PCMA ANNOUNCES 2023 CLASS OF 20 IN THEIR TWENTIES


Class of 2023 to be Celebrated at Convening Leaders 2023

CHICAGO, IL – (November 17, 2022) — PCMA has selected 20 emerging leaders from the next generation of global business event professionals for its annual “20 in Their Twenties” program. The class of 2023 represents business event strategists, suppliers, and destinations from the North America and EMEA regions.
Supported by the PCMA Foundation and Experience Columbus, the class of 2023, will be honored at Convening Leaders 2023 January 8-11 in Columbus, Ohio.

“These 20 leaders represent the future of the global business event industry; they are making a significant impact for their organizations and helping to advance the profession overall,” said Meredith Rollins, PCMA chief community officer and executive director of the PCMA Foundation. “We are fortunate to have a committed task force comprised of members, including class alumni, to review, discuss and ultimately select this next generation of industry leaders.”

The PCMA “20 in Their Twenties” class of 2023 includes:

Nikki Bibbero
Founder, Event Manager
Bibbero Meetings and Events

Laura Caprioli
Acting Business Events Manager
VisitBritain/VisitEngland

Sarah Chen
Convention Marketing Manager
Visit Anaheim

Malcolm Farrell-Mitchell
Senior Business Development Manager – UK & Europe
Business Events Perth

Kate Fries
Meeting Manager and Business Development Manager
Bostrom

Nikki Gonzales
Chief of Staff
Soundings

Sibley Guilianelli, CSEP, CIS
Registration Manager, Customer Experience & Insights
Creative Group, Inc.

Tomell Harbison
Meeting & Event Coordinator
Talley Management Group

Eimear Hone
Senior Association Account Manager
ICC Belfast

Anna Lommatzsch, CMP, DES
Event Manager
Informa Markets, Global Licensing Group

Siena Manoogian, MBA
Annual Meetings Coordinator
American Urological Association

Mary Kate McBurney, MBA
Conference Manager
Meeting Expectations

Ashley Montoya
Chief Staff Executive & Membership Manager
Civica Associations Conferences & Exhibitions

Kadejah Omokaro, MBA, DES
Manager of Conferences and Events
National Head Start Association

Mara Rodas
Sales Coordinator, Global Sales & Service
Destination Toronto

Cole Sales
Marketing Manager
eShipping

Taylor Savage
Regional Director
Experience Columbus

Jenna Sopko
Manager, Business Meetings and Events
National Association of REALTORS

Heather VanderVoet
Event Coordinator
Hamilton Convention Centre by Carmen’s

Diana Zarate, MA
Client Relationship Manager
Shocklogic

The class of 2023 receives a variety of benefits, including a scholarship to participate in Convening Leaders 2023, complimentary registration for EduCon 2023 in Montreal, one-year complimentary PCMA membership and a feature story in PCMA’s Convene magazine.


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 $900K in impact, and since 1985 has funded over 2,500 scholarships, 100 research studies and education programs, and $2.7M in charitable giving.