Movers & Shakers - Profile
Forty-six-year meetings and hospitality industry veteran David Bruce, managing partner of Ft. Worth, Texas-area’s meeting planning company CMP Services, knows and cares enough about his profession that he realizes it’s time for a big change.
A new day is dawning for the embattled tourism promotion industry in Puerto Rico, as CVB veteran Brad Dean, who helmed the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce as CEO for 15 years, is set to take the reins of the newly created Puerto Rico Destination Marketing Organization (PRDMO).
Taking the reins of PCMA in January after serving as COO, Sherrif Karamat can leverage more than 14 years with the association to both recognize why and what it was and also propel it to where it needs to be in the future.
Tahira Endean author of Intentional Event Design, Our Professional Opportunity and event producer for British Columbia’s BC Innovation Council, is one of those getting out ahead of the curve—and actually on the leading edge—by utilizing technology and neuroscience concepts to create meetings with meaning instead of feed-and-forget cattle calls that leave attendees with fleeting impressions.
Julie Coker Graham, president a CEO of the Philadelphia CVB (PHLCVB), was recently named co-chair of U.S. Travel’s Meetings Mean Business Coalition (MMBC).
Jeanne Rappoport, a 24-year veteran of the National Alopecia Areata Foundation (NAAF).
Founder and managing partner of Dallas-based Rudner Law Offices, Rudner, as chair of Equality Texas, is a staunch advocate for LGBT rights
Twenty-five-year hospitality industry veteran Ted Davis' gaze is always on the future.
The catering game in Las Vegas, like all other facets of the hospitality industry there, attracts the best and the brightest, and rising to the higher levels of Caesars Entertainment certainly takes more than a lucky roll of the dice.
As if working full time as director of meetings for the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses wouldn’t fill one’s calendar, 10-year meetings and events veteran Carrie Abernathy is involved in a full slate of industry efforts that keeps her engaged to the hilt with her meetings colleagues.