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Kelly Peacy Leaving PCMA to Launch Consultancy

Kelly Peacy, CAE, CMP, will leave her position as PCMA’s senior vice-president, education and events effective April 15, 2016 to launch Insight Event Strategy, LLC, a consultancy offering strategic thinking and plans of action for business events.

A member of the PCMA staff since 2000, Peacy became vice-president, meetings & events in February 2006 and led efforts in all PCMA face-to-face events including PCMA’s Convening Leaders held annually in January and PCMA’s Education Conference held annually in June. In February, 2012, Peacy was promoted to senior vice-president of education and events, taking on education strategies and was instrumental in the growth and innovations behind PCMA’s face-to-face educational programs. In May 2015, Peacy was named one of the “25 Most Influential People in the Meetings Industry” by Successful Meetings magazine.

“Under Kelly Peacy’s leadership, with contributions from our staff and collaborators, PCMA’s face-to-face events have become the very definition of innovation throughout the meetings industry” said Deborah Sexton, PCMA President and CEO. “While I am sad to see her leave us, I am also glad that she will remain a vital part of Convening Leaders’ 2017 Learning Lounge through Insight Event Strategy.  Together we will continue to raise the bar with breakthrough education, meeting design and networking.”

PCMA will contract with Peacy’s new firm, Insight Event Strategy, LLC, to develop the 2017 version of open space learning at Convening Leaders in Austin.

“I’m immensely proud of the work I’ve done over 15 years at PCMA and I’m thrilled to now call this amazing organization my client,” said Peacy. “I’m looking forward to working collaboratively with the entire team to bring high-level thinking and execution strategies to the open space learning at Convening Leaders in Austin.”

Insight Event Strategy, LLC will focus its work on business events, delivering strategy and action plans in experience design, conference education and program branding and messaging for organizations of all types. The new company officially launches on May 2, 2016.


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