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PCMA Capital Chapter – Deadline for Officer and Board of Director Applications Due July 20

Volunteerism is the key component to the continued success of our chapter and PCMA.

The Nominating Committee is now accepting nominations and applications for officers and directors for the Capital Chapter for 2018.

Consider the benefits of becoming a chapter leader:

  • Personal and professional growth
  • Networking
  • Earn points to qualify for the CMP exam, or to re-certify
  • Demonstrate your commitment to our industry and continuing education
  • Mentoring (in both directions)

For more information about the nominations and elections process, please contact Nominating Committee Chair Mary Gallagher, CMP, at, 571-384-6507, or Chapter Administrator Emily Martin at or 703-370-7436, x603.

Open Positions

The following positions are open for 2018:

Officer positions:
President-Elect (1-year term)
Treasurer (1-year term)
Secretary (1-year term)

Directors positions:
1 Professional (Planner) Director (2-year term)
2 Supplier Partner Directors (2-year term)

Nominations and Deadlines

Capital Chapter Officers and Directors Agree To:

  • Remain well informed about the work of the Board and its specific goals.
  • Understand the role of PCMA and the Chapter: its members, mission, and services.
  • Be thoughtful and objective in all deliberations.
  • Review all Board materials in advance of meetings; make every effort to attend monthly Board meetings.
  • Make every effort to attend the Annual and Mid-year Leadership Retreats. Make every effort to attend the Annual Retreat to plan for 2018 on Monday, October 16, 2017.
  • Represent the good of the profession versus any special interest, geographic or personal constituency.
  • Demonstrate support for programs and activities of the chapter by attending them regularly.

New 2018 officers and directors will serve with the following people who will continue on the Board in these capacities for 2018:

2018 President – Jim Kelley, Vice President Sales & Industry Relations, Production Resource Group

2018 Immediate Past President – Diane Kovats, CAE, CMP, Executive Director, International Society for Computational Biology

2017-2018 Professional (Planner) Directors:

  • Sara Haywood, CMP, Director, Professional Education, National Foundation for Infectious Diseases
  • Marcus Eng, CMP, Meeting Planner, American Public Transportation Association

2017-2018 Supplier Partner Directors:

  • Mary Kreins, Senior National Sales Director, Disney Destinations

We look forward to receiving your nominations and applications!


2018 Board Nomination Form Due THURSDAY, JUNE 22, 2017 BY 5:00 PM EST.

2018 Nominee Application Form Due THURSDAY, JULY 20, 2017 BY 5:00 PM EST.

Emily MartinPCMA Capital Chapter – Deadline for Officer and Board of Director Applications Due July 20