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Congratulations Josh!


As if Twenty Under Twenty wasn’t enough, our very own Josh Henry continues to achieve big things! Congrats Josh! We’re so lucky to work alongside you through PCMA!


In November 2021, LGBT Meeting Professionals Association created the Clapes Award. The Clapes Award was named in honor of the contributions of LGBT Meeting Professionals Association’s first Chair and current Immediate Past Chair, Jim Clapes.

LGBT Meeting Professionals Association bestows each year, this honor to an individual or an organization for their unique achievements or contributions to the LGBT+ community or the meetings and events industry within the current year.

This year, Derrick Johnson, II, CMP, DES, Chair of LGBT Meeting Professionals Association honored Josh Henry with this inaugural award for his efforts and contributions to LGBT MPA’s 2021 Day of Diversity this past June.

Josh Henry currently works as a Meetings Manager for SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics. Josh Henry was also recently named to PCMA’s “20 in their Twenties”, Class of 2022!

Big congratulations to Josh! LGBT MPA thanks you for all of your incredible contributions and work toward our Day of Diversity event this past June and your future achievements and contributions! We are honored to have you a part of the LGBT MPA community!

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Donica YoungCongratulations Josh!