CSI DMC Celebrates the Promotion of Cara Pratt to Chief Business Development Officer.

April 9, 2024

Boston, Massachusetts, April 9, 2024 – CSI DMC, Inc., the leading Destination and Event Management Company (DMC) clients trust to transform their events into exceptional experiences, is excited to announce the promotion of Cara Pratt, CMP, DMCP, DES, to Chief Business Development Officer of CSI DMC. Cara has designed and executed hundreds of events in greater Boston over the last 15 years.  

Cara graduated from James Madison University, obtaining her Bachelor of Business Administration in Hospitality and Tourism Management. After graduating, Cara worked as a Special Events Coordinator for Woodman’s of Essex. In 2012, she began her DMC career as a Sales Manager for an independent DMC that was a member of the DMC Network. She progressed quickly from Sales Manager to Director of Sales to Vice President of Business Development for Destination Partners Inc. In 2018, Cara became a partner at CSI DMC, where she used her extensive experience in planning events in Boston to help grow the CSI DMC team and open three new offices around New England.  As a past board member for ILEA Boston and MPI New England and the paCara Pratt st president of PCMA New England, Cara is actively involved in the local events community.

Cara was named among the Top 20 in their Twenties by the Professional Convention Management Association International (PCMA), 2016 Rising Star for the Association of Destination Management Executives International (ADMEI), and 40 under 40 for Connect Meetings Magazine. Regarding her new role, Cara shares, “In my new role, I am excited to work with all 14 of our regional offices to help create a cohesive business development strategy that will deepen our partnerships on the local level.” She adds, “Everyone that works at CSI DMC has a role in business development, and I want to help each team member feel empowered to build relationships that will result in revenue growth and increased market share.”  

Cara’s unwavering dedication to business development has played a crucial role in strengthening and broadening our presence across the dynamic landscapes of New England. Hope Valentine, President of CSI DMC, reflects on Cara's journey with admiration, noting, "Cara embodies the spirit of innovation and connection that is at the heart of everything we do at CSI DMC. Her work is a testament to her remarkable ability to motivate a team to merge inventive ideas with strategic expansion, setting new benchmarks for what we can achieve together." In her new role, Cara will infuse our national offices with her unique flair for nurturing relationships. She will help craft a unified business strategy to ensure that, together, CSI DMC will continue to be the partner clients trust to bring their vision to life, no matter where they are in the world. 

About CSI DMC: CSI DMC is the destination management company clients trust to create exceptional experiences. Since 1987, CSI DMC has transformed events into unforgettable moments for organizations worldwide. Driven by a team of talented designers, destination experts, and event management professionals, we support our clients’ success with boundless creativity, deep destination knowledge, extensive local relationships, global resources, and proven logistical expertise. CSI DMC is the award-winning, strategic partner clients choose to deliver events in over 65 destinations nationally and globally with CSI International. Where may we create your next exceptional experience?

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