Leading Meeting Professionals

Professional Convention Management Association

April 06 2016

Members on the Move

Please join us in welcoming our new and renewing GMC PCMA members!

Lyn Acocella-Bagley, CEM, CMP – Global Account Director, Wyndham Hotel Group
Jessica Billenstein – Marketing & Special Events Coordinator, Community Bankers Association of Ohio
Amy Cacich – Meetings & Conventions Coordinator, The Society of Thoracic Surgeons
Kathleen Corbo – Director-Group Sales, Preferred Hotels & Resorts
Marlene DeMaster – Meetings Manager
Denise Eiring, CEM, CMP – Sr. Meeting & Exhibit Planner, Society of Actuaries
Kelsey Fowler – Student, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
Karen Gonzales – VP of Business Development, Association Forum of Chicagoland
Barbara Gould, CMP, DES – Meetings Manager, Society of Critical Care Medicine
Kelli Guckenberg – Meetings Specialist, Society of Critical Care Medicine
Camila Guerrero – Strategic Events Specialist, Arrow Electronics, Inc.
Casey Henderson – Owner, 
Deborah Hutson, CMP, MS Ed – Student, Southern Illinois University
Sabrina Koelsch – Student, St. Cloud University
Mark Koepsell, CAE – Executive Director, Synergos Association Management Company
Jamie Kontos – Manager: Informatics, RSNA
Ruth Leis – Director of Sales, Hilton Anatole Hotel
Meredith Mangas – Meeting Planner, Million Dollar Round Table
Kara Martens – Events Coordinator, HARDI
Rhonda Moore – Meetings & Convention Specialist, Kiwanas International
Margaret Murphy – Regional Sales Manager, Boyne Resorts
Caitlyn Olofsson – Associate Director-Events & Programs Operations, 
Evan Reeves – Student, Harper College
Francesca Rosanova – Sales Manager,
Dominika Skarka, MPA – Meeting Specialist, Society of Critical Care Medicine
Hallie St. Marie – Meeting Assistant 
Kathryn Tarbell – Student, Harper College
AnCherise Taylor – Account Coordinator - Meetings and Education, Sentergroup
Lindsey Wehking – Student, DePaul University
Justin Wensel – Student, Ferris State University

Please note: PCMA is no longer extending a grace period for membership. If you do not renew by your 12-month date, you will be removed from membership and now counted as a New Member upon renewal.


Rachel Riggs
Rachael Riggs-Nocera, CMP has been nominated for PCMA Supplier of the Year! The PCMA Professional Excellence Awards will be presented on April 27 at the Marriott Marquis Washington DC, along with the PCMA Education Foundation Visionary (Lifetime Achievement) Awards. Rachael is Sales Manager, Meeting & Convention Sales – Chicago/Midwest for Tourism Vancouver.
Kevin McNally
Kevin M. McNally, CMP has been appointed Director of Events and Catering with Hilton Hotels/Embassy Suites in Chicago.

Congratulations to the following PCMA Greater Midwest Chapter members who earned their CMP designation from the Convention Industry Council and became members of the First Class of 2016 CMPs:

Dawn Amaskane, CMP – American Dental Hygienists’ Association
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Nicole Dahms, CMP – Society for Reproductive Investigation
Denise Eiring, CMP – Society of Actuaries
Eunjoo Kang, CMP – Student, Purdue University
Cherai Lewis, CMP – Project Manager, Siwel Consulting
Alicia Navarro, CMP – American Library Association
Lauren Shelley, CMP – Athrosopy Association of North America
Katherine Sinnen, CMP – American Orthopaedic Association
Kayla Westman, CMP – American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy