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03.22.2016
DMC,Hosts Heroes

Hosts Heroes: Andy Gladstone, DMCP

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ABOUT ANDY GLADSTONE 

Name: ANDY GLADSTONE, DMCP
Title: FOUNDER & CEO
Company: SHOW ME ARIZONA
Location: ARIZONA, USA

Andy’s hospitality origins started when working for three years as a Travel Director for Maritz Travel Company. While in this role, Andy worked with a plethora of DMCs, and he grew to love the idea of showing off one’s destination to outside companies and groups. In 1992, Show Me Arizona was born, and Andy has been highlighting Arizona ever since with his signature style and lovable personality.

IF YOU HAD TO CHOOSE ONE WORD TO DESCRIBE SHOW ME ARIZONA, WHAT WOULD IT BE?

“The one word that comes to mind immediately is COMMITTED. Committed to superior customer satisfaction, committed to delivering flawless program operations, committed to veting and using the highest quality local vendors, committed to a positive and great work environment, and committed to employee development and opportunity.”

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE THING ABOUT ARIZONA?

“My favorite thing about Arizona would be the sunshine, mountains, and flora and fauna of the Sonoran Desert. I love to be connected with the natural beauty of Arizona.”

WHO IS YOUR HERO?

“Zig Ziglar”

WHY HE IS OUR HERO…

HGA gained a shining star when Show Me Arizona joined the Alliance. Andy’s positive attitude, wise suggestions, and comical wit immediately energizes a room the moment he enters it. He has a wealth of knowledge and experience and puts it to good use as a part of the HGA Advisory Board. Andy has a heart of gold, and we guarantee that when you bring your next program to Arizona, he will be your Hosts Hero too!