Leading Meeting Professionals

Professional Convention Management Association

Join a Committee

PCMA's strongest asset is its membership and our member's willingness to share skills, knowledge and expertise. Putting that talent into action by volunteering for a committee can be your first step to an active role in PCMA.

Volunteering provides tremendous benefits including personal growth, professional development, building industry contacts and developing relationships with colleagues along the way.

Listed below are the committees on which you can sit. To volunteer, please complete the 2016 PCMA Southeast Chapter Volunteer Opportunities - Call to Action or contact Director of Volunteers, Terry Dougherty, CMP at tdougherty@benchmarc360.com.

Standing Committees:

  • Communications Committee
  • Community Services Committee
  • Membership Committee
  • Program Committee
  • Sponsorship Committee
  • Volunteer Committee

Read the Top 10 Reasons to Get Active with Your PCMA Southeast Chapter for additional inspiration.

"I have been a long standing member of the PCMA SE Chapter and have served on the Board of Directors for over three years. Serving on the chapter BOD provides valuable opportunities by bringing together both planners and suppliers to work on issues relevant to the event industry. Being engaged and involved in chapter leadership is a highly rewarding experience and pays enormous dividends both professionally and personally. I would not hesitate to recommend to anyone this challenging and fulfilling experience!"
~ Mike Whittington
MW&A Transportation & Events

"After I became a member of PCMA SE, I volunteered for the Sponsorship Committee shortly thereafter.  It was a great way to "get my feet wet" in getting to know more members and to feel like I was making a contribution. I really enjoyed it, and it was a natural progression for me to run for Director of Sponsorship once that position became available. Although the responsibility can be daunting at times, it has been a very rewarding experience for me. I have learned so much about all of the benefits our Chapter offers to its members, and my efforts have led to increasing valuable connections, both personally and professionally. Our Board members are a talented, wonderful group of people, and I have so enjoyed working with all of them as well. I highly recommend to anyone who wants to get the most of their PCMA membership to get involved.  Everyone has something unique to contribute!"
~ Kathy Sullivan

"My decision to volunteer with the PCMA SE Chapter wasn't without some early trepidations. I came up with the typical excuses...'I don't have enough time' and 'what's in it for me?' If you're reading this and these same thoughts and justifications are preventing you from volunteering, please learn from me. It turns out the amount of time you devote is entirely up to you, and the rewards both personally and professionally are worth every minute you invest. Your PCMA SE Chapter is always in need of volunteers. There are 5 diverse and important committees to choose from, so please sign up...NO EXCUSES!"
~ David Keller
PRG - Production Resource Group, LLC

Community Involvement

PCMA SE Chapter 2016 Community Service:
The Atlanta Day Shelter for Women and Children is the main focus for our community service outreach and PCMA SE Chapter is scheduled to provide lunch two times per year (Spring and Fall). The Day Shelter works as part of the Atlanta Mission, which is the city’s largest and longest running provider of services to homeless men, women and children. Established in 1938, the non-profit organization provides emergency shelter, temporary shelter, recovery programming, job attainment and transitional housing to more than 950 individuals. Through our donation of lunch, we cook, serve and clean-up what may be the only hot meal that the people receive for that day.

Even if you are not able to help serve in 2016, please remember that the following are always “need items” for the shelter.
  • Baby items like wipes, diapers and lotion
  • Unused hotel amenities like soap and shampoo
  • New, un-opened makeup
  • Travel umbrellas
  • Ponchos
  • Re-usable water bottles
Please contact Leighton (Lee) Williams, CEM at leighton.williams@freemanco.com if you have any items to donate.

Southeast Chapter