Becoming a volunteer is a great way to meet other PCMA members and contribute your talents to the business events community. The volunteer program is a member benefit and allows individuals to sign up for projects based on their interests and availability.

Open project details are listed below. Make sure to review these carefully, as each role has different schedules, commitments and requirements. Volunteer opportunities are available for PCMA members only. Join or renew here.

If you would like to volunteer for an open project, please complete the interest form. Can’t find an opportunity that interests you below? New projects will be added monthly. Contact Madeline Schimeck at with any questions.



In 2021, there will be two co-chairs of the Nominating Committee who are the past presidents of PCMA Board of Directors and Foundation Board, and these positions are already confirmed. This will leave up to nine (9) open positions to be filled. Qualified candidates will be assessed and confirmed by the the Governance Committee.

Positions Available: 9
Time Commitment: February – April
Deadline to submit: February 19, 2021

To be considered for this opportunity we require you to provide your resume, as well as answer the following questions:

  • Could you provide a summary of your connection to/with the business events industry? For example, what is your geographical reach, what sectors within the industry are you connected with etc.
  • Could you please outline your approach for recruiting applicants for the PCMA Board?
  • What are the top five attributes you feel would make for the ideal PCMA Board member?
  • Do you have previous experience recruiting for a Board or participating on a Board? Provide details

Opportunity for: PCMA members interested in reviewing student, professional and faculty scholarship applicants throughout 2021. Individuals serving on this committee are not eligible to receive scholarship during their term.
Description: This committee reviews scholarship applications in conjunction with official scholarship application deadlines. Programs include Foundation Scholars, Legacy Society, Continuing Education, Faculty, All Access Pass, University Engagement, Roy B. Evans, etc.
Responsibilities: Review scholarship applicants throughout the year
Positions Available: 6
Time Commitment: January – December
Communication Type: 4 – 6 calls per year, volunteer work during 2 – 3 months of the year (April/May and Oct/Nov)

Opportunity for: PCMA members interested in reviewing grant requests submitted to the PCMA Foundation
Description: This committee reviews grant applications. The committee approves applications for funding, rejects based on criteria, or postpones for more information. Grants above the approved annual corpus spending policy are subject to final approval by the Board of Trustees.
Responsibilities: Review grant submissions throughout the year
Positions Available: 4
Time Commitment: January – December
Communication Type: 3 – 4 calls per year

Opportunity for: PCMA members interested in supporting fundraising for the PCMA Foundation development and ideation of new fundraising programs.
Description: This committee helps the Board of Trustees ensure sufficient financial resources to carry out the Foundation’s mission. The committee is composed of talented and connected fundraisers who focus on core programs like the annual Foundation Raffle.
Positions Available: 8
Time Commitment: January – December
Communication Type: 4 – 6 calls per year

Opportunity for: PCMA members interested in supporting fundraising for the PCMA Foundation
Description: This committee supports the Auction activities to meet or exceed budgeted revenue goals. 2021 Fall auction held during the closing night of the Partnership Summit.
Responsibilities: Secure at least 2 high-valued auction packages
Positions Available: 8 – 10
Time Commitment: May – October
Communication Type: 4 – 6 calls

Opportunity for: A variety of industry professionals who can judge student proposals without bias
Description: This group will be charged reviewing and scoring proposals, according to a provided rubric, in order to narrow down the submissions to the five finalists who will compete in the live pitch presentation.
Responsibilities: Participation in overview/orientation and finalist selection calls. Scoring an assigned number of proposals, which will be determined by the number of submissions received, according to the rubric
Positions Available: 10
Time Commitment: 6-13 Hours between March and April 2021
Communication Type: 2 Phone/Video Calls

Opportunity for: Industry professionals who have taken the DES certification course and received their certification who are able to participate in 1-on-1 user interviews to share their experience with the Product team and contribute to future iterations of the certification course.
Description: The group of interviewees will schedule a 30-minute interview with the PCMA’s User Experience Designer who is researching DES related topics and, primarily, the recertification process for the certification.
Responsibilities: Complete a 30-minute Zoom or phone interview.
Positions Available: 20-35
Time Commitment: 30 minutes total
Communication Type: 1 Zoom/ Phone Call


Claire Abrams
Kim Allison
Rory Archibald
Mara Craft
Maria Davis
Rachel Dillon
Lisa Donnarumma
Jennifer Erney
Frenita Fullwood
Melissa Goodman
Kimberly Greene
Mary Pat Heftman
Rose Horcher
Lisa Jeller
Joy Kang
Annie Korsmo
Leah Lewis
John Loveless
Tarshi McCoy
Gary Murakami
Gladys O’Mahony
Tracey Pierce
Phillip Ridley
Henry Rosales
Margaret Schoeff
Mark Sergot
Lindsey Shimizu
Dale Shuter
Robert Smith
Annette Suriani
Annie Tebow
JR Treto
John Truran
Danielle Urbina
Lindsay Williams
Joy Womack