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October 31 2011

SLATE OF 2012 PCMA EDUCATION FOUNDATION TRUSTEES

Alicia Leonard

CHICAGO, IL, November 1, 2011 - The PCMA Education Foundation Nominating Committee has reviewed all nominations submitted for the 2012 Board of Trustees and the following slate was prepared for review and approval by the Board of Trustees. On October 13, the slate was approved and deemed elected by the Board.

2012 SLATE OF TRUSTEES

Chair-Elect:
Gregg H. Talley, CAE, President and CEO, Talley Management Group, Inc.
(Term: 2012)

Secretary-Treasurer:
Susan Iris
, Partner, Publicitas Navigate
(Term: 2012)

Trustees:
Eduardo Chaillo, CMP, CMM, Executive Director Meeting Industry, Mexico Tourism Board
(Term: 2012 - 2013)

Phillip Jones, President and CEO, Dallas Convention and Visitors Bureau
(Term: 2012 - 2013)

Kati Quigley, CMP, Director, Event Marketing, Microsoft Corporation
(Term: 2012 - 2013)

Randall Tanaka, Assistant General Manager, Hawaii Convention Center
(Term: 2012 - 2013)

Tina Wehmeir, CMP, Senior Vice President, IFT/Chief Development Officer, Feeding Tomorrow, Institute of Food Technologists
(Term: 2012 - 2013)

James H. Youngblood, Chief Executive Officer, Heart Rhythm Society
(Term: 2012 - 2013)

The following individuals will continue to serve on the Board, but in new positions:

Chair:
Liz Erikson, Executive Director, Meetings & Incentives North America, Fairmont-Raffles-Swissôtel
(Term: 2012)

Immediate Past Chair:
David J. Olender
(Term: 2012)

The following individuals will continue to serve in their existing Board positions:

Trustees:
Anne Hamilton, Vice President, Resort Sales and Services, Disney Destinations
(Term: 2011 - 2012)

David G. Peckinpaugh, CMP, President, Maritz Travel
(Term: 2011 - 2012)

Gary Schirmacher, CMP, Senior Vice President, Strategic Account Services, Experient, Inc.
(Term: 2011 - 2012)

Valerie M. Sumner, Principal, VRS Meetings and Events, Inc.
(Term: 2011 - 2012)

Greg Van Dyke, Senior Vice President, Global Sales and Marketing, PSAV® Presentation Services
(Term: 2011 - 2012)

Carol Wallace, President and CEO, San Diego Convention Center Corporation
(Term: 2011 - 2012)

The following positions are determined by PCMA:

PCMA Appointed Trustee:
John Folks, President and Principal, Minding Your Business, Inc.
(Term: 2011 - 2012)

PCMA Appointed Trustee:
David L. Williams, CMP, Executive Director, International Association for Energy Economics
(Term: 2012 - 2013)

Trustee - PCMA Chairman of the Board:
Kent E. Allaway, CEM, CMP*, Vice President, Meetings and Trade Shows, Produce Marketing Association
(Term: 2012)

Trustee - PCMA Chair-Elect:
Johnnie C. White, CMP*, Executive Director, Meetings and Educational Services, Cardiovascular Research Foundation
(Term: 2012)

*From 2012 slate of PCMA Officers and Directors, final unless petitioned by PCMA membership before November 1, 2011.

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About Professional Convention Management Association
PCMA is the multi-channel professional resource and premier educator for leaders in the meetings, conventions, events and trade show industries. PCMA provides their 6,300 members with a community of likeminded colleagues, innovative education and creative global solutions to enhance both their professional development and their organization's face-to-face and virtual connections. Headquartered in Chicago, PCMA has 17 chapters throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico with members in more than 35 countries. For additional information, please visit the PCMA Web site at pcma.org.

About PCMA Education Foundation
The role of the PCMA Education Foundation is to support the mission of PCMA through fundraising and grant giving focused on education and research that will benefit the meetings and conventions industry. Established in 1985, the Foundation supports educational programs to improve professionalism in the meetings industry and to provide a university-level meeting management curriculum. The Foundation provides educational programs for meeting managers, hotels, convention and visitors bureaus, and other members of the meetings industry. It also conducts ongoing research of industry issues and concerns. The Foundation continually designs and creates new programs to encourage the highest levels of professionalism in the meetings industry. Learn more at www.pcma.org/foundation.

Contact: Carolyn Clark
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