Lauren Fensham and Erin Schrepfer of AlliedPRA Earn DMCP Certification from ADMEI

SAN DIEGO — April 9, 2012 – AlliedPRA Destination Management, a global leader in the destination management company (DMC) sector, has announced two of its team members have earned the Destination Management Certified Professional (DMCP) classification certification by the Association of Destination Management Professionals International (ADMEI), according to George Pohle, chief executive officer of AlliedPRA Destination Management. The new certifications were awarded to: Lauren Fensham, DMCP, program manager for AlliedPRA New York and Erin Schrepfer, DMCP, account manager for AlliedPRA New Orleans.

“This DCMP certification reinforces AlliedPRA’s dedication to delivering first-class service to its clients”, commented Pohle. “Time and time again, AlliedPRA offices have set standards unmatched in our industry and we are so proud of this team and the work they have completed in order to achieve this very well-deserved certification. We are pleased to be a part of an organization such as ADME, which elevates professional standards within our industry and salute Lauren and Erin for achieving this highly coveted designation within the DMC industry.”

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, DMCs experience in the various functions performed during the 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 of our team member,” shared Jeff O’Hara, CMP, DMCP, president of AlliedPRA New Orleans. “I am proud of Erin’s accomplishments as she continues to exemplify the high standards of AlliedPRA New Orleans.”

Patrick Sullivan, president of AlliedPRA New York added: “We would like to salute one of our most valuable staff members in her recent accomplishment of obtaining the designation for the ADME certification of DMCP. Lauren’s passion for perfection, attention to detail and panache for creativity has proven invaluable to the success of our company. As she continues to grow and develop as a young leader in the DMC industry we congratulate her 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 Lauren Fensham at AlliedPRA New York, please call +1.212.683.5333, email: lauren.fensham@alliedpra.com and to reach Erin Schrepfer of AlliedPRA New Orleans, call +1 504.586.8181, email: erin.schrepfer@alliedpra.com

Founded in 1988, AlliedPRA, along with its strategic partners, is the leading global destination management and event planning company with a world-wide span across three continents, 7 countries and over 60 event destinations, serving an impressive array of clientele, representing every major industry and market segment. AlliedPRA offers a full-range of destination management services from event planning, transportation management, tours, teambuilding activities, site selection, product launches, on-site services and more. For information on the complete portfolio of international destination management services, please contact +1 800.797.9471 or visit www.alliedpra.com.

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AlliedPRA Coverage:
AlliedPRA US destinations, include wholly-owned and franchise operations throughout North America with offices located in Arizona, Atlanta, Austin, Chicago, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, New England, New Orleans, New York, Orange County, Orlando, Palm Springs, San Antonio, San Diego, San Diego North, San Francisco, Santa Barbara, and South Florida. ¬AlliedPRA European destinations include France, Italy, Monaco, Spain, and the United Kingdom. AlliedPRA Arabian destinations include, Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Oman.