Meetings and Events Management

Meetings and Events Team

Meeting and Events Management Team

Covington Meetings & Events TeamAnita M. Nelson
As director of Covington Meetings & Events, Anita puts more than 30 years of experience to work planning conferences, incentive travel programs and private events worldwide.

As technology and our industry continue to change the way people do business, Anita believes that the key to lasting success is to develop personal relationships based on trust, superior service and shared goals.

Anita thrives on the creative aspects of her responsibilities—developing new themes, décor and entertainment ideas, and pulling all of the elements together into a spectacular event.

Christi Ruddy, CMP
Christi Ruddy has been a member of the Covington Meeting & Events Management team for more than 25 years and a Certified Meeting Professional for over 20. She plans meetings and incentive travel for a variety of organizations, and assists in developing websites to register attendees.

Christi enjoys her work most when her attention to detail and ability to anticipate needs pay off and the client is happy with the final results. She is actively involved in Meeting Professionals International-Virginia Chapter, currently serving on the Education Committee.

Dee Dee White
Dee Dee has been in the travel industry for 27 years, adding the professional meeting and event planner specialty in 1992. Planning incentive trips and corporate events has taken her to destinations in Europe, the Caribbean, Mexico, Hawaii, Central America and throughout North America.

On a recent trip to Ireland, Dee Dee was left stranded with 24 travelers, due to the volcanic ash cloud. A planner to the core, she successfully scheduled another week of activities for her travelers and brought them home relaxed.

Dee Dee is a member of the Virginia Society of Association Executives and the Board of Directors for the Virginia Association of Hospitality Sales and Meeting Professionals.

Jennie Hynson
With 30 years of travel experience, Jennie has spent 25 at Covington Travel.  As part of her role, she develops Online Registration websites, graphic design projects and client documents. These items include developing advertising and promotional pieces, name badges, luggage tags, and itineraries and more. In addition, she contributes to on-site registration at various events. Ready for any creative challenge, Jennie is very talented and thrives for perfection with every assignment and project.

Mary Ruffin
Mary began her career in travel more than 20 years ago. She specializes in educational tours for high school and university students, as well as programs for organizations and retirement groups.Mary enjoys learning about new destinations and putting extensive itineraries together—she approaches planning as a puzzle and loves to make all the pieces fit.

Madhavi Del Favero, CMP

With over 25 years’ experience, Madhavi commands a broad range of knowledge in the travel industry. In addition to 16 years in meeting planning, she has experience as a travel advisor, group travel planner, sales assistance agent, and corporate account manager. Throughout her career, she has traveled extensively to destinations such as England, France, Italy, Spain, Netherlands, Caribbean, Costa Rica and Mexico, as well as visiting family in India.

“My favorite parts of meeting planning are building relationships with my clients as we work together on a program, and then watching it execute flawlessly.”

Madhavi earned the highly regarded Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) designation and is a member of the Professional Convention Management Association.

For more details regarding our Meeting and Event Services, call 804-747-4197 or click below to reach our Meeting Planners.

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