Black Named Executive VP of Travel Impressions

Susan Black, co-founder and partner of The Black & Wright Group, a travel industry strategic advisory firm, has joined Travel Impressions, a wholly owned subsidiary of American Express, as executive vice president, global e-commerce.

Black will be responsible for advancing the company’s global online expansion and providing leadership for Travel Impressions’ award-winning eCommerce suite of products, including American Express Vacations. She will also be directing the development and launch of new online opportunities – both domestic and global – to leverage Travel Impressions’ portfolio of world-class travel products and services.

“Susan’s background in strategic planning, marketing and business development, and her singular focus on travel make her uniquely positioned to assist Travel Impressions in taking advantage of the digital ‘explosion’ in the global marketplace, “ said Steve Gorga, president and CEO.

As co-founder of The Black & Wright Group, Black has advised leading online travel brands, traditional travel distributors, suppliers and publishers and travel industry start-ups. She also has been a sought-after speaker and moderator at travel industry marketing and e-commerce conferences.
Black's previous posts included serving as chief marketing officer of; executive vice president, marketing for Liberty Travel/GOGO Worldwide Vacations; founder, TravelCom Conference & Expo; general manager and publisher of Thomas Publishing's Travel Group and associate publisher of Corporate Travel Magazine. Visit

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