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PCMA Foundation elects 2020 trustees, announces board officers
Global meetings industry association PCMA’s Leadership Committee has elected its PCMA Foundation 2020 Board of Trustees.
Officers and trustees will take office immediately following the association’s Convening Leaders annual meeting 5-8 January in San Francisco’s Moscone Center.
The list of PCMA Foundation 2020/21 Trustees is:
Chair: Valerie Sumner
Principal, VRS Meetings and Events Inc.
Chair-Elect: Angie Ranalli, Vice-President of Sales – Midwest Region, San Diego Tourism Authority
Secretary-Treasurer: Charles Starks
President and CEO Music City Center
Immediate Past Chair: Carol McGury, MPS
Executive Vice-President SmithBucklin
The following individuals will begin serving two-year terms (2020–2022) as trustees:
Douglas Bennett, Senior Vice-President Convention Development Louisville Tourism
Tony Lorenz, Founder Headsail LLC
Gladys O’Mahony, Vice-President, Association Sales Marriott International
Henry Rosales, Vice-President, Strategic Events CoreNet Global
Danielle Urbina, 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, Regional Vice-President Sales Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI)
Christopher Finelli, Regional Vice-President Sales – Hyatt Sales Force Hyatt Hotels Corp.
John Loveless, Senior Vice-President Exhibition Sales GES
Karen Malone, Vice-President Health Information Management and Systems Society (HIMSS)
Gary Murakami, Director Global Sales MGM Resorts International
The following PCMA Foundation trustee positions are determined by PCMA:
Mary Pat Heftman, Vice-Chair Winsight Exhibitions
Claire Smith, Vice-President, Sales and Marketing Vancouver Convention Centre
The following PCMA Board of Directors members also serve as trustees:
PCMA Chair: Stuart Ruff-Lyon, Vice President, Events and Exhibitions Risk & Insurance Management Society Inc. (RIMS)
PCMA Chair-Elect: Kirsten Olean, CAE
Director of Meetings Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
Also, the PCMA Board of Directors’ proposed slate announced 16 September, 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
Chair-Elect: Kirsten Olean, Director of Meetings Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
Secretary-Treasurer: Kelly M. Ricker
Executive Vice-President Events & Learning CompTIA
Immediate Past Chair: Gregory A. O’Dell
President and CEO Events DC
The following individuals will begin serving three-year terms (2020-2022) on PCMA’s Board of Directors:
Lisa Astorga, Director of Meetings International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis
Ben Erwin, President PSAV
Bianca Ferrer, Creative Director + Experience Designer Bianca Ferrer Creative
Diane Kovats, Executive Director International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB)
Paula Rowntree, Head of Events & Experience, The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners
Ana María Viscasillas, President and Chief Visionary Business Tourism Services
The following individuals are currently serving terms as Directors:
Neil Brownlee, Head of Business Events VisitScotland
Robert Heard, Associate Executive Director American College of Emergency Physicians
Derrick M. Johnson, II, Executive Director The National Behavioral Intervention Team Association (NaBITA)
Desirée Knight, Director, Education and Meetings American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association
Amilie Parent, President Showcare Event Solutions
Frank Passanante, Senior Vice-President, Hilton Worldwide Sales – Americas Hilton Worldwide
Carolyn Pund, Senior Manager, Global SMM and Event Business Operations Cisco Systems Inc.
Kathleen Ratcliffe, President Explore St Louis
Valerie Sumner, Principal VRS Meetings and Events Inc.
Term: 2020–2021, Foundation Chair
Megan Tate, Chief Operating Officer RAW AMZ
Christine Trimmer, Vice-President of Membership, Marketing and Communications, The Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions
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