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Peckinpaugh, David

Oct 05, 2017


David Peckinpaugh, CMP, CIS

From his initial entry into the business events sector, David Peckinpaugh has distinguished himself with outstanding accomplishments in senior positions across a spectrum of organizations, from convention and visitors’ bureaus, to large event design and management companies helping customers achieve business results through the effective use of meeting, event and incentive travel programs.

As a founding member and past co-chair of the Meetings Mean Business Coalition, David Peckinpaugh is seen throughout the events industry as a passionate leader and tireless advocate. Under David’s leadership, MMB underwent a major relaunch, transforming it into an industry-wide coalition, growing its membership and positioning the group for future success. 

His passion and advocacy on behalf of the events industry has earned David accolades and recognition from peers and organizations including MPI Rise Award’s Meetings Industry Leadership, the Joint Meetings Industry Council’s Unity Award, Incentive Travel Council’s Advocate of the Year and one of Successful Meetings’ 25 Most Influential People.

David has served on numerous industry association boards, including US Travel Association, PCMA Education Foundation, Destinations International, Tourism Vancouver, Delta Airlines, and St Louis University School of Professional Studies.  He has earned the Certified Meeting Professional designation from the Events Industry Council.

David has been a champion in the fight against human trafficking and has contributed both time and resources to educate the hospitality industry and to raise awareness of this insidious crime.