LOS ANGELES, Calif., November 2014 – AlliedPRA, Inc., a global leader in the destination management company (DMC) sector, announces the appointment of Curt Stapleton to the AlliedPRA Los Angeles office as National Sales Manager, according to Marty Mullen, CMP, DMCP, Senior Vice President of AlliedPRA Corporate West. As a key leader on the Los Angeles team, Stapleton is responsible for developing new business, increasing revenue streams and managing the programs, while building strong relationships with local contacts to firmly establish AlliedPRA as the industry leader for DMC requirements in the Los Angeles region.
With over 25 years in the meetings industry in California, Stapleton brings an extensive background to AlliedPRA. Upon graduating from San Jose State University, he quickly worked his way through the hotel ranks to National Sales Manager. His 10 years of hotel sales experience includes Double Tree Monterey Fisherman’s Wharf, Loews Coronado Bay Resort and Westin Horton Plaza San Diego.
Stapleton formed his own meeting planning company where he successfully managed and planned meetings for 13 years. His planning experience includes domestic and international programs for Fortune 500 Companies, High Tech User Conferences, Medical Meetings and Incentive Programs. Prior to joining AlliedPRA, he served as the Senior Conference Services Manager for the four-star Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif. With his extensive hotel experience and meeting planning knowledge, Stapleton brings a unique perspective and understanding of what clients are looking for in a destination such as Los Angeles.
“Curt comes to AlliedPRA with a proven track record as a sales and business development leader with considerable experience supporting key clients with hands-on engagement and exceptional service,” shared Mullen. “His diverse background in corporate meetings and events makes him a great addition to the AlliedPRA Los Angeles team.”
About AlliedPRA, Inc. (www.AlliedPRA.com)
Founded in 1981, AlliedPRA is a leading global destination management and event planning company with a worldwide reach across more than 100 destinations, serving the most respected companies in every major industry sector. AlliedPRA offers clients the same unsurpassed quality from one AlliedPRA office and destination to the next. AlliedPRA offices provide the full spectrum of destination management services ranging from unique special events to complex transportation solutions, team building programs, sightseeing tours, meetings, incentives, conventions, and events. For information on the complete portfolio of international destination management services, please email Curt.Stapleton@AlliedPRA.com, visit www.AlliedPRA.com or call +1 310.300.0100.
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AlliedPRA’s European destinations are France, Italy, Monaco, Scotland, Spain, Portugal and the United Kingdom. AlliedPRA USA’s destinations are served by wholly-owned and independently-owned operations in Arizona, Atlanta, Austin, Chicago, Dallas|Fort Worth, Hawai’i, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, New England, New Orleans, New York, Northern California, Orange County, Orlando, Palm Springs, San Antonio, San Diego, Santa Barbara, South Florida and Washington, D.C.
Partnering with AlliedPRA connects clients to global partners who specialize in tailoring destinations needs while adhering to the same quality standards found in each AlliedPRA location. Destinations served by Cantrav Destination Management Services include Alaska, Banff, Vancouver and Whistler. The mountain resorts in the US are covered by Destination Services Colorado. Latin America destinations are serviced by IVI Destination Management in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Columbia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Mexico, and Panama. Finally, AlliedPRA’s latest partner in Iceland is headed up by DMC Incentive Travel Iceland.