Sunnyvale, CA – January 17, 2018 – Corporate travel and meetings industry veteran, Kevin Iwamoto, was appointed to the Advisory Board of WINiT, a network of women and men providing career development programs, services, and opportunities to women in the travel, meeting, event, and exhibition industries. In this role, he will lend his industry insight and expertise to inform WINiT’s long-term strategic direction as well as the focus and scope of the programs and services it offers to its over 3,000 members.
“Throughout my career I have always been a staunch advocate for women and ethnic minority leaders. It’s an honor to continue my support and advocacy through WINiT.”
Iwamoto is an award winning and highly recognized subject matter expert in the corporate travel, personal brand development, General Data Protection Requirement (GDPR), meetings and events sectors. Prior to working as a Senior Consultant for GoldSpring Consulting, he served as the Vice President of Industry Strategy for Lanyon Solutions, where he guided the strategy for the business travel, meetings, and events industry marketplace and worked with Fortune 200 clients to develop world class strategic meetings management programs. Iwamoto also worked as Vice President of Industry Development for Starcite and Active Network. Before working for Active Network, he spent 11 years as a Senior Travel Commodity Manager for Hewlett Packard and also as a Senior Travel Account Manager for The Walt Disney Company and Corporate Sales Manager for Northwest Airlines .
“Key criterion we look for when identifying members for our Advisory Board is a commitment to growing and advancing the industries we serve. Kevin brings nearly three decades of industry experience and has shown a true dedication to giving his time and effort back to the industry,” commented Dawn Repoli, COO and Executive Director, WINiT.
In addition to his corporate industry roles, he has held several voluntary and appointed leadership positions within industry associations including President and CEO of Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) as well as council member for Meeting Professionals International (MPI) Foundation. He is also the author of Strategic Meetings Management Handbook: From Theory to Practice, and Your Personal Brand both available via Amazon and an award-winning travel and meeting industry thought leadership blog via Meetings & Conventions.
WINiT is a network of women and men serving as a catalyst to drive change, provide support and educate the public about the importance of career development, visibility and mobility for women in the travel, meeting, event and exhibition industries. WINiT is a non-profit, charitable and educational organization that works with over 3,000 women and men to help women develop their careers through access to training, speaking opportunities, key industry leadership as well as mentoring, recruiting and networking services.
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