2020 CONVENTION | Professional Development

Annual Convention The SATW annual convention alternates
domestic and international destinations

Professional Development Speakers

Joanne Cleaver

Freelancer, Staff Journalist, Content Strategist and Author

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Michael Hodgson

Award-winning travel writer / photographer

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Claire Koenig

Senior Media Relations Manager

Visit Milwaukee

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Joyce Kiehl

Director of Communications
Greater Palm Springs Convention & Visitors Bureau

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Melanie Lieberman

Senior Travel Editor

The Points Guy

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Erik Elvejord

Director of PR
Holland America Line

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Arianna Davis

Digital Director
O, The Oprah Magazine

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Anietra Hamper



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Arnold Donald

President & Chief Executive Officer

Carnival Corporation

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Brian Major

 Executive Editor, Caribbean and Latin America

travAlliance Media

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Constance Hale

Journalist and Author

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Laurie Armstrong Gossy

SATW 2020 Convention Chair
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Lynn Mason Pattnosh

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Melvin Tennant, CAE

President and Chief Executive Officer

Meet Minneapolis, Convention and Visitors Association

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Kristian Sonnier

Vice President of Communications and Public Relations

New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau

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Norie Quintos

Editor at Large

National Geographic Travel Media

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Robert Meeks

 Senior Director of Video

Los Angeles Times

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Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon (aka JetSetSarah)

Travel Writer & On-Screen Host

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Edward Segal

Crisis Management Expert, Consultant and Author

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Diana Dawson

Journalist and Professor

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Veronica Stoddart

 Travel Editor and Content Consultant

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