Our Organization

The Corporate Event Marketing Association advances strategic event marketing and marketing communications for senior-level event marketers and industry professionals.

Our Passion

CEMA is a thriving community of corporate event marketers. We serve all senior-level event marketers in a corporate environment. The diversity of our corporate membership continues to expand, and our recent acceptance as members of the Events Industry Council (EIC) have enabled us to expand our reach even further. Our differentiator is our non-selling, peer-to-peer environment. Conversations among participants at our events focus on best practice sharing and knowledge sharing. Relationships are first and foremost. Professionals do business with other professionals they trust. CEMA facilitates those connections and lifelong industry friendships. CEMA members engage in person through educational and networking opportunities offered each month around the country. CEMA Study Tours are our most popular professional development opportunity, providing behind-the-scene knowledge sharing about industry events. Members also engage online via Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook.

See Our Staff

Advisory Board of Directors

Paul Coulter


President, Priority Concepts Group

Colleen Bisconti

Vice Chairwoman

VP Global Conferences & Events, IBM

Stacey Kashubeck

Immediate Past Chairwoman

Senior Director Strategic Events, Salesforce

Richard Steinau


Senior Vice President, Bellwether

Gordon Stake

Board Member at Large

Event Marketing Partners

Karen Cooper

PCMA Liaison

Senior Manager, Event Strategy, Poly

Courtney Bales

Board Member at Large

Chief of Staff, Global Events & Oracle Studio, Oracle

Bridgette Birdie

Board Member at Large

Sr. Director of Events, RMS Moody's

Kathleen Castaillac

Board Member at Large

Sr. Director, Global Event Marketing, Splunk

Stefanie Maragna

Board Member at Large

VP of Strategic Events & Customer Advocacy, Ring Central

Gary Murakami

Board Member at Large

Vice President of Sales & Industry Relations, Teneo Hospitality

Ben Nazario

Board Member at Large

President, MC-2

Dan Shuman

Board Member at Large

Global Account Executive, Global Sales Organization, Marriott

Amy Walter

Board Member at Large

Head of Global Event Strategy, Atlassian

Karen Galatis

Board Member at Large

President, Galatis Consulting

Julie Lynch

Board Member at Large

Strategic Events & Programs, F5


Karen Galatis

CEMA Advisory Board member | Interim Leader

1-408-462-2468 | kgalatis@cemaonline.com