Leading Meeting Professionals

Professional Convention Management Association

20 in their twenties



20 in their twenties 
is designed to engage the best and brightest in the Meetings, Conventions and Business Events industry in the world. These individuals will have a PCMA platform to showcase their talents and how they will shape the meetings industry of the future.

The first class will be recognized at Convening Leaders in Boston (January 2014).

Congratulations to the inaugural class

  • Ryan Barth, Sales Manager, Visit Indy
  • Yasha Bergmann, Project Manager, uba GmbH
  • Casey Carignan, Meetings and Events Coordinator, lia Sophia
  • Yih-Hsiang (Shawn) Cheng, Team Lead, Tourism Vancouver
  • Katie Dolan, Convention Services Manager, Ottawa Tourism
  • Vivian Fleet, Sustainability Officer, Metro Toronto Convention Centre
  • Rosa Garriga Mora, Meeting Designer & ROI Consultant, Independent Contractor
  • Mindy Halpert, Conference Manager, The Consortium for School Networking
  • Rick Hyland, Exhibitor Services Supervisor, Orange County Convention Center
  • Alexis Kereluk, Manager, Association Relations, MCI Canada
  • Sam McNeill, Creative Director, Song Division
  • Elisa Sandoval, Sales Manager, Hotel Nikko San Francisco
  • Astrid Schrier, CMP, Meeting Manager, Association Headquarters, Inc.
  • Kathleen Smith, Marketing Manager, etech events
  • Megan Tate, Manager - Event, Meeting and Travel Management, Petco Animal Supplies, Inc.
  • Marcela Torres, Director of Big Events, Mexico City Tourism Trust
  • David Wagner, Meetings Manager, Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf
  • Rachel Walsh, Director of Meetings, Sentergroup
  • Alleeshia Williams, Coordinator, Meetings & Business Partnerships, Institute of Food Technologists (IFT)
  • Leslie Wong, CMP, Creative Account Manager, Blueprint Studios

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