Speaker & Topic 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.

Speakers

Check back soon for a growing list of thought leaders presenting at the Summit

  • Brent Allen, Entrepreneur
  • Cindy Allen, Entrepreneur
  • Doug Anderson, CEO American Express GBT
  • Barb Barnard, SVP Americas, CWT
  • Cristina Bay, Event Coordinator, DPD Events
  • Leigh Bochicchio, Vice President Mastercard, President ACTE
  • Karen deKanter-Brennan, Vice President of Sales, CorpTrav Management Group
  • Kelley Briggs, Manager, Sales Enablement | BCD Meetings & Events (Frmr Creative Dir, DesignWorks NY)
  • Doreen Burse, Vice President Global Sales North America, Marriott
  • Christiane Cabot Bini, Vice President, Global Client Management, American Express GBT
  • Kate Campbell, Director Global Accounts, HelmsBriscoe
  • Melissa Chapman, Senior Manager, Global Talent Management, Delta Air Lines
  • Anthea Crittle, Global Head of Travel and Expense, UBER
  • Tony D’Astolfo, Travel Industry Consultant
  • Allison Davis, Sales Executive – Travel and Transport Ultramar
  • Cassie De Pecol, Founder + President, Her International, Guinness Record Holder
  • Paul Van Deventer, President and CEO, MPI
  • 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
  • Carrie Freeman Parsons, Vice Chair, The Freeman Companies
  • Angela Galeziowski, Global Sales Consultant, Choice Hotels
  • Stephen Gheerow, Manager, Travel Services, Ford Foundation & President NYCBTA
  • Samantha Goldman, Head of Marketing, Lyft Business
  • Rebecca Gordon, VP Customer Success, Rocketrip
  • Amy Henderson, CEO & Founder, Tend Labs
  • 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
  • Beth Kinerk, Senior Vice President, Americas Sales, Avis Budget Group, Inc
  • 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, Senior Vice President, Lodging Business
  • Rosemary E Maloney, Senior Manager, Global Travel, Tapestry
  • Rob McGinn, Chief Commercial Officer, Addison Lee Group
  • Nancy Medoff, Vice President, Global Sales at BCD M&E
  • Eric Norberg, Director, Carlson Wagonlit Travel GBTA Allied Leadership Council Member
  • Emma Ocampo, Senior Director, Global Accounts, HelmsBriscoe
  • Steve O’Malley, President, Maritz Travel
  • Jane Pearsall, Senior Sales Manager Best Western, Director NYCBTA
  • Tahnee Perry, Vice President DEEM
  • Christine Presti, Account Executive, Maritz Travel
  • Dawn Repoli, COO & Executive Director, WINiT
  • Steve Reynolds, Founder and CEO, TRIPBAM
  • 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
  • Jenn Smukler, Director of Sales, Meetings & Events, Ovation Corporate Travel
  • Caroline Strachan, Managing Partner/Co-Founder, FESTIVE ROAD
  • Ellen Terlizzi, Account Executive, ROCKETRIP
  • Alison Tonet, SVP Operations HRG North America
  • Allyson Wagner, Senior Director, Client Solutions, Omnience
  • 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 System, Co-Chair of GBTA Ladders
  • Simone Wu, Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, Choice Hotels

Initial Session Topics

We are busy framing our session content based on Member and Donor requests.  The full agenda will be released in January.

  • Current Events – Like You Have Never Seen Them Discussed Before
  • Transferable Skills – Not Often Discussed at Industry Conferences
  • WINiT Ones to Watch – Up and Coming and Emerging Leaders in the Industries We Serve
  • Momentum Moments! Back by popular demand – our condensed sessions to hear more from WINiT Members.
  • Leadership Across Sectors and Industries – How we lead is both similar and different depending on our perspective – focus on meetings, groups and exhibitions
  • Perspectives from the Male Leadership Point of View – An insightful discussion led by female leader
  • Innovative Discussion with Leaders Who are Breaking New Ground – Leadership from the entrepreneurial perspective
  • WINiT Summit Closing Townhall – Board of Directors, Leaders and Speakers join a full audience participation
  • Generational Inspiration and Impact – A window to the past, present and future: The why and how our leaders are paying it forward for the next generation
  • Leading Change from Wherever You Sit – “Do overs” and “What I nailed” from the lens of the Exhibitions industry
  • C-Level Industry Panel discussion – A staple of the Summit and an open conversation with executives across industries