By Debra Davis
Caroline Chapman of Destinations, the Alfa companies’ in-house travel and event management company, has been promoted to Senior Meeting Planner. The announcement was made by Destinations Department Director Shane Watkins.
“Destinations has enjoyed success on major programs the last three years due in large part to Caroline’s professionalism, attention to detail and work ethic,” Watkins said. “We are all very excited to see Caroline assume increased responsibilities in her new role as Senior Planner.”
Chapman graduated from the University of Alabama (UA) in 2014 with a bachelor’s degree in hospitality management and completed her master’s degree there in consumer quality management in 2015. Chapman, 26, joined Destinations after completing an internship with the department that same year.
“I was privileged to have an internship with the Federation, and it was a great fit for me,” said the Brewton native. “I am fortunate to work with some of the most talented, caring people in the business. I also enjoy working with Alfa Insurance and Federation employees and working with Federation members.”
As a Senior Meeting Planner, Chapman will provide strategic direction for Federation and Alfa Insurance events and will assist new employees.
Chapman said she has always enjoyed traveling and organizing events, but after an introductory class at UA, her career path became clear.
“I knew then that I wanted to be a part of making people happy and creating a positive experience for individuals and groups whether it was traveling, dining or entertainment,” she said. “Our goal in Destinations is to help make every event as seamless, pleasant and rewarding as possible.”
Chapman lives in Montgomery. When not working, she likes spending time with her family and friends and her Goldendoodle, Teddy. She also enjoys concerts and UA sporting events.