Capital Chapter

Join a Committee

To join a committee, complete the commitment to serve application and return it to PCMA Capital Chapter.

Committee members are expected to serve for at least one year.

  • Committee service is strictly on a volunteer basis, with all incurred costs being the individual’s responsibility.
  • You must be an active or affiliate member in good standing.
  • You must commit to attending conference calls/meetings of your committee. Failure to attend may result in loss of committee appointment.
  • You must complete tasks/projects for which you volunteer for the committee.
  • If your committee is involved with particular programs, show your support by participating in the programs.
  • A special effort will be made to include those interested members who have not previously served on a PCMA Capital Chapter committee. 

Standing Committees

  • Communications Committee
  • Community Services Committee
  • Emerging Professionals Committee
  • Government Relations and Advocacy Task Force
  • Marketing Committee
  • Membership Committee
  • Professional Development Committee
  • Sponsorship Committee


Committee Descriptions


The Communications Committee informs, educates and recognizes PCMA Capital Chapter members and promotes and enhances the image of PCMA, the Capital Chapter and the hospitality industry.  The committee is primarily responsible for publishing the chapter newsletter, The Chatter.  Committee members contribute topic ideas, author articles and edit the newsletter.

The Community Services Committee is responsible for creating a culture of giving back to the community through volunteerism and charitable contributions.  Committee members create and organize volunteer opportunities for members.

The Community Service Volunteer Group is for those members interested in participating in community service activities as a volunteer.  Volunteers will be informed of community service opportunities as they are available.

The Emerging Professionals Committee (EPC) is dedicated to assisting the professional development for hospitality industry members with 0-5 years experience. Committee members will develop target-specific education program, participate in university outreach programs as panelists, and as well as promote .and implement the hands-on Mentorship and Shadowing Programs. EPC strives to provide the key tools to developing tomorrows hospitality professionals.

The Government Relations and Advocacy Task Force will monitor governmental actions that affect the hospitality and tourism industry and will educate members on governmental matters that affect their professional interests. The task force will also work to form partnerships on the local level with civically engaged professionals.

The Marketing Committee is charged with promoting PCMA activities to the membership and the public through marketing and public relations.  The committee has oversight responsibility for the chapter website and social media outlets. Committee members write and distribute press releases, contribute to marketing campaigns for chapter events, review the chapter website and assist with coordination of the chapter’s Facebook fan page, LinkedIn community and Twitter account.

The Membership Committee is responsible for retention, recruitment and recognition of our members. The Committee promotes membership at all programs as well as working to recruit new members.  We recognize active members within the chapter in a variety of ways during the year. All committee members participate in member outreach on a monthly/quarterly basis.

The Professional Development Committee is responsible for the planning and execution of all educational and social events for the Capital Chapter.  The focus is on creating high-quality networking and educational opportunities for our local industry partners. Committee members oversee and manage the entire event process from content development to logistics to execution of the event.  Committee members are required to be active in producing at least one chapter event per year.

The Sponsorship Committee develops and sells specific sponsorship opportunities for companies interested in reaching the Capital Chapter membership.  Committee members solicit sponsorships, foster sponsor relationships and liaison with confirmed sponsors before, during and after each event to ensure all sponsorship benefits have been fulfilled.

The Sponsorship Services Sub-Committee will be responsible for working with our sponsors to ensure they are receiving all of their benefits and getting the most ROI from their support of the Capital Chapter.