Press Release: May 8, 2009

The Network of Latino Meeting Professionals Selects Ascent Managment for Full-Service Management

ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 8, 2009 – The Network of Latino Meeting Professionals has selected ASCENT Management, LLC, to provide full-service management to the organization.

“The NETWORK was founded with a shared vision, which is now embraced by the Latino and meetings industry communities,” said Anita Nuñez, chair of the Network of Latino Meeting Professionals. “In selecting a management company, we looked for one that shares our vision and that has the experience and staff to help us move The NETWORK to greater levels of success by expanding our membership outreach, providing top-notch, elegant yet educational events, and elevating our presence in the meetings and conventions community. We know that ASCENT Management is the right partner for us to accomplish these goals.”

In October 2005, The Network of Latino Meeting Professionals was created to support Latino professionals in the hospitality industry. The organization now supports more than 300 meeting industry professionals including meeting planners, suppliers, faculty and students.

About The Network of Latino Meeting Professionals
The Network of Latino Meeting Professionals is an organization whose mission is to create a nurturing environment for all Latino meeting professionals, fostering the exchange of ideas and learning to embrace the concept of living our lives in color. The NETWORK provides opportunities through unique educational sessions and networking events in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area. Membership is complimentary for qualified meeting planners. Suppliers are involved via the sponsorship program. Visit for further information.

About ASCENT Management
ASCENT Management ( provides full-service association management, as well as project management. Services include strategic planning; board and committee development; financial management; membership development and retention; convention and trade show sales and management; integrated marketing and communications; and non-dues revenue generation. Founded in 2002, ASCENT Management helps trade and professional associations, as well as philanthropic organizations, reach their full potential. Pamela Valenzuela, CAE, a 20-year veteran of association management, leads the firm. ASCENT Management, LLC is affiliated with the AMC Institute, American Society of Association Executives, Professional Convention Management Association, National Association of Women Business Owners, and the Greater Washington Network.

For Immediate Release
Contact: Pamela Valenzuela, CAE

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