David Peckinpaugh is seen throughout the events industry as a passionate leader and tireless advocate. Over the last 30 years, David has experienced nearly every facet of the industry – from hotels and convention and visitor bureaus, to sales and marketing and business strategy.
As president of Maritz Global Events, David provides strategic oversight for both Maritz Travel and Experient – two of the largest and most respected leaders in the event industry that employ more than 1,600 employees globally.
Since joining in 2011, David has led the company through significant financial and employee growth, placing renewed focus on clients, industry partnerships, global presence and the company’s culture. In addition, David has also championed the company’s fight against human trafficking and to build awareness throughout the industry of this insidious crime.
His passion and advocacy on behalf of the events industry has earned David numerous accolades and recognition from peers and organizations. David is a board member of the U.S. Travel Association, member of the Meetings Mean Business Coalition and Chairman of the PCMA Education Foundation. He also serves on advisory boards for Emirates, Bergenstock, Taj Group, Social Tables and the Committee for Economic Development.