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  • BOARD MEMBERS          

    Cynthia Alford, CTP

    Atlanta, GA

    Chairwoman

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    Shannon Gardner, DMCP

    Indianapolis, IN

    Past Chairwoman

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    Matt Cuevas, CEO

    San Francisco, CA

    Chairman-Elect

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    Joanne Ferguson-Twiste,

    CMP, DMCP

    San Juan, Puerto Rico

    Chair, Financial/Legal

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    Kathleen Landry, DCMP

    Boston, MA

    Chair, Education

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    Sunny Irvine

    Los Cabos, Mexico

    Chair, Business Development

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    Debbie Ibey

    San Diego, CA

    Chair, Member Engagement

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Cynthia Alford, DMCP

Chairwoman

Cynthia is the Co-Founder and President of Destination South Meetings & Events, the leading, fully-accredited Atlanta-based powerhouse of destination management, event production and meeting management.

 

Under Cynthia’s leadership, Destination South has garnered distinctive industry recognition with multiple Allie, Esprit and ADMEI Awards.

 

Cynthia is a recognized leader within the Greater Atlanta hospitality community, participating in local initiatives, industry programs and philanthropic activities. Her passion and knowledge has led Cynthia to be a sought-after speaker and facilitator for hospitality industry associations nationwide.

With more than 30 years of experience, Cynthia now dedicates extensive time giving back to the industry through volunteering and supporting non-profits. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau.