Please welcome our newest members!
Midwest Business Development Director, ConferenceDirect
Sara Dehn, CMP
Events Manager, Walden University
Sr. Event Manager, Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center
Student, Kendall College
Assistant Director of Catering & Events, The Palmer House Hilton
Student, Indiana University Bloomington
Susan Grigsby, CMP
Meeting & Events Strategist, CUNA Mutual Group
VP of Business Development, Association Forum of Chicagoland
Creative Director, INXPO
Student, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis
Meetings & Events Coordinator, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Conference & Events Leader
Student, Moraine Valley Community College
Hallie St. Marie
Executive Director, Down Syndrome Affiliates in Action
Student, Roosevelt 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.
JOIN US IN CONGRATULATING:
Doug Bennett, Senior Vice President of Convention Development, Louisville Convention & Visitors Bureau was awarded Association Forum of Chicagoland's John C. Thiel Distinguished Service Award. This award is presented for outstanding service to the Association Forum by an individual association professional or supplier partner member and recognizes exceptional, long-term, volunteer service to the Association Forum, primarily through committee service or similar contributions. "Unsung hero" or "above and beyond the call of duty" are two ways to describe past recipients. This award is named in memory of the late John C. Thiel, CAE, Association Forum's chairman-elect in 1990-91.
Don Welsh, President & CEO of Destination Marketing Association International will be joining the Association Forum of Chicagoland for a one-year term as Regular Director.
Kelly Peacy, CAE, CMP will leave her position as PCMA's senior vice president, education and events effective April 15, 2016 to launch Insight Event Strategy, LLC, a consultancy offering strategic thinking and plans of action for business events of all types and sizes. A member of the PCMA staff since 2000, Peacy served as vice president, meetings and events before being promoted to her current position. She was instrumental in the growth and innovation behind PCMA's face-to-face educational programs. In May 2015, Peacy was named one of the "25 Most Influential People in the Meetings Industry" by Successful Meetings magazine.