Leading Meeting Professionals

Professional Convention Management Association

June 09 2015

PCMA SE Member Spotlight - June 2015

Chris Colbert
Q&A with Rick Munisteri, Director of Meetings
NAMTA – The International Art Materials Association
Cornelius, NC 

How many years have you been in the hospitality industry? 31 years, 18 on the hotel side and the past 13 as a planner
How long have you been a PCMA member? 24 years
What is your current job title and name of your organization? Director of Meetings for NAMTA – The International Art Materials Association
PCMA membership has many benefits, please share what chapter or national event has proved favorable for you in some manner. The Annual Meeting is a great educational and networking experience.
If you could have witnessed or participated in any historic event, what would it be? The Gettysburg Address.
The world of technology has rapidly evolved and is continuing to do so. What platform of communication do you personally use the most often and what do you use to best connect with your members or clients? My phone, whether it’s email or text.
Professional Conference Managers are always seeking new information on meeting venues, hotels, and destinations. How do you personally manage obtaining and filtering all of this data? I rely on my third party partner as well as my CVB, hotel and center partners to keep me updated.
In order to win $1 million dollars, you are required to describe what you do in less than 5 words. Go ahead! I help people create.
If you could be ANY age for a week, what age would that be and why? 21, so I could spend another week with my dad.