Speaker Highlights

WINiT Summit 2018 brings together key leaders, thinkers and change agents to share successes, setbacks and compelling insight about the evolution of career advancement for women in the travel, meeting, event and exhibition industries.

  • Brent Allen, Entrepreneur
  • Cindy Allen, Entrepreneur
  • Doug Anderson, CEO, American Express GBT
  • Barb Barnard, SVP Americas, CWT
  • Cristina Bay, Event Coordinator, DPD Events
  • Christiane Cabot Bini, Vice President, Global Client Management, American Express GBT
  • Kelley Briggs, Sales Enablement Manager, BCD Meetings & Events
  • Kate Campbell, Director Global Accounts, HelmsBriscoe
  • Anthea Crittle, Global Head of Travel and Expense, UBER
  • Tony D’Astolfo, Senior Vice President North America Serko
  • Allison Davis, Sales Executive – Travel and Transport, Ultramar
  • Karen deKanter-Brennan, Vice President of Sales, CorpTrav Management Group
  • Cassie De Pecol, Founder + President, Her International, Guinness Record Holder
  • Linda Descano, EVP, Havas PR North America
  • Ron DiLeo, Founder and President, SafeTravelRX
  • Michael Doyle, Senior Director, Business Development, Cornerstone Information Systems
  • Wendy Ferrill, Vice President, Worldwide Sales, Best Western
  • Darryell Fortier, Travel Analyst, Finance Services, Homeland Security
  • Stephen Gheerow, Manager, Travel Services, Ford Foundation | President NYCBTA
  • Rebecca Gordon, VP Customer Success, Rocketrip
  • Amy Henderson, CEO & Founder, Tend Lab
  • Lisa Hoehn, Vice President Global Corporate Sales, Altour

  • Mark Hollyhead, COO, Egencia
  • Chuck Imhof, Vice President, New York & Sales, East, Delta Air Lines
  • Mike Janssen, Global COO and President, Americas Region, BCD Travel
  • Jill Kaplan, President, NY/NJ, United Airlines
  • Therese Kelleher, SVP, Enterprise Solutions, BCD M&E
  • Lauren Kiefer, Manager Enterprise Customer Programs, Lyft
  • Beth Kinerk, Senior Vice President, Americas Sales, Avis Budget Group, Inc
  • Grace Knowlton, Travel Analyst, The Blackstone Group
  • Mike Koetting, Executive Vice President Supplier & TMC Services, Concur
  • Harald Kruse, CEO, BUSTER
  • Michelle (Mick) Lee, Founder + President, WINiT | Managing Director, ARROW212
  • Karen Magee, Sr Dir Industry Relations & Leisure Ops, Tzell Travel | Co-Founder, Young Travel Professionals
  • Melissa Maher, SVP, Lodging, Expedia Group
  • Mary Mahoney, Enterprise Holdings
  • Rosemary E Maloney, Senior Manager, Global Travel, Tapestry
  • Claudia Marmolejo, Executive Director, COO, Morgan Stanley Wealth Management
  • Nancy Medoff, Vice President, Global Sales, BCD M&E
  • Eric Norberg, Director, Carlson Wagonlit Travel | Allied Leadership Council Member, GBTA
  • Emma Ocampo, Senior Director, Global Accounts, HelmsBriscoe
  • Steve O’Malley, President, Maritz Travel
  • Carrie Freeman Parsons, Vice Chair, The Freeman Companies
  • Jane Pearsall, Senior Sales Manager – Worldwide Sales- Global Business Travel

  • Tahnee Perry, Vice President, DEEM
  • Sharon Pierce, Managing Director, United Airlines
  • Christine Presti, Account Executive, Maritz Travel
  • Dawn Repoli, COO & Executive Director, WINiT
  • Laura Richey, Marketing and Program Coordinator – WINiT, Communication Strategist and Writer
  • Dana Rixter, Director, Diversity & Inclusion, BAE Systems, Inc.
  • Tammy Routh, Senior Vice President Global Sales, Marriott
  • Fay Sharpe, VP BCD Meeting & Events, Founder FF15, Founder Shareholder, Zibrant
  • Renee Jackson Smith, Lead Program Manager for Global Talent Management, Delta Air Lines
  • Jenn Smukler, Director of Sales, Meetings & Events, Ovation Corporate Travel
  • Julie Stewart, Managing Director, Chief of Staff, Office of the CEO, United
  • Caroline Strachan, Managing Partner/Co-Founder, FESTIVE ROAD
  • Ellen Terlizzi, Account Executive, ROCKETRIP
  • Alison Tonet, EVP Operations, HRG North America
  • Paul Van Deventer, President and CEO, MPI
  • Allyson Wagner, Senior Director, Client Solutions, Omnience
  • April Walsh, Associate Marketing Manager, FreemanXP
  • Nancy P. Walsh, Exhibitions Executive, President, Xpert Consulting LLC
  • Holly Warner, Director, Global Business Consulting, American Express GBT
  • Lauren Wolters, Director of Marketing, Cornerstone Information Systems, Co-Chair of GBTA Ladders
  • Simone Wu, Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, Choice Hotels