Chapter Board

Our chapter is supported by the consistent and enthusiastic commitment of many people. Serving the Chapter in their many roles, the individuals listed below work tirelessly to bring programming to PDMA members and the product development and management community in and around Chicago.

Dave Schwaba

VP Events
Steven Jambor

For more information about the Chicago PDMA Chapter, please contact Dave Schwaba, Chapter President.

Get Involved

Interested in getting involved? We would be happy to hear from you! Our chapter is community-based, and we welcome all professionals, academics and students to join our chapter activities. Contact us to learn more about upcoming events and networking opportunities. If you are interested in further commitment to PDMA, consider becoming a PDMA member or chapter board volunteer. PDMA membership has great value, and we encourage you to join us. As we grow, that means more opportunities to get involved. If you have innovative ideas to suggest or special skills to assist us, let us know!

The PDMA Chicago chapter is staffed entirely by volunteers involved in product development and management who want to meet and work with peers. Join us in helping to build a regional community of practice. To obtain more information about becoming a volunteer, contact the Chapter President by email.


We are seeking a few good people to volunteer for some specific jobs to support the chapter. Roles sought:

  • COMMITTEE VOLUNTEERS - Crucial to the success of the chapter, volunteers participate in event planning meetings and conference calls. Committees that are crucial to our success include marketing, programs, and membership.
  • SPEAKERS - The chapter is always seeking product development and management leaders to present at our events and conferences.