Category - Staff and Board

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Contact: Diana Pfaff
(972) 401-7722 or (214) 236-8885 (cell)
dpfaff@irvingtexas.com

Melissa Cannon
(972) 401-7723 or (817) 648-7006 (cell)
mcannon@irvingtexas.com

IRVING CONVENTION AND VISITORS BUREAU RECEIVES TWO ADRIAN AWARDS
Bureau honored with 16 Adrian Awards in past four years

IRVING, Texas (Dec. 3, 2013) -- The Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International (HSMAI) will recognize the Irving Convention and Visitors Bureau (ICVB) with two Silver Adrian Awards for compelling marketing and public

IRVING, Texas (Jan. 29, 2013) - The Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International (HSMAI) recognized the Irving Convention and Visitors Bureau (ICVB) with three additional Gold Adrian Awards for compelling advertising, public relations and marketing campaigns in the 56th annual Adrian Awards Competition, the largest and most prestigious travel marketing competition globally.

The ICVB was recognized for its work on attendance-building initiatives for consumer events held at the Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas, key public

IRVING, Texas (Nov. 19, 2012) - Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI) appointed Irving Convention and Visitors Bureau (ICVB) marketing manager, Monty White, to the Digital Marketing Council, just prior to his re-election as board president for HSMAI's Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) Chapter.

In 2013, White will work alongside other industry colleagues from around the country in the HSMAI Digital Marketing Council to connect travel marketers in a way that leverages interactive customer engagement as a marketing medium while

IRVING, Texas (Oct. 15, 2012) - Irving Convention and Visitors Bureau (ICVB) executive director, Maura Gast, was elected to serve on the Texas Society of Association Executives (TSAE) Board of Directors for 2012 - 2013, and has also been named to serve on the Ethics Committee for the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE).

Members of TSAE represent more than 1,000 association professionals from Texas-based associations and societies, as well as corporations and firms that provide services to associations. Gast is one of five new

IRVING, Texas (April 26, 2012) - The Irving Convention and Visitors Bureau (ICVB) board of directors elected Chris Arrington as chairman and Jack Spurlock as vice-chair to new terms which began immediately upon their election this January.

Through his history on the ICVB board since December 2007, Arrington lead under various roles including chair of the board's Community Relations Committee, vice-chair of the board's Development Committee, and most recently served as vice-chair, prior to appointment as ICVB board chair, following past chair

IRVING, TEXAS (December 2010) - The Irving Convention and Visitors Bureau (ICVB) Board of Directors elected James Cassels to serve as chair and Chris Arrington to serve as vice-chair effective immediately. Cassels moves into the position previously held by Dr. Carlton Turner, who served as chair since December 2009. Both Cassels and Arrington have served on the ICVB board since December 2007, with Cassels most recently serving as vice-chair, and Arrington as the chair of the Board's Community Relations Committee, and vice-chair of its Board
Diana Pfaff
dpfaff@irvingtexas.com
972-252-7476 or 800-247-8464

IRVING, Texas (August 2008) Irving Convention and Visitors Bureau executive director Maura Allen Gast, FCDME, has been elected chair of the Board of Directors of Destination Marketing Association International (DMAI). Gast was installed as chair at DMAI's 94th Annual Convention on July 30 in front of more than 1,200 attendees. She is the third woman to chair DMAI in the association's 94-year history.

DMAI is the world's largest association for destination marketing organizations

Diana Pfaff
dpfaff@irvingtexas.com
972-252-7476 or 800-247-8464

IRVING, TEXAS (July 2008) -- The Irving Convention and Visitors Bureau (ICVB) has named Eric Arthur as convention services and housing manager and Monty White as marketing manager, further strengthening its core team of management professionals.

"As our market continues to grow, most notably with the upcoming addition of a convention center, so do our sales, services and marketing efforts," states Maura Allen Gast, executive director of the Irving CVB. "The addition of these two

Diana Pfaff
dpfaff@irvingtexas.com
972-252-7476 or 800-247-8464

IRVING, TEXAS (June 10, 2008) - The Irving Convention and Visitors Bureau (ICVB) board of directors elected Dr. Carlton Turner to serve as vice-chair, while the Irving City Council appointed Roland Medina to the ICVB board. Dr. Turner moves into the position previously held by Ike Guest, who passed away earlier in the year, and Medina fills the board\'s vacant position. Terms for both Dr. Turner and Medina began immediately.

Dr. Turner has served as a director of Carrington

Diana Pfaff
dpfaff@irvingtexas.com
972-252-7476 or 800-247-8464

IRVING, Texas (March 26, 2008) - Irving Convention and Visitors Bureau (ICVB) national sales manager Katherine DiPietro was recently named by General James T. Conway, Commandant of the United States Marine Corps, to the Commandant of the Marine Corps' Quality Citizen Recognition Program. DiPietro has provided meeting and event assistance to several Marine district offices for more than seven years.

"Mrs. DiPietro was selected for the Commandant of the Marine Corps' Quality