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Leadership

Board of Directors

ADMEI's Board of Directors manages the affairs of the association and serves as its governing body. The primary focus of the Board is to adopt policies and programming that will provide unsurpassed knowledge and information to the Destination Management industry while insuring the fiscal health of the organization.

2021 Board of Directors

* Denotes Executive Committee

Lorenzo Pignatti, DMCP

President*
TERRAEVENTS Italy, a DMC Network Company
Milano, Italy

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Jeff Nelke, DMCP

President-Elect*
ACCESS Destination Services - South Florida
Hollywood, FL USA

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Ashley Armstrong, CMP

Vice President - Adminstration*
factor 110 | Destination Oklahoma
Oklahoma City, OK USA

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Alton Hagen, DMCP, CMP

Vice President - Finance*
AGENDA: USA
Kansas City, KS USA

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Denise Malo, DMCP

Vice President -
Strategic Projects*
BBC Destination Management, a Global DMC Partner
New Orleans, LA USA

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Alaina Tobar, DMCP

Immediate
Past President*
PRA Northern California
San Francisco, CA, USA

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Daniella Bikoulis, DMCP, CIS

Director - Scholarship
Metropolitan DMC & Event Management
Athens, Greece

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Lonise Carey, MHA, DMCP

Director - Education
Island Destination Serivces, a DMC Network Company, Nassau, Bahamas

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Deidre Everdij

Director - Awards
COTC Events
Dania Beach, FL USA

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Paul Miller, CIS, CITP

Director - Industry Relations
Spectra DMC
London, England UK

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Marjorie Montoya

Director - Sponsorships
Bearcom Wireless
Garland, TX USA

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John Williams

Director - Membership
American Guest
New York, NY USA

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Management Team

Val Delaney

Executive Vice President
ADMEI

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Lisa DeGolyer

Deputy
Executive Vice President
ADMEI

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Presidential Handovers

Each year, ADMEI's new President is welcomed into office during the ADMEI Annual Conference.  In 2020, with the help of our friends at SongDivision, ADMEI began a tradition of handing over the presidency in a musical fashion.

2021 - Virtual

Outgoing President - Alaina Tobar, DMCP
Incoming President - Lorenzo Pignatti, DMCP
Artist - Benji Harris, SongDivision

2020 - San Juan, Puerto Rico

Outgoing President - Robert Lee, DMCP
Incoming President - Alaina Tobar, DMCP
Artist - Benji Harris, SongDivision

Past Presidents

ADMEI Past Presidents

We honor the Destination Management professionals that have served as president of the Association of Destination Management Executives International:

2020 Alaina Tobar, DMCP
2019 Robert Lee, DMCP
2018 Marty MacKay, DMCP
2017 Brian Ferrell, DMCP, CMP
2016 David Rome, DMCP, CMP
2015 Bent Hadler, DMCP, CIS
2014 Jennifer Patino, DMCP
2013 Liz Keyser, DMCP, CMP
2012 Grant Snider, DMCP
2011 Susan Gray, DMCP
2010 Kevin Brewer, DMCP
2009 Nicole Marsh, DMCP, CMP
2008 Rhonda Marko, DMCP, CMP, CMM
2007 Ilene Reinhart, DMCP, CMP
2006 Susan Henderson, DMCP, CMP
2005 Pat Schauman, DMCP, CSEP, CMP
2004 Sam Thompson, DMCP
2003 Lex Lyon
2002 Terry Epton, DMCP
2001 Terry Epton, DMCP
2000 Pam Graham, DMCP
1999 Ellis Frater, Jr., DMCP
1998 Chris Lee, DMCP
1997 Chris Lee, DMCP
1996 Joanne O'Connor

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