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David Peckinpaugh

President and CEO


David Peckinpaugh is President & CEO of Maritz. A 30+ year champion of the events industry, David provides strategic oversight of Maritz while ensuring the consistent design and delivery of engaging and inspiring experiences that drive business results. Since joining in 2011, David has led the company through significant growth, placing renewed focus on clients, industry partnerships and global presence. He has also invested in reenergizing the company’s culture, introducing the company’s signature core value “Take Good Care of Each Other,” which has led to the company-wide initiative of “Unleashing Human Potential.” This aspirational movement is based on a focus on a triple bottom line where both financial, people and sustainability results are recognized and celebrated. In addition, David has also championed the company’s fight against human trafficking and to build awareness throughout the events industry of this insidious crime.

His passion and advocacy on behalf of the events industry has earned David accolades and recognition from peers and organizations including MPI Rise Award’s Meetings Industry Leadership, the Joint Meetings Industry Council’s Unity Award, Incentive Travel Council’s Advocate of the Year award, one of Successful Meetings’ 25 Most Influential People, MPIs Most Influential 50 Meeting Professionals and induction into the Events Industry Councils Hall of Leaders.

David is a past member of the board of directors for PCMA, past Chairman of the PCMA Education Foundation, a member of the U.S. Travel Association CEO Roundtable and original co-chairman of the Meetings Mean Business Coalition. He also serves on the board of trustees for Chautauqua Institution. In addition, David is a Certified Meeting Planner (CMP) by the Events Industry Council, Certified Incentive Specialist from SITE and is a certified Master Designer from the Maritz.

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