Chapter News

President’s Corner – Summer 2019

Diane Brady – NYPCMA Chapter President

Hello Chapter Members,

Happy Summer! I hope everyone has had (or will have) the opportunity to relax and enjoy the warm, sunny weather.

This is my absolute favorite time of the year. I’m a big sun lover and take every chance I can to let the sun recharge my battery. Years ago, the summer used to be a real “slow time” in this industry but for good & bad, that isn’t the case anymore. It still slows a little bit so I encourage you to take time to relax and recharge now because soon the fall will be here and it’ll be crazy again. I’ve had the fortunate opportunity to take the past 3 weeks off and spent some time in Spain and now I’m all charged up and ready to start my new job! Yes, you read that right! On August 1st, I will be assuming the role of Vice President & General Manager of BCD Meetings & Events, Venue Search Division. I’m super excited about my new role and am looking forward to acting as their business leader and continuing to act as your chapter leader.

Even though it is the summer, PCMA is still very active. I attended EduCon in Los Angeles at the end of June. It was one of the best EduCons I’ve been to. The education was great, JW Marriott LA Live executed the program beautifully and the City of Angels shined like a star! Congratulations Team LA…Nicely done!

In case you missed it, we had a lot of fun and a great turnout for our summer mixer on July 11th at the Black Barn Chelsea.  We had EPCAT in attendance to create more awareness about human trafficking and to raise funds for the cause. Thank you to those who donated for your generous gift!
If you missed the event and would like to donate, you can do so through the link on our website.
would also like to thank to our generous event sponsors Karen Staples, Visit Salt Lake, and owner of Black Barn Restaurant, John Doherty.

Just a quick reminder! It’s time to nominate the 2020 Board of Directors.
Volunteerism is the key component to the continued success of our chapter and PCMA.
Please consider nominating a friend/colleague that you feel would help us continue to move our industry and association forward.
Or nominate yourself! Not ready to take on this level of commitment? Volunteer for a committee. We’d be happy to have you!

Coming up next is our biggest event of the year…Education Day.
We’re putting together a day of great education and fun networking activities.

Save the date!!  Thursday, October 3rd 11AM – 6PM

That’s it for now….The sun is calling me! Enjoy the rest of your summer and see you on Oct 3rd!

Your Prez,


Gayle GoldnerPresident’s Corner – Summer 2019