The Professional Educators Program (PEP) was established in 2011 to bring together some of the top trainers, educators, and speakers both inside and outside the travel industry. These experts in their field share their expertise with our members on a regular basis in the form of blogs, white papers, webinars and e-books.
We invite you to learn more about each one by clicking their biographies. If you would like to apply to the program, please click here to complete the application.

Tharwat Abouraya, CTIE
President, Travel Business CPR

Alvin Adriano, CTA
CEO, Travelwise International

Sally Black, CTA

Guida Botelho, CTIE
Director of Education - The Travel Institute

Donald Capparella, CTC
Chief Executive & Founder, Quality Travel Solutions

Thomas R. Carpenter
Attorney at Law - Specializing in Travel Industry Law

Michele M. Cartwright, CTA
President and Owner, Destinations by Design, LLC

Dan Chappelle

Stuart L. Cohen, MCC

Stuart L. Cohen, MCC
Chief Motivation Officer,

Steve Crowhurst, CTC
Founder, SMP Training

Richard D’Ambrosio
Retail Editor, Travel Market Report

Richard Earls
Publisher, Travel Research Online

Kristina Evey
Professional Speaker and Trainer,

Carrie Finley-Bajak
Author - Social Media + Travel,

Sheila Folk
Co-Founder and Partner, Travel Industry Solutions

John Frenaye

John W. Frenaye, Jr.
Editor, Travel Research Online

Nancy Friedman CTIE

Nancy Friedman
Keynote Speaker and Author, The Telephone Doctor

Trish Gastineau, CTC, MCC
Simply Customized Travel

Steve Gillick
President, Talking Travel/Gillick’s World

Douglas Gollan, CTC
Media Consultant and UHNW Expert,

Cheryl Gregory, CTM
President, Strategies4Travel

Andrea Grisdale
CEO, IC Bellagio

Rose Haché, Esq., CTIE
Attorney at Law, Specializing in Travel Industry Law - Haché Law

Alan Hale, CTC

Alan Hale, CTC
President, GolfThere & Fairways Golf Vacations

Wendy A. Harris, CTA
All-Ways Travel

Mieke Hartkamp

Mieke Hartkamp
Owner and Founder, Easy Assist Media

Catherine J. Heeg
International Speaker and Trainer, Customized Management Solutions

Meredith Hill

Meredith Hill
Founder & CEO, Global Institute for Travel Entrepreneurs

Virginia Irurita
Founder, Executive Partner - Made for Spain and Portugal

Rainer Jenss
President & Founder, Family Travel Association

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Scott Koepf, CTC, MCC
Vice-President of Strategic Development, Cruise Planners

Kate Koziol, CTC
Director of Growth Strategies, Winger Marketing

Gwen Kuebler, CTC
Account Manager, Travisa Passport and Visa Service

Adam Lapsevich
President, SpoonDrawer® Media Group

Stephanie Lee
Founder, Host Agency Reviews

Anne MacIntyre
Partner, On The Map Travel

Mike Marchev, CTC
Author, Speaker, Trainer and Coach,

Jacob Marek - Headshot

Jacob Marek
Founder, 45 Degrees Marketing

Emily Matras
Owner, Bon Vivant Copy

Marilyn McHugh
Fairleigh Dickinson University - International School of Hospitality and Tourism Management

Mark McMullen, CTC
Senior Vice President – Membership & Marketing Knights of Columbus – Supreme Council

Larry Mersereau, CTC
Founder, PromoPower, LLC

Connie Miller, CTIE
VP of Business Development, Your Travel Center/Montecito Village Travel

Patty Noonan, CTC
Director of Business Development, The Travel Institute

Lisa Owers, CTIE
Manager, Content and Continuity, The Travel Institute

George Oberle

George Oberle
Creator, Travel Blog Project

Andy Ogg, CTIE
Co-Owner, Travel Professional NEWS

Stacey Oliver-Knappe, M.A., PHR
Chief Consultant, The Customer Service Gurus

Anita Pagliasso
Vice President of Industry Relations, KHM Travel

Carol Parsons
Travel Educator and Sales Coach, and Owner, Virtual Sales

Gary Pollard, CTC
President and CEO, Ambassador Tours

Gloria Price-Mills

Gloria Price-Mills
Director, Training & Business Development WMPH Vacations

Jesus Repetto
Co-Founder and CEO - Titanium Tours

Craig Satterfield, ECCS
Author, Lecturer,

Andrea Sedlacek, CTA
Managing Editor, The Compass on VAX VacationAccess

Lisa Sheldon

Lisa Sheldon, CTC, MCC
Executive Director, DWHSA

Suzanne Slavitter

Suzanne Slavitter, CTP, CTIE
Vice-President and Co-Owner, Sport Empire, Inc.

Anne Smith, CTIE, ECC
Owner, Travel and Events Extraordinaire

Carla Smith, CTA
Director of Membership - The Travel Institute

Dave Stockert

Dave Stockert, CTC
Industry Speaker and Author, Formerly with Holland America Line

Mary Pat Sullivan, CTC

Mary Pat Sullivan, CTC
President, Sullivan Marketing Advisors

Bob Sweeney
President and CEO, Innovative Travel Acquisitions, Inc.

Judy Sweetland
Asset Manager, Private Trade Winds

Nicole Thibault
Owner and Travel Specialist, Magical Storybook Travels

Kammy Thurman
Digital Marketing Advisor | Lead-Generation Specialist -

Jeff Tobe, M.Ed., CSP
Primary Colorer, Coloring Outside the Lines

Mark Torpey, CTC
Independent Travel Industry Consultant

Denise Vogel

Denise Vogel
Social Media Coach, Click of the Mouse

Chun T. Wright
Founder, The Law Office of Chun T. Wright, PLCC

Chris Young

Chris Young
Founder, The Rainmaker Group

Dana Zificsak, CTIE
Founder, guts, grit, GOALS - Certified Business Coach