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Knowland CEO Selected for Elite Smart100 Organization

 Michael McKean to Join 100 of the Mid-Atlantic’s Most Influential Business Leaders


McLean, VA, 11/24/10 – This week Michael McKean, CEO of The Knowland Group, the world’s largest data firm in the global meetings and conventions industry, was selected by SmartCEO to participate in their Smart100 program. The Smart100 is an exclusive group of 100 CEOs who represent the Mid-Atlantic region’s most influential business leaders.
 
“I’m honored to have been selected for the Smart100 program. This is a group that includes a diverse set of corporate leaders who are committed to growing and innovating our region’s hottest businesses,” said McKean.
 
In order to be considered for inclusion in the group, applicants must lead a multi-million dollar public, private, or nonprofit organization, hold the title of Chairman, CEO, President, or Owner, and run a business located in the Greater Baltimore, Philadelphia, or Washington D.C. regions. Once selected for the Smart100, membership in the group is permanent and limited to 100 business owners at a time.
 
“At Knowland our clients come first and as a result we’ve seen tremendous growth. My inclusion in this group is proof that adding client value is vital to building a successful business. It’s something we’ve built our company on, and has been recognized time and again,” added McKean.
 
The inclusion in the Smart100 program is another recognition of the Knowland Group’s continued growth and success. This fall, Knowland was ranked as the fifth fastest growing software company (public or private) in North America by Deloitte and the second fastest growing private company in the travel industry for both 2009 and 2010 by Inc. Magazine.
 
About The Knowland Group
The Knowland Group is a proven innovator, developing intuitive marketing products and services that streamline and support event and group sales in the hospitality industry. The company, headquartered in McLean, VA, serves over 2,000 hotel clients and 17,000 users globally. Knowland was ranked as the fifth fastest growing software company (public or private) in North America by Deloitte and the second fastest growing private company in the travel industry for both 2009 and 2010 by Inc. Magazine. For more information, visit www.KnowlandGroup.com, call 410-860-2270, or follow us on Twitter @knowlandgroup.

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Contact: 

Tom Crosson, Communications Manager
The Knowland Group
(703) 869-1246
tcrosson@KnowlandGroup.com

 

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Also See: Creating a Culture of Success at Knowland; Knowland CEO Mike McKean Maps out how Employees “Belong, Thrive and Arrive” / November 2010

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Knowland Moves Reports to the Cloud; Innovative Business Development Firm Enhances Client Experience / October 2010

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