PCMA Announces 2022 Class of 20 In Their Twenties


CHICAGO, IL (November 24, 2021) – PCMA has identified 20 of the brightest and most talented global professionals from the next generation of business events leaders for its annual “20 in Their Twenties” class.

The Class of 2022 represents strategists, suppliers and destinations from the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, Austria, and Singapore. “The PCMA Foundation is thrilled to honor the 2022 Class of ‘20 in Their Twenties’ – another outstanding group of young leaders in a long line of talented professionals since the program began in 2014. These inspiring individuals exemplify leadership, tenacity, and creativity, showcasing a bright future for the business events industry,” said Meredith Rollins, PCMA’s chief community officer and executive director of the PCMA Foundation.

The “20 in Their Twenties” class of 2022, supported by PCMA Foundation and Experience Columbus, will be honored during Convening Leaders at Caesars Forum in Las Vegas January 9-12.

Class members are selected by a committee of veteran industry professionals and ‘20 in Their Twenties’ alumni. Applicants were required to provide examples of industry leadership, a video statement, and professional references. They can be no older than 29 as of January 9, 2022.

In addition to receiving a scholarship to attend Convening Leaders, the Class of 2022 receives complimentary registration to PCMA’s EduCon, PCMA membership and access to PCMA educational products. The Class of 2022 ill also be featured in PCMA’s Convene magazine and have exclusive opportunities to participate and network with business events industry leaders.

Introducing the PCMA “20 in Their Twenties” class of 2022:

Pauline Cheong, CASE, DES
Assistant Sales Manager
Marina Bay Sands

Gladys Goh, DES
Manager, Conventions
Singapore Tourism Board

Elyse Harris
Convention Sales Executive
The Classic Center

Josh Henry
Meetings Manager
SPIE

Kendra MacLure
Meetings Manager
Optica (formerly The Optical Society)

Elizabeth Miranda
Events Manager
Cayuse

Katharina Path
Marketing Manager, Conventions
Frankfurt Convention Bureau

Jessica Rohe, DES
Global Sales Associate
Associated Luxury Hotels International

Kelsey Secules, CMP, CSEP
Senior Manager, Strategic Events, Meetings & Incentives
MCI USA

Carina Stihl, CMP, DES
Senior Events & Experience Manager
Pragmatic Institute

Christina Strohschneider
Sales Manager
Austria Center Vienna

Lauren Stroud
Manager, Strategic Events, Meetings & Incentives
MCI USA

Erica Teddone, CMP
Global Travel & Meetings Strategist
Estée Lauder Companies

Suzanne Thiebault
Associate Meeting Manager
Association Headquarters

Julianne Touhy
Senior Meeting Planner
American Bar Association

Maeva Truchi, DES
Event, Meeting & Travel Planner
Petco The Health + Wellness Co.

Megan Walsh, CMP, DES
Director, Conference Services & Career Development
Mechanical Contractors Association of America (MCAA)

Khadijah White, DES
Event Planner
Redstone Agency

Brooke Wilson
Experience Design Manager
360 Live Media

Jenni Yau
Senior Association Account Manager
International Convention Centre Belfast

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About PCMA

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.

Headquartered in Chicago, PCMA has 17 chapters throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico with members in more than 40 countries and regional offices in Northern Ireland, Australia and Singapore. Visit us at pcma.org or on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.