Jeffrey Musumano, the Connecticut Convention & Sports Bureau’s (CTCSB) Director of Sales, recently was elected to the 2016 Board of Directors of the New York chapter of the Professional Convention Management Association (NYPCMA). Two weeks later at the chapter’s annual Ace Awards, the Bristol, Conn. resident was honored with NYPCMA’s “2015 Supplier of the Year Award.” The award recognizes a supplier member who exemplifies professional excellence in their contributions to their organization (the CTCSB), to the NYPCMA, and to the business events community.
“Jeffrey joined the Professional Convention Management Association to get involved with the industry and get involved with charity work, and he jumped in with both feet and took initiative from the beginning,” explains Jessica Levin, MBA, CMP, CAE, President-Elect of the New York chapter of the Professional Convention Management Association. “He supports our chapter in many ways and is always willing to lend a hand. We are so proud of Jeffrey’s accomplishments and are thrilled that he will be joining the Board in January.”
The Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) is the definitive authority in education, business networking and community engagement for leaders in the global meetings, convention and business events industry. With more than 6,500 members and 50,000 customers, PCMA drives innovation through risk taking, research and data driven decision making. The organization has 17 chapters – including New York’s – across the U.S. and Eastern Canada.
Musumano joined the Connecticut Convention & Sports Bureau as the organization was established in July 2012, when the State expanded the reach and responsibilities of the former Greater Hartford Convention & Visitors Bureau to cover all of Connecticut. Prior to joining the CTCSB, Jeffrey’s two decades of sales management include positions at the Homewood Suites Farmington in Farmington, Conn., the Marriott Hartford Downtown, the Crowne Plaza Cromwell, the Hilton Hartford Hotel, and the former Hastings Hotel in Hartford. During his years in hotel sales, he received three Manager of the Quarter awards and was a Top 10 nominee for Interstate Hotels Chairman’s Award which is based upon a combination of excellence of service professionally and service to the local community.
A member of NYPCMA’s "Network for the Needy®" committee that organizes a variety of community-based volunteer service projects for chapter members, Musumano was a 10-year volunteer for the Zion Lutheran Soup Kitchen in Bristol. He also created Connecticut’s Trophy Trout Club in an effort to assist the town of Riverton in the funding of the historic Riverton Fishing Derby on the Farmington River. The primary focus of this 55-year-old fishing derby is to provide an opportunity for children to be able to enjoy an outdoor experience with their family and to continue to pass this experience and tradition on to the next generation.
Jeffrey can be reached directly at:firstname.lastname@example.org Direct: 860-882-1107Cell: 860-836-3519
Working in partnership with businesses, institutions, nonprofit organizations and their surrounding communities, the Connecticut Convention & Sports Bureau markets all of the state – convention and meeting venues, hotels and attractions, and sporting venues – as a premier destination for international, national, regional and statewide conferences, conventions and major sports events. In the last fiscal year, the CTCSB booked more than 65,500 hotel room nights with over 340,000 attendees, resulting in nearly $63 million in spending by those attendees during their visits to the state and generating more than $4.8 million in CT Sales Tax. In addition, close to 21,000 Connecticut jobs in the hospitality industry were supported by meetings, conventions & sports events as a result of these bookings.*
The CTCSB is funded by private sector partnership support and through the DECD/Connecticut Office of Tourism. The Connecticut Sports Advisory Board, a division of the CTCSB, focuses its efforts on attracting and serving international, national and regional sporting events. For more information, visit www.CTmeetings.org or call 860-728-6789.
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