...Or Should We Say, Jamie Hellesen, DMCP!DMCP – What is it and who cares? Well, the designation as a Destination Management Certified Professional is the highest professional certification that is awarded by the Association of Destination Management Executives International (ADMEI) to professionals that have experience, education and involvement in the DMC Industry. Individuals are tested on 4 core competencies…
….AND JAMIE HELLESEN HAS JOINED THE RANKS!
Jamie Hellesen, a Director at Corinthian Events, has been in the DMC industry since 2006, and we have been lucky to have her on the team at Corinthian Events since 2013. To prepare for the exam, Jamie used her free time to study, she read the entire Best Practices in Destination Management book, and she even took a three-hour study session the day before the test just to be safe – all while juggling her responsibilities as Director AND working to obtain her bachelor's degree in hospitality management at Johnson & Wales University.
Keep an eye for another update this May when she graduates – congratulations Jamie!
For more information about Jamie or any of our staff members, visit our About Us page.
BizBash Live: Florida The Pop-Up... We Went There!
Last week, we went to Kissimmee, Florida for what BizBash Live dubbed as "two days of ideas, inspiration, insights, and so much more." The two day event was exactly that, and featured a moderated Q&A with President Barack Obama, a sit-down with former Chief of Protocol of the U.S. Ambassador-in-Residence Capricia Penavic Marshall and former White House Social Secretary Deesha Dyer, a workshop with former Head of Innovation & Creativity at Disney Duncan Wardle, and several networking opportunities and presentations from renowned figures across and around the industry including Tracy Olenick, Danielle Purfey Wright, Barry Ross Rinehart, David Adler, the Blue Man Group, Natalie Bui, and Veline Mojarro, just to name a few.
Speeches, presentations, and conversations covered everything from innovative event ideas to how to incorporate tech to create that "Wow Factor" to the importance of diversity and inclusion in the industry. Each track was both engaging and inspiring, creating an invaluable experience that we will utilize in all of our work in 2020.
Plus, they had a booth where you could get a mystery (temporary) tattoo. It was an incredible two days – we can't wait for next year!
For more information on BizBash and BizBash Live: Florida The Pop-Up, please visit BizBashLive.com