DCI appoints Barnes tourism EVP, managing partner

NEW YORK: Development Counsellors International has named Karyl Leigh Barnes EVP and managing partner of its tourism practice.

NEW YORK: Development Counsellors International has named Karyl Leigh Barnes EVP and managing partner of its tourism practice.

She will lead the New York-based tourism group and oversee the Los Angeles and Toronto offices as well as regional employees in Chicago and Tampa.

Barnes joined the firm in 1998 and led the creation of its three-division tourism practice, which contains its PR and consumer marketing division, travel trade marketing group, and meetings and incentive sales team. She was also instrumental in opening the firm's Toronto office and growing the firm's presence in the Canadian market, the agency said in a statement.

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