Ira has thirty years experience in the group travel, corporate meeting planning and teambuilding industry. He has partnered and developed teambuilding events with the founder of UNiREC Games for over a decade before purchasing the company and re-branding the name to TeamUnity. The goal is to continue to offer exceptional service and creative events with a nod to the next generation of buyers seeking innovative and forward-thinking teambuilding, company picnics and entertainment. He has written many articles in incentive, marketing and travel trade publications highlighting creative use of entertainment, corporate event management, meetings, incentives & recognition for their Fortune 500 clients. He has appeared on ABC News and The New York Times as an expert in incentive travel and unique teambuilding management. His companies have earned numerous awards for creative event management both domestic and worldwide. Ira has received a coveted CITE designation from the incentive industry and has chaired many industry-wide committees as well as addressed numerous conferences concerning corporate travel and event management.
Ira is also the founder and President of:
Impact 4 Good, LLC – a corporate teambuilding company that combines team interactive objectives with community service projects. The programs are geared to fit within 2 hours and managed within a hotel meeting room. Some of the events are self-facilitating and are resold to destination management companies, conference facilities and to the corporate end-user. Impact 4 Good has offices nationwide and events have been managed on land and sea worldwide.
Impact Incentives & Meetings, Inc. – a boutique incentive travel and corporate meeting planning company founded in 1988 by Ira and his mother Linda. Impact’s success is based on good old fashion principles – provide creative events, exceptional service and exceeding client’s expectations. You’re only as good as your last program so embrace the challenge and the client trust will provide a strong relationship.
Ira graduated from The University of Maryland with a BS in Marketing. Ira is a husband to Roberta and a father to Steven, Jacob and Samantha. The Almeas family has traveled to all ends of the globe and are always seeking exotic destinations, embracing new cultures , giving back to the local communities and tasting local cuisines. Ira is an avid skier, runner and swimmer. Exercise and eating healthy is part of his daily regime however he is obsessed with dark chocolate (in small doses).