Terese McInnis of Traverse City Earns Certification as a Government Meetings Specialist

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Traverse City Tourism has announced that Terese McInnis, its senior sales manager, has been certified as a Government Meeting Specialist (GMS) by the Society of Government Meeting Professionals.

Terese McInnis

Terese McInnis

The Government Meeting Specialist program is a voluntary training and certification regime to help planners and suppliers acquire the knowledge needed to plan meetings and other events for government entities.

Traverse City Tourism has announced that Terese McInnis, its senior sales manager, has been certified as a Government Meeting Specialist (GMS) by the Society of Government Meeting Professionals.

The Government Meeting Specialist program is a voluntary training and certification regime to help planners and suppliers acquire the knowledge needed to plan meetings and other events for government entities. It includes information necessary for the beginner planner as well as the seasoned meeting professional, and is open only to planners and suppliers who are member of SGMP.

“We’re delighted with Terese McInnis’s dedication to furthering her education for her markets,” said TCT Vice President for Sales Tori Piersante. “This certification will enhance her credibility and relevance to all government meeting planners. Traverse City Tourism is honored and lucky to have her on our staff.”

Organized in 1981 as the Traverse City Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, Traverse City Tourism is a nonprofit corporation. Its focused mission is to stimulate economic growth through the attraction of convention business and leisure tourism development.

McInnis, a Lansing native and Michigan State University graduate, joined the TCT staff in 2011. She has worked extensively in the hotel/restaurant sales and marketing field in Flint, Battle Creek and Lansing, and is also an active member of the Michigan Society of Association Executives. In 2012 Terese earned her CMP (Certified Meeting Professional) designation, a designation used more specifically with the Association and Corporate meeting planning industry.

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