Pictured: PCMA Education Foundation 2019 Board of Trustees, L-R: Top row: Carol McGury, Valerie Sumner, Angie Ranalli, Jerry Cito; second row: Jennifer L. Erney, Christopher Finelli, John Loveless, Karen Malone; third row: Gary Murakami, David G. Peckinpaugh, Douglas Bennett, Amy Calvert; fourth row: Susan Euritt, Tony Lorenz, Charles Starks, Heidi Welker; bottom row: William F. Reed, Mary Pat Heftman, Gregory A. O’Dell, Stuart Ruff-Lyon. Photo: Martha Smith, PCMA
The PCMA Education Foundation Leadership Committee has elected both its 2019 Board of Trustees and its 2019 Board of Directors proposed slate. Officers and trustees will take office immediately following PCMA’s annual meeting at the 63rd Convening Leaders meeting that is scheduled for Jan. 6-9 in the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh, Penn.
2019 Slate of Trustees
Chair: Carol McGury, MPS, executive vice president, events and education services, SmithBucklin
Chair-Elect: Valerie Sumner, principal, VRS Meetings and Events Inc.
Secretary-Treasurer: Angie Ranalli, CMP, vice president, sales – Midwest Region, San Diego Tourism Authority
Trustees: 2019 – 2020 term
Jerry Cito, senior vice president, convention development, NYC & Co.
Jennifer L. Erney, CMP, regional vice president of sales, Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI)
Christopher Finelli, regional vice president of sales, Hyatt Hotels Corp.
John Loveless, senior vice president, Exhibition Sales, GES
Karen Malone, vice president, meetings and sales, Health Information Management and Systems Society (HIMSS)
Gary Murakami, CMP, CMM, director, global sales, MGM Resorts International
The following individual will serve in a new position on the board:
Immediate Past Chair: David G. Peckinpaugh, CMP, president, Maritz Global Events
The following individuals will complete a 2018 – 2019 term:
Douglas Bennett, CASE, senior vice president, convention development, Louisville Convention and Visitors Bureau
Amy Calvert, senior vice president, convention sales and services, Visit Baltimore
Susan Euritt, principal, Ruckus Strategic Partnership Consulting LLC
Tony Lorenz, CMM, CEO, PRA
Charles Starks, president and CEO, Music City Center
Heidi Welker, senior vice president, business development and industry partnerships, Freeman Audiovisual Canada
The following positions are determined by PCMA:
PCMA Appointed Trustees:
William F. Reed, FASAE, CMP, chief event strategy officer, American Society of Hematology
Mary Pat Heftman, president, Restaurant Show Group, Winsight LLC
Trustee – PCMA Chair: Gregory A. O’Dell, president and CEO, Events DC
Trustee – PCMA Chair Elect: Stuart Ruff-Lyon, CMP, DES, vice president, events and education, Risk and Insurance Management Society Inc. (RIMS)
In addition, the PCMA Board of Directors’ proposed slate announced Aug. 23, has been elected and will take office immediately following the PCMA annual meeting in January 2019.
Chair: Gregory A. O’Dell, president and CEO, Events DC,
Chair-Elect: Stuart Ruff-Lyon, CMP, DES, vice president, events and education, Risk and Insurance Management Society Inc.
Secretary-Treasurer: Kirsten Olean, CMP, CAE, director of meetings, American Society of Microbiology
Immediate Past Chair: Claire Smith, CMP, vice president, sales and marketing, Vancouver Convention Centre
The following individuals will begin serving three-year terms (2019-2021):
Robert Heard, MBA, CAE, associate executive director, American College of Emergency Physicians
Derrick Johnson, CMP, DES, senior director, meetings, The Council of Insurance Agents & Brokers
Desirée Knight, CMP, CAE, director, education and meetings, American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association
Amilie Parent, CPA, CA, vice president, finance and administration, Showcare Event Solutions
Frank Passanante, senior vice president, group sales, Hilton Worldwide
Pictured right, PCMA 2019 Board of Directors, L-R: top row: Gregory A. O’Dell, Stuart Ruff-Lyon, Kirsten Olean, Claire Smith; second row: Robert Heard, Derrick Johnson, Desirée Knight, Amilie Parent; third row: Frank Passanante, Neil Brownlee, Kerry Crockett, Leonard Hoops; fourth row: Carol McGury, Weemin Ong, Janeé Pelletier, Carolyn Pund; bottom row, left to right: Kathleen Ratcliffe, Kelly M. Ricker, Megan Tate, Christine Trimmer, Danielle Urbina. Photo: Martha Smith, PCMA.
The following individuals are currently serving terms as Directors:
Neil Brownlee, head of business events, VisitScotland, Term: 2018-2020
Kerry Crockett, MBA, CMP, CAE, DES, associate executive director, International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
Leonard Hoops, president and CEO, Visit Indy, Term: 2017–2019
Carol McGury, executive vice president, events & education, SmithBucklin, Term: 2019–Foundation Chair
Weemin Ong, CMP, executive director, Marina Bay Sands, Term: 2017–2019
Janeé Pelletier, vice president, communications and events, MdBio Foundation, Term: 2017–2019
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
Kelly M. Ricker, executive vice president, events and education, CompTIA, Term: 2017–2019
Megan Tate, CMM, DES, vice president, meeting and events planning manager, Wells Fargo, Term: 2018–2020
Christine Trimmer, Term: 2018–2020
Danielle Urbina, CMP, director, meetings and exhibits, American Society of Anesthesiologists, Term: 2017 – 2019
For more info, visit https://foundation.pcma.org/