Laurie Stroll, CMP, DMCP
Laurie Stroll is the owner and president of Newport Hospitality, the only ADME accredited DMC in Rhode Island and all of New England. Laurie served on the Board of Directors of the RI Hospitality & Tourism Association (RIHTA) for nine years and as the first female Chairman of the Board for the RI Hospitality and Tourism Association. In 2003, Laurie initiated the Women in Hospitality and Tourism Council and chaired this group for three years. She was also recognized as "Woman of the Year" in 2005 by the RI Hospitality and Tourism Association at their Annual Stars of the Industry Awards night.
Linda Thompson, CMP
San Francisco, CA
Linda Thompson leads one of San Francisco's most highly respected, longest operating, woman owned businesses – Cappa & Graham, Inc. – and is a passionate hospitality industry advocate. In addition to running her business she is also currently the Chairwoman of The DMC Network, LLC and serves on the Board of Governors for the International Special Events Society (ISES). Throughout her career, Linda has dedicated herself to raising the level of professionalism in the industry and ensuring that every client's expectations are exceeded. This has led to her ongoing, active involvement in organizations such as the ADME and MPI.
Shannon Gardner, DMCP
Chair, Internal Communications
Shannon Gardner has been the owner and President of Accent on Indianapolis, a DMC Network Company, since 2007. Shannon earned her Destination Management Certified Professional (DMCP) in March of 2011, making Accent on Indianapolis the only company in Indiana with this accreditation.
Shannon has an unwavering dedication to her clients, and works daily to promote the venues, restaurants, attractions, and entertainment that the city of Indianapolis has to offer. As a hospitality veteran, Shannon is known for her original ideas, her ambitious personality, and flair for planning.
Laurie Sprouse, CITE, CMP, DMCP
Laurie co-founded Ultimate Ventures in 1993 and currently serves as the company's president as well as chair of Sales & Marketing for the DMC Network, LLC. A recognized industry visionary, she was named "Destination Management Professional of the Year" in 2010 by the Association of Destination Management Executives (ADME) for her efforts in shepherding the successful passage of two tax bills during the 2009 Texas legislative session. These bills provide Texas DMCs tax relief from crippling taxation changes, and they established the country's first legal definition of a "Qualified Destination Management Company."
Nicole Marsh, CMP, DMCP
Nicole Marsh is the owner and President of The Arrangers, a Colorado based Destination Management Company. Nicole joined the company in 1998 and purchased the now 42-year old company in 2000. The Arrangers is Colorado's only Charter Accredited DMC, meeting the highest standards for DMCs across the country.
A graduate from Colorado State University, Nicole has earned both her Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) and Destination Management Certified Professional (DMCP) designations. Nicole is the immediate past president of the Association of Destination Management Executives (ADME) and Chair Elect of the Meetings Industry Council (MIC) of Colorado. She is also a past President of the Rocky Mountain Chapter of PCMA. Nicole has also been inducted into the Colorado Meeting+Events Magazine Hall of Fame as Best Meeting Professional.
Diane Lyons, CMP, DMCP
New Orleans, LA
Diane Lyons is the President and CEO of Accent on Arrangements, Inc, the "go-to" destination management company for authentic New Orleans experiences and events for groups of all sizes and ages. Widely known as a "mover and shaker" in the hospitality industry on both a local and national level, Diane is an active member of FICP, PCMA, MPI, ADME, ISES and SITE as well as the Women's Business Enterprise Council South (WBENC). She is also a contributing editor to ConferenceDirect's Meeting Mentor magazine.
Throughout her impressive 30-year career, Diane has also had the honor of leading and serving on several prestigious committees and boards. In 2009 she served as Host Committee Chair for the Opening Reception for the Professional Convention Management Association's annual meeting in New Orleans.
Chris Baker, DMCP
Chris Baker originally joined Chicago Travel Consultants, Inc. (CTC) in 2000 as Vice President of Sales & Marketing and has since become an owner of the company. He uses his extensive knowledge of the Windy City's best venues, restaurants, attractions, and entertainment to educate corporations around the world about the variety and quality of services CTC and the city of Chicago have to offer. He is also an active participant in ADME and MPI industry activities. Both at CTC and as part of The DMC Network board, Chris is known for his dynamic personality, ability to make people smile and willingness to go the extra mile. Chris earned his Destination Management Certified Professional (DMCP) in July 2008 and led the charge for CTC earning its Accredited Destination Management Company (ADMC) designation in November 2008.
Trevor Hanks, CMP, DMCPThe Arrangers - Teambuilding
Los Angeles/Orange County/San Diego/Palm Springs, CA
Chair, External Communications
Trevor Hanks has been a part of the hospitality industry since day one. He was the first kid in his neighborhood to pack coolers and deliver props. After working in the incentive travel business as a travel director for over four years, Trevor returned to The Meeting Manager to assist in managing the family business in 1996. Bringing his years of experience, Trevor was responsible for opening the Orange County and Los Angeles offices. After a successful rebrand and merge, Trevor is now CEO and Partner of 360 Destination Group.
Trevor is active in several industry organizations including being an advisor to the Orange County Chapter of MPI, SITE, and The DMC Network as well as serving on the ADME committee that developed the Destination Management Certified Professional program.
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