2016 Industry Leaders: Trailblazers & Groundbreakers

By Sponsored Content, December 16, 2016

The world of meetings is all about building relationships. That’s why Connect Association produces this annual list of industry leaders, which you can quickly look through to get to know destination and organization influencers on a different level. Here, you’ll be introduced to 18 committed thought leaders who go above and beyond for their association clients. From Houston to Las Vegas to Milwaukee, this troupe of trailblazers is visionary, insightful and savvy about the events industry. Although their job responsibilities, career paths and places of work vary, they all have one thing in common: They love the meetings business. These groundbreakers get personal sharing their industry IQs and what fuels their passions.

 

Carolyn Barrett Industry LeadersCarolyn Barrett, CGMP, CHSC
Senior Sales Manager and Kenner Liaison
Jefferson CVB
Jefferson Parish, La.

 

 

 

Patricia Byrd Industry LeadersPatricia Byrd
Sales Manager
Spartanburg CVB
Spartanburg, S.C.

 

 

 

Lori Campbell Baker Industry LeadersLori Campbell Baker
Executive Director
Daytona Beach Area CVB
Daytona Beach, Fla.

 

 

 

Deborah Cohen Industry LeadersDeborah Cohen, CMP
Director of Meeting and Convention Sales
Branson/Lakes Area CVB
Branson, Mo.

 

 

 

Cameron George Industry LeadersCameron George
National Sales Manager
Visit Mississippi Gulf Coast
Biloxi, Miss.

 

 

 

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