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Shannon Jones, CMPMeetings and Event PlannerDestination South Meetings and Events

Shannon Jones is a Certified Meeting Professional and has worked in the meeting and events industry in Nashville for 14 years. She currently works as a third party planner for Destination South Meetings and Events out of Atlanta. Shannon started her career as a meeting professional in the hospitality industry as a banquet captain and has grown her career to where she is today. Shannon also volunteers on the Board of Directors for Meeting Professionals International, Tennessee Chapter. She has served the Tennessee Chapter for 8 years in roles of Special Events, Education, Membership, and most recently in the Office of the President during the global pandemic. Shannon also sits in the leadership role as Chair for an MPI global committee. In the past, Shannon has held volunteer roles with Davis House Child Advocacy Center as the Co-Chair to their annual fundraising event as well as an active role on committees for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of Middle Tennessee. In the past few years, Shannon has gotten experience as an educator by teaching a meetings industry course at Middle Tennessee State University and Belmont University. When she’s not doing what she loves for work, Shannon spends the time with her husband and shuffling around her three teenage children.