by Lisa Grimaldi | March 01, 2007

Christopher H. Lee
Christopher H. Lee

Winners of the second annual Association of Destination Management Executives Achievement Awards were presented at the Dayton, Ohio-based group’s annual meeting last month, held in Palm Springs, Calif., and included the following honors.

* The winner of “destination management professional of the year” was Christopher H. Lee, of ACCESS Destination Services, San Diego.

* The “destination management rising star” recipient was Beverly Brin of Ultimate Ventures, Dallas.

In the categories honoring DMCs:

* Winners of “best innovative event, $25,000 and under,” were Atlanta Arrangements Inc. and The Meeting Manager, San Diego.

* Seattle-based Uniquely Northwest won in the $25,001 to $75,000 slot.

* Destination South Meetings & Events, which is based in Atlanta, won in the $75,001 and above category.

* San Diego-based Kiddie-Corp Inc. won in the category of “best recrea-tional” program.”

* The Meeting Manager was awarded “best team-building activity.”

* The Arrangers DMC, based in Denver, won “best tour program” creator.

* The winner for “best transportation logistics” was Dallas-based Ultimate Ventures Inc.