Welcoming New Leaders In Meeting + Program Operations!


Destination South Meetings + Events is pleased to announce the recent growth of our Operations Department. Please join us in welcoming these three appointments to our team:

Tim Barrett, CMP, has been named Director of Meeting + Program Operations. An Atlanta hospitality veteran, Tim brings nearly two decades of experience to the role. Within this position, Tim is poised to expand the ever-growing demand for meeting management services by providing creative solutions backed with extensive logistic experience. Tim maintains a dynamic role in the meetings and events industry and currently serves as vice president of communications for Meeting Professionals International, Georgia Chapter (MPI Georgia).  He is also a long-time instructor for the University of Georgia Continuing Education program in Conference and Meeting Management.

Andi Chaney joined the team this summer in the role of Operations Manager. Andi brings dynamic experience in fundraising activities and events, walks, golf tournaments, as well as high-profile festivals such as the Atlanta Food & Wine Festival and the Shaky Knees and Shaky Beats Music Festivals. With a sharp eye for detail and mad multi-tasking skills, Andi ensures every event on her agenda is executed seamlessly and to its fullest potential.

Most recently, Kellie Bishop has been promoted to Operations Coordinator after a successful tenure as intern and production assistant. Kellie recently graduated from the University of Georgia with a degree in Advertising and Certificate in New Media. A young renaissance planner in the making, Kellie enhances the team with her ability to plan transportation programs while designing logos, creating props and handling various administrative tasks.

“The depth of experience, combined with the energy and fresh thinking that clients will enjoy when working with Tim, Andi and Kellie is exceptional and so exciting” shares President and Founder of Destination South Cynthia Alford, DMCP. “As a team, their potential is truly unlimited and will no doubt benefit our company’s growth initiatives and continue to strengthen the amazing hospitality community in Atlanta and beyond.”

Click HERE to learn more about this team and see complete profiles.