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.



Opportunity for: Convening Leaders participants to lead a virtual cohort during Convening Leaders 2021

Description: Convening Leaders participants will have the benefit of being aligned with a 10-20 person cohort to learn alongside during the event. The cohort leader will be responsible for coordinating and leading virtual meet-ups with their group. Cohort leaders will be assigned to groups of which they are currently a member, as selected in the CL registration system (i.e. a Medical Event Organizer will lead a Medical Event Organizer cohort.) Community segments include:


  • Medical Event Organizers
  • Independent Event Organizers
  • Corporate Event Marketers
  • Tradeshows and Exhibits Organizers
  • Government Event Organizers
  • Business Event Strategists or Event Designers
  • Content Developers
  • Digital Event Producer
  • Third Party Planners
  • C-Suite/SVP/VP
  • CEOs


  • Small and Mid-Size Business Owners
  • Creative Agency
  • Destination Marketing Organizations
  • Centers / Venues / Facilities
  • Hoteliers
  • General Service Contractors
  • Technology Service Providers
  • Third Party Organization
  • Destination Management Company
  • Event Service Provider
  • Media Company
  • C-Suite/SVP/VP
  • CEOs
  • University Faculty
  • Students

Positions Available: 50+

Time Commitment: 3 – 5 video call “meet-ups” during the Convening Leaders program (January 11 – January 15). The meet-ups are intended to be informal discussions generating best practice sharing, deep-dive conversations on program content, and co-solutioning common challenges. Cohort leaders will be provided a toolkit to assist them in leading the group.

Communication Types: Video call and chats (within the virtual event platform)

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


Adriana Molina
Cynthia Adams
Ebony Adams
Jamie Ades
Toyin Alaka
Suzanne Alsnauer
Dawn Amaskane
Rory Archibald
Maricela Arias-Cantu
Lacey Armbruster
Magdalina Atanassova
Melissa Avard
Edward Bagsic
Angela Bedell
Patti Beese
Doug Bennett
Jennifer Bettlach
Jamie Bialor
Ned Blair
Lisa Block
Toi Box-Mitchell
Ann Marie Bray
Shirley Breuren
Greg Burton
Aida Campbell
Ellen Casey
Jevan Chandran
Crystal Cheng
Lisa Cherepon
Jerry Cito
Yvette Clark
Ken Clay
Melinda Colon
Mary Liz Davis
Danya Day
Nancy DeBrosse
Michael Deisting
Rachel Dillion
Amanda Duski
Danielle Elliott
Glen Ellwood
Jennifer Erney
Patrick Espinoza
Susan Euritt
Christine Faiman
Bianca Ferrer
Julie Ferry
Gysela Fillingham
Laure Filoux
Chris Finelli
John Folks
Dana Freker Doody
Brad French
Starleetah Gaddis-Parker
Shannon Gehringer
Susan Giambalvo
Kaleigh Gipson
Elizabeth Goad
Deb Goedeke
Eli Gorin
Bonnie Grant
Kimberly Greene
Stacey Gros
Bruce Gyger
Armon Haagen
Krystal Heard
Mary Pat Heftman
Rose Horcher
Jenine Humber
Gertrud Jeewanjee
Laura Jelinek
Beverly Johnson
Derrick Johnson
Stephanie Jones
Shinyong (Shawn) Jung
Ray Kopcinski
Roberta Kravitz
Geralyn Krist
Jennifer Krsanac
Xin Lin Kwek
Rocco LaForgia
Kim Lambeth
Brian Landers
Zaida LeBron
Victoria Lewis
Divine Lim
Tony Lorenz
John Loveless
Annamarie Luccarelli
Linda Lucki
Karen Malone
Steve Mannarino
Matthew Marcial
Jeffory Marker
Scott Marko
Cathy Mason
Andrea Massengile
Casandra Matej
Victoria Matey
Tim Mathy
Courtney Mcgee
Carol McGury
Ann McLeod
Rosa Mendoza-Friedheim
Kristin Mirabal
Jonghwa Moon
Mariellen Morris
Tadiwanashe Mrewa
Gary Murakami
Bob O’Connell
Greg O’Dell
David Olender
Mary Jo Olsavsky
Eric Olson
Gladys O’Mahony
Alison Owers-Graham
Kerry Painter
Frances Park
Jack Patronski
Mary Patton
David Peckinpaugh
Tracey Pierce
Kelly Piva
Laura Pugh
Mary Rose Puglisi
Angie Ranalli
Bill Reed
Ali Ribordy
Julia Richardson
Regina Rink
Paula Rowntree
Murray Ryan
Stephanie Santini
Dale Shuter
Angie Silberhorn
Julia Smith
Darlene Somers
Siri Sorensen
Jill Stark
Charles Starks
Ross Starr
Denise Stone
Lindsay Stuebe
Valerie Sumner
Annette Suriani
Andrew Swanston
Anne Swartz
Sara Teagarden
Sherri Thadeus
Erin Tierney
Nicole Trainor
John Truran
Danielle Urbina
Sherry Vale
Rich Vallaster
Jordan Vallerga
Carol Vilardi
Frank Waechter
Aubrey Wanner
Kathleen Warden
Laura Weaver
McKenna Weipert
Heidi Welker
Becky Williams
Lynett Wilson
Joe Wilush
Joy Womack
Grace Wong
Elreatha Woodard
Kawania Wooten
India Wright