Dallas DMC and Event Professional, Laurie Sprouse, Receives the Jill McGregor Spirit of Excellence Award

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Ultimate Ventures President is Presented with Industry Honor

Dallas DMC owner Laurie Sprouse at the 2017 DMC Network Annual Meeting

Laurie Sprouse, CITE, CMP, DMCP (center) being presented with the award by DMC Network Chairperson, Cynthia Alford, DMCP, and Managing Director, Dan Tavrytzky.

“Laurie is generous to share best practices and help her fellow DMC partners improve both professionally and personally,” said Cynthia Alford, Chairperson of the DMC Network, LLC

At the recent DMC Network Annual Meeting held Aug. 21-23, 2017 in Indianapolis, members of the consortium of independently owned, ADMEI-accredited destination management companies came together to share best practices and participate in educational sessions. The Annual Meeting concluded with the organization’s “Netty” awards honoring some of the most driven and passionate individuals in the destination management and events industry, including Ultimate Ventures® President, Laurie Sprouse, CITE, CMP, DMCP.

Laurie was presented with the Jill McGregor Spirit of Excellence Award for her devoted work as a mentor and trailblazer. The award’s namesake, Jill McGregor, was a dynamic and vivacious business woman and DMC founder. Jill was a role model and leader to her fellow DMC partners, as well as a one-of-a-kind ambassador for the DMC Network brand. The Jill McGregor Spirit of Excellence Award recognizes an individual who epitomizes Jill’s work ethic, upholds the core values of the DMC Network, and has made significant contributions to the organization over the past year.

Laurie Sprouse, who knew Jill personally as a friend, couldn’t have been more humbled in accepting the award. “Jill was not only an industry icon, but also a friend to me, and I will miss her forever. To receive an award in her name is special beyond description.”

“Laurie is generous to share best practices and help her fellow DMC partners improve both professionally and personally,” said Cynthia Alford, Chairperson of the DMC Network, LLC. “In many ways, Laurie reminds me of Jill, especially when it comes to her leadership qualities, work ethic, and compassion for others. We believe she is very deserving of this honor, and we are grateful for her contributions.”

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Val Lenington, CMP, DMCP
Ultimate Ventures
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