Tonya Almond

Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) has appointed Tonya Almond as its Vice President of Knowledge and Experience Design.
Almond will lead the events and education teams and will engage with its global audience to help PCMA evolve its education content and event experiences. She reports to Joyce Winnecke, PCMA's Chief Content Officer.

Almond has extensive knowledge of the association. She first served on the Greater Midwest Chapter Board and more recently has served on the PCMA Board of Directors. Since 2014, Tonya has served on several of PCMA's committees including the Annual Meeting Program Committee, the Nominating Committee, Annual Giving Taskforce and the Foundation Dinner Taskforce (now Visionary Awards).

Almond has more than 22 years of experience leading meetings, sponsorships and education. She joins PCMA from her position as Vice President of Meetings and Continuing Education at the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD). Before the AAPD, she was previously Director, Meetings and Events Services at the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AAPMR).The PCMA Board of Directors unanimously approved Kirsten Olean, CMP, CAE, ‎Director of Meetings - ‎American Society for Microbiology, to fill Almond's vacated seat on the board.