by Michael J. Shapiro | March 25, 2015
The Professional Convention Management Association has named Arlis Whalum, CPA, as its chief financial officer. Whalum was most recently the director of finance for the American Planning Association, a national organization for community planners with more than 40,000 members. She worked for the APA for 17 years, and has Big 4 CPA and Fortune 500 experience as well. Whalum will play a key role in PCMA's strategic planning and will be responsible for translating big-picture initiatives into workable systems, according to the organization. "Arlis is a tremendous addition to the PCMA executive team," said PCMA president and CEO Deborah Sexton in a statement. "She has a proven track record with talents spanning from financial management to organizational efficiencies and process improvements. I have no doubt that she will make an immediate positive impact on our organizational practices."