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Krisam Group and Global Events Partners Announce New Chief Financial Officer;
Peter De Angelo Appointed CFO out of Washington, D.C. Headquarters


 
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Washington, DC – October 30, 2007 – Krisam Group, the top national sales company representing independent and unique member hotels, and Global Events Partners, (GEP), the leading partnership of destination management companies (DMCs) worldwide, announced that Peter De Angelo has joined the companies as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). 

De Angelo brings more than twenty years of senior-level finance and operations management experience, helping companies in diverse industries drive profitable and sustained organizational performance. 

“We are delighted to welcome Peter to his new role,” said Jim Schultenover, President of Krisam Group. “Peter brings tremendous financial management, business planning and operations credentials. He will make outstanding contributions to the business performance of Krisam Group and GEP, two innovative and growing enterprises.” 

Chris White, Chairman and CEO of Krisam and Chief Executive Officer of GEP, said, “We are happy to welcome Peter, and take our business management to the next level at a time of unprecedented growth for our two companies.” He concluded, “The combination of Krisam and GEP is powerful one, and Peter’s efforts will enable us to manage our businesses even more effectively, to serve our customers even better.” 

De Angelo said, “I am pleased to join Krisam and GEP at this important and promising moment in the worldwide growth of both companies.” He concluded, “I look forward to working closely with our corporate staff, as well as Krisam members and  DMCs in the GEP partnership, to build business, serve clients and leverage the tremendous growth potential of these dynamic companies.”

About Peter De Angelo

Peter De Angelo brings more than twenty years of corporate financial, business management and operations experience to his role at Krisam and GEP. He served most recently in senior financial and management positions in the publishing industry in the Washington, D.C. area, and also brings senior management experience from the media and advertising industries in New York City. He holds a Master’s Degree in International Management from the University of Maryland, and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance from the Villanova University School of Business.

De Angelo resides in Annapolis, Maryland, with his wife Mary and daughter Nina. He serves as Treasurer of the Phillips Foundation, of Washington, D.C., and is a Member of the Board of Governors for Touchdown Club of Annapolis.

About Krisam Group 

Krisam Group, a membership organization since 1975, is the top national sales company representing independent and unique hotels, and the leading advocate and service provider for meeting planners. For more information on Krisam Group, please visit www.krisam.com.

About Global Events Partners (GEP) 

Launched in 1999, Global Events Partners includes more than 70 leading destination management companies (DMCs) around the world.  A DMC is a professional services company possessing extensive local knowledge and resources, specializing in the design and execution of group tours, transportation, events, activities and program logistics. GEP partners provide consistently high quality DMC services in the most desirable locations worldwide. Thanks to affiliations with sister company, Krisam group – the top independent national sales office for hotels –, and production company August Jackson, GEP offers a unique “one-stop” solution for corporate meeting planners worldwide.

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Contact:

Michael Frenkel, MFC PR 
(212) 808-6556 
michael@mfcpr.com

Kathleen McDermott 
(202) 775-5800 
kathleen_mcdermott@krisam.com

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Also See: GEP and Krisam Join with destex, Expand in Central Europe; Global Events Partners and Krisam Group join with Germany-based destex for European Sales, establishing a Global Meetings, Incentives, Conventions and Exhibitions (MICE) Gateway for Austria, Germany and Switzerland / September 2007
Global Events Partners (GEP) and Krisam Group Open Office in the Raleigh-Durham Research Triangle - GEP's Rachel Elliott Leads Sales and Service in Burgeoning Market for Meetings and Event Business; Tracey Lankford Manages Krisam Office / September 2007
Anita Heathcote to Lead European Sales for Krisam Group and Global Events Partners / July 2007
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