Outstanding Woman in Hospitality

Georgette Blau, President, On Location Tours
Jenn Michaels, Vice President of Public Relations, MGM Resorts International
Betsy O’Rourke, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Xanterra Parks & Resorts

Outstanding Woman in Travel and Transportation WINNER
Barbra Anderson, Founding Partner, Destination Better
Claudia Menezes, Vice President,Pegasus Transportation
Diane Moore, President, Paul Gauguin Cruises
Ingrid Reisman, Senior Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer, Las Vegas Monorail Company
Anbritt Stengele, Owner, Sports Traveler
Lifetime Achievement in Travel and Tourism

Mimi Hahn, Chief Marketing Officer, Monterey Bay Aquarium
Pilar Laguana
, Director of Global Marketing, Guam Visitors Bureau
Olga Ramudo, President and CEO, Express Travel

Outstanding Woman in Destination Management/Marketing

Stephanie Klett, Wisconsin Department of Tourism
Mary Kay Vrba, Dutchess Tourism, Inc
Gretchen Hall, Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau
Donna Allen, Visit Norfolk

Rising Star in Travel and Tourism

Annie Austin, PR Manager, Oregon’s Mt. Hood Territory
Jessica Blotter, CEO, CoFounder and Editor-in-Chief, Kind Traveler
Ali Brewer, Member Services Manager, American Bus Association
Lauren Cleland, Digital Content Strategist, Visit Savannah
Julie Slagter, Founder, Creative Travel Connections

Outstanding Mentor in Travel and Tourism

Camille Hoheb, President, Wellness Tourism Worldwide
Andrea Ross, CEO, Journeys Within Tour Company
Denise Thevenot, Louisiana Tax Free Shopping

Outstanding Woman in Travel Blogging

Melissa Bradley, Founder and CEO, Indagare Travel
Dayvee Sutton, Journalist and host of travel segments on USA Today and CNN Airport

Outstanding Woman in Travel Research

Dr. Nancy McGehee, Professor, Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management Virginia Tech
Ilene Strongin-Garry, Knowledge Management & Sharing Culture Champion at Intercontinental Hotels Group
Monique Wells
, Co-Founder, Discover Paris

Outstanding Woman in Shopping Tourism

Rosemary McCormick, President & CEO, Shop America Alliance and The Cultural Traveler

Outstanding Woman in Tourism Marketing

Michelle Fee, Cruise Planners, an American Express Travel Representative
Ann Tok, Philadelphia CVB
Kari Westlund, Eugene, Cascades & Coast: Travel Lane County

Outstanding Woman in Travel/Tourism Media

Michal Alter, Co-Founder and CEO, Visit.org
Melissa Bradley, Founder & CEO, Indagare Travel
Tonya Johnson Fitzpatrick, Co-Founder and Host of World Footprints
Ann Liguori, President, Ann Liguori Productions
Michelle Revuelta
, Vice President, Media Relations, Choose Chicago!

Outstanding Women in Travel Leadership

Caroline Beteta, President & CEO Visit California
Angela Brav, Chief Executive, Europe at InterContinental Hotels Group
Kelly Craighead, Principal, Verimas Consulting, formerly the first Deputy Assistant Secretary for Travel and Tourism. US Dept of Commerce
Julie Heizer, Deputy Director, Industry Relations, National Travel and Tourism Office, U.S. Department of Commerce
Pam Inman, National Tour Association
Anne Madison, Chief Strategy and Communications Officer, Brand USA
Cathy Tull, Senior VP Of Marketing, Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority – LVCVA