What we love about Debbie:
Debbie Thomas is a veteran of the travel industry with over 35 years of experience. She spent 32 years with United Airlines in various positions including Regional Sales Manager, District Sales Manager and Account Manager. She also was a part of the training team where she designed and implemented negotiation skills, presentation skills, and business plan skills for the sales team and leadership as well as coaching and counseling training for various departments within United.
Following her tenure at United, Debbie worked with the Washington, D.C. Chamber of Commerce as the Vice President of Sales. Shen then moved to the Airlie Center as the Director of Sales before spending almost six years with the Association of Corporate Travel Executives (ACTE) as the Director of Global Business Development.
Debbie was on the Board for the Washington Convention and Tourism Corporation for 18 years, the Greater Washington Initiative Board for 10 years, and the Herndon Chamber of Commerce and Loudon Chamber of Commerce. She was also a member of the Greater Washington Sales and Marketing Executive Organization for 7 years and served as an Advisor for the Travel Curriculum with Fairfax School/NOVA for 8 years.
Debbie is a member of the American Corporate Travel Executive organization, Greater Washington Business Travel Association, the American Society of Travel Advisors (ASTA) and Skål International.