Committees

Volunteering provides tremendous benefits including personal growth, professional development,
building industry contacts and developing relationships with colleagues along the way.

Join a Committee

PCMA’s strongest asset is its membership and our member’s willingness to share skills, knowledge and expertise. Putting that talent into action by volunteering for a committee can be your first step to an active role in PCMA.

Listed below are the committees on which you can sit. To volunteer, please complete the 2017 PCMA Southeast Chapter Volunteer Sign Up form or contact Director of Volunteers, Kevin Belanger at kbelanger@shepardes.com.

The Communications Committee role is to keep members up to date on the Chapter’s activities and events using a variety of mechanisms.

2017 Chair – Angela Maneol, CMP
Email: angela@titanglobalenterprises.com

The Membership Committee primarily works on ways to retain and attract members. Most often, the Membership Committee is your first point of contact when you join the Chapter and are the people you look to when you have questions about your membership.

2017 Chair – Chris Colbert
Email: ccolbert@travelcobb.org

The Program Committee handles the monthly meeting programs and educational content.

2017 Chair – Anna Williams
Email: anna.williams@thejuicestudios.com

The Sponsorship Committee is responsible for developing, promoting, and tracking recognition and reward programs for sponsors.

2017 Chair – Kathy Sullivan
Email: kdunnsullivan@gmail.com

The Community Service Committee is responsible for securing, promoting and marketing Chapter community service projects.

2017 Chair – Samantha Cribari-Starr, CMP-HC, DES
Email: samantha.cribari-starr@carestream.com

The Volunteer Committee is responsible for promoting chapter members to become active volunteers within all chapter committees.

2017 Chair: Kevin Belanger
Email: kbelanger@shepardes.com

Testimonials

  • "I have been a long standing member of the PCMA SE Chapter and have served on the Board of Directors for over three years. Serving on the chapter BOD provides valuable opportunities by bringing together both planners and suppliers to work on issues relevant to the event industry. Being engaged and involved in chapter leadership is a highly rewarding experience and pays enormous dividends both professionally and personally. I would not hesitate to recommend to anyone this challenging and fulfilling experience!"

    Mike Whittington, MW&A Transportation & Events
  • After I became a member of PCMA SE, I volunteered for the Sponsorship Committee shortly thereafter.  It was a great way to "get my feet wet" in getting to know more members and to feel like I was making a contribution. I really enjoyed it, and it was a natural progression for me to run for Director of Sponsorship once that position became available. Although the responsibility can be daunting at times, it has been a very rewarding experience for me. I have learned so much about all of the benefits our Chapter offers to its members, and my efforts have led to increasing valuable connections, both personally and professionally. Our Board members are a talented, wonderful group of people, and I have so enjoyed working with all of them as well. I highly recommend to anyone who wants to get the most of their PCMA membership to get involved.  Everyone has something unique to contribute!

    Kathy Sullivan, ExpoPlus
  • My decision to volunteer with the PCMA SE Chapter wasn't without some early trepidations. I came up with the typical excuses...'I don't have enough time' and 'what's in it for me?' If you're reading this and these same thoughts and justifications are preventing you from volunteering, please learn from me. It turns out the amount of time you devote is entirely up to you, and the rewards both personally and professionally are worth every minute you invest. Your PCMA SE Chapter is always in need of volunteers. There are 5 diverse and important committees to choose from, so please sign up...NO EXCUSES!

    David Keller PRG – Production Resource Group, LLC
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