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March CIPS Volunteer of the Month: Linda Hunter PMP, I.S.P., ITCP

March 2014 CIPS Volunteer of the Month:

Linda Hunter PMP, I.S.P., ITCP 

CIPS Manitoba President

About Linda: 

What is your Background?

I was born and raised in Manitoba and have lived here all my life except for 3 years when my then fiancé and I moved to Edmonton, Alberta.  I started my career in the IT industry as a data entry operator which piqued my interest in programming and eventually systems analysis.  I continued to expand my experience and education while working my way up to Project Manager and for the past several years,  I have been a Senior Project Manager and Principal with Sierra Systems.  During my career, I’ve worked for a number of companies but have spent most of my time in consulting and providing project management services for the insurance, telecommunications, credit union, retail, and healthcare industries.  In my spare time, I have been on the Board of Directors for the Ukrainian Cultural & Educational Centre Oseredok for the past 15 years, I sing in a Ukrainian choir called the O. Koshetz Choir which I’ve been a member of for over 30 years, and with whom I’ve travelled to Ukraine 3 times, South America, Europe, and a number of cities in North America to perform as well as performing a number of times with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra.  I enjoy oil painting, crafts, golfing, and gardening but most of all traveling to other parts of the world to learn about all the different cultures.  


What type of Involvement have you had with CIPS?

Shortly after joining CIPS in 1987, I became involved with the CIPS Winnipeg section starting on some of the sub-committees and eventually getting involved with the executive holding several different positions.  I was also privileged to be one of the founding members when establishing CIPS Manitoba in preparation for the I.S.P. as a provincial designation and have been the CIPS Manitoba President for the past several years.


What value has your involvement with CIPS provided?

CIPS has provided me with an opportunity to meet many professionals in the information technology industry and to learn from some of the best the industry has to offer.  It has broadened my network of contacts and has taught me a lot about governance and management of organizations which I have been able to apply to other volunteer opportunities.  Obtaining my I.S.P. was very important to me as recognition for my education, experience and accomplishments as an IT professional.  CIPS allows me to stay up-to-date with existing and emerging technologies.

I am very honoured to be the CIPS Volunteer of the Month and appreciate all the opportunities this great organization has given me.  It really is a privilege to be part of such a great group of people.


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