Tammy Blount

A rising star in the destination management industry, Tammy Blount serves as president and CEO of the Monterey (Calif.) Convention and Visitors Bureau and secretary/treasurer of the board of Destination Marketing Association International, placing her in line to be the association's fifth female chair. She is deeply committed to the growth and sustainability of destination management organizations, serving as co-chair of DMAI's Destination Next Task Force, an initiative launched to help DMOs survive and thrive in the future. Blount's proudest achievement is finding and mentoring young professionals and "watching their commitment to the industry and their careers grow." [+]