Valerie Wilson Travel Announces Revisions to Leadership Team and 2016 Initiatives

Kimberly Wilson Wetty, Valerie Wilson and Jennifer Wilson-Buttigieg
Kimberly Wilson Wetty, Valerie Wilson and Jennifer Wilson-Buttigieg

Valerie Wilson Travel has announced revisions to its leadership team and new initiatives for the coming year. The announcement comes as the company prepares to celebrate its 35th anniversary in September 2016. 

When we profiled the New York-based company as part of the 10-year anniversary issue of our sister publication, Luxury Travel Advisor, in July, it reported revenue exceeding $350 million on a blend of corporate travel and luxury leisure business. The agency now has 16 offices nationwide. 

Co-President Jennifer Wilson-Buttigieg said that identifying technology that is a good fit for the company and promoting its use among Valerie Wilson Travel's people and clients would be a key component of the agency's vision for the future. 


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In terms of other new initiatives, Suite Access, which launched in 2015, now has 213 member properties in 46 countries, 109 destinations and $1 million in suite bookings.

The revised leadership team is:

Valerie Ann Wilson – Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Jennifer Wilson-Buttigieg - Co-President
Kimberly Wilson Wetty - Co-President

Promotion of Brian Buttigieg to Chief Financial Officer
Promotion of Jessica Cook to Vice President

Executive Directors

Barbara Bell Lachaud- Executive Director Finance & Accounting
Dan Beschloss - Executive Director Industry Relations
Harley Riak - Executive Director Corporate Groups & Events
Jim Natale - Executive Director Operations & Logistics
Promotion of Louis Rodriguez to Executive Director Travel Technology
Promotion of Ginny Caragol to Executive Director Leisure
Welcome Elisa Foley as Executive Director Corporate    


Gayle Sackel - Director Information Systems & Data Management
Mimi McGuire - Director Airline Relations
Ann Marie White - Director Accounting
Chris Monico - Director Corporate Business Development
Promotion of Mary Clifford to Director Marketing
Promotion of Brandi Brister to Director Meetings, Incentives & Fulfillment
Welcome Debra Marrazza as Director Corporate Account Management


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