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DAVACO Promotes Lani Hopkins to Director of Corporate Travel
Hopkins Also Appointed to Travel Advisory Board for Choice Hotels International

Dallas, TX (March 25, 2008) – DAVACO, Inc., the national leading provider of retail services, announced the promotion of Lani Hopkins to director of corporate travel. In addition, Hopkins was appointed to the travel advisory board for Choice Hotels International. Hopkins reports to F.L. Chase, senior vice president of operations.

“Lani and her team play a key role in helping our field teams get to their assignments on time and as efficiently as possible so they can do their job for our clients. She was instrumental in combining our logistics coordinators and travel coordinators which are now integrated into one department,” says F.L. Chase, senior vice president of operations. “This smart and strategic alignment maximizes coordination and communications for our field teams.”

Hopkins began her career at DAVACO in 2005 as the corporate travel manager responsible for managing the company’s in-house travel agency, West End Travel. In her new responsibilities, Hopkins will continue to oversee negotiations of vendor contracts, providing executive and department reports, secure debits/refunds/commissions, etc. Hopkins, who has nearly 20 years of travel industry expertise, began her travel career in Honolulu, Hawaii as a corporate account manager before relocating to Dallas. For nine years, she worked for Wyndam Jade Travel where she administered start-ups for four Wyndam Jade on-site offices and the company’s after hour team of 24 employees. She currently serves on the Travel Advisory Board for Choice Hotels International.

About DAVACO Inc.
DAVACO, the national leading provider of retail services, specializes in the quality management and execution of in-store merchandising, shop-in-shops and high-volume rollouts, retrofits, resets, and new stores. DAVACO offers a comprehensive range of services that helps retailers maximize brand presence and profitability at retail. Services include: ▪ Rollouts, retrofits, resets and remodelsFixture and graphics installationsProject servicesProject managementHard- and soft-line merchandisingSite and marketing surveysLogistics and consolidationDesign services. Founded in 1990, the company is based in Dallas, Texas, with over 600 employees across the country. For more information, visit

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