PCMA Announces 2017 Global Meetings Executive of the Year Award Recipient
  • May 18, 2017
  • FRANKFURT, GERMANY — Roberta A. Kravitz, Executive Director, International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM), has received the Professional Convention Management Association’s 2017 Global Executive of the Year Award. PCMA President and CEO Deborah Sexton presented the award at IMEX in Frankfurt, May 16-18. According to PCMA, the award “celebrates meeting executives who demonstrate a vision, commitment and passion for the advancement and education of the global meetings industry.”

    “Roberta is a well-respected business event professional and luminary,” said Sexton. “Her dedication and passion for the global business events sector has been a beacon for many professionals as they endeavor to expand their events’ global reach. Roberta embodies the true spirit of this award through her generosity of time and talent and I was honored to recognize her accomplishments.”

    Kravitz was appointed Executive Director of ISMRM in May 2005, after serving the association for a number of years, in a number of escalating roles. Throughout her tenure, ISMRM expanded its global reach by including the Asia/Pacific Rim region to its annual meeting rotation. The ISMRM annual meeting now rotates each year between Asia/Pacific Rim, East Americas, Europe and Western Americas. Her strong cultural knowledge and global business acumen has been critical to ISMRM’s international event growth and success.

    Kravitz’s commitment to serve and give back to the industry is apparent through her involvement as a member of PCMA, American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) and Council of Engineering and Scientific Society Executives (CESSE.) She is a current PCMA Education Foundation Board Trustee and served on the PCMA Board Directors 2013-2014. The Singapore Tourism Awards also nominated her for the 2017 Best Association Conference Organizer honor.

    Roberta A. Kravitz