The mission of the PCMA Capital Chapter is to serve the business events industry by connecting our members through advocacy, education, leadership, and volunteerism.


The PCMA Capital Chapter will thrive as an inclusive and diverse community that embraces change through collaboration, innovation, and education.

Strategic Plan

PCMA Capital Chapter Bylaws

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Mission and Vision Statement

Board of Directors

Mary Kreins, CASE

President –

Senior National Sales Director
Disney Meetings & Events

Rebecca Ramsey, DES

– President-Elect –

Business Development Executive
Event EQ / LMG Venues

Carson Edwards, MBA, CDMP, CASE

– Treasurer –

Global Account Executive
Marriott International

Sarah Haywood, CMP

– Secretary –

Assistant Vice President, Conference
National Council for Mental Wellbeing

Marcus Eng, CMP, DES

Immediate Past President –

Senior Meeting Manager
American Public Transportation Association

Leah Lewis, CMP, DES

– Director –

Director of Meetings
American Gear Manufacturers Association

Constance (Connie) Samuels, CMP, DES

– Director –

Director, Events and Education
National Association of Professional Employer Organizations

Stephanie Santini, CMP, DES

– Director –

Chief Operating Officer
C2 Association Strategies

Eric Kincaid, HMCC

Director –

National Sales Manager
Choose Chicago

Melissa Peticolas, CEM, CMP

– Director –

Account Executive
Vista Convention Services

Carla Hunt

– Director –

National Sales Director
Disney Meetings & Events

Committee Chairs & Co-Chairs

Germaine Lutman Schaefer

– Community Services Chair –

Associate Vice President, Meetings & Events
Heart Rhythm Society

Christina Pino, CMP, DES

– Communications Chair –

Conference Manager
Access Intelligence

Laurie Nelson-Choice

– Diversity Equity & Inclusion Chair –

Director of Diversity and National Sales
Visit Baltimore

Sandy Yi-Davis, MBA, CMP, DES

Government Relations & Advocacy Chair –

Head of Event Design
Strategic Meeting International

Rebecca Royal

– Marketing Chair –

Director of Meetings & Events
Potomac Management Resources

Leah Jones, CMP, CAE, DES

– Professional Development Chair –

Sr. Director, Meetings & Events
Auto Care Association

Noreen Cournoyer

– Sponsorship Chair –

Associate Director, Conference Services
Mechanical Contractors Association of America (MCAA)

Elizabeth Maddox, CMP, CAE

– Membership Co-Chair –

Director, Conference & Event Services
American Society of Civil Engineers

Lee Callicutt, CSTP

– Membership Co-Chair –

Destination Sales ManagerDestination Sales Manager
Visit Montgomery

Sue Stemley, CASE, DES, CTA H.

Membership Co-Chair –

Meeting Sales Manager, Eastern RegionMeeting Sales Manager, Eastern Region
Visit Anaheim

Kelly Blecke

Community Services Co-Chair –

Director Citywide Accounts DC, MD, VA
SF Travel Association

Robin Troutman

– Diversity Equity & Inclusion Co-Chair –

Deputy Director
National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities

Rebecca Kane, CMP, DES

– Communications Co-Chair –

Director of Meetings and Events
American Feed Industry Association

Jerome Bruce

– Emerging Professionals Co-Chair –

Director of Meetings

Robert Smith

Emerging Professionals Co-Chair –

Sr. Vice President, Partner Engagement
National Institute of Building SciencesNational

Alex Hurd, CMP

– Government Relations & Advocacy Co-Chair –

Destination Expert
Discover Newport

Jodi VanWoerkom, CMP, VEIP

– Professional Development Co-Chair –

Event Manager
Association for Talent Development (ATD)

Geralyn Krist, CMP-Fellow, DES

– Sponsorship Co-Chair –

Global Account Executive

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