THERESA BEDNARCZYK
EVENT MANAGER, NORTHSTAR TRAVEL GROUP

Theresa's brain is essentially the computer behind this entire operation. She knows where everyone is staying, when you applied, what classes you are taking, who is responsible for every single thing at the event, and the ins & outs of appointments. If Theresa doesn't know the answer, then none of us know the answer. :) She has a gorgeous daughter and a son who is the quarterback of the Villanova Football team. Go Cats! And one last, but very important point, don't let her last name fool you. She is 100% Irish and very proud of it.


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MELISSA COOPER
MARKETING ASSISTANT, NORTHSTAR TRAVEL GROUP
Melissa is the voice behind #GTMElite and the face behind the camera when we're onsite at events. When you see her smiling face, make sure you say hello. A recent graduate of the University of Richmond, she is the newest member of our team and super excited to be a part of the GTM family. When she's not on social media or holding a camera, she's screaming for the New York Giants, skiing, watching Criminal Minds, or dancing in her mirror.


ALICIA EVANKO
SVP EVENTS, NORTHSTAR TRAVEL GROUP

Alicia is charged with accelerating the growth and managing Northstar's trade show and event portfolio which includes Global Travel Marketplace (GTM) events, CruiseWorld, CruiseWorld China, Phocuswright, MTS and more. Alicia still applies what she learned in Kindergarten: she says thank you, she shares, and she cares. Her lean figure is a mystery to all as she eats like a football player.


JACQUELINE HURST
DIRECTOR, TRADE RECRUITMENT AND ENGAGEMENT, TRAVEL WEEKLY EVENTS
Jacquie has been in the travel industry for 20+ years, with experience in B2B marketing with major travel agent associations and as Director of Trade Marketing for Norwegian Cruise Line.  Her current role with Travel Weekly events is as Travel Advisor Acquisition Director for Global Travel Marketplace West, Global Travel Marketplace and a number of destination FAMS. To the team, this means she is the one who makes sure we have the smartest, most professional and nicest travel agents in attendance across our portfolio. Jacquie carefully qualifies each agent directly to make sure our suppliers have the best business meetings and experience at our events. She is an amazing writer, comedian, very good at being Canadian. Jacquie brings a wealth of knowledge, warmth, and mostly humor to our group! 


EMMY MORALES
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR, NORTHSTAR TRAVEL GROUP

Emmy is responsible for all the sales goals for GTM, GTM West and CruiseWorld. In reality, she is a one woman tornado! She works hard, plays hard and networks hard! She builds relationships that really mean something by being genuine, caring, and funny as heck. It's guaranteed that at some point during GTM West, Emmy will bring a smile to your face!


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CATHERINE SHAW
MARKETING MANAGER, NORTHSTAR TRAVEL GROUP

The reason both suppliers and agents know about this great event is because Cat delivers the Global Travel Marketplace messaging in print and digital! She's responsible for our unique campaigns that highlight what GTM is all about. Her editorial background means she's a fantastic writer and has a keen eye for detail. In addition to being our weekly marketing consultant, she is smart, intuitive, super nice and a great human being — she gets life! 


JENNIFER SILBER
EVENT COORDINATOR, NORTHSTAR TRAVEL GROUP

Jen covers the prestigious publications of Travel Weekly, TravelAge West, and Business Travel News. Every day is different — whether she is building proposals, planning an email marketing program or booking travel for our various events. She's got a great knack for customer service, and for making friends everywhere she goes. Count yourself lucky if she's your boardroom leader!


MARY PAT SULLIVAN
PRESIDENT, SULLIVAN MARKETING ADVISORS

Mary Pat has been in the leisure travel industry for 25+ years. She provides marketing and industry relations consulting services for suppliers and retail organizations. One of her current primary consulting roles is as Content Director for Travel Weekly's trade shows and webinar events. Mary Pat brings to our event a wealth of industry knowledge, strong industry relationships (which attract top-level icons), and an energetic stage presence that combines with intelligence and humor. She is married to her college sweetheart and has two beautiful children, Dylan and Colleen, who are the center of her world.