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PCMA heralds 2013 Chairman's Award winner

The Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) and PCMA Chairman of the Board, Johnnie White have announced Heidi Welker, Vice President Marketing, Freeman Audio Visual Canada and the Canada East Chapter as the winner of the 2013 Chairman’s Award.

The PCMA Chairman’s Award recognizes an individual or an organization for their unique achievements or contributions to the meetings industry in the previous year.

Welker, the 2013 President of PCMA’s Canada East Chapter has been instrumental in moving the chapter forward. Over the last few years she has worked determinedly to grow membership by 42 percent and created events to raise the chapter’s profile including the Canadian Innovation Conference. The event drew 250 industry professionals from across the country raised $9,200 for the PCMA Education Foundation.

When she first took on the Canada East Chapter presidency she set forth and achieved goals to stay current with portfolios and assist in challenges, recruit talented committee members who would help secure the future of the Chapter’s Board, and to put the chapter in financial order.

“Heidi and the Canada East Chapter’s accomplishments over the last year are the embodiment of what this award means,” said White. “Heidi has gone to great lengths to ensure her chapter is the shining example to other PCMA chapters and has been committed to getting her members the best education possible.”

Welker and the Canada East Chapter were honored in Boston at PCMA Convening Leaders Opening General Session.

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