committee this year.Raul represents Development Counsellors International, one of the major destination marketing agencies inNew Yo rk, and he is one of PCMA’s recent winners of “20 in Their Twenties”. In order to get to know him better we asked him a few questions:
What inspired you to apply to “PCMA’s 20 in Their Twenties“ ?
I applied to PCMA 20 in their Twenties with the guidance of Daniella Middleton, a Vice President of DCI and a stalwart member of the Business Events industry. I was researching different ways to establish myself in the industry and she made me aware of the great scholarship opportunities PCMA offers and said that Convening Leaders is one of her favorite industry events. With that in mind, I researched the 20 in Their Twenties program and decided to apply! It’s always great to have someone in the industry lead you in the right direction.
What are your long-term goals for the NYPCMA chapter?
My long terms goals with the NYPCMA chapter is to parlay my efforts with 20 in Their Twenties is to establish key relationships within the community and help establish my name in the industry. I hope to be a central component to the Marketing Committee and hope to hold more senior positions down the line!
Can you give us a few details about who you are when you’re not at work: what are your passions? What do you like to read? Who inspires you and why?
Out of the office, you can find me hanging out with my puppy Pogo, a fluffy (and chubby) Bichon Frise who serves as my confessor and therapist! Film is one of the great passions in my life, spending many years in the film industry prior to business events. My favorites directors include Pedro Almodóvar, Wong Kar-Wai, Max Ophüls, and Satoshi Kon. My biggest inspiration in life is my Mom, who will always be my number 1 hero. I wouldn’t be anywhere without her help, guidance, and support. Love you mom!