The Hosts Global Team Grows


Hosts Global is proud to announce growth in both their Alliance and Destination Management Teams.

Hosts Global Alliance would like to announce the addition of industry veteran Dee Kirby as their newest Vice President of Sales for the Alliance. Dee brings with her over 25 years of expertise and knowledge in the hospitality industry. Dee comments, “I believe in a true partnership with my clients, and I am committed to doing whatever it takes to get the job done.”  Dee will be working as part of the HGA Liaisons team, which assists clients with their Destination Management needs globally.

Hosts Global would also like to announce the addition of the Hosts Baltimore Office and the growth of the Hosts DC and Hosts Baltimore teams. Erica Hussey, DMCP, has been promoted to General Manager and will now head the Hosts DC and Hosts Baltimore offices. Hosts also welcomes Cynthia Lavery as the new Director of Sales for the Baltimore and Chesapeake region. Cynthia brings a great set of skills and local knowledge to the Hosts team.  Additionally, Hosts DC’s Director of Operations, Gina D’Angelo, DMCP, has been actively growing and enhancing her Operations team with the addition of Jerry Jeffries as Senior Operations Manager, Ashley Reeves as Senior Operations Manager, and Erin Kelley as Creative Services Manager.

Hosts Global also announces the growth of the Hosts Las Vegas office with Lauren Gillmore as Account Executive and Laurel O’Neil as Project Coordinator, as well as the promotion of Shanon Moore to Associate Director of Sales for the Hosts Las Vegas Office. Their extensive backgrounds, amazing reputations, and hard work in the hospitality industry will help to propel Hosts Las Vegas even further ahead of the competition. Hosts Global has also added Elaine Flint as the Hosts Global Corporate Executive Assistant. While she sits in the Hosts Las Vegas office, her main role is in supporting the Hosts Global Corporate Office.

Hosts Global CEO, Jennifer Patino, DMCP, adds, “We are so pleased with all of the impressive changes and additions to the Hosts Global Team! With the right group of individuals in place we can continue to truly achieve impressive successes in this industry.”

Hosts Global Alliance (HGA), is a worldwide consortium of select Destination Management Companies. We believe that every destination holds the promise of an inspiring experience. Hosts Global Alliance delivers on that promise with unparalleled service, fresh thinking, and a global network of local experts. HGA currently represents 47 Destination Management Companies servicing over 75 locations and one Cruise Partnership. Hosts Global Alliance provides a full service approach for customers planning group programs in the meetings, convention, and incentive industry for corporations, associations, meeting management, and incentive travel companies. There is always a Hosts solution. Every time. Everywhere.

Media contact:

Katie Davis
Director of Marketing

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