Our Leadership

PCMA is governed by a Board of Directors. The Board guides and monitors PCMA’s strategic planning and contributes insight towards staff endeavors. In addition, PCMA Committees and Task Forces work to support PCMA’s goals and objectives.

Management Leadership Team

Sherrif Karamat, CAE

President & CEO

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Meredith Rollins

Chief Community Officer, PCMA
Executive Director, PCMA Foundation

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Traci DePuy

Traci DePuy

Chief Marketing Officer

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Junior Tauvaa

Junior Tauvaa

Chief Business Officer

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Kimberly M. Maggio, CPA

Kimberly M. Maggio, CPA

Chief Financial Officer

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Jaimé Bennett

Managing Director, EMEA

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Flo Chua

Flo Chua

Managing Director, APAC

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Lucio Vaquero

Regional Director, LATAM

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Howard Givner

Senior Vice President, Knowledge & Innovation

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Gina Meier

Director, Human Resources

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Board of Directors and Trustees

Leonard Hoops - Chair -

President & CEO
Visit Indy

Neil Brownlee - Chair-Elect -

Director of Business Events
VisitScotland

Kelly Ricker - Secretary-Treasurer -

Chief Learning Officer
American Academy of Neurology

Desirée Knight, CAE, CMP, DES - Immediate Past Chair -

Senior Director, Meetings & Events
APA

Deborah Caldwell - Director/Trustee -

SVP, Asia Pacific Head of Events
Bank of America

Gregg Caren - Director/Trustee -

President & CEO
Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau

Dr. Amanda Cecil, PhD, CMP - Director/Trustee -

Professor
Indiana University

Patrick Espinoza - Director/Trustee -

Executive Director of Sales
Caesars Entertainment

Fernando Fondevila, MBA - Director/Trustee -

CEO
VisitPanama

Shameka Jennings, MTA, CAE, CMP, DES - Director/Trustee -

Principal & Chief Events Officer
EventsNoire

Brian Landers, CDS - Director/Trustee -

Senior Vice President / Team Director
ConferenceDirect

Gladys O’Mahony - Director/Trustee -

Vice President, Global Sales Organization - CALA
Marriott International

Peter O’Neil, FASAE, CAE - Director/Trustee -

Principal
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Lauren Parr - Director/Trustee -

Senior Vice President, Meetings & Learning
American Geophysical Union (AGU)

Clifford "Rip" Rippetoe - Director/Trustee -

President-CEO
San Diego Convention Center Corporation

Stephen Rose - Director/Trustee -

Head of Global Communication Services
Siemens AG

Panos Tzivanidis - Director/Trustee -

Corporate Events & Services Director
International Olympic Committee

Amy Walter - Director/Trustee -

Head of Event Strategy & Shared Services
Atlassian

Kathleen Warden - Director/Trustee -

Director of Conference Sales
Scottish Event Campus (SEC)

Past Board of Directors

Chair
Desirée Knight, CMP, CAE, DES
Senior Director, Meetings & Events
American Psychological Association

Chair-Elect
Leonard Hoops
President & CEO
Visit Indy

Secretary-Treasurer
Neil Brownlee
Head of Business Events
VisitScotland

Immediate Past Chair
Charles Starks
President & CEO
Music City Center

Director/Trustee
Colleen Bisconti
Vice President, Events & Experiences
IBM

Director/Trustee
Gregg Caren
President & CEO
Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau

Director/Trustee
Amanda Cecil, PhD, CMP
Professor, Department of Tourism, Event & Sport Management
Indiana University

Director/Trustee
Fernando Fondevila, MBA
CEO
Promtur Panama

Director/Trustee
Veemal Gungadin
CEO
GEVME

Director/Trustee
Shameka Jennings, MTA, CAE, CMP, DES
Principal & Chief Events Officer
Eventsnoire

Director/Trustee
Brian Landers, CDS
Senior Vice President / Team Director
ConferenceDirect

Director/Trustee
Gladys O’Mahony
Vice President, Global Sales Organization, Caribbean & Latin America
Marriott International

Director/Trustee
Peter O’Neil
CEO
ASIS International

Director/Trustee
Lauren Parr
Senior Vice President, Meetings and Learning
American Geophysical Union

Director/Trustee
Annalisa Ponchia, CMP, CMM
Director of Innovation & Customer Experience & Director of International Congress
AIM Group International

Director/Trustee
Stephen Rose
Senior Vice President, Communication Services
Siemens AG

Director/Trustee
Chantal Sturk-Nadeau

Director/Trustee
Panos Tzivanidis
Director, Corporate Events & Services
International Olympic Committee

Director/Trustee
Kathleen Warden
Director of Conference Sales
Scottish Event Campus

Chair
Charles Starks
President & CEO
Music City Center

Chair-Elect
Desirée Knight, CMP, CAE, DES
Senior Director, Education & Meetings
American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association

Secretary-Treasurer
Leonard Hoops
President & CEO
Visit Indy

Immediate Past PCMA Chair
Kirsten Olean, CAE
Director of Meetings
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

Immediate Past PCMA Foundation Chair
Angie Ranalli, CMP
Vice President of Sales – Midwest Region
San Diego Tourism Authority

Director/Trustee
Lisa Astorga, CMP, DES
Director of Meetings
International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis

Director/Trustee
Karen Cooper
Commercial Events Director
HP

Director/Trustee
Ben Erwin
President & CEO
Encore

Director/Trustee
Bianca Ferrer
Experience Designer + Executive Producer
Bianca Ferrer Creative

Director/Trustee
Fernando Fondevila, MBA
CEO
Promtur Panama

Director/Trustee
Veemal Gungadin
CEO
GEVME

Director/Trustee
Diane Kovats, CAE, CMP, DES
CEO
International Society for Computational Biology

Director/Trustee
Gladys O’Mahony
Vice President, Global Sales Organization, Caribbean & Latin America
Marriott International

Director/Trustee
Peter O’Neil
CEO
ASIS International

Director/Trustee
Annalisa Ponchia, CMP, CMM
Director of Innovation & Customer Experience & Director of International Congress
AIM Group International

Director/Trustee
Chantal Sturk-Nadeau
Executive Director, Business Events
Destination Canada

Director/Trustee
Panos Tzivanidis
Director, Corporate Events & Services
International Olympic Committee

Director/Trustee
Paula Rowntree
Head of Events
Australian Psychological Society

Director/Trustee
Ana María Viscasillas, MBA, CDME, DES
President & Chief Visionary
Business Tourism Services

Chair
Kirsten Olean, CAE
Director of Meetings
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

Secretary-Treasurer
Kelly M. Ricker
Executive Vice President, Events & Learning
CompTIA

Immediate Past Chair
Stuart Ruff-Lyon, CMP, DES
Vice President, Events & Exhibitions
Risk and Insurance Management Society, Inc. (RIMS)

Past, Past Chair
Gregory A. O’Dell
President & CEO
Events DC

Director
Lisa Astorga, CMP, DES
Director of Meetings
International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis

Director
Neil Brownlee
Head of Business Events
VisitScotland

Director
Karen Cooper
Senior Manager, Event & Tradeshow Strategy
Poly

Director
Ben Erwin
President & CEO
Encore

Director
Bianca Ferrer
Experience Designer + Executive Producer
Bianca Ferrer Creative

Director
Robert Heard, MBA, CAE
Chief Operating Officer
American College of Emergency Physicians

Director
Derrick Johnson II, CMP, DES
Chief Diversity Officer & Director of Event Strategy
Talley Management Group, Inc.

Director
Desirée Knight, CMP, CAE, DES
Senior Director, Education & Meetings
American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association

Director
Diane Kovats, CAE, CMP, DES
CEO
International Society for Computational Biology

Director
Amilie Parent, CPA
President
Showcare Event Solutions

Director
Frank Passanante
Senior Vice President, Hilton Worldwide Sales – Americas
Hilton Worldwide

Director
Carolyn Pund, CMP, CMM
Global Strategic Meetings & Technologies Management, Business Events Operations
Cisco Systems Inc.

Director
Angie Ranalli, CMP
Vice President of Sales – Midwest Region
San Diego Tourism Authority

Director
Kathleen Ratcliffe
President
Explore St. Louis

Director
Paula Rowntree
Head of Events
Australian Psychological Society

Director
Ana María Viscasillas, MBA, CDME, DES
President & Chief Visionary
Business Tourism Services

Director
Megan Tate, CMM, DES

Director
Christine Trimmer
Vice President of Membership, Marketing & Communications
Society for Cardiovascular Angiography & Interventions

Chair
Stuart Ruff-Lyon, CMP, DES
Vice President, Events & Exhibitions
Risk and Insurance Management Society, Inc. (RIMS)

Chair-Elect
Kirsten Olean, CAE
Director of Meetings
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

Secretary-Treasurer
Kelly M. Ricker
Executive Vice President, Events & Learning
CompTIA

Immediate Past Chair
Gregory A. O’Dell
President & CEO
Events DC

Director
Lisa Astorga, CMP, DES
Director of Meetings
International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis

Director
Neil Brownlee
Head of Business Events
VisitScotland

Director
Ben Erwin
President
PSAV

Director
Bianca Ferrer
Experience Designer + Executive Producer
Bianca Ferrer Creative

Director
Robert Heard, MBA, CAE
Chief Operating Officer
American College of Emergency Physicians

Director
Derrick Johnson II, CMP, DES
Senior Director of Meetings
The Council of Insurance Agents & Brokers

Director
Desirée Knight, CMP, CAE
Director, Education & Meetings
American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association

Director
Diane Kovats, CAE, CMP, DES
Executive Director
International Society for Computational Biology

Director
Amilie Parent, CPA
President
Showcare Event Solutions

Director
Frank Passanante
Senior Vice President, Hilton Worldwide Sales – Americas
Hilton Worldwide

Director
Carolyn Pund, CMP, CMM
Senior Manager, Global SMM and Event Business Operations
Cisco Systems Inc.

Director
Kathleen Ratcliffe
President
Explore St. Louis

Director
Paula Rowntree
Head of Events & Experience
The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners

Director
Ana María Viscasillas, CDME
Chief Visionary
Business Tourism Services

Director
Valerie Sumner
Principal
VRS Meetings and Events, Inc.

Director
Megan Tate, CMM, DES
Vice President, Meeting and Events Planning Manager
Wells Fargo

Director
Christine Trimmer
Consultant

Chair
Gregory A. O’Dell
President & CEO
Events DC

Chair-Elect
Stuart Ruff-Lyon, CMP, DES
Vice President, Events & Education
Risk and Insurance Management Society Inc. (RIMS)

Secretary-Treasurer
Kirsten Olean, CMP, CAE
Director of Meetings
American Society of Microbiology

Immediate Past Chair
Claire Smith, CMP
Vice President of Sales & Marketing
Vancouver Convention Centre

Director
Neil Brownlee
Head of Business Events
VisitScotland

Director
Kerry Crockett, MBA, CMP, CAE, DES
Associate Executive Director
International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine

Director
Robert Heard, MBA, CAE
Associate Executive Director
American College of Emergency Physicians

Director
Leonard Hoops
President and CEO
Visit Indy

Director
Derrick Johnson II, CMP, DES
Senior Director of Meetings
The Council of Insurance Agents & Brokers

Director
Desirée Knight, CMP, CAE
Director, Education & Meetings
American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association

Director
Carol McGury
Executive Vice President, Events & Education
SmithBucklin

Director
Weemin Ong, CMP
Executive Director
Marina Bay Sands

Director
Amilie Parent, CPA, CA
Vice President of Finance & Administration
Showcare Event Solutions

Director
Frank Passanante
Senior Vice President, Group Sales
Hilton Worldwide

Director
Janeé Pelletier
Vice President, Communications & Events
MdBio Foundation

Director
Carolyn Pund, CMP, CMM
Senior Manager, Global SMM and Event Business Operations
Cisco Systems Inc.

Director
Kathleen Ratcliffe
President
Explore St. Louis

Director
Kelly M. Ricker
Executive Vice President, Events & Education
CompTIA

Director
Megan Tate, CMM, DES
Vice President, Meeting and Events Planning Manager
Wells Fargo

Director
Christine Trimmer
Consultant

Director
Danielle Urbina, CMP
Director of Meetings & Exhibits
American Society of Anesthesiologists

Chair
Claire Smith
Vice President, Sales & Marketing
Vancouver Convention Centre

Chair – Elect
Gregory A O’Dell
President & Chief Executive Officer
Events DC

Secretary – Treasurer
Stuart L. Ruff-Lyon CMP, DES
Vice President, Events and Education
Risk & Insurance Management Society, Inc. (RIMS)

Immediate Past Chairman of the Board
Mary Pat Heftman
Executive Vice President, Convention & Strategic Alliances
National Restaurant Association

Director
Tamela D. Blalock, MTA, CMP
Executive Director
Section of Women’s Health

Director
Neil J. Brownlee
Head of Business Events
VisitScotland

Director
Kerry Crockett, MBA, CMP, CAE, DES
Associate Executive Director
International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine

Director
Ben Hainsworth
Executive Director
K.I.T. Group GmbH

Director
Leonard Hoops
President & CEO
Visit Indy

Director
Gary Murakami, GTP, GLP, CMP, CMM

Director, Global Sales
MGM Resorts International

Director
Kirsten Olean, CMP, CAE
Director of Meetings
American Society for Microbiology

Director
Weemin Ong, CMP
Executive Director
Marina Bay Sands Pte Ltd

Director
David G. Peckinpaugh CMP, CIS
President
Maritz Global Events Inc.

Director
Janeé Pelletier, MBA, CMP, DES
VP of Communications & Events
MdBio Foundation

Director
Carolyn Pund, CMP, CMM
Sr. Mgr, Global SMM & Event Business Operations
Cisco Systems Inc.

Director
Kathleen M. Ratcliffe
President
Explore St. Louis

Director
Kelly Ricker
Executive Vice President, Events & Education
CompTIA

Director
Megan Tate, CMM, DES
Vice President, Meeting & Event Planning Manager
Wells Fargo

Director
Christine Trimmer
Executive Director
International Society for Infectious Diseases

Director
Danielle Urbina, CMP

Independent Business Event Strategist

Director
Carol C. Wallace
President & CEO
Carol Wallace & Associates

Chair
Mary Pat Heftman
Executive Vice President, Convention & Strategic Alliances
National Restaurant Association

Chair – Elect
Claire Smith, CMP
Vice President, Sales & Marketing
Vancouver Convention Centre

Secretary – Treasurer
Gregory O’Dell
President & Chief Executive Officer
Events DC

Immediate Past Chairman of the Board
William F. Reed, FASAE, CMP 
Senior Director of Meetings
American Society of Hematology

Director
Tonya Almond, CMP
Vice President, Meetings & Continuing Education
American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry

Director
Tamela D. Blalock, MTA, CMP
Director of Membership
National Association of Wholesale Distributors

Director
Kerry Crockett, MBA, CMP, CAE, DES
Associate Executive Director
International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine

Director
Bill Grusich, CMP, FASAE
Senior Vice President Sales
Associated Luxury Hotels International

Director
Ben Hainsworth
Executive Director, Associations
K.I.T. Group GmbH

Director
Leonard Hoops
President & CEO
Visit Indy

Director
Phelps Hope, CMP
Senior Vice President, Meetings & Expositions
Kellen

Director
Phillip Jones
President & CEO
VisitDallas

Director
Gary Murakami, GTP, GLP, CMP, CMM

Director, Global Sales
MGM Resorts International

Director
Kirsten Olean, CMP, CAE
Director of Meetings
American Society for Microbiology

Director
Weemin Ong, CMP
Executive Director
Marina Bay Sands Pte Ltd

Director
Janeé Pelletier, MBA, CMP, DES
VP of Communications & Events
MdBio Foundation

Director
Kelly Ricker
Executive Vice President, Events & Education
CompTIA

Director
Stuart Ruff-Lyon, CMP, DES
Vice President, Events and Education
Risk and Insurance Management Society, Inc. (RIMS)

Director
Charles Starks
President & CEO
Music City Center

Director
Danielle Urbina, CMP

Director of Meetings & Exhibits
American Society of Anesthesiologists

Director
Carol C. Wallace
President & CEO
Carol Wallace & Associates

Chairman of the Board
William F. Reed, FASAE, CMP 
Senior Director of Meetings
American Society of Hematology

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

Secretary – Treasurer
Claire Smith, CMP
Vice President, Sales & Marketing
Vancouver Convention Centre

Immediate Past Chairman of the Board
Ray Kopcinski Sr., CMP
Senior Director
Million Dollar Round Table

Director
George A. Aguel, FASAE
President & CEO
Visit Orlando

Director
Tonya Almond, CMP
Vice President, Meetings & Continuing Education
American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry

Director
Tamela D. Blalock, MTA, CMP
Director of Membership
National Association of Wholesale Distributors

Director
Oscar Cerezales
Chief Operating Officer Asia Pacific
Group Director Association Relations
MCI

Director
Nancy DeBrosse, CMP
Senior Vice President, Sales and Account Management
Experient, Inc.

Director
Ann Godi, CMP
President & CEO
Benchmarc360, Inc.

Director
Bill Grusich, CMP, FASAE
Senior Vice President Sales
Associated Luxury Hotels International

Director
Ben Hainsworth
Executive Director, Associations
K.I.T. Group GmbH

Director
Phelps Hope, CMP
Kellen
Senior Vice President, Meetings & Expositions

Director
Kristin K. Mirabal, CMP 
Director, Global Events
Association of Corporate Travel Executives

Director
Gary Murakami, GTP, GLP, CMP, CMM

Director, Global Sales
MGM Resorts International

Director
Kirsten Olean, CMP, CAE
Director of Meetings
American Society for Microbiology

Director
David J. Olender
Founder
DMO Associates

Director
Stuart Ruff-Lyon, CMP, DES
Vice President, Events and Education
Risk and Insurance Management Society, Inc. (RIMS)

Director
Charles Starks
President & CEO
Music City Center

Director
Carol C. Wallace
President & CEO
Carol Wallace & Associates

Deborah Sexton
President & CEO
Professional Convention Management Association

Chairman of the Board
Raymond John Kopcinski, Sr., CMP 
Senior Director
Million Dollar Round Table

Chair- Elect
William F. Reed, FASAE, CMP 
Senior Director of Meetings
American Society of Hematology

Secretary- Treasurer
Mary Pat Heftman
Executive Vice President, Convention
National Restaurant Association

Immediate Past Chairman of the Board
Christopher J. Wehking, CMP
Chief Program Officer
American Society of Anesthesiologists

Director
George Aguel 
President  & CEO
Visit Orlando

Director
Martin D. Balogh 
Director of Meetings & Travel
American Bar Association

Director
Oscar Cerezales
Chief Operating Officer Asia Pacific
Group Director Association Relations
MCI

Director
Nancy DeBrosse, CMP
Senior Vice President, Sales and Account Management
Experient, Inc.

Director
Kristin Gibson, CMP, CHSP
Vice President of Sales & Industry Relations
J. Spargo & Associates, Inc.

Director
Ann Godi, CMP
President & CEO
Benchmarc360, Inc.

Director
Bill Grusich, CMP, FASAE
Senior Vice President Sales
Associated Luxury Hotels International

Director
Phelps Hope, CMP
Kellen
Senior Vice President, Meetings & Expositions

Director
Wanda M. Johnson, CMP, CAE
Senior Director, Meetings & Education
Endocrine Society

Director
Larry Luteran
Senior Vice President, Group Sales and Industry Relations
Hilton Worldwide

Director
Kristin K. Mirabal, CMP 
Director, Global Events
Association of Corporate Travel Executives

Director
Kirsten Olean, CMP, CAE
Director of Meetings
American Society for Microbiology

Director
David J. Olender
Founder
DMO Associates

Director
Stuart Ruff-Lyon, CMP, DES
Vice President, Events and Education
Risk and Insurance Management Society, Inc. (RIMS)

Director
Claire Smith, CMP  
Vice President, Sales & Marketing
Vancouver Convention Centre

Director
Charles Starks
President & CEO
Music City Center

Deborah Sexton
President and CEO
Professional Convention Management Association

Chairman of the Board
Christopher J. Wehking, CMP
Chief Program Officer
American Society of Anesthesiologists

Chair- Elect
Raymond John Kopcinski, Sr., CMP
Senior Director
Million Dollar Round Table

Secretary- Treasurer
William F. Reed, FASAE, CMP
Senior Director of Meetings
American Society of Hematology

Immediate Past Chairman of the Board
Johnnie C. White, CMP

Director
George Aguel
President & CEO
Visit Orlando

Director
Martin D. Balogh
Director of Meetings & Travel
American Bar Association

Director
Oscar Cerezales
Chief Operating Officer Asia Pacific
Group Director Association Relations
MCI

Director
Nancy DeBrosse, CMP
Senior Vice President, Sales and Account Management
Experient, Inc.

Director
Kristin Gibson, CMP, CHSP
Vice President of Sales & Industry Relations
J. Spargo & Associates, Inc.

Director
Ann Godi, CMP
President & CEO
Benchmarc360, Inc.

Director
Mary Pat Heftman
Executive Vice President, Convention
National Restaurant Association

Director
Wanda M. Johnson, CMP, CAE
Senior Director, Meetings & Education
Endocrine Society

Director
Roberta A. Kravitz
Executive Director
International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine

Director
Larry Luteran
Senior Vice President, Group Sales and Industry Relations
Hilton Worldwide

Director
Kristin K. Mirabal, CMP
Director, Global Events
Association of Corporate Travel Executives

Director
Gregory A. O’Dell
President & CEO
Events DC

Director
David J. Olender
Founder
DMO Associates

Director
Amanda S. Rushing, CMP
Director of Conferences & Meeting Services
American Society of Civil Engineers

Director
Barry L. Smith
President & CEO
Metro Toronto Convention Centre

Director
Claire Smith, CMP
Vice President, Sales & Marketing
Vancouver Convention Centre

Deborah Sexton
President and CEO
Professional Convention Management Association

Chairman of the Board
Johnnie C. White, CMP
Executive Director, Center for Education
Cardiovascular Research Foundation

Chair-Elect
Christopher J. Wehking, CMP
Director of Meetings & Exhibits
American Society of Anesthesiologists

Secretary-Treasurer
Raymond John Kopcinski, Sr., CMP
Senior Director
Million Dollar Round Table

Immediate Past Chairman of the Board
Kent E. Allaway, CEM, CMP
Vice President, Meetings and Trade Shows
Produce Marketing Association

Director
Martin D. Balogh
Director of Meetings & Travel
American Bar Association

Director
Oscar Cerezales
Chief Operating Officer Asia Pacific and Americas
MCI Group

Director
Laurie Fitzgerald, CMP
Senior Meeting Manager
Allstate Insurance Company

Director
Kristin Gibson, CMP, CHSP
Vice President of Sales & Industry Relations
J. Spargo & Associates, Inc.

Director
Ben Goedegebuure
Director, Sales
Scottish Exhibitions & Conference Centre

Director
Mary Pat Heftman
Executive Vice President, Convention
National Restaurant Association

Director
Wanda M. Johnson, CMP, CAE
Senior Director, Meetings & Education
Endocrine Society

Director
Christine M. Klein, CMP
Vice President of Meetings and Business Partnerships
Institute of Food Technologists

Director
Roberta A. Kravitz
Executive Director
International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine

Director
Larry Luteran
Senior Vice President, Group Sales and Industry Relations
Hilton Worldwide

Director
Gregory A. O’Dell
President & CEO
Events DC

Director
William F. Reed, FASAE, CMP
Director of Meetings
American Society of Hematology

Director
James E. Rooney
Executive Director
Massachusetts Convention Center Authority

Director
Amanda S. Rushing, CMP
Director of Conferences & Meeting Services
American Society of Civil Engineers

Director
Barry L. Smith
President & CEO
Metro Toronto Convention Centre

Director
Claire Smith, CMP
Vice President, Sales & Marketing
Vancouver Convention Centre

Deborah Sexton
President and CEO
Professional Convention Management Association

Chairman of the Board
Kent E. Allaway, CEM, CMP
Vice President, Meetings and Trade Shows
Produce Marketing Association

Chair-Elect
Johnnie C. White, CMP
Executive Director, Center for Education
Cardiovascular Research Foundation

Secretary-Treasurer
Christopher J. Wehking, CMP
Director of Meetings & Exhibits
American Society of Anesthesiologists

Immediate Past Chairman of the Board
Susan R. Katz
Director of Corporate Events & Travel
True Value Company

Director
Martin D. Balogh
Director of Meetings & Travel
American Bar Association

Director
Willie L. Benjamin, II
Senior Meeting Manager
International Reading Association

Director
Laurie Fitzgerald, CMP
Senior Meeting Manager
Allstate Insurance Company

Director
Carrie Freeman Parsons
Vice Chair
Freeman

Director
Ben Goedegebuure
Director, Sales
Scottish Exhibitions & Conference Centre

Director
Richard B. Green, FASAE, CASE®
Vice President of Association Sales and Industry Relations
Marriott International

Director
Mary Pat Heftman
Executive Vice President, Convention
National Restaurant Association

Director
Wanda M. Johnson, CMP, CAE
Senior Director, Meetings & Education
Endocrine Society

Director
Christine M. Klein, CMP
Vice President of Meetings and Business Partnerships
Institute of Food Technologists

Director
Raymond John Kopcinski, Sr., CMP
Director, Meeting Services
Million Dollar Round Table

Director
Roberta A. Kravitz
Executive Director
International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine

Director
Gregory A. O’Dell
President & CEO
Events DC

Director
William F. Reed, FASAE, CMP
Senior Vice President, Strategic Sales
Experient

Director
James E. Rooney
Executive Director
Massachusetts Convention Center Authority

Director
Amanda S. Rushing, CMP
Director of Conferences & Meeting Services
American Society of Civil Engineers

Director
Barry L. Smith
President & CEO
Metro Toronto Convention Centre

Deborah Sexton
President and CEO
Professional Convention Management Association

Chairman of the Board
Susan R. Katz
Director of Corporate Events & Travel
True Value Corporation

Chair-Elect
Kent E. Allaway, CEM, CMP
Vice President, Meetings and Trade Shows
Produce Marketing Association

Secretary-Treasurer
Johnnie C. White, CMP
Executive Director, Meetings and Educational Services
Cardiovascular Research Foundation

Immediate Past Chairman of the Board
Kati S. Quigley, CMP
Director, Event Marketing
Microsoft Corporation

Director
Willie L. Benjamin, II
Senior Meeting Manager
International Reading Association

Director
Hunter Clemens, CMP
Vice President
Association Management Group/
Meetings Management Group

Director
Laurie Fitzgerald, CMP
Senior Meeting Manager
Allstate Insurance Company

Director
Carrie Freeman Parsons
Vice Chair
Freeman

Director
Ben Goedegebuure
Director, Sales
Scottish Exhibitions & Conference Centre

Director
James S. Goodman, CMP
Managing Vice President
Division of Conference and Meeting Services
American Dental Association

Director
Richard B. Green, FASAE, CASE®
Vice President of Association Business Development and Strategic Partnerships
Marriott International

Director
Mary Pat Heftman
Executive Vice President, Convention
National Restaurant Association

Director
Christine M. Klein, CMP
Meeting Industry and Business Development Consultant

Director
Raymond John Kopcinski Sr., CMP
Director, Meeting Services
Million Dollar Round Table

Director
William F. Reed, FASAE, CMP
Senior Vice President, Strategic Sales
Experient

Director
James E. Rooney
Executive Director
Massachusetts Convention Center Authority

Director
Randall Tanaka
Assistant General Manager
Hawaii Convention Center

Director
Christopher J. Wehking, CMP
Director of Meetings & Exhibits
American Society of Anesthesiologists

Director
Don Welsh
President and CEO
Chicago Convention & Tourism Bureau

Director
David L. Williams, CMP
Executive Director
International Association for Energy Economics

Deborah Sexton
President and CEO
Professional Convention Management Association

Chairman of the Board
Kati S. Quigley, CMP
Director, Event Marketing
Microsoft Corporation

Chair-Elect
Susan R. Katz
Director of Corporate Events
True Value Corporation

Secretary-Treasurer
Kent E. Allaway, CEM, CMP
Vice President, Meetings and Trade Shows
Produce Marketing Association

Immediate Past Chairman of the Board
John Folks
President and Principal
Minding Your Business, Inc.

Director
Willie L. Benjamin, II

Director
Jack Chiasson, CMP, CAE
Executive Director
National Association of Independent Life
Brokerage Agencies (NAILBA)

Director
Hunter Clemens, CMP
Vice President
Association Management Group/Meetings Management Group

Director
Betty A. Ford
Director of Meetings
Scientific Societies

Director
Carrie Freeman Parsons
Vice Chair
Freeman

Director
Richard B. Green
Vice President of Association Business Development and Strategic Partnerships
Marriott International

Director
James S. Goodman, CMP
Managing Vice President
Division of Conference and Meeting Services
American Dental Association

Director
David Little
Assistant CEO
Western Veterinary Conference

Director
David G. Peckinpaugh, CMP
Vice President, Business Development
HelmsBriscoe

Director
Robin Preston, CEM
Assistant Executive Director, Conf., Exhibits, Sponsorships
National School Boards Association

Director
Randall Tanaka
Assistant General Manager
Hawaii Convention Center

Director
Greg Van Dyke
Senior Vice President, Marketing
PSAV Presentation Services

Director
Christopher J. Wehking, CMP
Director of Meetings & Exhibits
American Society of Anesthesiologists

Director
Don Welsh
President and CEO
Indianapolis Convention & Visitors Association

Director
Johnnie C. White, CMP
Executive Director, Meetings and Educational Services
Cardiovascular Research Foundation

Director
David L. Williams, CMP
Executive Director
International Association for Energy Economics

Deborah Sexton
President and CEO
Professional Convention Management Association

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