PCMA appoints Robert Haas first Chief Administrative Officer

Delores Hudson also named Vice President, Finance

PCMA has promoted Robert Haas to Chief Administrative Officer and promoted Delores Hudson, CPA, to Vice President of Finance.

As PCMA’s first Chief Administrative Officer, Haas will be responsible for the organization’s IT, human resources, data and finance departments. Hudson will oversee PCMA’s financial infrastructure and accountability as it supports the organization’s mission to be the catalyst for global economic and social progress.

“Robert and Delores for the past three years have been integral in PCMA’s transition to be the global leader in business events and I am thrilled for their expanded roles at our organization,” said Sherrif Karamat, CAE, PCMA’s president and CEO. “I know with Delores’ extensive background in non-profit finance and Robert’s expertise in data analytics, PCMA will continue to be a powerful contributor to business events education, products and community.”

Haas was previously PCMA’s first Chief Innovation Officer. He first joined PCMA as Vice President of Business Development and Data Intelligence in 2014.

He has more than 15 years of database marketing, product development and consulting experience from working in business-to-business and business-to-consumer industries. He understands how innovation, research and technology intersect and evaluates what is leading edge versus cutting edge.

His previous roles include Senior Vice President of Strategic Product Development and Marketing at Scranton Gillette Communications Inc., and worked in direct response marketing for Tribune Direct.

Hudson has almost 30 years of financial reporting experience. She joined PCMA in 2016 as Director of Finance after holding similar roles at Suburban Access Inc. and Apostolic Faith Church. Prior to entering the non-profit sector, Hudson worked at Harris Bank for 18 years where her last position was Assistant Vice President, Finance.

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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