by Michael J. Shapiro | July 17, 2015
Susan Katz, formerly the director of corporate events and travel for True Value Co., has joined the Professional Convention Management Association's executive team in the newly created position of senior vice president of operations. Katz is a familiar face in the organization, having served as the 2011 chair of the board of directors. She also has served on the PCMA Foundation board and the PCMA board of directors, and she received the organization's Distinguished Meeting Professional Award in 2009.

"We couldn't be more excited about Susan joining the PCMA executive team," said president and CEO Deborah Sexton. "She knows our organization well and will make an immediate positive impact with both our members and industry. Susan is a remarkable consensus builder; her addition to the PCMA team helps ensure that we remain relevant with our audience and continue to 'walk the talk' of the meeting professional."

Katz has more than 30 years of industry experience and worked for several nonprofit organizations before joining True Value, including the National Safety Council and the American Dental Association. She also has sat on the InterContinental Hotel Group advisory board, as well as advisory boards representing the cities of San Diego, Chicago, Atlanta, New Orleans, Orlando, Anaheim (Calif.) and Philadelphia.