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Professional Convention Management Association

January 06 2015

PCMA ANNOUNCES 2015 BOARD OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS

By PCMA
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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


PCMA ANNOUNCES 2015 BOARD OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS

CHICAGO, IL, January 6, 2015 - The PCMA Board of Directors are pleased to announce the following officers and directors have been deemed elected and will take office immediately following the 59th PCMA annual meeting, Convening Leaders, in Chicago, IL, on January 15, 2015.

Convening Leaders takes place January 11-14, 2015 in Chicago, at the McCormick Place convention center.

2015 NEW OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS

Chair:

Raymond John Kopcinski, Sr., CMP

Senior Director

Million Dollar Round Table

Term: 2015

Chair-Elect:

William F. Reed, FASAE, CMP

Senior Director of Meetings

American Society of Hematology

Term: 2015

Secretary-Treasurer:

Mary Pat Heftman

Executive Vice President, Convention

National Restaurant Association

Term: 2015

Immediate Past Chair:

Christopher J. Wehking, CMP

Chief Program Officer

American Society of Anesthesiologists

Term: 2016

 

The following individual will begin serving three-year terms (2015-2017):

Bill Grusich, CMP, FASAE

Senior Vice President

Associated Luxury Hotels International

Phelps Hope

Senior Vice President, Meetings & Expositions

Kellen Meetings

Kirsten Olean, CMP, CAE

Director of Meetings

American Society of Microbiology

Stuart L. Ruff, CMP

Director, Meetings, Exhibitions, & Events

RIMS – The Risk Management Society

Charles L. Starks

President & CEO

Music City Center

 

The following individual will fill a one-year vacancy created by the appointment of Mary Pat Heftman to the Secretary-Treasurer position:

Wanda Johnson, CMP, CAE

Senior Director, Meetings & Education

Endocrine Society

Term: 2015

 

The following individuals are currently serving terms as Directors:

George Aguel

President  & CEO

Visit Orlando

Term: 2014-2016

Martin D. Balogh

Director of Meetings & Travel

American Bar Association

Term: 2013-2015

Oscar Cerezales

Chief Operating Officer Asia Pacific

Group Director Association Relations     

MCI

Term: 2014-2016

Nancy DeBrosse, CMP

Senior Vice President, Sales and Account Management

Experient, Inc.

Term: 2014-2016

Kristin Gibson, CMP, CHSP

Vice President of Sales & Industry Relations

J. Spargo & Associates, Inc.

Term: 2013-2015

Ann Godi, CMP

President & CEO

Benchmarc360, Inc.

Term: 2014-2016

Larry Luteran

Senior Vice President, Group Sales and Industry Relations

Hilton Worldwide

Term: 2013-2015

Kristin K. Mirabal, CMP

Director, Global Events

Association of Corporate Travel Executives

Term: 2014-2016

David J. Olender

Founder

DMO Associates

Partner

BOB.tv

Term: 2014-2016

Claire Smith, CMP 

Vice President, Sales & Marketing

Vancouver Convention Centre

Term: 2014-2015

 

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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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