Leading Meeting Professionals

Professional Convention Management Association

January 21 2015

GMC Award Winners Announced

The Greater Midwest Chapter
Congratulations to our 2014 GMC PCMA award recipients! Thank you for your dedication and contributions to the Greater Midwest Chapter and meetings industry. This year's recipients will be honored at GMC's annual Awards Luncheon on Feb. 4 at the Hilton Rosemont.

Richard A. “Dick” Daignault Award
2014 Recipient:
Douglas Bennett, CASE

Doug has been in the industry for over 30 years and been a member of PCMA since 1992. He is currently the Director of Sales, Central Division at Global Experience Specialists.
Robert J. “Bob” Donovan Award
2014 Recipient:
Sarah McKinney, CMP

Sarah has been an active PCMA member since 2000 and is this year’s Vice Chair of the GMC PCMA Events Committee. She is the Associate Director of Conference Services at the Alzheimer’s Association.
Pillar Award
2014 Recipient:
Kris Marinelli Jebson

Kris has been in the hospitality industry since 1998 and has been an active PCMA member since 2001, serving on the Community Services Committee the past eight years. She currently works at MGM Resorts International as the Director, Global Sales.
GEM Award
2014 Recipient:
Andrea Carlson, CMP

Andrea joined the Greater Midwest Chapter in 2012 and has been involved with the Community Services Committee since then, serving as the 2014 Bowl-a-Thon Chair. She is currently the Sales Manager at the Hyatt Regency Chicago.
Broad Shoulders Award
2014 Recipient:
James S. Goodman, CMP

Jim is an active PCMA member, serving the National PCMA Board from 2009-2011, and has assisted the GMC Student Membership Committee. He is the Managing Vice President, Division of Conferences and Continuing Education at American Dental Association.
Outstanding Service to the Chapter Award
2014 Recipient:
Jill Formeister

Jill has been a PCMA members since 1992 and serves as the Chair of the Communications Committee. She is currently self-employed as a meeting professional, project manager, and editor for a variety of projects.

Learn more about GMC PCMA Awards