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

Jim Kelley - President -

Vice President
Production Resource Group (PRG)

Vicki Johnson - President-Elect -

Vicki Johnson & Associates, LLC

Kim Allison - Treasurer -

Director of Citywide Sales
Visit Baltimore

Mariana Gallo - Secretary -

Mariana Gallo

Diane Kovats - Immediate Past President -

Executive Director
International Society for Computational Biology

Marcus Eng - Director -

Senior Meeting Manager
American Public Transportation Association

Sara Haywood - Director -

Assistant Vice President, Conference
National Council for Behavioral Health

Stacey Knoppel - Director -

Director of Sales and Marketing
Baltimore Convention Center

Mary Kreins - Director -

Senior National Sales Director
Disney Destinations

Rosa Mendoza-Friedheim - Director -

Regional Director of Sales
Greater Fort Lauderdale / Broward County Convention Center

John Rubsamen - Director -

Director of Meetings and Events
Americans for the Arts

Bea Tijerina - Administrator -


Neil Brownlee - Board Liaison -

Head of Business Events

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