THRIVE is a well-known community; a movement that propels women closer to equality in travel industry careers by providing a community, a network, and tangible resources designed to support the empowerment of women. It is our mission to fuel growth and development to eliminate the regression of women in the travel industry.

meet the board

Ali Thompson



Becca glenn

Director, Partner Success


Claudia Infante

VP, Revenue Strategy


Heidi Bodalia

Area Manager

Expedia Group

melissa maher

Senior Vice President

Expedia Group

Jennifer hill

VP, Client Solutions

Kalibri Labs

Kate Lochridge

Director, Resorts Marketing

Universal Orlando Resorts

Megan paquin

Vice President

Poston Communications

Noreen henry

Chief Revenue Officer


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Patricia Filadelfo

Sr. Sales Manager

Seminole Hard Rock

Shannyn Jones

Sr. Market Manager


Silvia Camarota

Senior Director

Expedia Group

mercedes blanco

VP Sales, Americas

The Hotels Network

Stella Quintero

Instructor, Hospitality

Florida Atlantic University

Tara Colpitts

Senior Director

Expedia Group

meet the thrive hive

THRIVE is brought to life by a passionate, dedicated group of people who are paying it forward to fight the regressive impacts of COVID-19 on the equity in the travel industry.  Meet them below. 

Kristin Anderson, Britannia Hotel

Mercedes Blanco, The Hotels Network

Heidi Bodalia, Expedia Group

Shelley Brown, Shelley Brown Official

Nicole Brownell, Paradise ADV

Darleny Cabreja-Taveras, Synergy Tech Solution

Laura Calin, Oracle Hospitality

Silvia Camarota, Expedia Group

Heather Carnes, AAHOA

Ligia Centurion, REEF TECHNOLOGY

Laura Cejas, Dynamic Yield

Kris Corum, Expedia Group

Laura DeAngelis, ALICE

Rui Di

Abigail Estevez, Spear Travel Group

Patricia Filadelfo, Seminole Hard Rock

Tizianna Floruss, TravelPerk

Maile Floyd, Muy’Ono Resorts

Eileen Ford, Haines Hotel Services

Nikoletta Fotiadis, Kimpton Hotels

Chelsey Friley, Universal Orlando Resort

Lorena Garcia

Samantha Gedihovich,

Becca Glenn, VRBO, Expedia Group

Michael Goldrich, Hotels Network/The

Katelin Hancock, Mills House/The

Jessica Hayes, Tambourine

Noreen Henry, Sojern

Natalie Hernandez, Expedia Group

Jennifer Hill, Kalibri Labs

Chris Holter, Chris Holter Consulting

Ilona Hubert,

Rachel Humphrey

Janet Jaiswal, Cloudbeds

Shannyn Jones, Airbnb

Lauren Karoutas, Journea

Lori Kiel, Kessler Collection

Tina Khatib, Universal Orlando Resort

Chelsea Friley, Universal Orlando Resort

Angela Lasky, Priceline/Agoda, Orlando FL

Sarah Leroy,

Kate Lochridge, Universal Orlando Hotels

Mirela Longoni, First Hospitality

Neema Madayi Veetil, Verizon

Melissa Maher, Expedia Group

Michelle Mahoney, HBO (WarnerMedia)

Amanda Marcello, Sonesta

Elyssa Martinez, Universal Orlando Resort

Kremena Matzelle, Humanist Hospitality

Jacinda McLaughlin, Expedia Group

Marisa Moneta, OPEN FOR WORK

Lelia Morgan, Amerail Systems Inc

Kirsty Murphy Hughes, daa

Eddy Nevarez, Marcus $ Millichap

Cheryl Pineo, Cheryl Pineo Consulting

Karen Piscitelli, Explorabout

Paula Pryor

Andrea Rincon, Expedia Group

Monica Rodino

Lindsey Ross, Journera

Stephanie Saik, LORE Group

Zemelis Samuel, Expedia Group

Lacey Schollenberger, 21c Museum Hotel

Saloni Shah, Expedia Group

Katherine Solomon

Jade Sparks, Merlin Entertainments
(Madame Tussauds Orlando and SEA LIFE Orlando Aquarium)

Keri Spivey, Expedia Group

Rashi Srivastava

Jene’ Stewart

Fiona Taylor, TBO Holidays

Ali Thompson, Expedia Group

Lori Timony

Scott Weiss, Expedia Group

Esther Yi, Hunter Hotel Advisors – Hunter Hotel Investment Conference