The DMC Network is delighted to announce the appointment of Chris Baker (pictured right), DMCP, as the newest addition to their headquarter team. Baker will take up the position of director of global sales, covering the Midwest and Southeast territories.
Speaking of the appointment, Managing Director Dan Tavrytzky said, ‘’We are thrilled to welcome Chris to the HQ team. The DMC Network has an exciting year ahead and we want to be able to service our clients appropriately. The expansion of our team in the Midwest is an essential and exciting part of this growth. Chris has an extensive knowledge of the DMC Network portfolio of DMCs already and will be able to hit the ground running. We are delighted both for the DMC Network, and for our clients who will now have another strong point of contact with Chris on board.”
Baker brings more than two decades of experience in the hospitality industry to the team with a career including vice president of sales and marketing at CTC Destination Management and vice president of business development at CTC Destination Management and Accent Indy. Baker is a certified DMCP professional, has won the Ovation Huggability Award in 2014, the DMC Network Jill McGregor Spirit of Excellence Award in 2015 and sat on the DMC Network Board of Managers from 2009-2015.
“While I am sad to see Chris leave the day-to-day contact with the CTC and Accent Indy teams, I am excited for him to move into this role with the DMC Network,’’ says Shannon Gardner, president of Accent Indy and CTC Destination Management. “I have known Chris for over eight years and know firsthand the commitment he has to our industry. His active involvement and dedication to clients and our partners will continue to be a tremendous asset to the DMC Network. I’m very excited that all of the DMC Network partners will be able to experience this going forward.’’
“I am delighted to have the opportunity to join a company like the DMC Network’’ says Chris Baker. “The DMC Network’s mission statement is all about bringing the best of local knowledge, local relationships and local expertise to our clients–this resonates deeply with me. I have had the pleasure of being a member of this community for many years already and know firsthand how strong each of our partners are and how they live this mission statement with each and every program they deliver. In a lot of ways, I feel like I have been a member of the headquarter team for many years already through these relationships, and I’m proud to be officially joining the fold in 2018.’’
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 America. With an average of more than 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. For more info, visit www.dmcnetwork.com.