Lifeline Weekly
Archive | Follow Us: Twitter YouTube LinkedIn

Two CMPs Among PCMA's '20 In Their Twenties' Winners

Print Print this Article | Send to Colleague

Earlier this year, PCMA opened a search for 20 young professionals (defined as those who have not yet reached 30 years of age), who were already establishing themselves as emerging leaders in the meetings industry. And among this talented group of young professionals are two CMPs Ė Astrid Schrier, CMP and Leslie Wong, CMP.

According to a statement from PCMA president and CEO Deborah Sexton, "Too often great leadership isnít recognized until the latter portion of careers. '20 in their Twenties' allowed PCMA to engage and acknowledge a talented group of young professionals for their skills and provide incentive for them to lead our industry into the future." 

These young professionals will be honored at PCMA's Convening Leaders in Boston, January 12-15, 2014. For more information on the honor, please visit the PCMA website

Here is the entire list of the inaugural class of "20 in Their Twenties" honorees: 
  • 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

Congratulations, again, to Astrid Schrier, CMP and Leslie Wong, CMP! 


Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn

The Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) is a
program of the Convention Industry Council

Convention Industry Council
700 N. Fairfax Street, Suite 510
Alexandria, VA, USA, 22314
Tel: 571-527-3116
©2020, Convention Industry Council. All rights reserved.
Published by Naylor, LLC in association with the Convention Industry Council