Destination Irvine Director of Sales Named One of Rejuvenate Magazines "40 under 40" Award Recipients

Staff Member Recognized as an Industry Leader in the October Issue of National Meeting Planning Publication

Nov 03, 2011, 18:30 ET from Irvine Chamber of Commerce

IRVINE, Calif., Nov. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Michelle Carlen, Director of Sales for Destination Irvine has been recognized as an industry leader in the October edition of Rejuvenate Magazines "40 under 40" award. The recognition came from Carlen's peers, industry leaders and others in the meeting planning world.

"This group of individuals represent the present and future of our industry," says Chris Collinson, chief strategist of Collinson Media and Events. "We are very proud that Michelle has received this significant recognition. Destination Irvine has really continued to lead and promote the city as a mecca for business and tourism. Michelle has been a great asset for the team," adds Tallia Hart, President and CEO of the Irvine Chamber, which is the parent organization of Destination Irvine.

For the past 12 years Carlen has been involved in the hospitality industry, developing the skills she originally learned while working for a travel agency. Carlen's love of traveling and helping others inspires her to provide a superior travel experience. A member of organizations such as American Society of Association Executives (ASAE), Destination Marketing Association International (DMAI) and Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA), she has been Director of Sales for Destination Irvine where she is hard at work promoting Irvine as a premiere location for meetings and conferences in Orange County.

About Destination Irvine

Under the Irvine Chamber of Commerce, a non-profit 501(c)6, Destination Irvine, funded by a self-imposed assessment tax through a Hotel Improvement District (H.I.D.), positions Irvine as a destination for visitors, meetings and groups. Destination Irvine through direct sales efforts including database marketing, lead generation, trade show participation, and familiarization tours, sells the destination. In addition, Destination Irvine promotes Irvine through marketing, advertising and public relations efforts.  To learn more visit:

SOURCE Irvine Chamber of Commerce