• Meet Maria R. Davis, CMP, Director of Meetings and Partner Relations at Missouri REALTORS® • Planning on regional, state, and national levels • The smallest detail can make the biggest difference
Born and raised in Manila, the capital city of the Philippines, Maria R. Davis earned her Bachelor of Science in Tourism Management from the University of the Philippines - Asian Institute of Tourism. The adventurous spark that would lead her on her career path began with family summer trips to beach resorts, Europe, and the Sultanate of Oman. “All these [places] opened my eyes to the valuable education travel provides…I truly enjoyed interacting with people from different cultures, hearing and learning a few words from their language, and being able to sample a variety of dishes. During one trip to Oman, it was a visit to the Al Bustan Palace, now part of the Ritz Carlton Hotels, which ignited my interest in the Hotel/Meetings industry,” Davis reminisced.
Staying active in industry organizations, such as MPI, SGMP, and ASAE, have allowed Davis to enjoy ongoing training and education and helped her to earn her CMP in 2009. Davis stays active within her local community and truly enjoys time with her husband, nine year old son, and family Lab. She also takes every opportunity to travel the 22-hours to Manila to share time with family and friends there.