Living in Color

Showcasing fashion inspired by or made in The Palm Beaches

WHEN: Wednesday, April 10, 2024, from 5:00 – 6:15 p.m.
VENUE: Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, D.C.

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Join Amanda Perna, Creative Director/Owner of House of Perna, for this PCMA Foundation fundraiser to celebrate authenticity, pride, compassion, and living life boldly and in vivid color! Cheer on your industry friends and colleagues who will be taking to the catwalk in their favorite House of Perna designs provided by The Palm Beaches, and DSW footwear provided by Experience Columbus.

Come out to support industry friends walking the catwalk: Jerome Bruce, Chandra Champion, Erika Eno, Leonard Hoops, Leah Jones, Leah Lewis, Michelle Malloy, Darren Mendola, Carol McGury, Lynda Patterson, Robin Preston, Rebecca Ramsey, Natasha Ross, John Rubsamen, Stuart Ruff-Lyon, Constance Samuels, Donna Vaught and Alex Zapple.

The PCMA Foundation fundraiser this year will celebrate the Palm Beaches’ theme of “Living in Color”.

The Palm Beaches are home to a diverse population and more than 39 cities and towns with neighborhoods that reflect the energy of a rich, cultural heritage. Our vibrant and holistic approach to life means living with authenticity, inclusion, connection, and compassion. This colorful lifestyle and our vivid natural landscapes inspire arts & culture, dining and wellness, to bring each event the Between-The-Sessions experiences that showcase the diversity of our local communities and visitors.

Amanda Perna

Amanda Perna

Creative Director/ Owner The House of Perna
The House of Perna

Jerome Bruce, MBA

Director, Meetings & Events

Chandra M. Champion, MSSA, CNM

Director, Event Services

Erika Eno

aZul – Fashion, Art & Design, Inc.

Leonard Hoops

President & CEO
Visit Indy

Leah Lewis, CMP, DES

Director of Meetings & Events
American Gear Manufacturers Association

Leah Jones, CMP, CAE, DES

Senior Director, Meetings and Events
Auto Care Association

Michelle Malloy, CAE, CMP

Director of Meetings

Darren Mendola

Vice President, Global Conferences & Events
Alzheimer’s Association

Carol McGury

EVP, Event and Education Services

Lynda (Bouchard) Patterson, FASAE. CAE

AMPED Association Management

Robin Preston, CEM, DES

Managing Director, Events
American Institute of Architects

Natasha Ross, MBA, CMP, DES

Director of Meetings and Events
Society for Research in Child Development

Rebecca Ramsey

Director of Business Development

John Rubsamen

Vice President, Events
Out & Equal

Stuart Ruff-Lyon

Chief Events and Sales Officer
Risk and Insurance Management Society, Inc

Constance Samuels, MBA, CMP, DES

Director, Events & Education
The National Association of Professional Employer Organizations

Donna Vaught, CMP

Director, Conferences & Facilities Management
National Education Association

Alex Zapple, CAE, CMP, CEM, DES

Senior Director,
American Society of Nephrology

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Explore St. Louis

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Business Events Industry Week (BEIW) is not just another industry event; you’re becoming part of a global movement that celebrates our industry’s purpose—bringing people together to make a difference for our businesses, our communities and our audiences.

Embrace the power, the camaraderie, and the inspiration firsthand in our nation’s capital, Washington D.C. with us all. Because, what we do matters. Collectively, we can make a difference.

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