Movers & Shakers

Bookmark this page for the latest industry personnel changes and promotions (planners and suppliers), as well as monthly profiles on top industry professionals and career advice from Dawn Rasmussen.

Do you know any Movers & Shakers? Contact Kate.Cripe@MeetingsToday.com.

Profile

President & CEO, PCMA

Taking the reins of PCMA in January after serving as COO, Sherrif Karamat can leverage more than 14 years with the association to both recognize why and what it was and also propel it to where it needs to be in the future.

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Planners

Tonya Almond, CMP

Tonya Almond, CMP

VP of Knowledge & Experience Design, PCMA

Tonya Almond, CMP, joined PCMA as vice president of knowledge and experience design. Almond is currently serving on... Read More

Karen Gonzales, CMP

Karen Gonzales, CMP

Director of Partnership Relations, Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE)

Karen Gonzales, CMP joined the staff of the International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE) as its director of partnership... Read More

Carolyn Maloney

Carolyn Maloney

VP of Progressive Operations, BCD Meetings & Events

Carolyn Maloney joined BCD Meetings & Events as its new vice president of progressive operations. She will be responsible for... Read More

Vicky Betzig, CMP, CTA

Vicky Betzig, CMP, CTA

Meetings Industry Consulting (MIC)

Vicky Betzig, CMP, CTA, relaunched Meetings Industry Consulting (MIC), a consulting company she founded in 2005 after working more than two... Read More

Greg Topalian

Greg Topalian

CEO of Clarion UX, Clarion Events

Clarion Events appointed Greg Topalian as CEO of Clarion UX, formally Urban Expositions, and LeftField Media. Clarion UX, with over... Read More

Suppliers

Kireem Swinton

Kireem Swinton

Director of Convention Sales Development, Mid-Atlantic Region and Tradeshows, Visit Baltimore

Kireem Swinton joined Visit Baltimore as its director of convention sales development, mid-Atlantic region and tradeshows. He brings a wealth... Read More

Career Tips

Dawn Rasmussen

Most people fail at writing thank you notes, meaning they don’t send them. Others, when they do mail one in, provide a lackluster “Thank you for interviewing me” script.

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