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M A R C H 2 0 1 7 ⎜ ConventionSouth ⎜ w w w . c o n v e n t i o n s o u t h . c o m 7 A Special Shout-Out to the Participants of RendezvousSouth 2017 In this special CVB issue, which focuses on the unique relationships between meeting planners and destination officials, ConventionSouth is proud to offer special recognition to the participants of this year's RendezvousSouth, The Hosted-Buyer Celebration Specifically for Event Professionals in the South. As this issue was going to print, RendezvousSouth, The Hosted-Buyer Celebration Specifically for Event Professionals in the South, was about to get underway. Watch for full coverage of the event in our April issue! PLANNERS: ALI MCQUEEN CANNON, Manager, Global Accounts, HelmsBriscoe ANDRELLIA JACKSON, Property Administrator, Portman Management ANN MCQUEEN, Director, Global Accts., HelmsBriscoe CINDY TILTON, Director, Global Accts., HelmsBriscoe DARNEIL KITE, Committee Meeting Specialist, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP) DAVID BRUCE, Managing Partner, CMP Meeting Services L.P. EMILY HARTSTONE, Manager of Conferences & Meetings, Magellan Mgmt. GEORGE YIN, President, Yin Hospitality International JOE CAPPUZZELLO, President/CEO, Group Travel Family JOHN BAKER, Pres./Travel Specialist, USS OK City Assn. JUANITA GAYNOR, President & CEO, EABJ Consulting & Event Mgmt, Inc. KRISTEN DOUGLAS, Owner, KNECT Events MARK FREEMAN, Director, Meetings & Events, Pinnacle Mgmt. Group Intl. NED FLYNN, Convention Planner, Automobile License Plate Collectors Assn. SELINA MIRZA, Project Manager, TX Floodplain Mgmt. Assn. SONYA ROBINSON, Meeting Planner, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP) TAMI MAYNARD, Executive Assistant, Council on Occupational Education TERRY SCHMIDT, Reunion Planner, USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG 7 SHIPMATES 70-74 TERRY TABOR, Conference Manager, Council of the Great City Schools OCTAVIO HINOJOSA MIER, Executive Director, National Hispanic Council JASON MORRISON, VP of Marketing & Events, FED_COMM International, Inc. DEBBIE GEIB, Executive Dir., National Assn. of Educational Office Professionals CAMMIE BRIDGES, Business Development Manager/ Meeting Planner, Humes McCoy Aviation ARLENE SKINNER, Director of Operations, American Foundation for Donation & Transplantation BETH KASSALEN, President & Owner, Kassalen Meetings & Events CAROLYN KNOWLES, CAN Convention Coordinator, Chevrolet Nomad Association JOANN MCELMURRAY, Pres./COO, Global Event & Meeting Mgmt. NEDRA FORREST, VP of Global Accounts, ConferenceDirect DEBI TRACY, CMP, CH, E-RYT Event Strategist, Event Yogi SUPPLIERS: Team New Orleans (LA) Marc Becker, New Orleans Hotel Collection Andy Magistrale, French America Line Team South Walton (FL) Carley McMillian, Visit South Walton Dayley Gunnells, Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort Team Jefferson Parish (LA) Carolyn Barrett, Visit Jefferson Parish Rob Ory, Pontchartrain Center The Virginia Lovers (VA) Dean Miller, Visit Fairfax Victoria Matthews, Fredericksburg Regional Tourism Partnership Linda Eisan, Virginia Beach CVB Team Hampton (VA) Lori Leib, Hampton CVB Mary Vann, Hampton Roads Convention Center Michelle Catalla, CMP, Embassy Suites by Hilton Hampton Roads Hotel, Convention Center & Spa Team Bryan College Station (TX): Sophie Curtis, Bryan/College Station CVB Stephanie Nichols, Hilton College Station Team Sarasota (FL) Shelby Connett, Visit Sarasota County Marina Mitusova, Hyatt Regency Sarasota Team Fort Smith (AR) Amy Jones, Fort Smith CVB Jeremy Richey, Fort Smith Convention Center Team Virginia's Blue Ridge (VA) Alex Michaels, Visit Virginia's Blue Ridge Kayla Crutcher, Visit Virginia's Blue Ridge Erica Musyt, Visit Virginia's Blue Ridge Ashley Woodlief, Visit Virginia's Blue Ridge Team Hotel Roanoke (VA) Kris Tudge, The Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center Renee Ayres, The Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center Sandra Holt, The Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center Leland Shelton, The Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center Team Greenville Hospitality Partners (NC) Tarshi P. McCoy, TMP, CHSP, Greenville-Pitt County CVB Jeanette Keys, Greenville Convention Center Team Montgomery (AL) Keely Smith, Destination Montgomery Tina Watkins, Renaissance Montgomery Hotel & Spa Team Charleston (WV) Tim Brady, Charleston CVB Kathleen Ward, Charleston Marriott Town Center Team Auburn-Opelika (AL) Cindy Pugh, Auburn Opelika Tourism Bureau Brooke Kastner, Auburn Marriott Opelika Hotel & Conference Center at Grand National Team Richmond Convention Center (VA) Allyn Proffitt, Richmond Convention Center Jenny Toomey, Richmond Convention Center Daytona Beach Area CVB (FL) - Sam Pollack University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education & Hotel (GA) Elizabeth J. Hovell, JD, CGMP Emerald Coast Convention Center (FL) Emma Owens Rome CVB (GA) - Thomas Kislat Shreveport-Bossier Convention & Tourist Bureau (LA) - David Bradley Chapel Hill/Orange County Visitors Bureau (NC) Marlene Barbera Louisiana Northshore (LA) - Zondra Jones The Mill at Lebanon (TN) - Laura Comer Foley Sports Tourism (AL) - Don Staley Atlanta's Cobb Travel & Tourism (GA) Dianne Lovett The National Conference Center (VA) Dahlia Williams The Park Vista, A DoubleTree by Hilton (TN) Keith McGregor Valor Hospitality (GA) - Drew Fransen Virginia Tourism (VA) - Joni Johnson Bay Watch Resort & Conference Center (SC) Kay Grant Peachtree City CVB (GA) - Eric Matos Wind Creek (AL) - Christopher Singleton Little Rock CVB (AR) - Tony Poe Port St. Lucie Civic Center (FL) - Tim Fuller