photo of TonyTony Cummins, M.Ed., CMP

Planner/Consultant Tony Cummins is the managing director of THE MEETiNG DEPARTMENT®. Tony entered the industry in 1991 and became a Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) in 1999. He became an independent planner in 2005 and incorporated his business in 2007.

His first industry experience was that of a line cook working at the highly-acclaimed, five-star Mansion on Turtle Creek under the supervision of celebrity chef Dean Fearing. “I was fortunate to have that opportunity, especially with no formal culinary training. I wanted to be there more than ever, working with five-star chefs. At the time, it just worked out, and I’ve always been thankful for the experience.”

Tony went on to develop his career in the hospitality industry working for hotels and special event companies. His key industry experience includes:

Tony has worked with groups of all types and size, ranging from the most intimate of fine-dining occasions at The Dallas Museum of Art to multi-day events in excess of 1,000 attendees at a convention hotel. He was on the opening team in 1998 when the Adam’s Mark Hotel Dallas previewed its new 230,000 square feet of meeting space and 1,842 guest rooms.

Tony has the hands-on experience and knowledge to support any part of your company’s strategic meeting plans. As a specialist in hotel site selection and meeting services, Tony can ensure your company is getting the best value in today’s marketplace.

In addition to managing his business, Tony is active in Meeting Professionals International. He has served six terms on the Board of Directors of the 5-time award winning D/FW Chapter. He was named Supplier of the Year in 2005, and received the President’s Award in 2006-2007 for outstanding Chapter service. Tony holds a Master’s Degree in Higher Education and teaches hospitality courses at local community colleges.

Contact: tony@themeetingdepartment.com

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THE MEETiNG DEPARTMENT® gratefully acknowledges that the outstanding photos used on this site are courtesy of: Mansion on Forsyth Park, Savannah, GA (Preferred Hotels & Resorts / Kessler Collection); Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa, Ft. Lauderdale, FL; Kiawah Island Golf Resort; Kiawah Island, SC; KSL Resorts (Barton Creek Resort & Spa, Austin, TX); The Carneros Inn, Napa, CA; The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, Banff, AB (Canada); The Fairmont Palliser, Calgary, AB and The Rimkrock Resort, Banff, AB.