Meetings Today Named Michelle Mason, President & CEO, ASAE and Al Hutchinson, President & CEO, Visit Baltimore as 2021 Meeting Trendsetters Who Made a Difference

Meetings Today is shining a light on industry colleagues who have led the drive for diversity, equity and inclusion, and also highlighting those mentoring the next generation or who have made a pandemic pivot.

Michelle Mason

A longtime meetings industry and associations veteran has served in board roles in some of the top meetings and events organizations, she also represents a historic step forward in the effort in having representation of women and people of color in industry leadership positions.

Al Hutchinson

Under his leadership, Visit Baltimore has thoughtfully and strategically implemented a number of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) initiatives to better the DMO, and ultimately the hospitality industry. Most recently, Hutchinson announced a new Data Analytics Fellowship to offer emerging leaders from underrepresented communities and diverse ethnic backgrounds the opportunity to gain firsthand experience working in the destination marketing and travel economics industries.