• GLCVB Staff Members Receive Destination Management Executive Designation

     
    POSTED September 7, 2018
     

Julie Pingston, executive vice president/chief operating officer and David Buckenberger, senior vice president of Business Development of the Greater Lansing Convention & Visitors Bureau have earned the Certified Destination Management Executive (CDME) designation, the only integrated executive program specifically designed for the destination marketing industry.

The program focuses on vision, leadership, productivity and the implementation of business strategies. It is designed to better prepare senior destination organization executives and managers to become more effective organizational and community leaders. 

“We’re proud to have two of our key executives earn this highly-respected designation,” said GLCVB President and CEO, Jack Schripsema. “Our organization takes pride in its employees and the work they do to provide excellent service to the Greater Lansing hospitality community and this certification exemplifies the vision and dedication that Julie and Dave bring to the Greater Lansing CVB.” 

 

Forget about sibling rivalry and let’s hear it for brother-and-sister achievement. On November 3, Mark Ware and Liz Ware of Mission Point Resort on Mackinac Island were honored by the Michigan Restaurant & Lodging Association (MRLA) with the 2021 Hospitality Star of the Year Award. Mark is the CEO of the 18-acre, 241-room property, while Liz holds the key position of vice president of sales and marketing.

 

There’s staffing news in the Michigan sales department of Boyne Resorts. Brie Kear has been promoted to the role of director of sales and Brenda Haight, CPM, returns as sales manager. Both roles have responsibilities over Boyne Resorts’ Michigan operations including Boyne Highlands Resort in Harbor Springs, Boyne Mountain Resort in Boyne Falls and Inn at Bay Harbor, Autograph Collection located in Bay Harbor.

 

Robert Lowe Jr. was recently appointed as a new advisory board member of Arbor Lodging, a hotel investment and management company. Lowe is the current Co-CEO of Lowe, a leading national real estate investment, development and management firm.