Cindy KongKong has more than 20 years professional meeting management experience.

"Cindy values the DMO relationship and has previously worked with many of our members as she developed and managed association meetings," Michael Gehrisch, President & CEO of DMAI said. "She is strongly recommended for her professionalism, strategic thinking, detailed organization and thoughtful volunteer engagement, in addition to her quality meetings management expertise."

Before joining DMAI, Kong spent 10 years as the Director of Meeting and Conferences at the Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC). Prior ASTC, she was with the American Plastics Council.

Kong is enthusiastic about her new position providing meeting services for destination marketing professionals. "Over the last 15 years, DMOs have been valued partners for me as I've managed meetings for other associations. Now, I look forward to giving back to these wonderful, passionate individuals by providing outstanding meeting experiences for professional growth and networking," Kong said.

Kong holds a Masters in Business Administration degree from the University of Phoenix and a Bachelors of Science degree from the University of Maryland. She is a member of both the Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) and the Meeting Professionals International (MPI). In addition, she is a Certified Meeting Professional (CMP).