PCMA announces 20 in their Twenties class of 2019

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PCMA announces 20 in their Twenties class of 2019

Global industry association PCMA has announced the ‘20 in their Twenties’ class of 2019, showcasing the brightest and most talented young professionals.

PCMA’s 2019 ‘class’ comes from around the world representing both boutique and global organisations. 

“This passionate group inspires me every year as they represent the future of the business events industry,” said Meredith Rollins, executive director of the PCMA Education Foundation. “I have no doubt this class of bright, skilled professionals will achieve success and PCMA is proud to assist them at every stage of their career.”

The 2019 class, supported by the PCMA Education Foundation and Experience Columbus, will be honoured at the PCMA Convening Leaders conference taking place, 6-9 January 2019 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. 

Each of the ‘20 in their Twenties’ class members is selected by a committee comprised of veteran industry professionals and ‘20 in their Twenties’ alumni. Applicants were required to be full-time employees in the business events industry and no older than 29 on 9 January 2019. They must have provided examples of industry leadership, a video statement and professional references. 

Members of the 2019 ‘20 in their Twenties’ class will receive recognition as the next generation of industry leaders and a scholarship to attend Convening Leaders, PCMA’s annual signature event. Individuals will also receive complimentary registration for the 2019 PCMA Education Conference in June in Los Angeles, PCMA membership and educational products.


The full list of the PCMA’s ‘20 in their Twenties’ class for 2019 is:

Edward Bagsic, CMP, DES

Manager, Conventions VIP Events and Budgets

National Business Aviation Association

Alexandria, Virginia, USA


Raul Cavazos-Binder

Account Executive

Development Counsellors International (DCI)

New York, New York, USA


Jared Chambers

Strategic Account Manager

Experient, a Maritz Global Events Company

Frederick, Maryland, USA


Emily Dietrich

Manager, Business Events

Niagara Parks Commission

Niagara, Ontario, Canada


Molly Holt, CMP

Manager, Meeting Operations           

Heart Rhythm Society

Washington, D.C., USA


Kara Hsu

Convention Sales Manager

Destination DC          

Washington, D.C., USA


Veronika Ivanova

Marketing and Meeting Architecture Specialist         

Kenes International

Sofia, Bulgaria


Andrea Lane, MTA

Meeting Planner

National Defense Industrial Association

Fairfax, Virginia, USA


Janelle Lewis

Meetings and Events Manager

Foundation for the National Institutes of Health        

North Bethesda, Maryland, USA


Chad Manhertz, MTA

Event Manager

Events DC

Washington, D.C., USA


Femke Morelisse

Sales Manager


Alexandria, Virginia, USA


Greg Morris, CMP

Director, Meetings and Education

Destinations International

Washington, D.C., USA


Laura Neufeld

Account Manager, Meetings and Events

MCI Group Canada Inc.

Toronto, Ontario, Canada


Khadijah Nimrod

Convention Sales Assistant

Destination DC

Washington, D.C., USA


Olivia Pelzer

Senior Strategic Account Analyst


Delaware, Ohio, USA


Gita Pun

Client Relations Team Manager


London, England


Giulia Ineke Sarri

MARCOM and Social Project Assistant

AIM Group International

Milan, Italy


Erin Simcox

Senior Manager of Housing

Visit Knoxville

Knoxville, Tennessee, USA


Kevin J. Thompson

Event Manager

Events DC

Washington, D.C., USA


Lindsay Williams

Sales Manager


Chicago, Illinois, USA


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