Managing Director Dan Tavrytzky Announces Retirement from the DMC Network

Dan Tavrytzky

Following more than a decade at the helm of the DMC Network, Managing Director, Dan Tavrytzky has announced his retirement at the end of November to spend more time with family and pursue hobbies and other interests.

His role will be filled, on an interim basis, by current chair of the DMC Network board of managers and co-owner of CTC Destination Management, Jeremy Gardner.

Commenting on Dan’s announcement, Jeremy Gardner said “For the owners and members of the DMC Network, this is a bittersweet moment. We are delighted for Dan to be able to prioritize his family, friends and other activities but sad to lose his outstanding stewardship. Under Dan’s tenure, the DMC Network has grown into a highly reputable, globally respected brand that connects business events professionals with best-in-class destination services across more than 100 destinations. While we will certainly miss Dan’s presence, our Headquarters team is composed of strong sales and marketing professionals, backed by robust business processes and a dedicated board of managers, who are focused on the continued success and support of our members and clients.” 

With a background as a University Professor and in hotel, CVB and DMC management, Dan joined the DMC Network in early 2011 as Managing Director, overseeing its expansion from 26 members, based only in North America, to 45 members based in 5 global regions. His leadership has also been instrumental in guiding the DMC Network through difficult challenges like the Great Recession and the COVID pandemic. 

Reflecting on his time at the DMC Network, Dan Tavrytzky said “It is important for me to re-focus my priorities, and having sustained the DMC Network through the pandemic, I believe the time is right to now make that move. I have enjoyed my almost 11 years leading and growing a fantastic headquarter team and a truly outstanding group of entrepreneurs who are deeply passionate about the way meetings, events and incentive travel experiences bring people together and build a better world.”

The DMC Network brings connection to a community of accredited, owner-managed DMCs whose unsurpassed local relationships, knowledge, and expertise offer peace of mind and consistent program delivery. Unique in the industry, the DMC Network is an LLC of the top-performing, independently owned DMCs throughout North and Central America, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Europe. With an average of over 25 years in business and more than twice as many accredited DMCs as any other DMC consortium or company, each DMC Network member delivers unsurpassed knowledge of their market and a confidence that they are a sound, professional organization that consistently exceeds clients' expectations. With an insider's knowledge, the DMC Network makes it effortless for their clients to produce meetings and events around the world. 

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