, and a Bachelor in Business Administration.

In his spare time, Fabio enjoys spending time with his family, kitesurfing, standup paddle boarding, hiking, and likes to do outdoor photography.


If elected, he will strive to support maintaining the financial stability of PMI Honolulu Hawaii Chapter in accomplishing its mission and meeting the needs of its members. He would be honored to receive your support.


Finance Director

Vivian Fisher

Vivian K. Fisher, PMP


Since 2005, I have been in a project management capacity. I made my commitment to a career in project management by obtaining my PMP certification in 2016. I am an enterprise projects manager at American Savings Bank. Prior to that, I managed various demand response and energy efficiency projects at Honeywell, on behalf of Hawaiian Electric & Hawaii Energy. I received my MBA from Hawaii Pacific University. I am seeking election of the position of Finance Director as I have over 10 years of experience managing public benefits funds and P&L responsibilities for a Fortune 100 Company. I would relish the opportunity to put previous professional experiences to good use at PMI Honolulu through a volunteer position. I appreciate your consideration as you vote for next year’s PMI Honolulu Chapter Finance Director Position.


I always thrive for dedication to excellence. With this vision statement, I always used it an example to impact positive attitude, strong, persistent, and never giving up on the task put before me. With my experience in managing public benefit funds, I would love this opportunity to volunteer with the Hawaii Chapter as a finance director to keep the chapter in a sound financial condition.  I will help foster the project management knowledge transfer to the community.


Programs Director

Erin Gonzalez
Erin Gonzalez, PMP



For the past 5 years, Erin has served as a volunteer for PMI HNL supporting the Professional Development Day first as part of the Sponsorship Committee and most recently on the Pau Hana Committee featuring casino night. She also volunteers with the Institute for International Business Analysis Hawaii Chapter (IIBA Hawaii) coordinating pau hana events and the annual dinner. Erin currently works as a Sr. Business Analyst at Hawaiian Telcom and has worked on a variety of information technology projects and process improvement initiatives since 1997.


Working alongside other volunteers, achieving goals together, and raising the bar – these are the experiences that motivate and drive me. If elected, I welcome your input on the topics and speakers you are interested in hearing. Together, we can help to advance the project management profession by offering relevant, compelling, and value-driven monthly luncheons. I also look forward to a memorable annual dinner that can be enjoyed by all. As a PMI HNL member, I have experienced, first hand, the value this organization brings to its members and hope to have the opportunity to give back as your Programs Director.


Professional Development Director

Ben Yuan
Ben Yuan, PMP

Program Manager, HMSA


Ben Yuan, PMP is currently a Program Manager at Hawaii Medical Service Association (HMSA).  Born and raised in Hawaii, Ben has held various roles in IT consulting, business process management and operations management over the past 15 years.  He is a volunteer facilitator for the PMP exam prep class and also an adjunct professor at Hawaii Pacific University teaching courses in information systems. 


Publicity Director

You could be here

Nominations are now closed and Elections are in progress.  The postion of Publicity Director had no candidates accepted in time for the elections.  To fill the position, the Board of Directors are welcoming members to volunteer by selecting the option on the ballot you would have received from PMI Global.  The BOD will be selecting and appointing a volunteer from the pool of volunteers gathered via the ballot and other means.  If you would like to learn about the position and consider volunteering for the role, feel free to email.  

To volunteer, select the option on the ballot or email PastPresident@pmihnl.org. 

Board of Directors Vision:

To have a Board of Directors whose primary focus is on making policy decision for the Chapter. The Board will be made up of volunteers who are committed to the success of the Chapter.

Execution of these decisions will be carried out by enthusiastic volunteers from the chapter who are organized into committees.   Members of these committees who are dedicated, competent and visionary will be nominated to serve on the Board.

Publicity Director Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for establishing the strategy for and overseeing the execution of all marketing activities of the Chapter.
  • Prepare and distribute Chapter Newsletters (one per quarter).
  • Provide support to other Board Members to publicize their events.
  • Take pictures at Chapter events.
  • Manage the Social Media (Facebook, Twitter) and provide the Directors with the knowledge and tools to post updates to include short e-mail / Twitter / Facebook blasts to Members.
  • Manage Chapter sponsorships.
  • Manage proclamation signings by the Mayor and/or Governor.
  • Attend and actively participate in monthly Board meetings.
  • Welcomes and networks with members at Chapter events.


Benefits of Serving on the Board:

  • Gain invaluable leadership experience as a Board member.
  • Expand your professional network in the PMI community.
  • Give back to the profession.
  • Earn PDUs through volunteer hours.
  • Complimentary or reduced price to the Chapter's Annual Professional Development Day Conference.
  • Complimentary PMI Honolulu Chapter meetings.
  • If possible, attend the PMI Region 7 or North America Leadership Conference.
  • Access to PMI.org Leadership resources.


Who is Eligible?
To be eligible, candidates must meet the following minimum criteria:

  • Be a member in good standing with PMI and the Honolulu, Hawaii Chapter. (Voting rights and the right to hold office are granted to regular members and student members.)
  • Be willing to devote time and effort as a Director of the Honolulu, Hawaii Chapter
  • Have experience in the field of project management.


To volunteer, select the option on the ballot or email PastPresident@pmihnl.org.