The mission of PCMA and the Capital Chapter is to be the leading organization for meetings and events professionals by delivering superior and innovative education, connecting members of the community, and promoting the value of professional convention management.


To be the leading community of choice for education and thought leadership among meetings and events industry professionals in the greater Washington, D.C. region and be an advocate for the promotion of meetings and events management within the industry and the general public.

Strategic Plan

To view our strategic plan for 2017-19, click here.
PCMA Capital Chapter Bylaws

Diane Kovats - President -

Executive Director
International Society for Computational Biology

Jim Kelley - President-Elect -

Vice President

John Rubsamen - Treasurer -

Director of Meetings and Events
Americans for the Arts

Kim Allison - Secretary -

Associate Director of Sales
Visit Baltimore

Joy Womack - Immediate Past President -

Director, Event Management
Experient, A Maritz Global Events Company

Mary Beth Baluta - Director -

Regional Director of Sales
Cincinnati USA Convention & Visitors Bureau

Marcus Eng - Director -

Senior Meeting Manager
American Public Transportation Association

Sara Haywood - Director -

Director, Professional Education
National Foundation for Infectious Diseases

Mary Kreins - Director -

Senior National Sales Director
Walt Disney World Shared Services

Geralyn Krist - Director -

Account Director
Sheraton New Orleans Hotel

John Malixi - Director of Membership -

Executive Director
Fast Track Hospitality Solutions

Kathryn Morgan - Director of Membership -

Regional Account Director
Visit Tampa Bay

Malene Ward - Director -

Head of Events
Adestra, Inc.

Pamela Valenzuela - Executive Director -

ASCENT Management, LLC

Kirsten Olean - Board Liaison -

Director of Meetings
American Society for Microbiology

2017 Board of Directors Meetings

Meetings will start promptly at 12:00 pm. Chapter members are invited to attend the meeting and participate in the open forum. The time given to each person is dependent upon how many people request to speak. Members may attend and observe the meeting but may not speak, make motions, or vote. Members must leave the room should the board go into Executive Session.


Board Meeting Dates:

  • Jan. 8:    Convening Leaders – Austin
  • Jan. 28:  Experient
  • Feb. 16:  Experient (Board Only)
  • Mar. 16:  American for the Arts
  • Apr. 20:   Experient (Board Only)
  • May 18:   Disney Destinations
  • June 15:  Experient (Board Only)
  • June 29: Mid-year Leadership Retreat
  • July 20:   American for the Arts
  • Aug. 17:  Disney Destinations (Board Only)
  • Sept. 21:  Experient
  • Oct. 19:   Americans for the Arts (Board Only)
  • Nov. 7:    Fall Retreat – Planning for 2018
  • Nov. 16:   Experient
  • Dec. 21:   Disney Destinations

Meeting Locations:

4300 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 600, Arlington, VA 22203

Americans for the Arts
1000 Vermont Ave NW #6, Washington, DC 20005

Disney Destinations
1717 DeSales St. NW, Washington, DC 20036

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