A true industry waymaker, Deborah Sexton served as PCMA president & CEO for 13 years. Deborah leaves behind a lasting PCMA legacy impacting the entire business event industry.

Those who know Deborah have witnessed her visionary influence: fostering collaborative relationships, mentoring the next generation of industry leaders and advocating for our profession.

Help us honor Deborah’s extraordinary impact through the Deborah Sexton Education Scholarship.


Thank you to the corporate and individual donors that have supported the Deborah Sexton Education Scholarship Fund

$10,000 – $19,999

Society of Independent Show Organizers (SISO)

$5,000 – $9,999

Carrie & Steven Parsons
Destinations International (DI)
IMEX Group

$2,500 – $4,999

Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI)
Maritz Global Events, Inc.

$1,000 – $2,499

Association Forum of Chicagoland
Louisville Convention & Visitors Bureau
Metro Toronto Convention Centre
NYC & Company
Greater Palm Springs Convention & Visitors Bureau

$1 – $999

Cynthia L. Vannucci, PhD,CHME, CHSP, CMP
Visit Charlotte


Send check payment to:
PCMA Education Foundation
Re: Deborah Sexton Scholarship
38407 Eagle Way
Chicago, IL 60678-1352

We thank you for your consideration in honoring Deborah Sexton for her contributions to PCMA and the industry at large.

Please contact foundation@pcma.org with any questions.

Rebecca SchingelDeborah Sexton Education Scholarship