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Meeting Alliance Expands
Leading Meeting Planning Organization Announces Management Additions
and Promotion, to Complement and Further Accelerate the
Company’s Rapid Growth
NJ – September 5, 2007 – Meeting Alliance, a rapidly-growing meeting planning
organization that provides leading corporate clients with personalized
service, and effective, cost-efficient meeting and event management, announced
that it has made two additions, one to the management team and one to the
operations team. They have also promoted a key executive. Michael
Dolan was named Director of Sales; Maura Middleton was named Senior Meeting
Planner; and John Huffman was promoted to Vice President of Sales.
David P. D’Eletto, Managing Partner at Meeting Alliance, said: “We are delighted to Welcome Michael and Maura to the company, and to recognize John for his contributions.”
D’Eletto concluded, “2007 has been an unprecedented year for us, as we have grown rapidly and continued to provide unparalleled service to Meeting Alliance clients. By further strengthening our management team, we expect to accelerate our success on all fronts.”
Michael Dolan Named Director of Sales
Michael Dolan was named Director of Sales.
Dolan joins Meeting Alliance from M C & A, a leading Destination Management Company (DMC) based in Hawaii. There he specialized in incentive programs and serviced all markets including the pharmaceutical, auto and financial industries. Prior to M C & A, Michael held management positions in the restaurant industry, and before that, with Stouffer Hotels and Resorts.
At Meeting Alliance, Michael will focus on further developing the company’s client base and expanding relationships in key vertical market segments.
Maura Middleton Named Senior Meeting Planner
Maura Middleton was named Senior Meeting Planner.
A certified meeting professional who brings more than 15 years of corporate and pharmaceutical event management experience, Middleton served as a conference planner for the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, a senior meeting planner for Johnson & Johnson working on behalf of American Express Travel, and a senior corporate events specialist for Cingular Wireless.
Middleton is a member of the Greater New York Chapter of Meeting Professionals International (MPI), and was nominated in 1999 as Meeting Planner of the Year. She also serves as an adjunct faculty member of the Meeting Planning Certificate Program at New York University
John Huffman Promoted to Vice President of Sales
John Huffman was promoted to Vice President of Sales at Meeting Alliance.
Huffman has more than 22 years of management experience in the hotel and resort industry, and has held sales positions with organizations including Marriott, Doral Hotels & Resorts, Preferred Hotels & Resorts, Krisam Group and Orient-Express Hotels.
John joined Meeting Alliance in 2004 as Director of Sales to manage the expansion of Meeting Alliance’s existing client base, and created the company’s Sourcing Department. Specializing in corporate, association and incentive business, he continues to develop and grow key client relationships and new business opportunities.
About Meeting Alliance
Headquartered outside Princeton, New Jersey, Meeting Alliance is a rapidly-growing meeting planning organization that provides leading corporate clients with a unique combination of personalized service, and effective, cost-efficient meeting, logistics and event management. Founded in 1999, the company has grown to a full-time staff of more than 20, and has received numerous awards for its growth and professional excellence.
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