Australian event organiser among PCMA’s ‘20 in Their Twenties’ class of 2020

Associations Forum Australia events manager Alexandra Larach is among 20 of the brightest and most talented global professionals from the next generation of business events leaders in the PCMA’s annual “20 in Their Twenties” class.

The class of 2020 represents strategists, suppliers and destinations from the Asia Pacific region, North America and Europe.

“This group represents our industry’s future and the PCMA Foundation is dedicated to recognizing the efforts and achievements of those who want to help demonstrate the influence business events have on global economic and social transformation,” said Meredith Rollins, PCMA’s chief community officer and executive director of the PCMA Foundation.

“We continue to be impressed every year by the caliber of business events professionals we see in this generation.”

In addition to receiving a scholarship to attend Convening Leaders, PCMA’s annual signature event, “20 in Their Twenties” members also receive complimentary registration to PCMA’s EduCon event, PCMA membership and access to PCMA educational products.

Here is the PCMA’s “20 in their Twenties” class for 2020:

Marie-Claire Caldwell

Sales and Marketing Manager

ICC Belfast

United Kingdom

Jillian Cardinal

Sales Manager



Derica Clarke

Headquarters Meetings & Online Education Specialist

American Colleges of Nurse-Midwives

United States

Rebecca Doser

Media Relations Manager, Trade

Destination DC

United States

Diana Frederiksen

Sales Manager, Congresses & Guest Events

Stockholmsmassan Congress & Exhibition Centre


Julia Hachenthal

Marketing & Events Manager

GCB German Convention Bureau e.V.


Kimberly Hoffman

Director, Event Services

Accent Indy, a DMC Network Company

United States

Lisa Jeller

Marketing & Event Manager



Alexandra Larach

Events Manager

Associations Forum


Rebecca Lino

Senior Technology Manager

Cadence Travel, Meetings + Incentives

United States

Robert Lutz

Account Executive


United States

Shane McFadden

Manager, Meetings

Consumer Healthcare Products Association

United States

Joy McIntyre

Event Manager


United States

Lindsay Miller

Communications Manager

Visit Anaheim

United States

Hannah Poyo

Tradeshow & Event Planner


United States

Meagan E. Prescott

Assistant Vice President, Conferences & Events

Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA)

United States

Jaclyn Rosenberg

Manager, Conferences & Events

The Humane Society of The United States

United States

Kelly Thomas

Senior Sales Manager

Visit Austin

United States

Lauren Washburn

Conference Services Manager


United States

Krista Whaley

Meetings and Events Associate

Americans for the Arts

United States