Cindy Hayes & Sarah Howard Earn DMCP Certification from ADMEI

Sarah Howard, New Orleans DMC ProfessionalCindy Hayes






SAN DIEGO, Calif., March 21, 2016 – AlliedPRA, Inc., a global leader in the destination management company (DMC) sector, announces two hospitality professionals, Cindy Hayes, CMP, DMCP, Director of Sales and Sarah Howard, DMCP, Senior Account Manager of the AlliedPRA New Orleans team, have earned the Destination Management Certified Professional (DMCP) designation by the Association of Destination Management Professionals International (ADMEI), according to Denise Dornfeld, Chairperson, AlliedPRA, Inc.

“This DMCP certification reinforces AlliedPRA’s dedication to delivery first-class service to its clients,” commented Dornfeld. “Time and time again, AlliedPRA offices have set standards unmatched in our industry and we are proud of this team and the work they completed in order to achieve this hard-earned and well-deserved certification. AlliedPRA is pleased to be a part of an organization such as ADEMI, which elevates professional standards within our industry and we salute Cindy and Sarah for achieving this highly-coveted designation within the DMC market.”

The DMCP designation is given to candidates who have demonstrated a level of knowledge and performance within the destination management industry. Requirements for the designation include involvement in the DMC industry for a minimum of three years, as well as a demonstrated professional level of responsibility and accountability in the fulfillment of destination management programs. Candidates must also pass a written exam composed of situational encounters and DMC experiences in the various functions performed during the planning and execution of programs. Only a select group of individuals are granted this certification annually.

“We place a high value on supporting continuing education and industry leadership for our team members,” shared Jeff O’Hara, CMP, DMCP, president of AlliedPRA New Orleans. “I am proud of this team’s accomplishments as both Cindy and Sarah continue to exemplify the high standards of AlliedPRA New Orleans. They both share a passion for perfection, attention to detail and panache for creativity, which has proven invaluable to the success of our company. As Cindy and Sarah continue to develop as leaders in the DMC industry we congratulate them both on this accomplishment.”

ADMEI is the only global non-profit association dedicated to increasing the professionalism and effectiveness of destination management through education, promotion of ethical practices, and availability of information to the meetings, convention, and incentive travel industries, as well as the general public.

To reach Cindy Hayes or Sarah Howard at AlliedPRA New Orleans, please email:,, or call +1 504.586.8181.


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