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California

Why California?

  • From its celebrated coastline to its broad heartland and granite Sierra peaks, California offers a lifetime of group experiences in one Golden State.
  • In a place this big and diverse, there is truly something for everyone. From Northern California and Napa Valley to Santa Barbara and down the coast to Los Angeles, Orange County and San Diego and across the state to sunny Palm Springs, California offers a variety of destinations geared towards even the most discerning group.
  • Whether seen from a five-star hotel balcony or from the Pacific Coast Highway, California is truly golden.

Through its Strategic Partner Programme, Ovation Global DMC is pleased to work with 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, 360DG 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 our client’s team at every stage of the program process. At 360DG, “Built Around You” isn’t just a tagline. It’s our DNA.

 

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Our Team

Sean Kirkland - Global Sales

Sean has witnessed a dramatic evolution in destination management through his career of more than 25 years. That awareness, understanding, and experience makes him an indispensable resource to both 360 Destination Group and our clients as we build an understanding of each client's unique organization, culture, and objectives. Sean’s leadership ensures partnerships are tailored in a manner that inspires confidence, creates greater value, and effectively achieves our client’s goals. In his free time, you'll likely find "Coach" Sean on the field as an assistant coach to his children's various sports activities...but his Saturday mornings are quite often reserved for San Diego area 'Cars n' Coffee' events in his classic 1965 Austin Healey BJ8!

Shelly Archer - Orange County

Shelly has more than 20+ years experience in the travel industry and is a Southern California native. Beginning her hospitality career with a 5 star cruise ship line set the tone for a service oriented career. Her natural sales abilities and flair for customer relations quickly thrust her to the top of that organization. By the age of 30 Shelly had set foot on almost every continent in the world and had circumnavigated the globe several times. Combine that with additional experience at a local Incentive Company and a destination management company provided the perfect foothold into owning a top notch DMC in Southern California.

Shannon Yarbrough - Account Executive, Orange County

Shannon is a Southern California native, born and raised in Huntington Beach. During her tenure at San Diego State, Shannon served as an event manager for the athletic department. After college, she began her career in event rental sales, handling accounts for hotels, large scale event venues and event rental companies. In 2007, she founded a social events company and managed the most sought after photography studio in Orange County. As an avid golfer, beach lover and stylist extraordinaire, she brings a level of enthusiasm, knowledge and creativity to the programs she produces at 360 Destination Group.

Trevor Hanks - Managing Partner, Los Angeles

Trevor Hanks has been a part of the industry since day one. He was the first kid in his neighborhood to pack coolers and deliver props. After working in the incentive travel business as a travel director for over four years, Trevor returned to TMM (The Meeting Manager) to assist in managing the family business in 1996. In 2008, Trevor purchased TMM from founders Terry and Fabienne Hanks (his parents). After the merger of TMM and Destination PROS in 2011, Trevor became Founding Partner of 360 Destination Group. Trevor is active in several industry organizations including Advisory Council of OC, MPI, SITE and the ADME committee that developed the Destination Management Certified Professional program.

Dani Landa - Director of Sales, Los Angeles

Originally from South Africa, I now call Los Angeles my home. With over seven years of marketing and event planning in Hollywood, in 2005 I began my journey in the Destination Management Industry as an Account Executive. As a local to LA, I love to use my knowledge of the area and relationships with local venues to create the most unique and detailed programs customized for each of my client’s needs. One thing I love about 360 is that we are all given the opportunity to use our talents and show our creativity while being empowered to individually make decisions that provide our clients with a superior level of service.

Jackie Ash - Account Executive, Los Angeles

Born and raised in Los Angeles, California, Jackie grew up in a family that relished great food, cooking, get-togethers, travel and hospitality. These experiences planted the seed for her future passion for food, wine, and a successful career in the hospitality industry. Jackie Ash, is a graduate of the Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo hospitality program with years of experience in hotels, venues, and DMCs in the Southern California Destination. Jackie comes back to 360 Destination Group as an Account Executive after spending some time away exploring the Downtown venues in Los Angeles. She can use her strong knowledge base of venues and unique experiences in Los Angeles to showcase the destinations for groups far and wide to bring your program dreams to reality!

Heather Philippe - Account Executive, Northern California

Heather Phillippe, a Bay Area native has over ten years’ experience in the hospitality industry. Her event roots stem from servicing Silicon Valley’s Tech boom, where Heather produced some of the earliest companywide programs and holiday parties. Heather has extensive design and production experience to ensure the most complex programs are successful and tell a client's story. In Heather’s spare time, she can be found with her daughter and Italian Greyhound on the beach overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge.

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Sean Kirkland - Global Sales

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