Dion James-Zanfordino, CASE

NAME:
Dion James-Zanfordino, CASE

 
PROFESSIONAL TITLE:
Senior Regional Sales Executive

 
COMPANY & BRIEF DESCRIPTION
 
Visit Lauderdale - Explore Greater Fort Lauderdale’s wide range of accommodations, unique venues, diverse dining, and world-class Convention Center.  A $1 billion expansion of the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center is currently underway. Phase one opens November 2021 with expanded exhibit space. In 2025, this sensational venue will be even bigger and better at 1.2 million sq. ft. with 350,000 sq. ft. of contiguous exhibit space and a 65,000 sq. ft. waterfront ballroom, plus original dining concepts, enhanced water taxi access and a new expansive waterfront plaza with public access. The convention center expansion project adds an additional 525,000+ sq. ft. of meeting space over the previous center configuration and an 800-room headquarters hotel.  Whether you are looking for waterfront, luxury, boutique, all-suite or budget-friendly you will find your ideal accommodations among the more than 3,000 hotel rooms within a 1.5-mile radius of the Convention Center District.
 
ARE YOU ON A COMMITTEE OR SERVING IN A LEADERSHIP POSITION WITH SGMP:   
Not currently; but, hope to do so in the near future. 
 
YEARS IN THE INDUSTRY:  26
 
YEARS WITH SGMP:  10 plus
 
ARE YOU A CERTIFIED GOVERNMENT MEETING PROFESSIONAL (CGMP):  No
 
SHARE A FUN FACT ABOUT YOU
I’m passionate about being an advocate for young people with disabilities.   I love doing karaoke … even though I cannot sing.
 
WHAT MOTIVATES YOU:
I’m competitive; but, like being a team player…. So always challenging myself to do more and do better.   I like seeing the overall success of a team effort. 
 
 
ACCOMPLISHMENT/ACHIEVEMENT YOU MOST PROUD OF:
The work I do outside of the Industry… my volunteerism and “give back achievements”.   Also just recently named “15 Over 50” for Connect Meetings Magazine.