Lois DeMeester, President and CEO
Lois R. DeMeester, President and CEO of The Destination Sales & Marketing Group, Ltd., (DS&MG), has been at the forefront of professional sales, tourism marketing, and transportation management for over twenty years. Since 1998, she has served as the Executive Director for Arlington Transportation Partners, Bike Arlington, Walk Arlington, goDCgo and the Mobility Lab. She leads a growing organization with an exclusive network of industry colleagues that is not only respected in the region, but also throughout the country. She trains all staff and instills the value of teamwork, customer service, and innovative marketing and social outreach. Her leadership helps achieve both short-term and long-term strategic goals and business development objectives. From the onset of her inception in operating and managing the professional service brands for Arlington County Commuter Services, she has worked diligently to extend the influence of Arlington County’s transit oriented development model through the Mobility Lab collaboration and research and development initiative. Many clients have benefitted from the expertise of Ms. DeMeester and the staff of DS&MG, they include:
- Maryland Department of Economic Development
- The Virginia Tourism Corporation
- The Washington, D.C. Convention & Visitors Association
- The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority
- The Washington Flyer Ground Transportation
- Loudoun County Convention & Visitors Association
- Arlington County
- The Department of Rail and Public Transportation
- District of Columbia Department of Transportation
- The City of Alexandria
DS&MG Notable Industry Awards:
2011 – Dulles Area Transportation Association award for “Outstanding Contributor in Public Sector Sales,” Mr. Howard Jennings.
2011 – Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments “Commuter Connections Employer Services Organizational Achievement Award” for Arlington Transportation Partners – Sales Team Achievement.”
2011 – Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments “Commuter Connections Employer Services Organizational Achievement Award” for goDCgo.
2011 – Receives “2011 Presidents Award” in recognition of grateful appreciation for outstanding service and leadership for the Arlington Transportation Partners and goDCgo divisions of DS&MG from the Southeastern Association for Commuter Transportation.
2010 – Association for Commuter Transportation Chesapeake Chapter award for “Outstanding Service and Leadership.”
2009 – Dulles Area Transportation Association award for “Outstanding Contributor in Public Sector Sales,” Ms. Katie Sihler.
2008 – Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments “Commuter Connections Employer Services Organizational Achievement Award” for Arlington Transportation Partners – Sales Team Achievement.”
2007 – “Silver Level Bicycle Friendly Community” status as awarded by the League of American Bicyclists for Bike Arlington brand.
2005 – Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments “Commuter Connections Employer Services Organizational Achievement Award” for Arlington Transportation Partners CommuterDirect.com Corporate Services web tool.
2004 – DS&MG receives “Commuter Cup Trophy” from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for best sales effort on the “Best Workplaces for Commuters” nationwide Transportation Demand Management campaign.
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