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 2020 represents strategists, suppliers and destinations from the Asia Pacific region, North America and Europe. “This group represents our industry’s future and the PCMA Foundation is dedicated to recognizing the efforts and achievements of those who want to help demonstrate the influence business events have on global economic and social transformation,” said Meredith Rollins, PCMA’s chief community officer and executive director of the PCMA Foundation. “We continue to be impressed every year by the caliber of business events professionals we see in this generation.”
The “20 in Their Twenties” class of 2020, supported by PCMA Foundation and Experience Columbus, will be honored at the PCMA Convening Leaders conference Jan. 5-8 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco.
Class members are selected by a committee of veteran industry professionals and “20 in Their Twenties” alumni. Applicants were required to be full-time employees in the business events industry and no older than 29 on Jan. 8, 2020. They were also required to provide examples of industry leadership, a video statement and professional references.
In addition to receiving a scholarship to attend Convening Leaders, PCMA’s annual signature event, “20 in Their Twenties” members also receive complimentary registration to PCMA’s EduCon event, PCMA membership and access to PCMA educational products. The 2020 “20 in their Twenties” class will also be featured in PCMA’s Convene magazine, other PCMA communications and invited to participate in a PCMA focus group to provide emerging-leader insights.
Here is the PCMA’s “20 in their Twenties” class for 2020:
Sales and Marketing Manager
HeadquartersMeetings & Online Education Specialist
American Colleges of Nurse-Midwives
Media Relations Manager, Trade
Sales Manager, Congresses & Guest Events
Stockholmsmassan Congress & Exhibition Centre
Marketing & Events Manager
GCB German Convention Bureau e.V.
Kimberly Hoffman, CMP, DCMP
Director, Event Services
Accent Indy, a DMC Network Company
Marketing & Event Manager
Senior Technology Manager
Cadence Travel, Meetings + Incentives
Shanae McFadden, CMP
Consumer Healthcare Products Association
Joy McIntyre, CMP
SPIRE Events DC
Hannah Poyo, MBA
Tradeshow & Event Planner
Meagan E. Prescott, CMP
Assistant Vice President, Conferences & Events
Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA)
Manager, Conferences & Events
The Humane Society of The United States
Senior Sales Manager
Conference Services Manager
Meetings and Events Associate
Americans for the Arts
PCMA 20 in Their Twenties Class of 2020.
Top row, from left to right: Alexandra Larach, Derica Clarke, Diana Frederiksen, Hannah Poyo, Jaclyn Rosenberg, Jillian Cardinal and Joy McIntyre.
Center row: Julia Hachenthal, Kelly Thomas, Kimberly Hoffman, Krista Whaley, Lauren Washburn, Lindsay Miller and Lisa Jeller.
Bottom row: Marie-Claire Caldwell, Meagan E. Prescott, Rebecca Doser, Rebecca Lino, Robert Lutz and Shanae McFadden.
Photo illustration by PCMA.