Leading Meeting Professionals

Professional Convention Management Association

20 in their twenties

20 in their twenties 
is designed to engage the best and brightest in the Meetings, Conventions and Business Events industry in the world. These individuals will have a PCMA platform to showcase their talents and how they will shape the meetings industry of the future.  The Class of 2017 will be awarded in the fall of 2016.  Check back for more details on how to apply in the summer!
For more information about the program, please contact Erin Shamus at eshamus@pcma.org or 312.423.7264

Class of 2016:


  • Kalee Barnhardt, CTA

  • Jamie Bruce, CMP

  • Edward Byers, CHRP, CMP

  • Shannon DeSouza, MBET

  • Michael Doane

  • Bianca Ferrer

  • Jessica Fitting

  • Sarah Gould-Stotts, CMP

  • Juraj Holub

  • Irena Jelenova

  • Noreen Leahy

  • Victoria Lee

  • Alexander Plaxen

  • Claire Repass

  • Lauren Santarone, CMP

  • Peter Simonelli

  • Jenny Stanfield

  • Havovie Suraliwalla

  • Erin Sweeney

  • Julia Yong

20 in their Twenties Alumni

  • Inaugural Class of 2014

  • Class of 2015

20 in their Twenties is supported by