Chapter News

March 2018 Members on the Move

Join us in recognizing our members’ achievements and welcome new members. Discover which members have recently changed positions, been nominated for awards, and meet the new members who have joined our growing chapter.

Meeting & Conventions Rising Star in the Meetings Industry

Patrick Crosson, CMP, Producer – AgencyEA

Patrick has been named one of Meeting & Conventions Top 15 Rising Stars in the Meetings Industry. Patrick worked as an PCMA Event Manager of Meetings and Events before taking a position as a Producer at Agency EA. He was also named one of PCMA’s 20 in Their Twenties.

Members on the Move

Tonya Almond, CMP, Vice President of Knowledge & Experience Design – PCMA

Tonya Almond, CMP, will be joining PCMA February 26 as Vice President of Knowledge and Experience Design. Almond is currently serving on the PCMA Board of Directors and has volunteered extensively for PCMA and the PCMA Education Foundation over the years. She joins PCMA from the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) where she has been since 2009 and serves as the Vice President of Meetings and Continuing Education. Prior to AAPD, Tonya was the Director of Meetings and Event Services at the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AAPMR).

Katie Callahan-Giobbi, Chief Operating Officer – Association Forum

Association Forum has appointed Katie Callahan-Giobbi as Chief Operating Officer, effective February 20. Callahan-Giobbi will be responsible for business development, sales, brand experience, marketing and communications, and internal operations. Previously, she was Executive Vice President at Minding Your Business, a strategic agency.

Welcome to Our New and Returning Members:

Abby Bailey
Meeting & Events Manager – SmithBucklin

Jasmina Bajgoric
Housing Supervisor – Rotary International

Katie Curran
Sales Manager – Galt House Hotel

Tia’ Gamble
Student – Kansas State University

Catherine Graettinger
Business Development Manager – The Launch Group

Allison Hill
Student – Iowa State University

Lyn Maddox
Director, Meetings and Exhibition Services – Kellen

Kristen McCann
Account Executive – SmartSource Computer & Audio Visual Rentals

Elizabeth Murphy
Special Events Manager – Jones Day

Lindsay Plath
Professional Development Coordinator – Illinois Association of School Business Officials

Angelica Tzimas, CMP
Meetings Specialist – National Association of Realtors

Terry VanConant
President & CEO – M3S Management, LLC

Erin BerggrenMarch 2018 Members on the Move