Chapter News

2021 Board of Directors

Dear GMC Members,
It is my honor to put forth this proposed slate for the 2021 calendar year. The PCMA Greater Midwest Chapter nominating committee met to determine the final slate of 2021 board officers and directors for open positions.PCMA bylaws require the official announcement of the proposed slate to be sent to its membership. The nominating process, according to the bylaws, allows for additional nominations for any officer or director position by members who submit a petition. The petition is required to be signed by 5% of members from the membership category appropriate to the position and submitted to chapter staff.Unless there are additional nomination petitions from the membership, the following officers and directors will be deemed elected and will take office January 1, 2021.Sincerely,

Douglas J. Dvorak
Director of Sales – Midwest Region at Fort Worth Convention & Visitors Bureau
GMC Immediate Past President and Nominating Committee Chair

President (2021)
Molly Witges, CMP, DES
Director, Strategic Solutions – Maritz Global Events

President-Elect (2021)
Kristi Casale, CMP, DMCP
Senior Director of Meetings and Continuing Education – American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry

Treasurer (2020-2021)
Kelly Jena, CMP, DES
Meeting Manager – American Society for Dermatologic Surgery

Secretary (2021-2022)
Jennifer W. Sommers
Key Account Director – InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG®)

Immediate Past President (2021)
Rachael Riggs, CMP
WellBeing Leader – Maritz Global Events

Planner Directors:

Mia Friel (2020-2021)
Director of Meetings – American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (AAPM&R)

Bob Kobosky, DES (2020-2021)
Vice President, Global Accounts – ConferenceDirect

Christine Melendes, CAE (2021-2022)
Senior Vice President, Events & Strategic Projects – Association for Corporate Growth

Supplier Directors:

Kris Marinelli Jebson (2021-2022)
Director, Global Sales – MGM Resorts International

Tamara L. Jones (2021)
Director of Association Sales – Choose Chicago

Norma J. Taylor, CMP (2021-2022)
Regional Manager – Tourisme Montréal

Jacky Liston2021 Board of Directors