Dan Meister

Dan Meister, CMP

Meister Meetings & Travel Corp.

A native of California, Dan Meister’s passion and interest in travel and the hospitality industry started over 30 years ago with his first hotel job as a bellman and desk clerk in the San Francisco Bay Area. Dan’s affinity for the travel industry led him to a hospitality degree as well as hands on experience "Delivering the Service" working with Marriott, Hyatt, Interstate and Registry Hotels in various management positions.

Since 1994 Dan has worked directly for his clients consulting on strategy and cost savings, negotiating their meeting contracts and managing their prominent events. Dan is frequently on the road over 80 days a year managing over 40 annual events and conducting site inspections for his clients around the world. Clients include major corporations, health care and non-profit trade organizations. Dan has personally negotiated over 800 hospitality contracts and helped manage over 250 onsite programs. He is also a professional benefit auctioneer and master of ceremonies for many fundraising galas and events.

Dan is a frequent panelist and speaker at hospitality industry events on current meeting issues and is frequently quoted for articles in various hospitality industry publications.

Dan is a “Certified Meeting Professional” and is a member of Meeting Professionals International (MPI) (www.mpiweb.org). Dan is married, has a young daughter and enjoys the beach, golf, Irish culture and dance and loves to explore new places and make new friends.