January 19, 2015

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Katie Eldridge
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RMC expands offices eastward, opening the new Coastal Carolina & Georgia branch in January of 2015

Aspen, Colorado – RMC, the largest privately owned destination management company in the western United States, is expanding southeast with the opening of a new office in South Carolina. The RMC (Resorts, Mountains, Cities) Coastal Carolina and Georgia branch will be lead by Dionne Pierce, a veteran to the Savannah and Hilton Head area.

“Dionne’s experience, incredible contacts and amazing expertise will facilitate this launch with us,” says RMC’s owner and CEO, Shawn Thomson-Palermo. “Being born and raised in the South, I am thrilled to have our first office opening in the Lowcountry.  We resonate with these communities, and are looking forward to becoming a valued and contributing member,” she adds.

RMC recently acquired a destination management company in South Carolina called Palmetto Group Management to make this the 11th RMC office including the newly-opened Los Cabos, Mexico location. The South Carolina branch will service the communities of Savannah, Hilton Head, Palmetto Bluff and their surrounding areas.

Pierce, originally from Savannah, has been in the event planning, destination management field for twenty years in the Savannah and Hilton Head area.  Her longevity in the community has allowed her to build an impressive network of contacts to help create utterly standout events. Her expertise in coordinating all of the elements and details for groups is unparalleled.

The addition of the South Carolina office means RMC will be able to serve clients in 11 locations, spanning across resorts, mountains and cities. RMC is entrusted with the management of many Fortune 500 companies’ meetings and events, as well as boutique getaways. RMC seamlessly manages each group’s transportation, activities, event planning, meeting support and team building. Allowing each guest and group to choose their unique activities and ensuring guests never get the same experience twice.

About RMC – *Resorts*Mountains*Cities*

Founded in 1989, RMC is the largest privately owned destination management and special events company in the United States, with offices in Aspen, Colorado Springs, Denver and Beaver Creek/Vail, Colorado; Jackson Hole, Wyoming; Park City and Salt Lake City, Utah; Lake Tahoe, California/Nevada; Austin, Texas, Los Cabos, Mexico; Palmetto Bluff/Hilton Head, South Carolina and Savannah, Georgia. RMC manages over 350 corporate programs and events each year. Incentive groups, meeting planners and corporate travel companies engage RMC to customize innovative and comprehensive meeting packages, including the planning and execution of special and themed events, team-building activities, outdoor activities, ground transportation arrangements and customized, high-end VIP meeting and events. RMC is the preferred destination management provider for luxury properties in its service areas, including Four Seasons, Montage, The Ritz-Carlton, St. Regis and Westin.

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