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Leadership Positions

Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA)

Membership of more than 6,000 members and 17 chapters, representing the meeting and events industry 

  • Co-Chair, Advocacy Task Force; term 2016

  • Chair, Nominating Committee; term 2014

  • Chair, National Board of Directors for PCMA; term 2013

  • Chair Elect, National Board of Directors; term 2012

  • Secretary/Treasurer, National Board of Directors; term 2011

  • Member of the National Board of Directors for PCMA; term 2007-2010

  • President, Capital Chapter; term 2006

  • Chair, Planning Committee of PCMA National Conference; January 8-11, 2006, Philadelphia, PA

  • Vice Chair, Planning Committee of PCMA National Conference; January, 2005, Hawaii



Something that has been achieved successfully.

    The successful achievement of a task.


Greater Washington Society Association of Executive (GWSAE)

An organization that represented Association Executives in the Washington, DC area.

  • Vice President, Technology Advisory Council; term 2000


Named one of the 25 Most Influential People in the Meetings Industry by Successful Meetings, 2013

Member of Hotel Advisory Boards:

  • Marriott Hotels

  • Starwood Hotels

  • Intercontinental Hotels


Member of City Advisory Boards:

  • Washington, DC

  • San Diego

  • Denver

  • San Francisco


Member of Country Advisory Boards: 

  • Mexico 

  • Colombia


Board Member of Industry Organizations: 

  • PSAV 

  • Association for Women in Events

2016 PCMA LIfetime Achievement Award

Chairman of the Board

Speaking Engagements 


  • Morris Community College in New Jersey

  • DOS Summit in Philadelphia 

  • HIP Network Program in Washington, DC

  • Singapore Meeting Summit 

  • Trade Show Executive in Chicago 

  • PCMA national conference in Boston

  • Global Medical Meeting Summit in London

  • World Meetings Forum in Riviera Maya Mexico

  • PCMA national conference in Orlando

  • PCMA national conference in Seattle

  • Mexico Meeting Summit Program series in Cancun, Mexico City and Puerto Vallarta

  • Meeting Technology in Chicago

  • National Hispanic Meeting Professions in Denver

  • Council of Engineering and Scientific Society Executive (CESSE) in Rhode Island

  • Alliance for CME in San Francisco

  • Alliance for CME in Orlando

  • CMP Instructor 


 I was raised with the philosophy that it is better to give than to receive.


Here are a few places that allowed me to volunteer: 


  • New Eyes – Accepts, sorts, tests and recycles used glasses for distribution all over the world. My role was to identify glasses in good condition and prepare them to be distributed to children and adults in the poorest areas of the world. 

  • Mobile Meals – Dedicated to fulfilling emptiness caused by hunger with FOOD, HELP, and HOPE. Each week assist with distributing food in the New Jersey communities to families in need. 

  • Swim, Inc – Assist adults suffering from muscular impairments and senior citizens to obtain water based therapy. I serve as a Water Aerobic Instructor for the organization faciliting classes each week at the local YMCA. 

  • Success Coach – Provide guidance to freshman college students who are the first in their family to attend college. I seek to ease the transition to college, to build a community and to provide a voice for first generation students. 

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