PCMA strengthens executive leadership team


Bruce MacMillan joins as CMO, Michelle Crowley moves to Chief Growth & Innovation Officer

PCMA today announced Bruce MacMillan, an experienced leader in the global business events industry, is joining as Chief Marketing Officer, effective September 2nd.

PCMA also announced Michelle Crowley as its first Chief Growth & Innovation Officer, effective immediately.

The additions strengthen PCMA executive leadership team as it continues with its vision of driving global economic and social transformation through business events.

Bruce MacMillan

MacMillan, currently CEO of Visit DFW, a consumer content marketing venture for tourism stakeholders in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, will be responsible for PCMA’s global brand development and marketing strategies. He will lead PCMA’s marketing, events and print and digital teams, which include Convene magazine. Crowley, formerly vice president of global growth and business transformation at PCMA, will add education and product development to her current responsibilities of regional and revenue development.

“This additional talent to an already high-performing leadership team perfectly positions PCMA to continue its global growth and elevate the value we bring to our members and audience,” said Sherrif Karamat, PCMA’s president and CEO. “Bruce’s accomplishments and leadership skills, along with Michelle’s knowledge and successful track record, will enhance our capability to use business events as the platform for global economic and social transformation.”

MacMillan and Crowley join an executive leadership team that includes Mona Cotton as Chief Business Officer responsible for business development, Robert Haas as Chief Administrative Officer and Meredith Rollins, recently named Chief Community Officer for community engagement, member growth. Rollins remains executive director of the PCMA Foundation.

MacMillan has more than 30 years of experience in the global business events and tourism industry. His past leadership roles include CEO of Meeting Professionals International and of Tourism Toronto. He developed and led Vancouver, B.C.’s successful national bid for the 2010 Olympic Winter Games. MacMillan also runs BANDWIDTH consultancy, advising destinations on event sales and marketing strategies and served as consortium consulting partner in the Destinations International DestinationNEXT global initiative.

“The business events industry is at an exciting inflection point right now and the vision Sherrif has crafted is an innovative strategy that I completely agree with,” MacMillan said. “Helping PCMA achieve the goal of ensuring business events drive global economic and social growth is something that aligns with my own values.”

Michelle Crowley

Crowley began her business events career at PCMA and has held various positions including senior director of global strategy and manager of global development. She oversees regional brand development, content outreach, acquisitions and operations in PCMA’s Americas, EMEA and Asia-Pacific regions.

“I am excited to have this opportunity to build new value for our audience,” said Michelle Crowley, PCMA Chief Growth & Innovation Officer. “As we look at PCMA’s global reach, it is critical that we continue to focus on providing leading education that drives the industry forward. Adding education and new product development aligns well with my existing role of innovation and global growth.”


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About PCMA

PCMA believes that business events can economically and socially transform communities, enterprises and individuals. As the world’s largest platform for business events strategists and their business partners, PCMA’s success is driven by a commitment to providing provocative executive level education, face-to-face networking and business intelligence to its global audience of 7,000 professionals and students.

Through its Ascent leadership initiative to promote inclusion and diversity across the business events industry and beyond, PCMA seeks to empower those challenged by gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity or disabilities to find success.

Headquartered in Chicago, PCMA has 17 chapters throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico with members in more than 40 countries and regional offices in Switzerland and Singapore. Visit us at pcma.org or on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.