Chapter News

RMPCMA Mandatory Vaccination Policy

Remember, the return to in-person events is EVERYONE’s responsibility. The more we transmit COVID at our events, the more difficult it is to get our beloved industry back on its feet. At in-person RMPCMA events, our policies are as-follows based on a variety of vaccination statuses.

2022 Board Slate

The RMPCMA nominating committee determined the final slate of 2022 Board Officers and Directors for open positions. Unless there are additional nomination petitions from the membership, the following officers and directors will be deemed elected and will take office beginning January 1, 2022. President-Elect | One Year Term Daniel Stones Director, Programs | Two Year Term

Chapter Challenge

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

Chapter News

Student Apprentice Program Opportunity 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 an industry event association, event company, a facility, and perhaps a

Call for Board of Directors Nominations

Are you or someone you know a great candidate for the RMPCMA Board of Directors? We are now accepting nominations for the 2022 Board! The following positions are open: President-Elect Treasurer Director of All Hearts Director of Programs Director of Communications Please submit the nomination form no later than September 22nd. We look forward to receiving your

September Education Event

RMPCMA September Education Event Reimagining the Audience Journey Wednesday, September 8   Presented by Justin Boone Justin Boone is a researcher, strategist and designer that has built a career working with some of the most notable and disruptive brands in modern history. His work includes narrative and experience architecture development, campaign strategy, creative direction, and

August 2021 All Hearts Event

2021 All Hearts August 6 @ 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm MDT Click here to access the main event page! August 6, 2021 The Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM | Cocktail Reception 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM | GALA Each year the Rocky Mountain Professional Convention Management Association holds its annual All Hearts Auction

Serendipitous – Virtual celebration

Join us for a Serendipitous Celebration where we cultivate those happy accidents! We are hosting an all-industry party within the new All Seated ExVo platform, which features a completely 3D immersive experience.

All Hearts Awards Nominations – Now Open!

We need your assistance in nominating those you feel are qualified and deserving of being recognized for their outstanding service and contributions to our chapter in 2020. Please review the award descriptions and submit your nomination for the individuals or companies you feel worthy of the specific award no later than Wednesday, March 31st. Thank

Convening Leaders Scholarships – Apply Today

Convening Leaders Scholarships Now Open – Apply Today! Rocky Mountain PCMA is proud to offer two planner and two supplier scholarships to attend Convening Leaders 2021. Through the support from the RMPCMA Leadership Fund we are able to offer two additional scholarships to our members. To apply for a scholarship you must be a current RMPCMA member and submit your

Community Conversations

Every Wednesday at 11:30 AM MST, the RMPCMA Board of Directors will be hosting weekly virtual luncheons and we’ve saved a place at the table for you! Our virtual lunch series “Community Conversations” will be an opportunity for RMPCMA members to connect with each other and your chapter leadership. Join the conversation!

PCMA Rocky Mountain Leadership Fund

The Rocky Mountain Chapter of PCMA believes in education and the growth and development of its diverse membership. The Chapter Leadership Fund was created in partnership with the PCMA Foundation and provides RMPCMA members an opportunity to advance their learning and career by providing financial assistance to attend certain meeting and event-related educational opportunities. Rocky

September Member Spotlight

Melissa Flygare National Program & Event Specialist – Ethos Veterinary Health Why did you join RMPCMA?  I have worked in the event field for a handful of years now, but in April 2018 our company created an Event Management team that I was lucky enough to be a part of. I have wanted to join

August Member Spotlight

Elke Opsahl Director of Convention Sales – Visit Salt Lake Why did you join RMPCMA? I LOVE PCMA and learn a great deal at EduCon and Convening Leaders. I expect nothing less from RMPCMA. What do you love about your job? I’m extremely passionate about what I do because I know the positive impact I have

May Member Spotlight

Michael Kwiatkowski Group Sales Manager – The Brown Palace Hotel & Spa RMPCMA Member since 2017 Why did you join RMPCMA? I joined RMPCMA after a year of being a non-member joinging the Emerging Leaders events when the group (not an official committee at the time) was organized. As a brand new sales manager with

April Member Spotlight

Morgan Basham Senior Meetings Manager – Conference Direct RMPCMA Member since 2015 What have you found to be most beneficial being a member of RMPCMA? Being able to connect with a community of people that share similar goals and interests is hugely beneficial.  It is like having an extended “work family” that you can share

A Big Year for Boston Hotel Development

Known as a hub of innovation with a revolutionary spirit, Boston offers the perfect mix of history, invention, and hospitality to inspire your attendees and produce event results beyond your expectations. Boston has a dedicated hotel relations team and more than 35,000 hotel rooms that enjoy unmatched proximity to the airport, convention centers, and major

March Member Spotlight

Janet Randles Association Sales Specialist – Keystone Resort & Conference Center RMPCMA Member since 2014 Why did you join RMPCMA? Sheila Ryan on the membership committee invited me to attend an educational meeting.  Henry Rosales was so welcoming at that first meeting and it made a huge impression.  I joined the organization and membership committee

December Member Spotlight

Scott Queen Executive Meeting Manager – Sheraton Denver Downtown RMPCMA Member since 2017 Why did you join RMPCMA?  I originally joined RMPCMA in an effort to revive the Student Chapter through Metropolitan State University of Denver. My professor, Dr. Shinyong (Shawn) Jung, and I were determined to get more students involved in the association. We wanted

November Member Spotlight

Bob Christie President – Christie’s Photographic Solutions RMPCMA Member since 2018 Why did you join RMPCMA?  I joined due to the wonderful experience I had with the PCMA Capital Chapter. I knew that by joining I have the opportunity to surround myself with quality, like-minded people, to network through. What have you found to be

October Member Spotlight

Matthew Kalb Sales Manager – GES RMPCMA Member since 2017 Why did you join RMPCMA?  I joined the RMPCMA mainly because I was new to the Denver area. I had just recently relocated from the DC Area, Annapolis to be specific, and I didn’t know anyone. I was starting a new job and had heard

September Member Spotlight

Elizabeth Kretchmer CMP, CMM, HMCC Strategic Meeting Manager LLC – RMPCMA Member since 2013 Why did you join RMPCMA? I joined the RMPCMA Chapter to stay connected professionally with Industry peers through networking opportunities, attend their Educational Programs and become involved as a volunteer. What have you found to be most beneficial being a member

August Member Spotlight

Yurii Land – Director of Strategic Accounts Experient – RMPCMA Member since 2003 What have you found to be most beneficial being a member of RMPCMA?  When I first moved to Denver from Los Angeles in 2003 I didn’t know too many people in the Denver meetings industry.  RMPCMA gave me that opportunity to bond

July Member Spotlight

Jim Walter – Director of Sales & Marketing Visit Cheyenne – RMPCMA Member since 2013 What have you found to be most beneficial as a member of RMPCMA?  This industry has some of the best people in the world. I’ve met life-long friends through my work with RMPCMA. Those friends have helped me learn more about

June Member Spotlight

Gary Schirmacher – Senior Vice President, Industry Presence & Strategic Development Experient, A Maritz Global Events Company – RMPCMA Member since 1996 Why did you join RMPCMA?  In January of 1996 I took a job with Conferon and moved from Chicago to Denver. Having been a member of the Midwest Chapter for a few years, it

May Member Spotlight

Regan Robertson – Conference & Events Manager Housing Colorado – Member since 2014 Why did you join RMPCMA?  I joined RMPCMA  to stay current in our industry and to keep in contact with previous colleagues as we all progress in our careers. Have you attended the National Convention?  If so, # of times and what did

RMPCMA Announces Free Events for Planner Members

A Valuable Membership Benefit Now Available for RMPCMA Planner Members! Now, Planners can attend all (4) education events for free! April 19, 2018 July 12, 2018 September 21, 2018 December 6, 2018 What are you waiting for?  If you haven’t signed up for your RMPCMA membership, you are missing out!

April Member Spotlight

Beth Croll Director, Conferences and Events EDUCAUSE   What have you found to be most beneficial being a member of RMPCMA? The relationships I’ve built with other members and learning from their experiences (successes and failures).  It’s gold. Can you share a life lesson that you have learned in this industry? Oh so many, but

March Member Spotlight

March 2018 Member Spotlight Meredith Merrill Manager DaVita Inc. RMPCMA member since 2016 What have you found to be most beneficial being a member of RMPCMA? I have found the networking opportunities during Emerging Leaders events to be very beneficial.  I feel that I’ve started to build a solid peer group with other event professionals in

January Member Spotlight

January 2018 Member Spotlight Megan Finnell, CMP Assistant Director, Meetings and Conferences MGMA RMPCMA member since 2011 Why did you join RMPCMA? I wanted to meet the others in the industry in Denver. What advice would you give a person just entering this profession? I would advise someone new to the industry to get involved. When

November Member Spotlight

November 2017 Member Spotlight Carly Crosby Deputy Director Obesity Medicine Association RMPCMA member since 2017 Why did you join RMPCMA?I attended a few Emerging Leaders events and the Education Conference and wanted to get more involved. What advice would you give a person just entering this profession? Make a plan for continuing education and get involved.

September Member Spotlight

September 2017 Member Spotlight Raya Roll Associate Director of Sales Keystone Resort/Vail Resorts In-coming RMPCMA President RMPCMA member since 2005 Why did you join RMPCMA?I joined PCMA 12 years ago and loved how inviting the organization was. I was asked to join a committee and have been actively involved ever since. What have you found to

August Member Spotlight

August 2017 Member Spotlight Henry Rosales Vice President, Strategic Events Corenet Global RMPCMA member since 1995 Why did you join RMPCMA? I joined PCMA because of the learning and networking opportunities. Some of the best in the business! What advice would you give to a person just entering this profession? Your reputation is most important. Can you

July Member Spotlight

July 2017 Member Spotlight Carrie Abernathy CMP, CEM, CSEP Director, Meetings Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) RMPCMA member since 2016 Why did you join RMPCMA? I was VolunTOLD by the President at the time (Jamie Shelley) that I was going to join practically as soon as I entered the state last summer. I agreed right

June Member Spotlight

June 2017 Member Spotlight Nicole Marsh, CMP, DMCP Partner AXS Group RMPCMA member since 1998 I always say that I have a Cinderella story when asked how I got into this business.  I found the company I worked for, and eventually bought just two years later, in the yellow pages.  That makes me sound very old! 

May Member Spotlight

May 2017 Member Spotlight Kevin Lepine Co-President MP Associates Inc. RMPCMA member since 1999 (I think not sure about this) How did I get into this business is one of my favorite questions.  I got into the Business the old fashioned way, I married into the Business.  I asked my wife’s father(Pat Pistilli) for permission

April Member Spotlight

Meet Megan Martin. Rocky Mountain PCMA member since 2015. She is also the Director of Communications serving on the Rocky Mountain chapter Board of Directors.