Elliott Ferguson II
President & CEO, Destination DC
DMAI Member Since: 1995
Elliott Ferguson serves as President and CEO of Destination DC, the official convention and tourism corporation for the nation’s capital. A twenty-year veteran of the CVB industry, Ferguson leads Destination DC’s efforts to generate economic development for the District through meetings and tourism, overseeing the organization’s convention and tourism sales, marketing, finance and business development operations.
Ferguson began his tenure with Destination DC in 2001 as Vice President of Convention Sales and Services. Prior to working at Destination DC he served as Vice President of Sales at the Atlanta, Georgia CVB. Ferguson currently chairs the Hospitality Alliance of Washington, DC, the Washington Convention and Sports Authority, the Hotel Association of Washington, DC and the Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington. Ferguson also serves as an official spokesperson for the DC hospitality industry and has been quoted in major media outlets including CNN, Fox Business News and the Washington Post.
Ferguson received a Bachelor of Arts in Marketing and Business Administration from Savannah State University. His many memberships in the industry include the American Society of Association Executives, National Coalition of Black Meeting Planners, Religious Conference Management Association, Professional Conference Management Association, International Association of Exhibition Executives and Destination Marketing Association International. Ferguson is a resident of Capitol Hill, a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity and is an active mentor with Capital Partners Inc.