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PCMA POWER Chapter Announces Board Resignations

PITTSBURGH – March 10, 2021 – The POWER Chapter of the Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) announced today that London Young and Karl Pietrzak have resigned from PCMA POWER Chapter’s Board of Directors effective immediately, citing a need to focus on other professional and personal obligations.

Young, an assistant director of sales at Hilton Cleveland Downtown, was the chapter’s communications chair and served as chapter president in 2018 and 2019.

Pietrzak, the former vice president of sales with VisitPITTSBURGH, served as chapter president in 2020 and, at the time of resignation, was serving in the role of immediate past president.

PCMA POWER Chapter’s current president, Will Engle, said, “We thank both London and Karl for their service to the POWER Chapter and wish them success in their future endeavors. The chapter is stronger today because of their leadership and commitment to the success of our industry.”

With Young’s resignation comes a vacancy in the POWER Chapter board that needs to be filled. Chapter leadership is currently taking nominations for the communications chair position for the remainder of 2021. The board of directors is expected to appoint the new communications chair during its April board meeting. Any members interested in the open position, please contact chapter leadership at

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