by Lisa Grimaldi | April 01, 2006
The Association of Destination Management Executives, based in Dayton, Ohio, has named the winners of its first annual achievement awards.
    In the category of “best innovative event, $25,000 and under,” the winner was The Arrangers DMC, based in Denver. For “best innovative event, $25,001-$75,000,” St.Louis-based MAC Meetings & Events took top honors, as did Destination St. Louis for “best innovative event, $75,001 and above.”
    PRA Destination Management, San Francisco, was rewarded for “best transportation logistics.”
    For the category of “best team-building activity,” Atlanta Arrangements Inc. took top honors.
    The Key Event & Helen Moskovitz Group in Nashville won for “best tour program,” while MAC Meetings & Events took the prize for “best recreational activity.”
    Three individuals also were honored for their efforts: Pat Schaumann, CMP, CSEP, DMCP, president of MAC Meetings & Events, was named destination management professional of the year. Lorri Blake of Atlanta-based Destination South and Julie Woodruff, CMP, DMCP, of Destination Nashville, were recipients of the destination management rising star award for young professionals.