Chapter News

July 2018 Members on the Move

Join us in recognizing our members’ achievements, discover who has recently changed positions or been nominated for awards, and welcome our new and returning members.

Members on the Move

Amanda Cecil, Professional Development & Research Leader – The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA)

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) has hired Amanda Cecil, Ph.D., to lead GBTA’s professional development and research team. She will retain her position as a full-time professor at Indiana University. In this role, Cecil will lead, implement, and evaluate GBTA’s strategic initiatives to deliver innovative learning, curricula, and research to GBTA members.

Deborah Sexton, FASE, DLS & Associates, Former President & CEO, PCMA

Deborah Sexton, former president and CEO of PCMA, is one of four industry luminaries to be inducted into Destination International’s Hall of Fame. The DI Hall of Fame Award was created in 2014 to honor individuals, “who have changed the future of destination marketing for the better, made significant contributions to the advancement of the industry and shaped travel marketing.” Previous to her tenure at PCMA, Deborah led Choose Chicago. The inductees will be honored at Destination International’s 2018 Annual Convention in Anaheim, California July 11-13.

Welcome to Our New and Returning Members:

Frank Alba
Account Executive – Choose Chicago

Madison Ballou
Intern at Aurora CVB – Northern Illinois University

Amanda Gustafson
Account Executive – Convention Data Services

Robert Haas
Chief Innovation Officer – PCMA

Jason Hendrix
Program Manager, Operations – American College of Surgeons

lyle Huddleson Jr.
Owner, Designer, and Planner – Detail+Design

Aubrey Jacobs
Caddie – University of Toledo

Melissa Kabadian MA, CMP
Associate Executive Director, Education and Meetings – The American College of Prosthodontists

Amy Karas
Convention Sales & Marketing Manager – Fox Cities Convention & Visitors Bureau

Olivia Moukayed
Manager, Education & Meetings – American College of Prosthodontists

Travis Poppell
Director of Sales – Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland and Global Center for Health Innovation

Quinton Rice
Student – Central Michigan University

Sharon Roberson-Evans
Director of Sales – Cleveland Museum of Art

Justin Swartling
Marketing Event Coordinator – Dakota County Technical College

JR Treto
Events Manager – Pearson North America

Jena Vonderhaar
Business Services Coordinator – PCMA

Erin BerggrenJuly 2018 Members on the Move