Event Information

2020 March 4th Chapter Dinner Meeting


March 04, 2020 | 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
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The Westin Virginia Beach Town Center | 4535 Commerce Street
Virginia Beach, VA 23462

Presentation: Military to Corporate:  "Top Leadership and Management Insights"

This presentation is a compilation of the most critical and invaluable leadership/management insights and lessons learned collected over 30 years.  Topics range from communication, leadership traits, styles, and failure, performance/stress optimization, normalization of deviance, how to get employees to go above and beyond, and much more.

Presenter Bio  

Mark F. “Speedy” Riedy, M.B.A., PMP
Owner MARCAM Digital Marketing LLC
LtCol USMC (Ret.)

Mark is currently the Owner of MARCAM Digital Marketing LLC and VP Special Projects PMI-HR Chapter.  He served on active duty in the United States Marine Corps for 23.5 years and retired in 2015 as a Lieutenant Colonel.  

Mark joined NROTC at Ohio State University in 1987 and graduated in December 1991 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Aeronautics.  He was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps in April 1992.  During his 23-year career, Mark flew AV-8B Attack aircraft, served as a Flight Instructor, Aviation Safety Officer, Quality Assurance Officer, Operations Officer, Executive Officer, and Commanding Officer. He served in two combat tours in Kosovo, 1999 and Iraq, 2007.  He has accumulated 30 years of leadership experience and taught Leadership and Management at Phoebus High School, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) and throughout his USMC career.  While at ERAU, he received a Master’s Degree in Business Administration in Aviation and graduated with distinction.  In 2018, Mark received his PMP certification.  He lives in Chesapeake, VA, has been married for 23 years to the former Kim M. Stauffer of Allentown, PA, and has two children, Cameron (20) and Joslyn (17).


Use the parking garage off Market Street; use decks 3 and above to avoid a fee.  Take the elevator to The Westin lobby on the ground floor. 


Join us for an evening of learning, networking and socializing on Wednesday, March 5th, 2020.  Register before February 28th at 5:00 PM to avoid a $10 late registration fee.

Event check-in and the cash bar opens at 5:30 PM with time to network with colleagues and learn about one another in our regional professional organization.

Dinner Service

A plated dinner will begin between 6:15 and 6:30 PM with some brief chapter business and introductions. Menu: entree, starch and vegetable, salad, bread and dessert.  Coffee, tea and water.

>>Please Note: Vegetarian and special meals due to dietary restrictions will be available upon request by noting your preference in the Special Instructions and Comments block when registering.  These special meals cannot be guaranteed if member or guest does not register at least one week prior to the meeting.

Registration & Refunds

Registration will close March 2nd.  Late registration begins after 5:00 p.m., the Friday before the event.  

*** Due to contracts with hotels and conference centers and the requirement to provide advanced notice on the number of attendees so they can order the correct amount of food, once you have registered, there will be no refunds. ***

PDUs & Reporting 

Members can self-report via http://ccrs.pmi.org.  Please use PDU Claim Code: C1242414ZJ to record your attendance.

We look forward to seeing you there!



$30.00 Member Registration
$40.00 after 5:00 pm February 28

$40.00 Non-Member Registration
$50.00 after 5:00 pm February 28