Elliott Ferguson - President & CEO, Destination DC
Elliott Ferguson serves as President and CEO of Destination DC, the official destination marketing organization for Washington, DC.
A 29-year veteran of the travel and hospitality industry, Ferguson leads Destination DC’s efforts to generate economic opportunity for the District through meetings and tourism, overseeing the organization’s convention and tourism sales, marketing, finance and business development operations.
Ferguson began his tenure with Destination DC in 2001 as Senior Vice President of Convention Sales and Services and has served as President and CEO since 2009. Prior to working at Destination DC, he served as Vice President of Sales at the Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau. He has also served as Director of Sales for both the Atlanta and Savannah, Georgia Convention and Visitors Bureaus.
Ferguson received a Bachelor of Arts in Marketing and Business Administration from Savannah State University. His many industry memberships include the American Society of Association Executives, Professional Conference Management Association, International Association of Exhibition Executives and Destinations International.
Ferguson currently serves as First Vice Chair of the board of directors for the U.S. Travel Association. He also serves on the board of directors for the following organizations: Advisory Board of the Smithsonian National Zoo; DC Jazz Festival; Ryan Kerrigan “Blitz for the Better” Foundation, and the United Way of the National Capital Area. He also represents Destination DC as part of the Hospitality Alliance of Washington, D.C.
Ferguson is a longtime resident of Capitol Hill and is an active mentor with Capital Partners for Education.
Sessions for Elliott Ferguson
Thursday, November 29
10:00am - 11:00am
Game Changers Session
Every industry experiences great leaders who Change the Game. Visionaries who
experience something so big and so impactful it literally changes the landscape - it’s
what we call a “Game Changer.” These extraordinary icons experience an ah-ha
moment where they see something others don’t. It’s the transformational magic
that takes organizations from ordinary to extraordinary, a concept, an idea, and a
procedure that effects a significant shift in the current manner of doing or thinking ...
A Coalition Game Changer.
Sponsored by Destination DC & New Orleans & Company