Press Release

Melissa Moten Recognized as a 40 Under 40 Leader by Connect

Business Event Professional, DMC

Melissa Moten, Global Sales Director

PRA, a leader in the Business Events industry, with the broadest owned network of offices in the Americas is pleased to share that Global Sales Director, Melissa Moten has been recognized as a 40 Under 40 Leader by Connect Corporate. This honor highlights the top young professionals in the events industry. Connect Corporate is a national, business to business magazine that provides resources and ideas to professionals and planners in the meetings and events industry.

Moten was nominated by peers from across the country and selected based on references, industry involvement and other resources by the Connect staff. For a full description of Moten’s accomplishments, as well as the full list of those recognized, click here.

“Melissa is among the best and brightest young professionals in the business events industry,” shared Laurie Knapp, Chief Growth Officer, PRA. “She is an integral part of a generation of business event strategists and emerging talent that bring a fresh perspective and insights to our industry every day. Congratulation Melissa on this well-deserved recognition!”

Connect is a leader in the meetings, events, travel and tourism industry. Specializing in destination marketing, the company produces digital programs, online and mobile solutions, meetings business and travel magazine, trade shows and consumer events, travel guides and destination information which is distributed through broadcast and custom programs. Connect, formerly knows as Collinson Media & Events, introduced the popular Marketplace format to the meetings industry and now produces national shows for meeting planners in the Corporate, Expo, Sports, Diversity, Association and Faith sectors, as well as other state-and region-specific meetings – and hospitality-focused events. More information about the company’s brands and services is available at

Leave A Comment