About 20 in Their Twenties

Members of PCMA’s 20 in Their Twenties are proven leaders with a lot of ideas for the business events industry.

For more information about the program, please contact Madeline Schimeck at [email protected] or 312.235.7235.

Meet the Class of 2024

Shayna Asgill
Director of Events, Redstone Agency

Sarah Banks
Regional Director of Event, Encore Event Technologies

Arielle Barlage
Conference Services Manager, Rosewood Miramar Beach

Cierra Belin
Client Operations Manager, Blavity Inc

Rachel Bruce
Meeting Programs Manager. American Fisheries Society

Chase Brunson
Event Manager, Project Management Institute

Alexis Dick
Event Planner, HARDI

Katie Eike
Conference and Events Coordinator, Freeman Company

Sulena Gómez
Coordinator of Government and Industry Relations, DMO/PROMTUR Panama

Lily Harris 
Event Coordinator, Austin Convention Center


Matthew Johnson
Manager, Event Planning, Medscape

Sophia Koutsandreas
Sales Manager, US Corporate, Vancouver Convention Centre

Lindsay Krehbiel
Sales Coordinator, Smithbucklin

Laura Matley
Manager, Business Events, Ottawa Tourism  

Meagan Miller
Meeting Planner, California School Boards Association

Rachael Molyneux
International Conference Bidding Manager, Liverpool Convention Bureau

Sofia Niebles 
Tourism Cluster Professional, Chamber of Commerce Barranquilla, Colombia

Shamera Stewart, MBA, CMP, DES
Sr. Consultant, Events and Operations, CarMax

Alison Melvin
Conference & Convention Account Executive, The Classic Center

Jenna Wiese
National Account Director, Destination DC  

Past Recipients

  • Alexandra Adsit, CMP, CEM
  • Chloe Armstrong
  • Sina Bünte, DES
  • Erica Critzer, CMP
  • Patrick Crosson, CMP
  • Carmen Ferrari, CMP
  • Idil Findikoğlu
  • Karin Hagemann
  • Caitlin Hume, CMP
  • Chloe Lai
  • Annamarie Luccarelli
  • Samantha Mele
  • Cahal Mowery, MBA, CMP, CTA
  • Brittany Saylor, CMP
  • Barrie Schwartz
  • Allison Shebek
  • Kyle Smith, DES
  • Sara Stehle, CMP
  • Andrew Sykes
  • Rasheena Wilson, CMP
  • Meet the 2018 class
  • Derek Anderson
  • Vanessa E. Bass, CMP, HMCC
  • Alexandra Deering
  • Matthew B. Fox
  • Christine Frye, CTA
  • Tessa Kalfell
  • Eric Kincaid
  • Holly Lammert
  • Amanda Marochko, DES, TQ
  • Megan Martin, CMP
  • Johnny Martinez
  • Kaitlyn Palatucci
  • Allison Perrelli, CMP
  • Morgan Prewitt, CMP
  • Katherine Sinnen, CMP
  • Nichole Steele
  • Naida S. Struyk, CMP
  • Weini Tan
  • Lindsey Walker
  • Andrias White, MBA, CMP, CSEP
  • Meet the 2017 class
  • Kalee E. Barnhardt
  • Jamie Bruce
  • Edward Byers
  • Shannon DeSouza, MBET
  • Michael Doane
  • Bianca E. Ferrer
  • Jessica Fitting, CMP
  • Sarah Gould-Stotts
  • Juraj Holub
  • Irena Jelenova  MA, Msc.
  • Noreen E. Leahy
  • Victoria  Lee
  • Alexander David Plaxen, MTA
  • Claire Repass, CMP
  • Lauren M. Santarone
  • Peter T. Simonelli
  • Jenny C. Stanfield, BA, ICM Certification
  • Havovie  Suraliwalla, BTM
  • Erin Elizabeth Sweeney
  • Julia Yong
  • Meet the 2016 class
  • Ashley H. Akright, CMP
  • Magdalina A. Atanassova
  • Madeleine Bart
  • Michael W. Cubbage, CGMP
  • Katrina L. Dunn
  • Danielle E. Foster, MBA
  • Katharine L. Gausmann
  • Kacie Hackett
  • Kristine Koonts
  • Jennifer Kuchenbecker, CMP
  • Alana K. Mallory, CWP
  • Leucepe Martinez
  • Madeja M. Metcalf
  • Samantha L. Moore
  • Janet Partlow, CMP
  • Cara Pratt, DMCP
  • Lindsay K. Pund
  • Kristina Simkins
  • Jessica L. Smith, MTA, CMP
  • Jennifer Vaseleck
  • Meet the 2015 class
  • Ryan Barth, CMP
  • Jascha Bergman
  • Casey Carignan
  • Shawn Cheng
  • Katie Dolan
  • Vivian Fleet
  • Rosa Garriga Mora
  • Mindy E. Halpert
  • Rick Hyland
  • Alexis Kereluk
  • Sam NcNeill
  • Elisa Sandoval
  • Astrid E. Schrier, CMP
  • Kathleen A. Smith
  • Megan Tate
  • Marcela V. Torres Vargas
  • David Wagner
  • Rachel E. Walsh, CMP
  • Alleeshia Williams
  • Leslie Wong
  • Meet the 2014 class

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