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November 15 2012

Slate of 2013 PCMA Education Foundation Trustees

PCMA


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Carolyn Clark
Direct: 312.423.7271, E-mail: cclark@pcma.org 

CHICAGO, IL, November 13, 2012 - The PCMA Education Foundation Nominating Committee reviewed an impressive group of candidates for the 2013 Slate of Trustees.  Following committee deliberations and approval by the Board of Trustees, the slate was deemed elected.  The PCMA Education Foundation is delighted to announce the following group of industry leaders to help the Foundation advance its mission.

The following individuals were elected to the 2013 Slate of Trustees:

Chair-Elect: 
Susan Iris, Partner, Publicitas Navigate
(Term: 2013)

Secretary-Treasurer: 
James H. Youngblood
, Chief Executive Officer, Heart Rhythm Society
(Term: 2013)

Trustees: 

Anne Hamilton, Vice President, Resort Sales and Service, Disney Destinations
(Term: 2013 – 2014)

John Patronski, Executive Vice President, Global Experience Specialists (GES)
(Term: 2013 – 2014)

David G. Peckinpaugh, CMP, President, Maritz Travel 
(Term: 2013 - 2014)

Gary Schirmacher, CMP, Senior Vice President, Strategic Account Services, Experient, A Maritz Travel Company
(Term: 2013 - 2014)

Valerie M. Sumner, Principal, VRS Meetings and Events, Inc.
(Term: 2013 - 2014)

Mark Theis, Director, Group Sales – North America, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide
(Term: 2013)

Greg Van Dyke, Senior Vice President, Global Sales and Marketing, PSAV® Presentation Services
(Term: 2013 - 2014)

Mark Theis is filling a one-year vacancy created by James Youngblood’s appointment to the Secretary-Treasurer position

The following individuals will continue to serve on the Board, but in new positions:

Chair: 
Gregg H. Talley, FASAE, CAE, President and CEO, Talley Management Group, Inc.
(Term: 2013)

Immediate Past Chair: 
Liz Erikson, Executive Director, Meetings & Incentives North America, Fairmont-Raffles-Swissôtel
(Term: 2013)

The following individuals will continue to serve in their existing Board positions:

Trustees:

Eduardo Chaillo, CMP, CMM, Executive Director Meeting Industry, Mexico Tourism Board
(Term: 2012 - 2013)

Phillip Jones, President and CEO, Dallas Convention and Visitors Bureau
(Term: 2012 - 2013)

Kati Quigley, CMP, Sr. Director, WW Partner Community Events, Microsoft Corporation
(Term: 2012 - 2013)

Randall Tanaka, Assistant General Manager, Hawaii Convention Center
(Term: 2012 - 2013)

Tina Wehmeir, CMP, President, Precision Meetings & Events
(Term: 2012 - 2013)

The following positions are determined by PCMA:

PCMA Appointed Trustee: 
David L. Williams, CMP, Executive Director, International Association for Energy Economics
(Term: 2012 - 2013)

PCMA Appointed Trustee: 
Don Welsh, President & CEO, Choose Chicago 
(Term: 2013 - 2014)

Trustee - PCMA Chairman of the Board: 
Johnnie C. White, CMP, Executive Director, Meetings and Educational Services, Cardiovascular Research Foundation
(Term: 2013)

Trustee - PCMA Chair-Elect: 
Christopher J. Wehking, CMP, Director of Meetings & Exhibits, American Society of Anesthesiologists
(Term: 2013)

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About PCMA Education Foundation
The role of the Education Foundation of the Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) is to support the mission of PCMA through fundraising and grant giving focused on scholarships, education and research that will advance the meetings and conventions industry. Established in 1985, the Foundation fuels advancement, nurtures professional development and shapes tomorrow’s meeting and convention leaders. Learn more at pcma.org/foundation.

About Professional Convention Management Association 
PCMA is the multi-channel professional resource and premier educator for leaders in the meetings, conventions, events and trade show industries. PCMA provides their 6,000+ members with a community of likeminded colleagues, innovative education and creative global solutions to enhance both their professional development and their organization's face-to-face and virtual connections. Headquartered in Chicago, PCMA has 17 chapters throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico with members in more than 35 countries. For additional information, please visit the PCMA Web site at pcma.org.