Traci DePuy to Join as Chief Marketing Officer

CHICAGO, IL (November 7, 2023) — PCMA and CEMA president and CEO Sherrif Karamat, CAE today announced Traci DePuy will join PCMA as Chief Marketing Officer, effective November 13, 2023. In this new role, DePuy will lead the enterprise-wide brand and marketing strategies, including PCMA’s brand as the platform for the global business events industry.

“This is an exciting time for the PCMA and CEMA communities,” said Karamat. “Traci is a recognized marketing and brand strategist, especially in the corporate community, and will be critical in growing our global community, ultimately taking our 2030 vision of becoming the platform for the business events industry to the next level.”

DePuy is active in the Corporate Event Marketing Association (CEMA) community and spoke during CEMA Summit 2024 during a townhall panel on industry trends.

“I am absolutely thrilled to be part of PCMA’s journey towards the 2030 vision, where collectively we become the ultimate platform for the global business events industry,” said DePuy.

DePuy joins PCMA with more than 15 years in SaaS b2b brand strategy, event operations and marketing management, holding leadership positions at notable corporate technology companies such as Ellucian and Salesforce.

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For media queries from the Americas, APAC, EMEA, and requests for interviews with Sherrif Karamat, please contact: Meghan Risch, PCMA Chief of Staff, Vice President, Corporate Communications

About PCMA

PCMA, PCMA Foundation and CEMA educate, inspire, and listen, creating meaningful experiences where passion, purpose and commerce come together. We are the world’s largest community for Business Events Strategists, providing senior-level education, networking, and market intelligence for the global business events industry. Our mission is to drive social and economic progress through business events. Headquartered in Chicago, IL PCMA has 17 North American Chapters, regional communities in APAC, EMEA and LATAM, and members in 59 countries. The Corporate Event Marketing Association (CEMA), a PCMA subsidiary, advances strategic event marketing and marketing communications for senior-level event marketers and industry professionals. Visit us at pcma.org.

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The role of the Foundation of PCMA is to support the mission of PCMA through fundraising and grant-giving focused on scholarships, education and research that will advance the business events industry. Annually the Foundation funds over $700K in impact, and since 1985 has funded over 2,500 scholarships, 100 research studies and education programs, and $2.7M in charitable giving.

About CEMA

The Corporate Event Marketing Association (CEMA) is the eminent community for senior event executives, association peers and industry partners and is an integral component of the Professional Convention Management Association’s (PCMA) brand collective. CEMA promotes professional networking opportunities, facilitates peer-to-peer knowledge sharing and drives industry standards. Through strong relationships with strategic partners, CEMA fosters both finding innovative solutions to business issues and continuous focus on members’ career growth. For more information, please visit http://www.cemaonline.com.

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