PCMA 2014 Achievement Award Winners

Please join me in congratulating the following PCMA Capital Chapter members on their PCMA 2014 Achievement Awards:

Samantha Moore:  2014 Distinguished Emerging Leader

The recipient of the 2014 Distinguished Emerging Leader of the Year Award is Samantha Moore, Meetings Coordinator, American Association of Immunologists in Washington, DC. Samantha first joined PCMA as a student at Penn State University, where she was president of the chapter in her senior year.  Since joining the Capital Chapter, after graduation, she has served on both the Emerging Professionals and the Professional Development Committees, and is currently the Mentoring Program Champion.  In this role, she aims to facilitate the exchange of experience and growth amongst the leaders of today and infuse excitement and strength into tomorrow’s leaders.  She is a natural leader who is passionate about our industry.

Joy Womack:  2014 Distinguished Member of the Year Award 

The recipient of the 2014 Distinguished Member of the Year Award is Joy Womack, Director, Event Management, Experient.  Joy has been an active member of PCMA for many years, as well as a dedicated volunteer.  This past year, she has served as Secretary of the Capital Chapter, and has been working collaboratively to develop a leadership toolkit as part of the chapter’s efforts around succession planning.  On the national level, she is a member of the Advocacy Task Force and leads a workgroup that has been charged with developing tactics to disseminate information and tools to members.   Joy is passionate about developing others, and serves as a role model and mentor.

Kim Allison:  2014 Distinguished Supplier Professional of the Year Award

The recipient of the 2014 Distinguished Supplier Professional of the Year Award is Kim Allison, CAE, CASE, CTA, Associate Director of Sales, Visit Baltimore.  Kim is a true advocate for her clients and the city of Baltimore, and was recently recognized as the Visit Baltimore Employee of the Year.  She serves on the board of the Capital Chapter, and has many years of service within PCMA and across the industry.  She gives back through her extensive community service activities, and has participated in Hospitality Helping Hands at every Convening Leaders she has attended.

Congratulations on your awards ladies, they are well deserved!  Way to go!

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