Chris began his destination management career in the early 1980′s, working for ACCESS Destination Services (then named California Leisure Consultants) in San Diego and Los Angeles. In 1989 Chris purchased the San Diego office and became President of that operation. He is a Co-founder and Past President of the Association of Destination Management Executives, a contributing author to “The Guide To Successful Destination Management”, and the 2006 Destination Management Professional of the Year honoree. Chris was also named one of the 25 most influential people in the meetings industry by Meeting News Magazine. He is a featured speaker and serves on numerous advisory boards in the hospitality industry.