June 01, 2005

Joanne O'Connor, president of Chicago destination management firm Chicago Is, died on May 18. She was a founding member of the Association of Destination Management Executives and served as its first president.

PRA Destination Management Inc. has a new office, PRA Dallas/Fort Worth. The franchise is owned by Bill Boyd, CMP, CMM & CITE and Jim Myers, CMP. Operating the new outpost will be hospitality industry veteran Michael Clarke.