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

Kendra MacLure
Meetings Manager
Optica (formerly The Optical Society)

Elizabeth Miranda
Events Manager

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

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

Christina Strohschneider
Sales Manager
Austria Center Vienna

Lauren Stroud
Manager, Strategic Events, Meetings & Incentives

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


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.

About PCMA Foundation

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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