Lois DeMeester | CEO
Lois R. DeMeester is the founder and CEO of The Destination Sales & Marketing Group, Ltd (DS&MG). Since its inception in 1992, DS&MG has become the leader in the fields of transportation demand management, transportation grant administration, and program development. Lois has led the company from a two-person operation to its current status as a national entity with 40 employees, all passionate experts with core competencies in business-to-business, business-to-consumer, and business-to-government relationship management.
In 1998, Lois founded Arlington Transportation Partners, a group committed to assisting Arlington County employers attract and retain top-notch workforces with highly valued transportation benefit programs. In 2010, she founded Mobility Lab, recognized today as an innovative transportation research think tank focused on best practices in mobility management and technology, working to move people instead of just cars.
Lois serves as the Executive Director for BikeArlington and WalkArlington, and she and the rest of her team of DS&MG experts also provide brand strategy, market research and analysis, TDM, sales, marketing, and communications services for Capital Bikeshare, DC Circulator, and goDCgo – ATP’s partner organization and TDM counterpart across the river in Washington, D.C. Her leadership of Arlington Transportation Partners, Mobility Lab, and Bike- and WalkArlington has helped Arlington County achieve its vision of becoming a national leader in sustainable transportation and smart growth.
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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