Destination Services (DSC) President Inducted into Colorado Meeting+ Events Hall of Fame
Avon, Colorado March 18, 2014 Travel News(PRLEAP.COM) Avon, CO … Destination Services Corporation (DSC) is thrilled to announce that its president and CEO, Kathy Fort Carty, was inducted into the Colorado Meeting + Events Hall of Fame. Fort Carty was named Best Special Events Professional for her unique contributions, committed dedication and positive impact on the Colorado meetings and events industry.
Colorado Meeting + Events editorial advisory board, composed of 14 industry professional from around the state, chose the Hall of Fame inductees. Now in its seventh year, the Hall of Fame has 49 distinguished members.
After a few brief "character building" stints in sales and transportation, Fort Carty says she landed in the DMC/Event industry purely by accident – or perhaps by destiny. While she was working in Vail for CME Transportation, she heard that Destination Services was for sale. Just 23 years old at the time, Fort Carty jumped at the opportunity. 30 years later, Fort Carty is president/CEO of a multimillion dollar, five-office, 50-plus-employee firm.
DSC now services the entire state of Colorado, Utah and Lake Tahoe and Fort Carty has been an active industry volunteer as a founding member of Destination Colorado and previously serving as a board member for the Vail CVB (now the Vail Valley Partnership), Association of Destination Management Executives, Young Entrepreneur Organization and Financial Insurance Conference Planners Association. She also is passionate about mentoring women who have interest in introducing girls to the benefits of being involved in business, and balancing a happy personal and professional life. Fort Carty balances her own life with her husband and two daughters.
Five years from now Fort Carty aspires to have built a company that remains strong and vibrant, run by a new generation of bright individuals. She has discovered that this industry requires a quick, creative and detail-oriented mind. "You will be challenged on a daily basis. But, you'll reap that reward when you walk into an event and feel the excitement, the elation on attendees faces," she explains. "It is a high that I can't describe. It keeps you coming back for more."
DSC is an award-winning destination management and event production company with offices in Colorado, Utah and Lake Tahoe. The firm creates memorable experiences for corporate teams and incentive groups through their local knowledge of unique vendors, venues, tours and activities. DSC provides corporate event management, airport transportation, team building, dining & entertainment, and event staffing. For more information on DSC, please visit www.dsc-co.com or call Ashley Robertson, Sales & Marketing, 720.274.6927.