The mission of PCMA and the Capital Chapter is to be the leading organization for meeting and event professionals by delivering superior and innovative education and promote the value of professional convention management.


To be the professional association of choice for the Convention and Meeting Industry in the Washington, D.C. region.

Strategic Plan

To view our strategic plan for 2014-16, click here.
PCMA Capital Chapter’s Bylaws

Diane Kovats - President -

Executive Director
International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB)

Jim Kelley - President-Elect -

Vice President, Sales & Industry Relations
PRG Corporate & Events Group

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 -

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 -

National Sales Manager
Visit Indy

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 9:00 am commencing with a 15 minute Open Forum.  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)
July 20           American for the Arts
Aug. 17          Disney Destinations (Board Only)
Sept. 21         Experient
Oct. 16           Fall Retreat – Planning for 2018
Oct. 19           Americans for the Arts (Board Only)
Nov. 16          Experient
Dec. 21          Disney Destinations


Meeting Locations:

4401 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 500, 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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