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Congratulations to New CDMEs

Destinations International announced that 36 industry leaders received their Certified Destination Management Executive (CDME) designation at the 2020 Annual Convention, which took place virtually on July 14-15. The CDME program is the only integrated executive program specifically designed for destination management professionals and is the tourism industry’s highest individual educational achievement. The program is designed to prepare experienced destination organization professionals to leverage their experience and to apply their knowledge with a focus on vision, leadership, productivity and implementing business strategies.

2020 CDME recipients from DMA West-member Organizations

  • Charles Harris, CDME, Visit Anaheim (just hired by the Reno-Sparks CVA)
  • Jeniffer Kocher, CDME, Monterey County CVB
  • Jessica McClellan, CDME, Mesquite CVB
  • Meagan McGuire, CDME, Seattle Southside Regional Tourism Authority
  • Lisa Oliveira, CDME, Visit Fresno County
  • Lori Pappas, CDME, Discover Flagstaff
  • Erin Rheinschild, CDME, San Francisco Travel Association
  • Marc Sapoznik, CDME, Rancho Cordova Travel & Tourism
  • Christian Wentworth, CDME, Visit Fairfield, CA
  • Kari Westlund, CDME, Eugene, Cascades & Coast – Travel Lane County