2016's 40 Under 40: David Mathew DiPuma, CMP

David DiPuma The Defining Point
DavidDiPumaDavid Mathew DiPuma, CMP 37, President and Owner The Defining Point, Atlanta What he really does: DiPuma runs an experiential event marketing agency providing content development, AV production, full-service event and meeting planning, and video and graphic design services. How I got here: “I interned at a health company that sold the division I was in, and my job was to end within two months. A staffer presented me with an opportunity in the meetings and conventions department, and after six months of working in the industry, I was sold. I was a corporate planner for five years, and our team planned more than 300 meetings and events, as well as more than 90 trade shows.” Giving back: He’s been highly involved in an incentives industry association for eight years and was chapter president in 2015. Last year, he started a young leaders group that now has five members, a mentor program and a road map to future development of others.