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One of the most crucial resources to ensure our success revolves around the selection of our volunteer leadership to serve on the Board of Directors.
The Nominations & Governance Committee has met to review the Leadership Applications received in response to the 2025 Call for Nominations/Applications.
After extensive and ongoing consideration, we are delighted to present to you the proposed slate of candidates selected by the Nominations & Governance Committee for the 2025 Board of Directors:
Chapter President
Molly Evans
Jessica Walz
Pittsburgh Cultural Trust

  Immediate Past President
Becky Faris
The Oaklander
Vice President,
Education Events
Aliza Rutledge
Shorty's X
  Vice President,
Networking Events

Courtney Ford
Rivers Club
  Vice President,
Marketing & Communications 

McKenzie Mottiqua [Hollenbaugh]
Enterprise Events Group
Vice President,
Finance and Strategic Partnerships

Ashley Duke
Doubletree by Hilton -
Pittsburgh Cranberry

  Vice President,
Professional Development


  Vice President,

Amber Harkleroad
Sheraton Hotel Pittsburgh
at Station Square

Event Marketing
Teddy Mermigas
Carnegie Mellon University
Membership Retention
Melissa Hickman

Student Involvement
Dr. Nicole Buse
Indiana University of Pittsburgh

Chapter Content
Jennifer Lishego

This slate of officers has been prepared by the Nominations & Governance Committee and is being presented for review to the membership. If uncontested, the slate will be considered approved by a unanimous vote. The membership does have the opportunity to present a challenge to the proposed candidates within the next 30 days. If anyone wishes to oppose any one of the candidates selected, please send a detailed explanation to Becky Faris, President at at

Your petition must be received by Sunday, July 21, 2024. 

If no petitions are received, the candidates listed above will assume the position for which they have been slated on January 1, 2025.

We wish to express our gratitude to the members of the Nominations & Governance Committee for their dedication and work to produce this slate. The Committee will continue existing and future conversations regarding the open position of Vice President, Professional Development and if you have interest in this position, please reach out by email to