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GMC 2023 Volunteers

Whether you’re still passionate about your current committee and want to stay on or if you want to take your talents to a new group, you have to sign up for the 2023 volunteer year.

The Greater Midwest Chapter of PCMA would not be one of the strongest chapters without the support of our volunteer network and 2023 is the year where we make reignite our passions for the industry! Remember why you joined and what makes the membership beneficial – being involved, meeting new people, making connections and giving back to our industry in a meaningful way!

GMC PCMA is family and volunteering with a wonderful group of professionals makes it so fun. It makes me excited for the future of our industry being involved with the Emerging Leaders Committee. They are eager to learn from us and get involved with PCMA.

Colleen Bingle, CMP, Senior Meetings, Exhibits, and Sponsorship Manager, AAPD

PCMA is who I must thank for my career as I have been a member since college. The Greater Midwest Chapter has been so impactful to my career in many ways from the great education to networking events. Volunteering and giving back to the chapter is really important to me as the overall success of the chapter is in thanks to the volunteers who keep things running smoothly.

Kimberly (Himes) Le, Senior Manager, Convention Sales – Midwest, Destination Cleveland

PCMA started my career. I was unaware there was a hospitality industry and the impact it has on our neighborhoods and cities. I was able to join a family of people who support one another while enhancing my career. The events we plan have an impact on new data for doctors attending RSNA, new releases in tech at Amazon, the world of candy for Sweets and Snacks, and so much more. So when asked why I volunteer, it’s to educate others and empower our future. That’s what PCMA did for me.

Morgan Prewitt, CMP, Events Marketing Manager, Amazon Web Services

Recognize member achievements by creating, maintaining and awarding quarterly, annual and specialty awards.

Create activities and programs to benefit members, our chosen causes, as well as overseeing chapter fundraising for chosen causes.

Provides recommendations to the board, nominations, awards, and professional development committees and creates programming and initiatives to foster a more inclusive, diverse, and equitable chapter.

Engage with members and promote and grow membership by driving engagement and value

Potential subcommittees:

  • Emerging Professionals / Students
  • Members outside of the Chicago area
  • Volunteer engagement & recruitment

Keep members informed by creating and distributing content for social media, newsletter, and website.

Create professional development programming for all members and audiences of all kinds.

Potential subcommittees:

  • Partnership with other industry organizations
  • Experience development
    • Live / Virtual / Hybrid
    • Logistics

Engage with sponsors by creating programs that drive sponsor value.

For more information about joining a committee, please contact [email protected].

Jacky ListonGMC 2023 Volunteers