Larry Huttinger, CMP

Director

Larry founded dLPLAN as a full service meeting management and consulting firm in 1987, after working in the hospitality industry for close to 10 years. Larry’s career started, quickly after college, as a tour director for a major New England tour company taking groups all over the Northeast.

His passion for the hospitality industry lead him back to the Atlantic City area to pursue an opportunity to open two of the largest hotel casinos in Atlantic City, during the early days of the city’s transformation as the only east coast gaming destination. Larry’s main responsibilities were in Convention Services, Catering, Sales, and Marketing where he created and managed different departments.

Since 1987, Larry has grown dLPLAN to what it is today. It wasn’t long after opening dLPLAN that Larry was managing programs all over the country and internationally and grew his staff. Larry manages many aspects of the company working with clients and new business development expanding our client base.

Larry is an active member of the Hospitality Advisory Board of the Hospitality Degree program at Atlantic Cape Community College and is a guest speaker on related Event Industry topics. He has been invited to speak at different industry events that include HSMAI, local CVB, and MPI ‘s regional and national conferences and Corporate Business Conferences on Event Consulting.

When Larry can get some free time, you will find him biking trails and kayaking through the Pine Barrens in South Jersey.

Dorothea Heck, CMP, CEM, DMCP

Director

Dorothea is an owner/partner in dLPLAN and has more than 25 years of experience as a meeting and trade show professional, working with associations, professional societies and corporations. Her career spans projects for clients such as The Project Management Institute, The Folio Show and Event Marketer (Red7Media), and ACM SIGCSE’s Annual Symposium, working domestically and abroad for events ranging in size from small executive retreats to large tradeshows.

She recently has been focusing on the marketing and sales of exhibitions and sponsorships for the International Ticketing Association (INTIX), and she is also responsible for the management with her team, of the exhibition of NJ Education Association’s Annual Convention. At 60,000 net square feet, and 40,000 attendees, it is one of the largest and oldest educator conferences in the U.S.

Previous experience in the hotel/casino and entertainment industries has provided Dorothea with a solid operations and production background, working with both management and union staff. While living in Italy, Dorothea broadened her skillset working with Rome based DMC’s and studying Italian.

Dorothea has earned three industry certifications; CMP, CEM, and DMCP designations.  She received a B.F.A. from NYU School of the Arts, where she studied Arts Administration and Technical Theatre.

She lives with her husband Marco and their two cats, loves travel, the slow food movement and getting into a really good book.

Angelina Palmieri Streich, CEM

Associate Director

From a young age, Angelina was immersed in the hospitality industry. She gained valuable management and operations experience working at her parent’s restaurant. This led her to pursue a Marketing degree from East Carolina University.

Angelina joined the dLPLAN team and has grown to become a valuable member of our group for the past 8 years. With her project management skills and knowledge of the industry Angelina works closely with clients in consulting and supporting their conference requirements. Her responsibilities include all aspects of project management, meeting management services, exhibit, sponsorship development and sales, and attendee registration solutions.

One of Angelina’s biggest accomplishments at our company involved the relocation of a 700 attendee regional conference due to a sudden hotel closure. After 2 years of planning, with the client, Angelina and the dLPLAN team took on the 5 week challenge and produced a successful & profitable conference.

Outside of work Angelina loves to travel and spend time with family and friends. When she’s not working, you can find her planning her next adventure or having a relaxing day at the beach.

Peggy Robins, CMP

Account Manager

Peggy brings over 20 years of hospitality management experience to our team.  Her comprehensive knowledge and background in various hotel departments, provides our clients with a sense of confidence that all their conference details will not only be meet, but exceeded. Peggy works closely with our hotel partners to coordinate conference logistics and stay within our client’s conference budget.

Peggy started her career with a college internship in the Sands Casino Marketing Department, in Atlantic City. After graduating from Penn State University, she ventured to San Juan, Puerto Rico and secured a sales coordinator position with a Destination Management Company. She was responsible for handling all operational aspects, for an incentive group’s off-site requirements.  Returning to the Mainland, offered her a wide range of opportunities such as managing a casino restaurant, securing catering groups for a convention hotel, and selling tradeshow contractor services.

Outside of the office, you’ll find her training for a half-marathon, or most likely, bundled up at an ice hockey rink in the tri-state area watching her sons passing the puck.

Betsy Fenwick

Meeting Coordinator

Betsy came to dLPLAN with over 5 years of Hospitality Management experience. As a Meeting Coordinator at dLPLAN, she supports various aspects of the pre-conference, on-site, and post-conference management, including email marketing, registration, exhibitor support and logistics, and financial reconciling. With a degree in business, she has gained experience in office management, as well as supporting purchasing and accounting processes.

Before joining dLPLAN, Betsy touched on each segment of the hotel industry. Her responsibilities have included hotel operations in both reservations and front desk capacities, group dining sales, special events, casino and nightlife marketing, and spa reservations.

On her down time, Betsy practices different disciplines in fitness, loves entertaining friends over a good meal, and watercolor painting.

Melissa Mitt

Melissa Mitt

Melissa joined our team in the Fall of 2018, at the peak of conference season. She immediately proved herself to be a valuable addition to dL PLAN Meetings & Events bringing over 7 years of experience in hospitality, concentrated in food and beverage. Working fulltime to fund her education at Stockton University earning a B.S in Marketing, she applied her skills by providing support to a digital media firm. There she created copy to increase engagement through social media posts, as well as helping host events.

From her experience in office management, and in hospitality, she applies her organizational skills and attention to detail in various aspects of conference planning. Melissa is responsible in supporting a number of areas including email marketing, registration, exhibitor customer service and logistics, and post conference reporting. Melissa enjoys learning from her collogues and working as a team to support the overall success of conference and event management.

Outside of the office, you’ll find her spending her free time at the beach, practicing different fitness routines, and planning her next adventure to a new place.