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Professional Convention Management Association

January 06 2015

2015 PCMA EDUCATION FOUNDATION Officers and Trustees

By PCMA

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

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

2015 PCMA EDUCATION FOUNDATION Officers and TRUSTEES

 

CHICAGO, IL, January 6, 2015 - The PCMA Education Foundation Leadership Committee reviewed an impressive group of candidates for the 2015 Trustees.  Following committee deliberations and approval by the Board of Trustees, the slate was deemed elected. Officers and Trustees will immediately take office following the 59th PCMA annual meeting, Convening Leaders, in Chicago, IL on January 15, 2015.

 

The PCMA Education Foundation is delighted to announce the following group of industry leaders to help the Foundation advance its mission.

 

2015 OFFICERS AND TRUSTEES

 

Chair:                                                   
Gary Schirmacher, CMP 
Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Event Management
 
Experient, A Maritz Travel Company
Term:    2015

 

Chair-Elect:
Tina M. Wehmeir, CMP 
CEO
AMC Institute (AMCI) 
Term:    2015

 

Secretary-Treasurer:                     
David L. Williams, CMP
Executive Director
International Association of Energy Economics
Term:    2015

 

Immediate Past Chair:                  
Susan Iris
 
Partner
Navigate
Term:    2015

 

The following individual will begin serving two-year terms (2015-2016):

Trustees:
Cara Banasch, MBA
2015 – 2016 Terms
VP Convention Sales & Strategies
New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau

 

Eduardo Chaillo, CMP, CMM, CASE 
CEO
Global Meetings and Tourism Specialists, LLC

 

Phillip Jones
President and CEO
Dallas Convention and Visitors Bureau

 

Carol McGury, MPS
Executive Vice President, Events and Education Services
SmithBucklin Corporation                                           

Angie Ranalli, CMP
Vice President of Sales – Midwest Region
San Diego Tourism Authority

 

Randall Tanaka
President/CEO
The First Step

 

The following individuals will complete 2014 – 2015 Trustee terms:

Anne Hamilton
Vice President, Resort Sales & Services
Disney Destinations

 

John Patronski
Executive Vice President
Global Experience Specialists (GES)

 

David G. Peckinpaugh, CMP
President
Maritz Travel Company

 

Valerie M. Sumner
Principal
VRS Meetings and Events Inc.

 

Greg Van Dyke
Senior VP, Global Sales & Marketing
PSAV

 

The following individual will fill a one-year vacancy created by David Williams’ appointment to the Secretary-Treasurer position:

 

Mark Theis
Director, Global Corporate Sales
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide
Term: 2015

 

The following positions are determined by PCMA:

 

PCMA Appointed Trustees:                           
James Rooney
Executive Director
Massachusetts Convention Center Authority
Term: 2014 - 2015

 

Gregory A. O’Dell  
President & Chief Executive Officer
Events DC
Term: 2015 – 2016

 

Trustee – PCMA Chairman:
Raymond J. Kopcinski, CMP
Senior Director 
Million Dollar Round Table
Term: 2015

 

Trustee – PCMA Chair Elect:                                  
William F. Reed, FASAE, CMP
Senior Director of Meetings
American Society of Hematology
Term: 2015

 

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 6,500+ 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.



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