Meet PCMA’s ‘20 in Their Twenties’ Class of 2020

October 31, 2019

If the future’s in their hands, it looks pretty bright. Last week, PCMA announced its annual class of the brightest, most talented association professionals around the globe, including leaders from North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific. 

The class is supported by the PCMA Foundation along with Experience Columbus and will be honored at the PCMA Convening Leaders conference, Jan. 5-8, 2020 at Moscone Center in San Francisco.

“This group represents our industry’s future, and the PCMA Foundation is dedicated to recognizing the efforts and achievements of those who want to help demonstrate the influence business events have on global economic and social transformation,” said Meredith Rollins, PCMA’s chief community officer and executive director of the PCMA Foundation. 

She continued, “We continue to be impressed every year by the caliber of business events professionals we see in this generation.”

Young event professionals could apply to be recognized through a process that required submitting examples of their industry leadership, a video statement and professional references. Each was selected by a committee of experienced event professionals and “20 in Their Twenties” alumni, and was required to be no older than 29 years old on Jan. 8, 2020.

Here is the PCMA’s “20 in their Twenties” class for 2020:

  • Marie-Claire Caldwell, Sales and Marketing Manager, ICC Belfast, U.K.
  • Jillian Cardinal, Sales Manager, JPdL, Canada
  • Derica Clarke, Headquarters Meetings and Online Education Specialist, American Colleges of Nurse-Midwives
  • Rebecca Doser, Trade Media Relations Manager, Destination DC
  • Diana Frederiksen, Sales Manager, Congresses and Guest Events, Stockholmsmassan Congress & Exhibition Centre, Sweden
  • Julia Hachenthal, Marketing and Events Manager, GCB German Convention Bureau e.V.
  • Kimberly Hoffman, Director, Event Services, Accent Indy, a DMC Network Company
  • Lisa Jeller, Marketing and Event Manager, EventMobi, Germany
  • Alexandra Larach, Events Manager, Associations Forum, Australia
  • Rebecca Lino, Senior Technology Manager, Cadence Travel, Meetings + Incentives
  • Robert Lutz, Account Executive, CSI DMC
  • Shane McFadden, Meetings Manager, Consumer Healthcare Products Association
  • Joy McIntyre, Event Manager, SPIRE Events DC
  • Lindsay Miller, Communications Manager, Visit Anaheim (California)
  • Hannah Poyo, Tradeshow and Event Planner, Q2
  • Meagan E. Prescott, Assistant Vice President of Conferences and Events, Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA)
  • Jaclyn Rosenberg, Manager, Conferences and Events, The Humane Society of The United States
  • Kelly Thomas, Senior Sales Manager, Visit Austin (Texas)
  • Lauren Washburn, Conference Services Manager, Sodexo
  • Krista Whaley, Meetings and Events Associate, Americans for the Arts

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