Chapter News

Announcing the Proposed 2022 Board of Directors Slate

PCMA Southwest & Pacific has selected a strong list of individuals whom we believe have the skills, dedication, and integrity to provide outstanding leadership to our chapter during their term of office. Please join us in congratulating, the 2022 Proposed Slate of Board of Directors! Please be aware that as a member in good standing

Chapter Challenge

The PCMA Chapter Challenge is here! PCMA Foundation is hosting the annual PCMA Foundation Raffle. To get everyone excited for Convening Leaders 2022, PCMA Foundation has added some extra fun. The Chapter that sells the most PCMA Foundation Raffle tickets wins. PCMA Foundation is giving one lucky Chapter a chance to win all of these

2022 Board of Directors Nominations – Now Open!

The PCMA Southwest & Pacific Chapter is seeking qualified applicants for the 2022 Board of Directors! Are you a PCMA member of the SWP Chapter and looking for a way to get more involved, advance your network, and build leadership skills? The SWP 2022 Board of Directors might be the place for you! Nominate yourself

Recap: Arizona Diamondbacks vs. San Diego Padres

Thank you to all who joined our Q2 Sippin with Students program! Our amazing panel of industry experts shared what makes them so passionate about the meetings and events industry, their experience in their day-to-day, and what's going on in their region regarding COVID-19.

Recap: Sippin with Students

Thank you to all who joined our Q2 Sippin with Students program! Our amazing panel of industry experts shared what makes them so passionate about the meetings and events industry, their experience in their day-to-day, and what's going on in their region regarding COVID-19.

Recap: March Lessons in Leadership

We’d like to take a moment to thank all of those who joined our March “Lessons in Leadership” yesterday, March 23rd! Our fabulous speakers would like to offer a discount code to all PCMA members for their March 26 and April 23 Pandemic Compliance Advisor course. The discount code is PCMA20 for 20% discount on

Student Apprentice Program Opportunity

A New Collective Impact Approach Offers Inclusive Entry-Level Opportunities for the Meetings and Events Industry Our industry is committed to providing more job opportunities for all individuals. For those interested in pursuing a career in event planning or tradeshow management, an apprenticeship program may be your best first stop to gain hands-on experience working with

Extreme Panel Makeover Recap

Thank you SPIN and Kristin Arnold for partnering on a great conversation about the art of panel discussions, and hearing all of Kristin’s suggestions, case study feedback from the Together We Can Conference, as well as thoughts from fellow attendees. To learn more about how you can “add a little pizazz” to your next panel

Sippin with Students Recap

We’d like to take a moment to thank all of those who joined our first “Sippin with Students” yesterday! With over 50 attendees, we were able to have a fabulous discussion and Q&A with our panelists. Look for the next “Sippin with Students” coming April 20th, September 21st, and November 16th! Check our website frequently

Southwest & Pacific CL21 Chapter Reception Recap

We had such a fantastic time kicking off Convening Leaders with our SWP Chapter Reception! We started with a Roasted Pineapple Mojito drink and enjoyed “2020 Bingo.” If you didn’t get a chance to make it, try it at home and make sure you tag us! Be sure to use our chapter cutouts to express

Welcome Letter from 2021 SWP President, Theresa Ofstad

Dear Southwest & Pacific Chapter, What is your word of the year for 2021? The word I am seeing the most throughout our industry is Hopeful! I am Grateful for the opportunity to serve as your 2021 President for the PCMA Southwest & Pacific Chapter. I am Hopeful that we will continue to recover, reinvent,

Approved: Southwest & Pacific 2021 Board of Directors

Southwest & Pacific PCMA has selected the listed individuals whom we believe have the skills, dedications, and integrity to provide outstanding leadership to our chapter during their term of office.   Board of Directors President – Theresa Ofstad, Hospitality Sales Professional (one-year term) Immediate Past President – Luci Whiteman, Premier Event Resources (one-year term) President

Message from 2020 Chapter President, Luci Whiteman, Premier Event Resources

Whoa – what a year! A big thank you to the 2020 Board and Committee members as well as to all our Chapter Members for embracing change and quickly adapting to virtual events. We started the year at the PCMA Convening Leaders Chapter Reception at the Pied Piper, at the Palace Hotel, in San Francisco,

Southwest & Pacific Proposed 2021 Board of Directors

Southwest & Pacific PCMA has selected the listed individuals whom we believe have the skills, dedications, and integrity to provide outstanding leadership to our chapter during their term of office. Please be aware that as a member in good standing you have the right to challenge this slate as indicated in the chapter bylaws. If

ASU Survey for PCMA North American Student Competition

We are so proud to have undergraduate Special Event Management students from Arizona State University as part of our chapter! This year, a group of their students have joined forces to enter PCMA’s North American Student Competition. Their project is based on a MOCK event that would include a day of programming at the Phoenix

31 Days to a Better You!

Starting tomorrow, Friday, May 1st, join your #PCMASWP chapter colleagues over the next 31 days in a movement to build a better you! 31 Days to a Better You is an opportunity to motivate you, encourage you and promote your daily wellness practices as we all navigate the impacts COVID-19 has had on our industry.

April 2020 Letter From The President

Hello PCMA Southwest & Pacific Chapter, Oh my goodness – what do I say? For the first time, I’m speechless. I could write on and on about how challenging the past few weeks have been and how they have affected all of us, but I’m going to keep this message short. Instead I’d like to

Welcome 2020 Chapter President, Luci Whiteman

Dear Southwest & Pacific Chapter, Can you believe it?  It’s 2020! I am thankful for the opportunity and excited to serve as your 2020 President for the PCMA Southwest & Pacific Chapter. A few years ago, I was sitting in the audience at PCMA Convening Leaders and thought to myself, “I love this conference, this

Southwest and Pacific 2020 Board of Directors

Board of Directors President – Luci Whiteman, Premier Event Resources (one-year term) Immediate Past President – Jenna Richardson, Make-A-Wish Foundation of America (one-year term) President Elect – Theresa Ofstad, Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board (one-year term) Treasurer – Kristen Dennis – Student, Southwestern Community College (1st year of two-year term) Secretary – Casey Shields

Southwest and Pacific Proposed 2020 Board of Directors

The PCMA Southwest & Pacific Chapter Nominating Committee has selected the following individuals, whom we believe to have the skills, dedication and integrity to provide outstanding leadership to our chapter during their term of office. Please be aware that as a member in good standing you have the right to challenge this slate as indicated

2020 Southwest and Pacific Open Board Positions

Make a name for yourself, meet new people, build relationships, experience new ideas, and work toward advancing your career and PCMA! The PCMA Southwest & Pacific Chapter Nominating Committee is looking for a few good people to volunteer to join our Southwest & Pacific chapter leadership roster in 2020. Could you be a great leader