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PCMA's CEO Position Up for Grabs

An advertisement for the association's top job currently is posted on PCMA's own job board.

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A job posting to PCMA's career board is hoping to nab a new CEO for the association. 

Current PCMA president and CEO Sherrif Karamat currently holds Canadian citizenship and needs to obtain a post-hiring EB-2 Green Card to continue his reign at the association, according to a report by USAE. Karamat first took position in January 2018, also serving as president of the PCMA foundation and publisher of Convene magazine.

The PCMA board has reportedly been aware of the situation for some time and, though it is happy with Karamat’s work, will respect the hiring and Green Card process.

The job posting was first published to the PCMA website on June 12. It says that the CEO position requires a Bachelor’s degree in business administration and eight years of experience. Alternatively, candidates with an MBA and six years of experience will also be considered. Expertise for consideration include business growth and development, vision strategy and leadership, and budget and financial management, among other aspects.

Nowhere on the application does it mention that U.S. citizenship is a requirement of the position or inquire about the applicant's citizenship status. 

Karamat continues to be listed as the president and CEO on PCMA's leadership team page