PCMA Announces 2018 Visionary Awards Professional Excellence Finalists
  • January 11, 2018
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    NASHVILLE, TN — The PCMA Education Foundation has announced the 15 individuals who will be honored as Professional Excellence Award Finalists at the 2018 Visionary Awards, to be held on May 2 at the Marriott Marquis, Washington, DC.

    Meeting Professional of the Year Finalists

    Carrie Abernathy, CMP, CEM, CSEP, President, Association for Women in Events

    Wanda Johnson, CMP, CAE, Chief Program Officer, Endocrine Society

    Stephanie D. Jones, CAE, CMP, Senior Director, Conferences and Events Management, Water Environment Federation

    Supplier of the Year Finalists

    Mary Beth Baluta, Regional Director of Sales – Washington DC, Cincinnati USA Convention and Visitors Bureau

    Chris FJ Lynn, Vice President, North America & Emerging Markets – Business Tourism, London & Partners

    April Williams, VP – Business Development, Freeman

    Community Advocate of the Year Award Finalists

    Jeff Chase, Vice President of Sustainability, Freeman

    Rachael Riggs, CMP, Manager, Meetings and Conventions Sales – Midwest/Chicago, Tourism Vancouver

    Ken Sien, CMP, Director, Strategic Accounts, Experient, A Maritz Global Events Company

    Event Designer of the Year Finalists

    Phelps R. Hope, CMP, Senior Vice President, Meetings & Expositions, Kellen

    Laura Metcalf Jelinek, CAE, Associate Vice President – Meetings and Travel, American Osteopathic Association

    Lisa VanRosendale, TEDster, Senior Vice President, New Business Development, FreemanXP

    Digital Event Strategist of the Year Finalists

    Nicole Armstrong, Vice President, Worldwide Events, MicroStrategy

    Todd Helton, MBA, Senior Director, Meetings, Conferences & Online Learning Events, Association of International Certified Professional Accountants (AICPA)

    Patrick McCrea, Senior Manager, Digital Events, HIMSS Media