• 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.” 

 

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