Chapter News

Why PCMA?

We asked chapter members Carolyn Yim and Gary Murakami why they joined PCMA:

Gary Murakami, CMP, CMM / PCMA Board of Director and former Chapter President

“PCMA is a leading organization in the meetings & events industry that connects business event strategists through relevant and thought-provoking education and provides critical face-to-face networking opportunities.  The organization’s well-recognized portfolio and resources, anchored by the annual convention, Convening Leaders, and mid-year Education Conference, continue to drive the industry to create the forum in moving global events forward. 

The friendships and partnerships I have met through my PCMA membership, local chapter involvement, and now current national board of directors leadership are unparalleled, as relationships are a vital and critical part of our meetings & events industry.  I am been honored to currently serve on the PCMA Board of Directors to be part of this organization in shaping our industry’s future.”

Gary Murakami, CMP, CMM
PCMA Board of Director and former Chapter President
Director, Global Sales at MGM Resorts International

Carolyn Yim, CMP Director of Sales & Marketing | San Mateo Marriott

“PCMA membership is truly invaluable. The organization offers a wide range of opportunities to engage with customers and industry leaders, learn about trends and innovation in our field, develop best practices and enhance one’s personal growth, both professionally and personally.  Over the years, I’ve developed lifelong friendships through active involvement with my PCMA Chapter, made connections that resulted in career opportunities and most of all, I’ve had fun! “

Carolyn Yim, CMP 
Director of Sales & Marketing
San Mateo Marriott

 

Jennifer Lee Witherington, CMP, DMCP
National Director, Business Development
ACCESS Destination Services
jennifer.witherington@accessdmc.com

 

 

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