CHICAGO, IL, October 21, 2016 – The Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA), the leading global community and educator for Business Event Strategists, announces that Jared Bonnette joins the association as a VP of Business Development & Data Intelligence. A sales innovator with years of experience and success, Bonnette will manage PCMA’s sales team in print and digital media products and continue to grow the company’s print and digital enterprise.
“Jared has the background and experience needed to continue driving PCMA’s business objectives and achievements. We are thrilled to have him as part of our team and are looking forward to his expertise to enhance PCMA’s global expansion,” says Deborah Sexton, president and CEO, PCMA.
Bonnette was the Global Director for Inside Sales at Panduit prior to joining PCMA, where he successfully built a global inside sales organization with teams in Chicago, London, Frankfurt, and Mexico City. His background also includes head of sales and Principal at OANDA Corporation, where he built and managed teams in Chicago, Toronto, and New York. As Principal, he was also responsible for ensuring all marketing and promotional materials adhered to the strict guidelines of the regulators.
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PCMA believes that business events can economically and socially transform communities, enterprises and individuals. As the world’s largest platform for business events strategists and their business partners, PCMA’s success is driven by a commitment to providing provocative executive-level education, face-to-face networking and business intelligence to its membership of 8,400 professionals and students and global audience of over 100,000 business event stakeholders.
Through its Ascent leadership initiative to promote inclusion and diversity across the business events industry and beyond, PCMA seeks to empower those challenged by gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity or disabilities to find success.
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