Wilmington, NC: The Wilmington and Beaches Convention & Visitors Bureau [CVB] is pleased to announce that Molly Johnson, Director of Convention Sales, is the 2018 recipient of Meeting Professionals International—Carolinas Chapter [MPI-CC] prestigious Hall of Fame Award.

The Hall of Fame Award recognizes a long-standing MPI-CC member who has continually contributed to the chapter with their ongoing commitment and a strong sense of leadership and volunteerism. The recipient exemplifies professionalism, dedication and overall excellence in the chapter, the meetings industry, and in the community in which they serve.

Molly received the award at the association’s 2018 annual meeting which was held May 16-17 at the Hotel Ballast, Tapestry Collection by Hilton in Wilmington. Meeting Professionals International – Carolinas Chapter, established in 1984, is recognized as one of the largest chapters globally with 400+ members representing over $500 million in annual economic spend. 

With more than 25 years of experience in the hospitality industry ranging from operations to sales, Molly Johnson joined the Wilmington and Beaches CVB in 2015. Professional memberships include: Meeting Professionals International–Carolinas Chapter since 2002, serving as Chapter President in 2010-2011. She currently serves on the MPI Global Chapter & Membership Advisory Council and is chair of MPI-CC’s Meeting Planning Committee. In 2014 Molly was recognized as Supplier of the Year and in 2017 she was awarded the MPI-CC President’s Award. Molly is also a member and current president of the Wilmington Area Hospitality Association [WAHA].

“We congratulate Molly on receiving MPI-CC’s highest industry honor,” states Kim Hufham, president/CEO of the New Hanover County Tourism Development Authority d/b/a Wilmington and Beaches CVB. “We are proud of the work that Molly has done to grow Wilmington’s convention market. And we are absolutely thrilled that her hard work, leadership and many contributions to the meetings and convention sector are being recognized by the Carolinas Chapter of Meeting Professionals International.”

The New Hanover County Tourism Development Authority d/b/a Wilmington and Beaches Convention and Visitors Bureau is the official destination marketing organization for New Hanover County, North Carolina which stimulates economic development through the promotion of travel and tourism.                              



Connie Nelson
Wilmington CVB
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