The governing board of Associations North in St. Paul announced Angela Kisskeys and Sarah Ruzek as the organization’s co-directors. The two will take over for president, Kathy Johnson, CAE. Johnson, who served the association for 28 years, will retire June 2017.
The Society for Incentive Travel Excellence and Meeting Professionals International have come together to offer a new, enhanced experience for global meetings and incentive professionals at the SITE + MPI Global Forum. The crossover between both industries and memberships sparked the idea for the event, taking place Jan. 12–14, 2018 at the Rome Cavalieri Waldorf Astoria in Italy—a hotel in the heart of Rome.
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Jackie Antonucci was recently hired as sales manager for Butler County Tourism and Convention Bureau in Zelienople, Pa.
1. What are you looking forward to in your new role as sales manager at Butler County Tourism and Convention Bureau? Meeting all our members and contributing to its growth in this area.
Global DMC Partners has announced that five of their members—BBC Destination Management, Corinthian Events, Destination Nashville, Spaintacular and The Destination Manager—are among the finalists for the Association of Destination Management Executives International (ADMEI) Achievement Awards. The five DMCs were nominated for awards in 11 out of 20 categories.
2017 Achievement Award Finalists
Best Innovative Events under $50,000
· A Southern Dinner – “En Famille” - BBC Destination Management, A Global DMC Partner
Los Angeles-based hospitality company, sbe, has opened their second property in Miami, SLS Brickell. The property is the first project that Related Group and sbe have partnered for.
Two new members have stepped up to Destination Gettysburg’s board of directors.
The CVB recently elected Andrea Proulx, director, sales and marketing, Gettysburg Hotel and Bryan Johnson, CTA, general manager, Country Inn & Suites By Carlson hotel to serve three-year terms on the board, starting July 1.