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Maxine Jemison Awarded the 2024 APEX Award by Black Meetings & Tourism

Maxine Jemison Awarded the 2024 APEX Award by Black Meetings & Tourism

Maxine Jemison Awarded the 2024 APEX Award by Black Meetings & Tourism

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – May 21, 2024 – Discover the Palm Beaches (DTPB), the tourism marketing organization for Palm Beach County, is proud to announce that Maxine Jemison, a dedicated member of their team, has been honored with the 2024 APEX Award for Distinguished Service. This award is presented by Black Meetings & Tourism LLC (BM&T) to individuals who have demonstrated exceptional contributions in their respective fields, significantly impacting the travel and tourism industry.

Serving as the Manager of Multicultural Sales with the organization for two years, Maxine Jemison has played a pivotal role in enhancing the tourism experience for visitors from around the world in her role at DTPB. The Palm Beaches welcome everyone with a vibrant blend of people, cultures, and coastal towns where genuine hospitality is a way of life.

“The APEX Award for Distinguished Service is a testament to Maxine Jemison’s exemplary creativity and commitment to excellence in promoting travel and tourism,” said Milton Segarra, president and CEO of DTPB. “Her achievements serve as an inspiration to those in the industry who strive to make a lasting impact on the world of hospitality.”

BM&T will present this award to Maxine at a gala luncheon event during the International Multicultural & Heritage Tourism Summit & Trade Show on July 27, 2024 in Miami.


About Discover The Palm Beaches
Discover The Palm Beaches is the tourism marketing corporation for the collection of 39 cities and towns known as The Palm Beaches in Southeast Florida, stretching from Boca Raton to Jupiter. Tasked with growing visitation and the local tourism economy, the organization works year-round to bring travelers to visit Palm Beach County. The Palm Beaches have a rich history as America’s First Resort Destination®, where genuine hospitality is a way of life among a vibrant and welcoming blend of people, cultures, and coastal towns. Tourism is among the county’s major industries, generating an annual economic impact of approximately $10 billion and supporting more than 85,000 local jobs. For more information about The Palm Beaches, visit or follow on social media on Instagram, Facebook, TikTok, YouTube, X, Threads, Pinterest and LinkedIn.

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