The Association of Destination Management Executives, Dayton, Ohio, is rolling out a new accreditation program for destination management companies.
The Accredited Destination Management Company certification will help meeting planners and visitors to identify DMCs that meet established service and performance standards. It differs from ADME’s Destination Management Certified Professional certification, which accredits individuals, not companies.
A commission will review and approve all applications. Members of the initial ADMC Commission include: Joan Eisenstodt, chief strategist, Eisenstodt Associates LLC, Washington, D.C.; Bonnie Fedchock, executive director, National Association of Catering Executives, Columbia, Md.; Barbara Dunn, Esq., lawyer and partner, Howe & Hutton, Ltd., Ballwin, Mo.; Barb Hollister, senior director, Industry Relations and Procurement, Carlson Marketing Group, Plymouth, Minn.; and Dave Lutz, managing director, Velvet Chainsaw Consulting, Aurora, Ohio.
Applications are available at www.adme.org, and the initial deadline for accreditation is September 30, 2007. Companies that are awarded accreditation in this initial period will earn a Charter Accreditation designation.