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UGA’s Melissa Dutton recognized as meeting industry leader by Collaborate magazine

Melissa Dutton

Athens, Ga. – National event planning magazine Collaborate has named Melissa Dutton, senior sales professional at the University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education, as a meetings industry leader. Dutton was nominated by her peers in the industry for the magazine’s “40 Under 40” feature in the February/March issue.

Dutton graduated with a bachelor of business administration in marketing and international Business from the University of Georgia and then earned a master’s degree in hospitality and tourism management at the University of Birmingham in England. Since 2009 she has been employed at the UGA Hotel and Conference Center where she helps organizations plan their meetings and conferences.

The entire list of recognized honorees and individual profiles can be found at

The University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education
The UGA Hotel and Conference Center is located at the Georgia Center, a public service and outreach unit of the University of Georgia, on UGA’s historic campus in Athens, Ga. The 200-room hotel has luxury suites, onsite dining options, a fitness center, hotel-wide Wi-Fi and local shuttle service. For event planners, the hotel offers 19 conference rooms, an auditorium, three boardrooms and two multi-function spaces seating up to 600. For more information, see