PCMA Education Foundation Names 2018 Officers and Trustees

November 12, 2017
David Peckinpaugh

The PCMA Education Foundation Leadership Committee reviewed an extraordinary group of candidates for the 2018 Board of Trustees. Following committee deliberations and approval by the current Board of Trustees, the slate was deemed elected. Officers and Trustees will immediately take office Jan. 11 following the PCMA annual meeting, Convening Leaders in Nashville, Tenn.


Chair: David G. Peckinpaugh, CMP


Maritz Travel Company

Term: 2018

Chair-Elect: Carol McGury, MPS

Executive Vice President, Events and Education Services

SmithBucklin Corporation

Term: 2018

Secretary-Treasurer: Valerie Sumner


VRS Meetings and Events, Inc.

Term: 2018

Trustees: Douglas Bennett, CASE

2018 - 2019 Terms Senior VP of Convention Development

Louisville Convention and Visitors Bureau

Amy Calvert

Senior Vice President, Convention Sales & Services

Visit Baltimore

Susan Euritt


Ruckus Strategic Partnership Consulting, LLC

Tony Lorenz, CMM

Chief Executive Officer


Charles Starks

President and CEO

Music City Center

Heidi Welker

Senior Vice President, Business Development & Industry Partnerships

Freeman Audiovisual Canada

The following individual will continue to serve on the board, but in a new position:

Immediate Past Chair: Phillip Jones

President and CEO

Visit Dallas

Term: 2018

The following individuals will complete 2017 – 2018 Terms:

Oscar Cerezales

CEO Asia Pacific

MCI Singapore

Jerry Cito

Senior Vice President, Convention Development

NYC & Company

Derrick Johnson, CMP

Director of Meetings

The Council of Insurance Agents & Brokers

Roberta Kravitz

Executive Director

International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine

Angie Ranalli, CMP

Vice President of Sales – Midwest Region

San Diego Tourism Authority

Tammy Routh

Vice President, Global Sales

Marriott International

The following positions are determined by PCMA:

PCMA Appointed Kristin Mirabal, CMP

Trustee: President

Global Event Strategic Solutions

Term: 2017 - 2018

William F. Reed, FASAE, CMP

Senior Director, Meetings and Community Engagement

American Society of Hematology

Term: 2018 - 2019

Trustee – PCMA Claire Smith, CMP

Chair: Vice President, Sales & Marketing

Vancouver Convention Centre

Trustee – PCMA Gregory A. O’Dell

Chair Elect: President and Chief Executive Officer

Events DC

Additionally, the PCMA Board of Directors slate of officers and directors announced on August 30, 2017 has been deemed elected and will take office immediately Jan. 11 following the PCMA annual meeting, Convening Leaders in Nashville, Tenn. Access the complete list of 2018 officers and directors here.

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