PHILADELPHIA

The LGBT Meeting Professionals Association announced that Richard Gray, managing director for the Greater Fort Lauderdale CVB and Alexi Dinyovszky, president of the Board of Directors for the Southern Comfort (SoCo) Conference Organization have joined the board.

Gray is an award winning travel and meeting planner professional. His leadership at the Greater Fort Lauderdale CVB brings more than 1.5 million LGBT travelers to South Florida annually who spend $1.5 billion. He is an active Board Member of the International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association and was named as a Trailblazer and one of the Top 25 Most Influential People in the Meeting Industry. Gray was also most recently honored by Q-Digital for his commitment to Transgender tourism.

Dinyovsky is a politically active transgender woman working with the Southern Comfort Transgender Empowerment initiative and also the CVB of Broward County on travel issues affecting the transgender community.