Chair-Elect: Serves as an officer, member of the Executive Committee and member of the Board, and shall have such other powers and duties as the Chair of the Board or the Board may assign. The Chair-Elect determines committee assignments, as provided in the bylaws. The Chair-Elect also serves as Board liaison to the Convening Leaders Content Committee and visits PCMA Chapters in preparation for his/her term as Chair. In the absence of the Chair of the Board at a meeting, the Chair-Elect shall serve as the presiding officer. Candidates for the position of Chair-Elect must be professional or supplier members of PCMA who have held a position as a Director.
Secretary-Treasurer: Serves as an officer, member of the Executive Committee and member of the Board and shall have charge of and oversight responsibility for the funds and securities of the Association. All financial decisions shall be in accordance with the instructions and directions of the Board and comply with all appropriate legal requirements. Candidates for the position of Secretary-Treasurer must be professional or supplier members of PCMA and must have served as a Director.
Directors: The Board of Directors is the principal governing body of the Association and shall exercise full supervision and control over all its business affairs.
The current PCMA Chair-Elect, will automatically become 2016 Chair of the Board:
William F. Reed, FASAE, CMP
Senior Director of Meetings
American Society of Hematology
The current PCMA Chair of the Board, will automatically become Immediate Past Chair of the Board:
Raymond J. Kopcinski, Sr., CMP
Million Dollar Round Table
New officers and directors will assume office on the first day immediately following PCMA’s 2016 annual meeting Convening Leaders. All officers must be professional or supplier members of PCMA.
The following Officers' and Directors' terms expire in January 2016 and they are eligible to be nominated only for a position as an Officer:
Mary Pat Heftman
Executive Vice President, Convention & Strategic Alliances
National Restaurant Association
Martin D. Balogh
Director of Meetings & Travel
American Bar Association
Kristin Gibson, CMP, CHSP
Vice President of Sales & Industry Relations
J. Spargo & Associates, Inc
Wanda M. Johnson, CMP, CAE
Senior Director, Meetings & Education
Senior Vice President, Group Sales and Industry Relations
Claire Smith, CMP
Vice President, Sales & Marketing
Vancouver Convention Centre
Any professional or supplier member who has previously served as a Director is also eligible for an Officer position.
The following individuals' terms expire in January 2016 and they are not eligible for re-nomination to any board position:
Immediate Past Chair of the Board
Christopher J. Wehking, CMP
Chief Program Officer
American Society of Anesthesiologists