David Bradley, director of convention sales at the Valley Forge Convention and Visitors Bureau (VFCVB), was honored recently as “Outstanding 2011 Pioneer” by the National Coalition of Black Meeting Planners (NCBMP).
The annual award recognizes a hospitality industry professional who demonstrates exemplary service in promoting minority participation in the meeting planning business and the positive impact of networking, and who mentors aspiring young professionals in the industry.
The 30-year hotel and destination sales and marketing veteran was singled out for his involvement in the Coalition’s student educational assistance committee and student travel awards program and his leadership of its community outreach efforts.
“There’s nothing an employer likes to hear more than wonderful things said of his or her staff, and Dave Bradley’s Outstanding Pioneer award is just one of many accolades he’s garnered during his time with this organization,” said Paul Decker, Bureau president. “Hospitality people are well-known for their ‘givebacks’ to the communities in which they live and work, but Dave’s personal efforts create a tremendously positive impression of Valley Forge and Montgomery County’s hospitality industry in the communities in which we sell, as well.”
Bradley is a nine-year VFCVB employee. He resides in Brookhaven, Penn., with his wife and two children.