Two Local Industry Veterans Rejoin the 360 Destination Group Palm Springs Team

In response to continued growth and demand in the local market, 360 Destination Group welcomed back two former members of the 360 DG Palm Springs team

Sondra Zepeda and Ann Johnston

​In response to continued growth and demand in the local market, 360 Destination Group welcomed back two former members of the 360 DG Palm Springs team. Seasoned Director of Operations Ann Johnston and Senior Account Manager Sondra Zepeda rejoined the office last month to collaborate again with Director of Sales Darin Roper.

“We are so thrilled to have Sondra and Ann back home!  Not only do they bring years of valuable industry experience and in-depth knowledge of the local market, but they are simply two of the best in the business,” said Roper. “Having that kind of talent is an incredible benefit to our company, and especially, to our clients.” 

Sondra brings 25 years of local hospitality, hotel and DMC experience with her. “The idea of working with Ann and Darin again was really exciting,” said Zepeda. “We’ve always had such a special chemistry and energy together. The opportunity to collaborate was naturally very appealing.”

Bringing Ann, Sondra and Darin back together to lead this office was a deliberate effort to fill a need in the local market to deliver best-in-class creative service.

Pete Samulewicz

Managing Partner

Ann, who will resume the Director of Operations position, also returns with decades of senior-level DMC, third-party travel and hospitality experience.  “We have all been in the industry a long time, but it’s really exciting to think of where we are going next,” said Johnston. “I love and respect the people of 360, and I love our clients. This Palm Springs leadership team is going to make a big local impact.”

The office has a long history in the local market, dating back to 1978. “As part of 360 Destination Group, we combine our local expertise with the solid strength of our nationwide network,” said Pete Samulewicz, managing partner. “Bringing Ann, Sondra and Darin back together to lead this office was a deliberate effort to fill a need in the local market to deliver best-in-class creative service. We are honored to have them rejoin our team.” 

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About 360 Destination Group

360 Destination Group is the leading full-service destination management company in the country, with offices in all the destinations that matter most to corporate planners. From California and Arizona to Texas, Chicago and Florida, 360 DG packs 40 years of know-how into the destination experience. Constant attention is given to creating that unexpected “Aha!” for each new program. It’s all built on the foundation of being an extension of the client’s team at every stage of the program process. At 360 DG, “Built Around You” isn’t just a tagline. It’s our DNA. 

For more information about 360 Destination Group, please visit 360dg.com.

Source: 360 Destination Group Palm Springs


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