PCMA Announces ‘20 in Their Twenties’ Class of 2020

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:

Marie-Claire Caldwell
Sales and Marketing Manager
ICC Belfast
United Kingdom

Jillian Cardinal
Sales Manager

Derica Clarke
HeadquartersMeetings & Online Education Specialist
American Colleges of Nurse-Midwives
United States

Rebecca Doser
Media Relations Manager, Trade
Destination DC
United States

Diana Frederiksen
Sales Manager, Congresses & Guest Events
Stockholmsmassan Congress & Exhibition Centre

Julia Hachenthal
Marketing & Events Manager
GCB German Convention Bureau e.V.

Kimberly Hoffman, CMP, DCMP
Director, Event Services
Accent Indy, a DMC Network Company
United States

Lisa Jeller
Marketing & Event Manager

Alexandra Larach
Events Manager
Associations Forum

Rebecca Lino
Senior Technology Manager
Cadence Travel, Meetings + Incentives
United States

Robert Lutz
Account Executive
United States

Shanae McFadden, CMP
Manager, Meetings
Consumer Healthcare Products Association
United States

Joy McIntyre, CMP
Event Manager
United States

Lindsay Miller
Communications Manager
Visit Anaheim
United States

Hannah Poyo, MBA
Tradeshow & Event Planner
United States

Meagan E. Prescott, CMP
Assistant Vice President, Conferences & Events
Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA)
United States

Jaclyn Rosenberg
Manager, Conferences & Events
The Humane Society of The United States
United States

Kelly Thomas
Senior Sales Manager
Visit Austin
United States

Lauren Washburn
Conference Services Manager
United States

Krista Whaley
Meetings and Events Associate
Americans for the Arts
United States

PCMA 20 in their twenties class of 2020

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.

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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.

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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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