Brown & Walker of AlliedPRA Chicago Earn DMCP Certification

Heather English, Chicago DMC ProfessionalKellie Walker, Chicago DMC Professional

AlliedPRA, Inc., a global leader in the destination management company (DMC) sector, announces two hospitality professionals, Heather Brown, CMP, DMCP, National Sales Manager and Kellie Walker, DMCP, Operations Manager of the AlliedPRA Chicago team, have earned the Destination Management Certified Professional (DMCP) designation by the Association of Destination Management Professionals International (ADMEI), according to Tony Lorenz, Chief Executive Officer, AlliedPRA, Inc.

“This DMCP certification reinforces AlliedPRA’s dedication to delivering first-class service to its clients,” commented Lorenz. “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 Heather and Kellie 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.

“I am proud of this team’s accomplishments as both Heather and Kellie continue to exemplify the high standards of AlliedPRA Chicago,” shared Hanson Ansary, President and CEO, AlliedPRA Chicago. “We place significant value on supporting continuing education and industry leadership for our team members, knowing this adds value to our client interaction and service operations. Both of these esteemed team members display a passion for perfection, attention to detail and flair for creativity, which has proven invaluable to the success of our company. I congratulate them both on a job well done.”

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 Heather Brown or Kellie Walker at AlliedPRA Chicago, please email:,, or call +1 312.332.6670.


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