Claire Smith appointed as PCMA’s board chair

Published on : Friday, January 12, 2018

Claire SmithClaire Smith has been newly appointed as the Board chair of the Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA).


She has served as the vice-president of sales and marketing at the Vancouver Convention Centre prior to her fresh appointment to PCMA. Smith has said that she was always quite inspired by the leadership of PCMA in the field of promoting education and value of the international meetings industry, at athe PCMA;s Convening Leaders in Nashville.


She added that she feels honored to be named this year’s PCMA Board chair.


She is also hopeful about working with an experienced Board of Directors and aims to cooperate with the organization in all its efforts.


Smith’s appointment makes her the first-ever supplier, Canadian as well as a non-US-based chair of the Board of directors of PCMA.


Sherriff Karamat, the incoming president and CEO of PCMA mentioned that Claire plays a major role in terms of the growth and evolution of PCMA and that her new role would be crucial for PCMA and the business events industry at large.


Claire Smith had been associated with the Board of Directors of PCMA for the last four years.


In the year 2016 she had co-chaired the PCMA Convening Leaders Conference in Vancouver.


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