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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, with a packed house! In early March, we hosted a networking reception in Long Beach. Next, we shifted to virtual events, with happy hour receptions to provide a networking outlet and encourage positivity. Thoughtful discussions allowed us to address important current issues, and we heard from great leaders in our community with our Lessons in Leadership series.

Our chapter has a large territory, but virtual events brought all of our regions together and we experienced great turnouts. Internally, the board was able to get more organized, revisit some of our procedures, work on student engagement, and enhance marketing and communication efforts, which has laid a great foundation heading into 2021.

Thank you for the opportunity to serve as the 2020 President and for your support and friendship throughout the year!

I am really excited to introduce your 2021 PCMA Southwest & Pacific Board Members who will guide us into the new year:

President: Theresa Ofstad, Hospitality Sales Professional
Immediate Past President: Luci Whiteman, Premier Event Resources
President-Elect: Michelle Ocampo, IEEE Computer Society
Secretary: Casey Shields, Meow Wolf
Treasurer: Kristen Dennis, Hospitality Compliance Representative

Planner Director: Rachel Lesinski, National Academies
Planner Director: Songi Kim, WVC
Planner Director: Kenita Hidalgo, AAGL – Elevating Gynecologic Surgery
Supplier Director: Adrien Aloi, Hospitality Sales Professional
Supplier Director: Lisa Lewis, ALHI
Supplier Director: Jeremy Eisler, Arizona Diamondbacks


Luci Whiteman
2020 Southwest & Pacific Chapter President

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