SAN DIEGO, April 28, 2014 – AlliedPRA, Inc., a global leader in the destination management company (DMC) sector, announces today Lauren Halpern, CMP, DMCP joins AlliedPRA South Florida as a National Sales Manager, as shared by Denise Dornfeld, President of AlliedPRA North America. In her new position, Halpern is responsible for business development while promoting the unique DMC services offered in the South Florida destination, in addition to helping position the company for strategic growth opportunities in the South Florida region.
Halpern planned over 1,700 meetings and events during her 28 year career in the Hospitality Industry with 15 years in the Florida DMC side of the business. She comes to AlliedPRA as a well-known and respected leader, having built her career through her delivery of outstanding programs, along with high standards and expectations of quality service incorporated in each program, as indicated through her repeat clients and consistent referral stream. She served as the past President of the South Florida Chapter of Meeting Professionals International with seven terms on the chapter’s Board of Directors, Co-Chair of the Southeast Education Conference (SEC) and currently serves on the 2014 SEC Committee. She is also past Chairperson and served three consecutive years on the Tampa Orlando Naples and South Florida (TONS) Advisory Board. In her spare time, Halpern is an active volunteer for several nonprofit organizations. She is the current Executive Director of the C.A.T.C.H 84 Foundation, founded by retired NFL player, Chris Chambers.
“Lauren is a leading force in the South Florida market with her vast experience and unmatched client services,” commented Denise Dornfeld. “She brings a great leadership style to the team, as seen in her various association and volunteer position and will be an integral part of the sales force to promote the amazing destination experience in South Florida. She will do an excellent job representing the AlliedPRA system and we are so pleased she is a part of our expanding team.”
“I look forward to being a part of the successful AlliedPRA South Florida Performance Team, assisting clients through the entire planning and execution process,” commented Halpern. “Specializing in creating the WOW effect for custom meetings and events is what I love to do and I look forward to utilizing my skill set to contribute to the South Florida team.”
Founded in 1981, AlliedPRA is a leading global destination management and event planning company with a reach across three continents, 7 countries and over 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 the Lauren Halpern of the AlliedPRA South Florida team at Lauren.Halpern@AlliedPRA.com , call +1.954.880.0455 or visit www.AlliedPRA.com.
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AlliedPRA’s European destinations are France, Italy, Monaco, Spain, Portugal and the United Kingdom. AlliedPRA’s Middle Eastern destination is located in Dubai. AlliedPRA USA’s destinations are served by wholly-owned and franchise 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, and South Florida.
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