Chapter News

April 2019 Letter from the President

Greetings all,

Thank goodness Spring has finally arrived! Personally, I’m kind of sick of winter and lousy weather. Here’s looking forward to warmer temperatures and not too much rain!

Thank you to those who attended the March Quarterly meeting at the Blackstone Hotel – we had an amazing turnout. Additionally,  thank you to our sponsors and our speaker for the event, Ms. Lesley Picchietti, PCC, CPC, ELI-MP, as well as all attendees who gave record-breaking funds benefiting both the PCMA Foundation and the Mark Henry fund. What a great, new, and exciting way to have fun and help these worthy causes.

I hope to see you all at Industry Xchange (IX) tonight, April 4 at Alhambra Palace Restaurant, 1240 W Randolph Street in Chicago. This year’s Industry Xchange will explore today’s most compelling issues and celebrate the industry of meeting planning. It will be a truly unique, exciting and very different experience. Please indicate your affiliation with GMC when you register! The meetings industry in Chicago is big and bold. Be a part of your meeting community at this year’s Industry Xchange.

June is set to be a big month! Save the date for the June 13 Quarterly Educational Program and we certainly hope to see you all at PCMA’s Educational Conference, June 25-28 in Los Angeles!

As always, sponsorship and volunteering opportunities are always available! Sign up for volunteering opportunities on the GMC PCMA website, and if you are interested in having your registration sponsored, contact GMC Staff at or review our 2019 Sponsorship Prospectus. See you all soon!

Doug Dvorak
2019 GMCPCMA Chapter President

Erin BerggrenApril 2019 Letter from the President