I am grateful and excited to have been selected as one of PCMA’s 2015 “Top 20 in Their Twenties” in the meetings and conventions industry. At twenty-four years of age and with less than two years in the industry, I was surprised when I first heard that I was one of the recipients. I look forward to being an active contributor to the PCMA community and will continue to learn and evolve with the industry.
One of the greatest take-aways from attending Convening Leaders in Chicago this past January is that the people in the meetings and conventions industry are some of the most welcoming individuals, and are genuinely willing to help a new member. I also learned about the latest technology trends in meeting design, and was able to bring back new business for my company.
As a PCMA member, I’ve also joined the Mentor and Novice program and become a member of NYPCMA’s Program and Marketing/Communications Committees. I highly encourage new members, students, and young professionals in the meetings industry to be involved in PCMA and take the initiative to be the next leaders of innovation in the industry. The educational and professional resources along with the networking opportunities available through PCMA are bar none!