Ms. Dahlton Bennington

Profound Planning

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Profound Planning



• Corporate meeting and incentive planner with 20-year track record of diverse experience with internal and external planning, incentives, destination and hotel management.

• Applies superior organization, coordination and staff leadership skills; understands the power of meetings and special events and the role they play in aligning senior leaders and staff with significant business goals.

• Exceeds all stakeholder expectations by utilizing metrics to evaluate satisfaction rates consistently (97%) and ROI.

• Manages the details of meeting location, content and itinerary; leverages strategic partnerships with intra-company entities and independent contractors to support meeting agenda, manages a budget of over $5M annually.

• Negotiates savings of over 35%, researches, evaluates and negotiates all contracts with meeting partners, while leveraging vendor relationship to maximize services and minimize costs.

• Recruits, hires, trains, motivates and mentors staff to meet company priorities, including individualized performance management and evaluations, providing professional development tools and mentoring; skilled problem solver skilled at trouble-shooting, pre-emptive planning and building staff morale.

• Meeting and incentive advocate; consolidated executive support for a comprehensive ROI study of incentive program with the Incentive Research Foundation. Worked with the academics to study and analyze data of a best-in-class incentive, setting benchmarks for the industry.

• Key leader and accomplished presenter at top industry events and universities promoting the value of meetings, incentives and their ability to drive performance.

• Published author, “Prevue Magazine,” an industry publication showcasing destination highlights for meeting and incentive planners; polished public speaker with excellent written and spoken communication skills and ability to engage audiences quickly.