• PCMA announces proposed Board of Directors and Officers for 2020

     
    POSTED September 16, 2019
     

PCMA has announced its proposed 2020 Board of Directors and Officers. The nominating process, according to the bylaws (Article XII, Section 1(d)), allows for additional nominations for any officer or director position by members who submit a petition, which is required to be signed by 5 percent of members from the membership category appropriate to the position and submitted to PCMA’s president and CEO no later than November 1, 2019.

Unless there are additional nomination petitions from the membership, the following officers and directors will be deemed elected and will take office immediately following 2020 PCMA Convening Leaders, which will take place January 5-8 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco.

PCMA’s nominating committee offers the following slate of candidates for leadership positions on its 2020 Board of Directors:

Chair:
Stuart Ruff-Lyon, CMP, DES
Vice President, Events and Education
Risk and Insurance Management Society, Inc. (RIMS)
Term: 2020

Chair-Elect:
Kirsten Olean, CAE

Director of Meetings
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
Term: 2020

Secretary-Treasurer:
Kelly M. Ricker

Executive Vice President, Events & Learning
CompTIA
Term: 2020

Immediate Past Chair:
Gregory A. O’Dell

President and Chief Executive Officer
Events DC
Term: 2020

The following individuals will begin serving three-year terms (2020-2022):

Lisa Astorga, CMP, DES
Director of Meetings
International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis

Ben Erwin
President
PSAV

Bianca Ferrer
Experience Designer + Executive Producer 
Bianca Ferrer Creative

Diane Kovats, CAE, CMP, DES
Executive Director
International Society for Computational Biology

Paula Rowntree
Head of Events & Experience
The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners

Ana María Viscasillas, CDME
Chief Visionary
Business Tourism Services

The following individuals are currently serving terms as Directors:

Neil Brownlee
Head of Business Events
VisitScotland
Term: 2018-2020

Robert Heard, MBA, CAE
Associate Executive Director
American College of Emergency Physicians
Term: 2019 - 2021

Derrick Johnson, CMP, DES
Senior Director of Meetings
The Council of Insurance Agents & Brokers
Term: 2019 - 2021

Desirée Knight, CMP, CAE
Director, Education and Meetings
American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association
Term: 2019 - 2021

Amilie Parent, CPA, CA
Vice President of Finance and Administration
Showcare Event Solutions
Term: 2019 - 2021

Frank Passanante
Senior Vice President
Hilton Worldwide Sales - Americas
Term: 2019 - 2021

Carolyn Pund, CMP, CMM
Senior Manager, Global SMM and Event Business Operations
Cisco Systems Inc.
Term: 2018–2020

Kathleen Ratcliffe
President
Explore St. Louis
Term: 2018–2020

Valerie Sumner
Principal
VRS Meetings and Events, Inc.
Term: 2020–Foundation Chair

Megan Tate, CMM, DES
Vice President, Meeting and Events Planning Manager
Wells Fargo
Term: 2018–2020

Christine Trimmer
Consultant
Term: 2018–2020

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