by Lisa A. Grimaldi | August 10, 2017
Global meetings giant MCI has acquired Wyndham Jade, a U.S.-based event- and travel-management company specializing in convention housing and registration, site selection, meetings management, incentive programs and business-travel management. Wyndham Jade, with offices in Texas, Arizona, Iowa, Georgia and Illinois, will now operate as Wyndham Jade, an MCI Group Co., and becomes part of MCI USA.
 
Shawn Pierce, above, MCI USA's president of strategic event management, will lead Wyndham Jade, integrating its capabilities into MCI USA's overall portfolio. Sue Trizila, founder of Wyndham Jade, will take on a long-term executive advisory role within MCI USA.
 
"MCI is committed to enhancing the strategic and economic impact of our clients' association and corporate events," said Pierce. "In Wyndham Jade, we have added essential tools and proven talents that further enhance MCI's role and reputation as a global leader."
 
"MCI has closely monitored Wyndham Jade's evolution as part of our larger dream around MCI's growth and market strength in the United States," said MCI Group CEO, Sébastien Tondeur. "With this element of the dream now fulfilled, I'm excited to announce MCI's intention to further accelerate its buy/build plans in the United States in the near term."
 
The new offices join those operating from Miami Beach, New York City and McLean, Va.