PCMA announces 2020 board officers & trustees

PCMA has announced 2020 board officers and trustees.

Officers and trustees will take office immediately following PCMA’s Convening Leaders annual meeting Jan. 5-8 in San Francisco’s Moscone Center.

PCMA Foundation 2020 Trustees

Chair:

Valerie Sumner
Principal
VRS Meetings and Events Inc.
Term: 2020–2021

Chair-Elect:
Angie Ranalli, CMP
Vice President of Sales – Midwest Region
San Diego Tourism Authority
Term: 2020–2021

Secretary-Treasurer:
Charles Starks 
President and CEO
Music City Center
Term: 2020–2021

Immediate Past Chair:
Carol McGury, MPS

Executive Vice President
SmithBucklin 
Term: 2020–2021

The following individuals will begin serving two-year terms (2020–2022) as Trustees:

Douglas Bennett, CTA, CASE
Senior Vice President Convention Development
Louisville Tourism

Tony Lorenz, CMM
Founder
Headsail LLC

Gladys O’Mahony
Vice President, Association Sales
Marriott International

Henry Rosales
Vice President, Strategic Events
CoreNet Global

Danielle Urbina, CMP
Vice President, Meetings
American Heart Association

Heidi Welker
Senior Vice President, Business Development
Freeman Audio Visual Canada

The following individuals are currently serving two-year terms (2019-2021) as Trustees:

Jerry Cito
Executive Vice President, Convention Development
NYC & Company 

Jennifer Erney, CMP, CMM 
Regional Vice President Sales 
Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI)

Christopher Finelli
Regional Vice President Sales – Hyatt Sales Force
Hyatt Hotels Corp.

John Loveless, CEM 
Senior Vice President Exhibition Sales
GES

Karen Malone
Vice President
Health Information Management and Systems Society (HIMSS)

Gary Murakami, GTP, GLP, CMP, CMM
Director Global Sales
MGM Resorts International 

The following PCMA Foundation Trustee positions are determined by PCMA:

Mary Pat Heftman
Vice Chair
Winsight Exhibitions
Term: 2019-2021

Claire Smith
Vice President, Sales and Marketing
Vancouver Convention Centre
Term: 2020–2022

The following PCMA Board of Directors members also serve as Trustees:

PCMA Chair:
Stuart Ruff-Lyon, CMP, DES
Vice President, Events and Exhibitions
Risk & Insurance Management Society Inc. (RIMS)
Term: 2020–2021

PCMA Chair-Elect:
Kirsten Olean, CAE
Director of Meetings
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
Term: 2020–2021

Top row, from left to right: Douglas Bennett, Jerry Cito, Jennifer Erney, Christopher Finelli, , Mary Pat Heftman, Tony Lorenz, John Loveless Middle row, from left to right: Karen Malone, Carol McGury, Gary Murakami, Kirsten Olean, Gladys O’Mahony, Angie Ranalli, Henry Rosales Bottom row, from left to right: Stuart Ruff-Lyon, Claire Smith, Charles Starks, Valerie Sumner, Danielle Urbina, Heidi Welker Photo illustration by PCMA

Also, the PCMA Board of Directors’ proposed slate announced Sept. 16, 2019, has been elected and will take office immediately following PCMA’s Convening Leaders annual meeting in San Francisco in January:

Chair:

Stuart Ruff-Lyon, CMP, DES
Vice President, Events and Exhibitions
Risk & Insurance Management Society Inc. (RIMS)
Term: 2020-2021

Chair-Elect: 

Kirsten Olean, CAE
Director of Meetings
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
Term: 2020-2021

Secretary-Treasurer: 

Kelly M. Ricker
Executive Vice President Events & Learning
CompTIA
Term: 2020-2021

Immediate Past Chair:

Gregory A. O’Dell
President and CEO
Events DC
Term: 2020-2021


The following individuals will begin serving three-year terms (2020-2022) on PCMA’s Board of Directors:

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


Ben Erwin
President
PSAV

Bianca Ferrer
Creative Director + Experience Designer
Bianca Ferrer Creative

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

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

Ana María Viscasillas, MBA, CDME
President and 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 M. Johnson, II, CMP, DES
Executive Director
The National Behavioral Intervention Team Association (NaBITA)
Term: 2019–2021

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

Amilie Parent
President
Showcare Event Solutions
Term: 2019–2021

Frank Passanante
Senior Vice President, Hilton Worldwide Sales – Americas
Hilton Worldwide
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: 2020–2021, Foundation Chair

Megan Tate, CMM, DES
Chief Operating Officer
RAW AMZ
Term: 2018–2020

Christine Trimmer
Vice-President of Membership, Marketing and Communications
The Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions
Term: 2018–2020

Top row, from left to right: Lisa Astorga, Neil Brownlee, Ben Erwin, Bianca Ferrer, Robert Heard, Derrick M. Johnson, II, Desirée Knight Middle row, from left to right: Diane Kovats, Gregory A. O’Dell, Kirsten Olean, Amilie Parent, Frank Passanante, Carolyn Pund, Kathleen Ratcliffe Bottom row, from left to right: Kelly M. Ricker, Paula Rowntree, Stuart Ruff-Lyon, Valerie Sumner, Megan Tate, Christine Trimmer, Ana María Viscasillas Photo illustration by PCMA
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