Leading Meeting Professionals

Professional Convention Management Association

September 02 2015

Members on the Move

The Greater Midwest Chapter
Mike Tarr, CMP, is now Director, Global Accounts, for Helms Briscoe. Most recently, he was Vice President of Sales, Association at Choose Chicago.

Congratulations to these members who recently earned the Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) designation:

Not Pictured Maria Ferrara, CMP, American Medical Association
Kelly Goodpaster, CMP, Creative Group, Inc.
Mary Talbott-Field, CMP, Meeting Evolution

The Greater Midwest Chapter is well represented on PCMA’s proposed slate of 2016 Board Officers and Directors:

Chair-Elect:
Mary Pat Heftman
Executive Vice President, Convention & Strategic Alliances
National Restaurant Association
Term: 2016

Immediate Past Chair:
Raymond John Kopcinski, Sr., CMP
Senior Director
Million Dollar Round Table
Term: 2016

Board Members:

Tonya Almond, CMP
Vice President, Meetings & Continuing Education
American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
Term: 2016-2018

Bill Grusich, CMP, FASAE
Senior Vice President
Associated Luxury Hotels International
Term: 2015 – 2017

Read the full list here.

The Convention Industry Council (CIC) has named Kelly Peacy, Senior Vice President of Education and Events at the Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA), as one of three new leaders for the Accepted Practice Exchange (APEX) Standards Committee.


The Greater Midwest Chapter welcomes these new members:

Dan Determan, Account Director
Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin

Jessica A. Garcia
Registration & Housing Coordinator, True Value Company

Karl C. Gauen
Student, Purdue University

Tricia A. Grube, CMP
Meeting Manager, Applied Measurement Professionals

Marie A. Hallman
Student, Purdue University

JungYun Hur
Student, Purdue University

Kellen M. Koewler
Student, Purdue University

Kyle Koneval
Student, Purdue University

Kayla A. Leach
Student, Purdue University

Jakob A. Liggett
Student, Purdue University

Erin R. Lohrman
Student Office Staff, Purdue University

Racheal A. McDonald
Student, Ferris State University

Colleen L. McGrail
Student, Purdue University

Racheal McInerney
Senior Event Coordinator, CDW

Scarlett Melton
Global Sales Coordinator, Conference Direct

Emily K. Owens
Activities Intern, Purdue University

Laura M. Pabst
Event Manager, Smith Bucklin Corporation

Emily C. Richey
Student, Purdue University

Marissa R. Ritter, CMP
Assistant Director: Convention Operations & Registration Services, Radiological Society of North America

Kenneth Wilcox
Global Chief Sales & Marketing Officer, PSAV

Mary C. Wolski, CMP
Senior Manager, Meeting Services, Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics

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