Leading Meeting Professionals

Professional Convention Management Association

February 09 2012


Alicia Leonard

Microsoft Appoints Kati Quigley to WPG as Senior Director for WW Partner Community Events

Kati moves from Central Marketing Group (CMG), where she was responsible for managing the Event Marketing Team which oversaw $175 million in event spend annually, including the majority of the company's strategic events, including large branded and internal conferences, digital events, CXO events, product launches and tradeshows; Under her leadership her team drives global event metrics, digital event strategy, event standards, guidance and community for event marketers.

Kati is a recognized leader in the industry

Professional Convention Management Association-
2011 Immediate Past Chairman,
2010 Chairman of the Board,
2009 Incoming Chair,

Event Marketer
2010 "Ex Awards" Judge
2008 Named Top 25 Women in Event Marketing

Corporate Event Marketing Association (CEMA)
2007 - 2011 Current Member

Freeman Appoints Brad Kent Vice President of Industry Relations

Freeman, the premier provider of integrated services for face-to-face marketing events, announced today that industry veteran Brad Kent will become the new Vice President of Industry Relations. Mr. Kent will focus his efforts on working with the sales organization to maximize Freeman's positive exposure and value at key industry events while promoting thought leadership across the industry.

Mr. Kent has spent more than 30 years in the hospitality industry. He began his career at Hilton Hotels, where he worked for more than 20 years and held several national sales positions. He later joined Wyndham Hotels' corporate office in 1999 to help build a national sales organization there and was named their senior vice president of sales in 2004. Kent joined Freeman in 2006 and has held numerous leadership positions both in audiovisual solutions and exposition services.  Earlier this month, Kent received PCMA's Distinguished Member of the Year Award to acknowledge his many accomplishments.  

"Brad's passion for moving our industry forward made him the ideal choice for this role," said Bob Moore, Chief Sales Officer at Freeman. "His long-standing business relationships and industry expertise are advantageous to his new position.  I am thrilled to make this announcement and I am excited about where Brad will lead us while serving as Vice President of Industry Relations for Freeman."

Mr. Kent will continue to manage Freeman's relationship with PCMA while exploring expanded strategic opportunities with IAEE, HCEA, MPI and other associations. Brad will work side by side with Kathryn Howle, Director of Industry Relations, who will continue to report into the corporate marketing department at Freeman, and will be responsible for managing Freeman's portfolio of partnerships and strategic alliances including all membership programs, budgeting and industry events. Visit Freeman.

Congratulations to PCMA Members who recently earned their CAE!

Kerry Crockett, CMP, MBA, CAE
Executive Director
United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology

Augusta, GA

Teri Jarvie, CAE
Vice President of Member Programs
Association Forum of Chicagoland
Chicago, IL

Hunter C. Clemens, CMP, CAE
Vice President
AMG, Inc. (Association Management Group)
McLean, VA

Lori Wolking, CAE
Director of Meetings & Conventions
Associated Builders and Contractors
Arlington, VA

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