Generation:Meet was founded in 2012 as a resource for students, emerging professionals, and life long learners as well as to promote job and internship opportunities for the rising professionals (experience of 0-10 years within the industry).

We encourage anyone in our industry, as well as anyone interested in becoming involved in our industry, to follow Generation:Meet and welcome comments and feedback as we are all here to learn from one other.

Follow Generation:Meet for updates on industry events as well as to stay current on industry trends and updates. is produced and managed by the Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) Capital Chapter’s Emerging Professionals Committee.

The Emerging Professionals Committee (EPC) is committed to the professional development of all hospitality industry members…whether you’re just starting out, have years of experience or anything in between.  There’s always something to learn…and teach, no matter the level of experience.  Learning opportunities are offered through education, mentoring, university outreach and more.

To Join EPC

For more information about EPC or to join, please contact Eric Kincaid (, Committee Chair.

EPC Generation:Meet Blog

For more information about the blog or if you’d like to write a post please contact Christine Faiman, CMP ( Generation:Meet Blog Champion

For more information about PCMA, visit

EPC Mentorship and Shadowing*  

PCMA’s Capital Chapter features a dynamic and active mentorship program.

This exciting program is designed to provide emerging professionals who have less than five (5) years of experience in the industry with the support and guidance of a seasoned industry veteran who will help them further develop as they start off in their careers.

For mentorship information, please contact Rasheena Wilson ( EPC Mentorship Champion

For shadowing information, please contact Jessica Baker ( EPC Shadowing Champion *Note that shadowing opportunities are temporarily on hold due to COVID-19*

EPC University Outreach

The EPC is very active in visiting our local universities and creating relationships between students, professors, and PCMA. We are always looking for professionals to step into the classroom and enhance the student experience and speak about PCMA.

For university outreach information, please contact Malene Ward, CMP(Malene@phoenixplnninggroup.comUniversity Outreach Champion

EPC Career Center

The Career Center on Generation:Meet is full of helpful information for any stage of the job search or for professional development. Job, internship, or scholarship opportunity alerts are posted on the home page so be sure to“follow” us in order to receive alerts when new opportunities are uploaded to the site.

Have a job, internship, scholarship, etc. you would like us to post? Or would you like more information about the Career Center?  If so, please contact Starleetah Gaddis Parker ( Career Center Champion.

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