Record-Breaking Number of AlliedPRA Offices Named as Finalists for ADMEI Achievement Awards

SAN DIEGO, Calif., December 11, 2015 – AlliedPRA, Inc., a global leader in the destination managementDMC Awards company (DMC) sector, is pleased to share the exciting news that 10 entries from AlliedPRA offices have been named as finalists for the prestigious Association of Destination Management Executives International (ADMEI) 2016 Achievement Awards according to Fran Rickenbach, CAE, IOM, Executive Vice President of ADMEI. With a large number of entries and a fierce field of competition, the AlliedPRA system came out on top with a record number of finalists. The winners will be announced at the ADMEI Awards Gala on Saturday evening, February 13, 2016 at the Skirvin Hotel in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

The AlliedPRA offices in the Achievement Award finals include:

AlliedPRA Dallas/Fort Worth“10,000 Guests, 55 Waves, 7 Months” for Best Creative Activity – Best Tour Program
AlliedPRA Las Vegas – “Tap Into Your Prestige” – Best Innovative Events Under $50,000, and “Come Together” – Best Innovative Events – $50,001-$100,000
AlliedPRA Los Angeles“Canadian Educational Forum” – Best Creative Activity – Best Destination Marketing
AlliedPRA Northern California“Grand Masters 2015” – Best Overall Program
AlliedPRA Orange County – “Farm to Fork – A Unique Eco-Experience” – Best Creative/Recreational Activity
AlliedPRA San Diego“CDX15 FAM” – Best Creative Activity – Best Destination Marketing
AlliedPRA South Florida“Taste of Miami” – Best Innovative Events $500,001 and Up

In addition, the following AlliedPRA offices were named in the Excellence Award categories: AlliedPRA Dallas/Fort Worth, is a finalist for “Taxes Go Big in Texas” and AlliedPRA Orange County is a finalist for “A Night in the Vineyard”. This marks the 10th consecutive year AlliedPRA has been recognized by ADMEI with finalists in the ADMEI Achievement and Excellence Awards.

Additionally, Madelyn Marusa, DMCP Vice President, Industry Relations & Global Sales Director, AlliedPRA, Inc., is being inducted into the ADMEI Hall of Fame with a Lifetime Achievement Award to recognize her 30-plus years of contributions to the Destination Management industry. Completing the list of AlliedPRA nominations is Lindsay Breining, National Sales Manager, AlliedPRA Northern California nominated for the Destination Management Rising Star.

“Each year ADMEI honors deserving destination management companies with achievement awards for client programs and the AlliedPRA offices in the finals this year displayed the best creativity, innovation and outstanding logistics, delivering the world-class services AlliedPRA is known for,” commented Denise Dornfeld, President of AlliedPRA, Inc.. “AlliedPRA set a new record in the number of finalists, having 10 entries in nine of the 19 categories. We are so proud of the AlliedPRA teams and the collaboration it took with their clients to submit these fine examples of AlliedPRA’s exceptional programs for industry peer review. This recognition is so well deserved and a true testament to how AlliedPRA continues to be at the forefront of the DMC industry. Our firm is built on the hard work of individuals who are dedicated to continually elevating our brand to the highest standards and these results affirm our commitment to delivering the best service as a trusted and accomplished DMC partner.”

Dornfeld went on to add: “We are excited for Lindsay Breining, named one of the finalist for the Rising Star award and are beyond thrilled to see Madelyn Marusa chosen as an inductee into the ADMEI Hall of Fame! Congratulations to both ladies! Year after year, I remain inspired by the talent which surrounds me. These awards bring out the best of the best and for all of these amazing AlliedPRA offices to be recognized as finalists for outstanding achievement year after year is quite an accomplishment for our teams!”

The 2016 ADMEI Achievement Awards winners are chosen through an online voting system, where a panel of judges selects their top choice from virtual storyboards presented by the finalists in each category. The 2016 ADMEI Achievement Award Winners will be announced at the annual conference in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma February 13th.

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 to the general public. For more information about ADMEI International, visit

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Founded in 1981, AlliedPRA is a leading destination management and event planning company with a 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.

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