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October 14, 2014 14:38 ET

The Most Compelling Women in Travel

Join Us as We Continue to Celebrate Inspiring Women by Honoring the 30 Most Compelling Women in the Travel Industry

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - October 14, 2014) -  Premier Traveler continues to celebrate inspiring women by honoring the 30 Most Compelling Women in the Travel Industry. Following are brief introductions to 30 women who are taking the lead in the travel industry right now. Throughout the coming year, Premier Traveler will elaborate on their stories through in-depth interviews, a dedicated section at premiertravelerusa.com, panel discussions and special events with male and female leaders from all corners of the travel world. With these efforts, we hope to accelerate the dialogue on diversity, awareness and sensitivity that makes for a better travel experience for everyone - a discourse that promises to become only livelier as we travel into the future.

Rosmarie Andolino
Commissioner - Chicago Department of Aviation

Rahel Assefa
Vice President, Marketing - Ethiopian Airlines

Liz Biden
Founder And Owner, The Royal Portfolio - South African Boutique Hotels

Aileen Furlong Cafrey
Managing Director, MileagePlus - United Airlines

Luanne Calvert
Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer - Virgin America Airlines

Clare Chiu
Director of Development and Distribution - Warwick International Hotels

Emily Cho
Senior Vice President, Marketing and Public Relations - Jin Air
Vice President, Corporate Communications - Korean Air

Captain Kathi Durst
B737 Fleet Captain, DFW Airport - American Airlines

Patricia Gallardo Dwyer
Director of Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability - Shangri-La International

Jennifer Fox
President - Fairmont Hotels & Resorts
President - FRHI Holdings Limited

Joanna Geraghty
Executive Vice President, Customer Experience - JetBlue

Gail Grimmett
Senior Vice President, New York - Delta Air Lines

Christie Hicks
Senior Vice President, Starwood Sales Organization - Starwood Hotels & Resorts

Sara Kearney
Senior Vice President Operations, Asia Pacific - Hyatt Hotels Corporation

Stephanie C. Linnartz
Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing and Commercial Officer - Marriott International, Inc.

Carolyn McCall
Chief Executive Officer - EasyJet

Marilee McInnis
Senior Manager - Southwest Airlines

Simone Menne
Chief Financial Officer, Aviation Services -
Deutsche Lufthansa AG

Pam M. Nicholson
Chief Executive Officer - Enterprise Holdings

Katherine Melchior Ray
Vice President, Luxury Brands - Hyatt Hotels

Judy Reeves
Director of Public Relations, The Americas - Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts

Maria C. Sebastian
Director, Worldwide Sales and Marketing - Virgin Atlantic Airways

Claudia Sender
Chief Executive Officer - TAM Airlines

Sinead El Sibai
Vice President, Marketing - Dubai Duty Free

Sophie Stabile
Chief Financial Officer - Accor Hotels

Stacey Stegman
Global Communications Director - Denver International Airport

Aubrey Tiedt
Vice President of Guest Services - Etihad Airways

Karin Timpone
Global Marketing Officer - Marriott International

Anne C. Toulouse
Vice President, Global Brand Management and Advertising - Boeing

Alison Wright
Photographer/Writer

"Thirty years ago, this list would have been far shorter," observes Features Editor Janet Forman. "Just reading it shows how far we've come. Five years from now, Premier Traveler may be celebrating the Fifty Most Compelling Women in Travel."

Premier Traveler's Editorial Awards

  • 2014 BEST MAGAZINE ARTICLE, FOREIGN TRAVEL
  • 2014 BEST IN-DEPTH COVERAGE ON A TRAVEL-RELATED THEME
  • 2014 PHOTOGRAPHY, ACTION, 2ND PLACE
  • 2014 THE BUSINESS OF TRAVEL, 2ND PLACE
  • 2014 BEST MAGAZINE ARTICLE: FOREIGN TRAVEL, 2ND PLACE
  • 2014 BILL MUSTER GOLD AWARD: CULTURAL CATEGORY
  • 2013 BEST MAGAZINE ARTICLE: U.S. TRAVEL
  • 2013 BEST MAGAZINE ARTICLE: FOREIGN TRAVEL
  • 2013 BEST BUSINESS TRAVEL MEDIA AWARD

About Premier Traveler: Premier Traveler (PT) was created as an outlet for its readers' voices to be heard. Perpetually on-the-go (both domestically and abroad), with high expectations and a taste for luxury, PT readers always have something to share - a personal experience, an opinion, a suggestion, a question - and PT was designed to listen and to get the answers they need.

The open dialogue doesn't stop with letters and emails from readers. PT goes one step further by creating frequent questionnaires on a variety of topics, allowing the editorial team to inject the magazine's content with valuable and relevant insights.

As perennial global travelers, PT readers demand premium products and services but can still appreciate a good deal. That's why they turn to PT for the latest travel news and information, while also learning about exciting promotional offers and losing themselves in candid hotel and flight reviews. This is part of what makes Premier Traveler more than just another magazine, but one that shares a personal connection with its readers.

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