Leading Meeting Professionals

Professional Convention Management Association

Make your nominations for the GMC PCMA 2016 awards!

We will be honoring four GMC PCMA members with awards for their outstanding service to our chapter and profession. 

2016 awards include:

  • Richard A. "Dick" Daignault Award
  • Robert J. "Bob" Donovan Award
  • Pillar Award
  • The GEM Award


Read award descriptions below then make your nomination

Richard A. "Dick" Daignault Award

This award was created by the Chapter in 1994 in honor of Dick Daignault, a long time Hilton Sales Representative, a career long member of PCMA, and a dear friend to his peers, his customers, and his competitors. Dick passed away in June 1994 at the age of 64. This award is presented to a gracious and generous supplier partner who provides leadership through mentoring, demonstrates integrity, and shows consistent respect for colleagues.

 







2015
Peggy Murray Hagaman
2014
Douglas Bennett, CASE
2013
Donna M. Bongiovanni
2012
Rosemarie Horcher, CMP, CEM
2011
Mark Henry
2010
Murray Ryan
2009
Melanie Kuranda
2008
Brian Hile, CMP, CHME
2007
Lora C. Stanley
2006
Serena Melancon
2005
Mary Patton
2004
Marlene Hetzel
2003
Angie Ranalli, CMP
2002
Terry O'Brien
2001
Kathleen Kozminske
2000
Rhonda Chesney, CMP
1999
D. Bradley Kent
1998
Francine Pepitone, CMP
1997
Barbara Connell, CAE, CMP
1996
Bill Grusich
1995
Diane Dale



 


Robert J. "Bob" Donovan Award

This award was created by the Chapter in 2001 in honor of Bob Donovan, Vice President, Meetings & Travel Services, American Hospital Association. Bob is a career long member of PCMA, and a person who is committed to the continuity and growth of the industry by mentoring new industry professionals, while always maintaining an open door policy. This award is presented to an outstanding meeting professional who leads by example, inspires volunteerism, and is committed to the growth of the industry.

 







2015
Colleen Donohoe, CMP
2014
Sarah McKinney, CMP
2013
Jena T. Cummins, CMP
2012
Jody Egel, CAE, CMP
2011
Lora J. DiPadova-Tannehill, CMP
2010
Deidre I. Ross, CMP, MHA, CAE
2009
Teri Elliott Jordan, CMP, CAE
2008
Karen Malone
2007
Louise A. Pochelski, CMP
2006
Vicky Betzig, CMP
2005
Kelly Fox, CMP
2004
Laurie Fitzgerald, CMP
2003
Donna Karl, CMP
2002
Sharon Kremkau
2001
Robert Donovan




Pillar Award


This award was created by the chapter in 2003 to honor a professional or supplier who is recognized as an unyielding supporter of the chapter through dedicated participation, enthusiastic committee involvement, and leadership.

 







2015
Barbara Connell, CAE, CMP
2014
Kris Marinelli Jebson
2013
Sarah E. Opple
2012
Rhonda Chesney, CMP
2011
Bill Martin
2010
Marjorie E. McCartney
2009
Donald Jenkins, CASE
2008
Douglas Dvorak
2007
Andrew Schorr
2006
Jeffrey Kincaid
2005
Deidre Ross, CMP
2004
Mary Lou Newbold
2003
Eugene Walker, CMP
2002
Sharon Kremkau







Broad Shoulders Award
The Broad Shoulders Award is intended to recognize efforts and accomplishments not easily categorized or measured. From time to time outstanding services, innovative ideas, meritorious actions and leadership need to be applauded and brought to the attention of the GMC membership and the industry in general. This award offers the flexibility necessary to acknowledge those who embody the principles and ideals to which we strive. It is a truly special award that has been given out only five times since its inception in 1996.

 





2014
James S. Goodman, CMP
2010
Marlene Hetzel
2004
Peter A. Lombardi
2002
JoAnn Bedrosian-Ryan
1999
Patricia A. Carroll
1996
Patrick E. Raleigh




The GEM Award

The Gem Award is presented to a professional or supplier who is both a new member of the Greater Midwest Chapter and is currently serving on a committee. Nominated by committee chairs, this volunteer demonstrates passion, and has taken an active role in the achievements of that committee by consistently going the extra mile.

 







2015
Kristi Casale CMP, DMCP
2014
Andrea Carlson, CMP
2013
Jenna M. Blandi
2012
Hilary Rosenthal
2011
Mary Ridderman, CDME, CMP, CHSP
2010
Kristin Buechsenschuetz
2009
Sarah D. Cohen
2008
Yolanda Simmons
2007
Joe Kissinger
2006
Dionne Maniotes-Hulsey
2005
Anne Carey, CMP
2004
Amanda K. Cecil
2003
H. Jeffrey Kinkaid





Outstanding Service to a Chapter Award
This PCMA award honors one member who has made an exemplary contribution to the association through its network of chapters. Each chapter submits a nominee to national headquarters for consideration. Each nominee will have exhibited dedication to the chapter in areas such as education, communication, membership, and/or community service, and must have demonstrated achievements in mentoring others and inspiring new leaders within the chapter.


 









2015
Keri Kelly
2014
Jill Formeister
2013
Tonya Almond, CMP
2012
Brian Hile, CMP, CHME
2011
Michael M. McCurry, CMP
2010
Paul M. Miller
2009
Teri Elliott Jordan, CMP, CAE
2008
Rhonda Chesney, CMP
2007
John Folks
2006
Scott Romane
2005
Scott Romane
2004
Vicky Betzig, CMP




 

The President's Award
The President’s Award is the opportunity for the chapter President to honor a truly deserving individual who has contributed to the association in a manner far beyond expectations during the president’s term. Each President is allowed to set their own criteria, but this award is not given out every year, as the intent is to reserve it for those special instances when a chapter member has truly risen to an extraordinary level.

 





2013
Tracy Riggan
2011
Sandy Reynolds, CMP
2010
Michael McCurry, CMP
2006
JoAnna Leon


 

Greater Midwest Chapter