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ADMEI appoints new President-Elect due to clash in bylaws

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ADMEI appoints new President-Elect due to clash in bylaws

Alaina Tobar is to succeed Michelle Crosby as President-Elect of the Association of Destination Management Executives International (ADMEI).

The new Board appointment comes after Crosby was required to step down as President-Elect earlier this year when she was named General Manager of Hosts Texas, a new start-up Destination Management Company (DMC).

ADMEI bylaws require that a board-member’s organisation be a Company member and, while Hosts Texas meets all Provisional member criteria, it lacks being in business for three years or more to qualify for full Company membership.

“We all celebrate Michelle’s exciting career advancement and are thrilled to learn of Hosts Texas inception. Unfortunately, however, that means our board temporarily loses an amazing officer and member of the Executive Committee,” said Val Delaney, ADMEI’s Executive Vice-President. “We are so thankful that Michelle continues to serve as a volunteer leader and mentor, and we look forward to her rejoining the board in the future.”

“It’s an exciting time to be in Destination Management, and opening Hosts Texas has been an exhilarating experience. Although I’m sad to cut my 5-year board tenure short as I transition my career in a new direction, I look forward to remaining active within ADMEI. I anticipate that the current leadership has wonderful things in store for the organisation,” said Crosby.

Alaina Tobar (pictured) is Regional General Manager of PRA Northern California and the ADMEI Board’s Vice-President of Administration. She will now complete Crosby’s term as President-Elect.

A ballot will be distributed to ADMEI voting members to approve the new President-Elect which allows for her to succeed to the office of President at the end of the existing term.

ADMEI is a premier international association for Destination Management Companies (DMCs). Its mission is to define the Destination Management industry, uphold the highest level of professionalism, establish standard business and ethical practices, and promote the value of local Destination Management. For more information, visit: www.admei.org.

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