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How DCI Embraced Our Passion for Places in 2017

As the year quickly draws to a close, it’s easy for all of us here at Development Counsellors International to look back on the corporate successes and client wins we’ve worked so hard for in public relations, destination marketing and economic development. The DCI staff is incredibly proud of the numerous successes we’ve enjoyed throughout the year, but also as equally proud to honor our commitment to living out our values. A passion for places is at the heart of everything we do here at DCI, so at this time of year, we celebrate our committed staff who embrace a “passion for places” and “pursue happiness,” both on and off the clock. Here are some of our favorite “family” photos of our personal adventures this year. On behalf of DCI, season’s greetings and may you have a happy, healthy and prosperous new year!

Andy LevineLisbon, Portugal

Dariel Curren – Sagres, Portugal

Julie CurtinColorado River, CO

Cecilie Hagelund – Antelope Canyon, AZ

Hannah KhanChiang Rai, Thailand

Katie Cole – Sintra, Portugal

Tania KedikianNegril, Jamaica

Georgia JablonGreat Barrier Reef – Cairns, Australia

Brianna RaglandGuanajuato, Mexico

Lauren MurdockPorto, Portugal

Janelle Nazario  – Niagara Falls, NY

Isabel Feucht – Toronto, Canada

Rachel DeloffreMonument Valley, UT

Kristie PendlentonVenice, Italy

Carrie NepoRome, Italy

Sierra BaldwinBanff National Park, CA


Karleen Lewis –  Jackson Hole, WY

Susan BrakeWY, USA

Raul Cavazos, Peru

Daniel WohlnerIndian Peaks, CO

Emma PerezCO, USA

Athina YujuicoSquamish, BC

Robyn DomberMendenhall Glacier, Alaska

Matt JohnsonCO, USA

Giulia Borellini – Dumbo, NY

Caitlin TeareCanyonlands Moab, UT


Stella TsitsipatisMykonos, Greece

Lorena Tellez – Isla Mujeres, Cancun, Mexico


Patience FairbrotherAustin, TX

Kate WarringtonSan Diego, CA

 Luther Mosher – Upstate NY, Finger Lakes Region


Nancy OttenWashington, DC

Emily EwingIreland

Ally CarlsonMoraine Lake, Alberta

Amalia Meliti Aruba


Hanna PorterfieldSeoul, South Korea


Sarah ReineckeSilverton, CO

Daniella MiddletonMiami, FL


Pam BalakianVT, USA


Jillian DowningHoover Dam, NV


Aaron JonesPhoenix, AZ

Hannah Sabroski – FT. Meyers, FL


Kaitlin LapkaAmsterdam

Kimberly MillerVolcanoes National Park, HI


Giulia Bonavia – Orlando, FL

Kiara ConcepcionPalawan, Philippines

Chiara Peretti, Las Vegas, NV

Written By

Karyl Leigh Barnes

Karyl Leigh Barnes is President of DCI’s Tourism Practice. Since joining the firm in 1998, Karyl Leigh has led destination strategy and created marketing communication programs for destinations on every continent except Antarctica.

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