Jody Ryland, Vice President of Sales and Operations
With nearly 30 years of experience in the travel industry in both corporate and leisure travel management roles, Jody most enjoys helping travel professionals reach their full potential. Jody has led large teams of employees and independent contractors in helping them grow their businesses through effective sales and marketing strategies. Jody keeps her focus on employee and independent contractor engagement and professional development as the key driver to ongoing success.
For the past 11 years, Jody served as the Vice President over several businesses within Travel Leaders Leisure Group which included all facets of the travel industry. Prior to that, she worked for both Navigant International and Carlson Vacation & Business Travel which later spun off to Travel Leaders Leisure Group. Jody initially got her start in the travel industry working for American Airlines.
Jody also has a great deal of corporate travel experience including new account sales and implementation along with providing an ongoing consultative approach to position products and services to achieve company growth and revenue goals.
Some of Jody’s favorite travel destinations include the Caribbean, Hawaii, Bermuda, and Italy. She has sailed on over 50 cruises with some of her most enjoyable memories from sea spent snorkeling or diving in interesting coral reefs in the Caribbean. Another travel highlight of Jody’s was a helicopter ride into dormant volcanos in Hawaii.