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PCMATODAY Rewarding Achievement


March 2012


InMay, the PCMA Education Foundation will honor three individuals whose leadership and vision have helped shape themeetings industry—and PCMA.


The PCMA Education Foundation Dinner Celeb- rating Professional Achievement, to be held May 2 at theWashington Hilton inWashington, D.C., will recognize the contributions of three outstanding members of the meetings industry (below, left to right): Meeting Professional Honoree John Lisack Jr., CAE, executive


As captain of the PCMA golf team for more than a decade, Lisack has helped raise well over $100,000 for the PCMA Education Foundation. Aguel, who was inducted into the Convention Industry


Council’s (CIC) Hall of Leaders in 2004, serves as a mem- ber of the U.S. Travel Association’s Meetings, Incentives, and Tradeshow Council, which advocates on behalf of the industry. Aguel served on the PCMA Education Foundation Board of Trustees from 2004 to 2007. Cecil, who


director of the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists; Supplier Honoree George Aguel, senior vice president of theWalt Disney Company; and Educator Honoree Amanda K. Cecil, Ph.D., CMP, assistant profes- sor in the Tourism, Conventions, and Event Management Department at Indiana University. All three have distinguished themselves as leaders,


both in their careers and through their influence on the meetings industry. Lisack is both a past chairman of the PCMA Board of Directors and a former member of the PCMA Education Foundation Board of Trustees.


worked as an association and corporate event planner before becoming a professor, created the Instructor’s Resource manual for PCMA’s Professional Meeting Management, Fifth Edition—recognized as the indus- try’s premier textbook. She also has created study mate- rials for the PCMA CMP Online Prep Course, the only online course endorsed by CIC. In 2006, Cecil was PCMA’s Educator of the Year. Individual tickets and tables for the black-tie-optional


dinner—along with more information—are available at www.pcma.org/dinner.


 MEMBERS WELCOME:Are you familiar with all the benefits that come with your PCMA membership? Brush up on


everything you get—as a Professional, Associate Professional, Supplier, Associate Supplier, Faculty, Student, or Emeritus member—on PCMA’s Membership homepage, atwww.pcma.org/Membership.htm.


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