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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.

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2023 Board of Directors

* Denotes Executive Committee

Lonise Carey, MHA, DMCP

Island Destination Services, a DMC Network Affiliate, Nassau, Bahamas

Denise Malo, DMCP

Director - Communications
BBC Events, a Global DMC Partner
New Orleans, LA USA

Ashley Armstrong, CMP

VP - Finance*
factor 110 | Destination Oklahoma
Oklahoma City, OK USA

Daniella Bikoulis, DMCP, CIS

VP - Administration*
Director - Conference
Metropolitan DMC & Event Management
Athens, Greece

Jamie Hellesen, DMCP

VP - Strategic Projects*
Co-Director - Education
Corinthian Events, a DMC Network Company
Boston, MA USA

Jeff Nelke, DMCP

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

Mauricio Arevalo CIS

Co-Director - Membership
Costa Rica DMC, a DMC Network Company

Deidre Everdij

Co-Director - Awards
COTC Events, a Hosts Global Company
Dania Beach, FL USA

Katherine Kirk Fenech

Co-Director - Membership
Chicago Is ... A Global DMC Partner
Chicago, IL USA

Sarah Mullins, DMCP

Director - Scholarships
Co-Director - Awards
Accent Indy, a DMC Network Company
Indianapolis, IN USA

Katelyn Petrillo, DMCP

Co-Director - Education
Boston, MA USA

Jack Scafide

Director - Sponsorships
CORT Events
Woodridge, IL USA

Val Delaney

Executive Vice President

Lisa DeGolyer

Executive Vice President


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.

2023 - Tampa, FL USA

Outgoing President - Jeff Nelke, DMCP
Incoming President - Lonise Carey, DMCP
Artist - Benji Harris, SongDivision

2022 - Boston, MA USA

Outgoing President - Lorenzo Pignatti, DMCP
Incoming President - Jeff Nelke, DMCP
Artist - Benji Harris, SongDivision

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:

2022 Jeff Nelke, DMCP
2021 Lorenzo Pignatti, DMCP
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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