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CMPs Among PCMA's 20 in their Twenties List!

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The Professional Convention Managers Association (PCMA) has recently named the winners of its 2016 class of 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 several professionals in this talented group of young professionals are CMPs.

"Our 20 in their twenties program continues to engage the brightest rising stars in our industry," said Deborah Sexton, PCMA President and CEO. "This class group views our industry through their own unique lens; our goal is to tap into their vision and insights and bring those to life in both PCMA’s face-to-face and digital channels."

These young professionals will be honored at PCMA's Convening Leaders in Vancouver, BC, January 10-13, 2016. For more information on the honor, go here

Here is the entire list of the inaugural class of "20 in Their Twenties" honorees: 
  • Kalee Barnhardt, CTA, Sales Manager, Experience Columbus
  • Jamie Bruce, CMP, Meeting Planner, Right Hand Events
  • Edward Byers, CHRP, CMP, Manager of Professional Development & Events, REALpac
  • Shannon DeSouza, MBET
  • Michael Doane, Marketing Manager, CadmiumCD
  • Bianca Ferrer, Creative Director & Producer, CoterieSpark
  • Jessica Fitting, Assistant Event Manager, Stanford Alumni Association
  • Sarah Gould-Stotts, CMP, Corporate Marketing Events Manager, Greystar Real Estate Partners
  • Juraj Holub, Marketing and Content Manager,
  • Irena Jelenova, Membership Development Executive, International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA)
  • Noreen Leahy, Conference Planner, National Association of Attorneys General
  • Victoria Lee, Global Travel & Meeting Services, Senior Associate, Estee Lauder, Inc.
  • Alexander Plaxen, MTA, President, Alex Plaxen Media
  • Claire Repass, CMP, Manager, Communications. Social Tables
  • Lauren Santarone, CMP, Senior Meetings Manager, American Association for Cancer Research
  • Peter Simonelli, Event Services Coordinator, Massachusetts Convention Center Authority
  • Jenny Stanfield, Director, Operations, Engagement Unlimited
  • Havovie Suraliwalla, Conference Coordinator, SeaCourses Cruises
  • Erin Sweeney, National Sales Associate, Global Experience Specialists (GES)
  • Julia Yong, Senior Sales Executive – Association, Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau
Congratulations, again, to Jamie Bruce, CMP; Edward Byers, CMP; Sarah Gould-Stotts, CMP; Claire Repass, CMP; and Lauren Santarone, CMP! 

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