100 Years of Advancing Destinations

Donna Carpenter, CDME


Donna Carpenter, CDMEPresident & CEO, Cabarrus CVB
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Donna Carpenter joined Cabarrus Convention and Visitors Bureau as president and chief executive officer in 2009, bringing more than 11 years of experience in destination management, sales and marketing. Most recently, Carpenter was an integral part of Visit Charlotte as the director of tourism and partnership development – a position she held for five years.

She has previously held the positions of executive director at the Stanly County Convention and Visitors Bureau and director of sports and public relations at the York County Convention and Visitors Bureau. She also served as executive director of the Fort Mill Chamber of Commerce for three years.

Certified as a Tourism Marketing Professional (TMP), Carpenter is an active member of Southeast Tourism Society and National Tourism Association. She is also working on her Certified Destination Marketing Executive (CDME) Certification.

Carpenter currently sits on the board of the 600 Festival and Cabarrus Economic Development Council. She also serves on the MAC Committee for the American Bus Association.