​3540 Winton Place | Rochester, NY 14623

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Vice President Finance


Vice President Technology & Finance




With a travel career beginning in 1979, Kate, 3rd generation Van Zile, purchased Van Zile Travel from her parents in 1996. After taking over management operations in 1988, the agency has grown from a 3.9 million-dollar agency to over 35 million dollars in annual sales. Kate's numerous years of travel experience span reservations, group and meetings management, promotion and marketing, supervisory, financial administration and strategic planning. The Executive Team in charge of daily operations reports directly to Kate. Her commitment to business ethics, maximizing customer value, and providing unique, creative travel solutions is clearly visible to our clients.

Jessica joined Van Zile Travel as Vice President of Finance in January 2020.  No stranger to the travel industry, she is a 4th generation Van Zile, recently returning to Rochester following a successful career in Seattle, WA and Virginia.  With a background in Finance and Economics, Jessica brings extensive experience in financial reporting and controllership, process improvement, and financial modeling.  Her expertise enables Van Zile Travel to continue its history of solid financial management while continuing to build on new products and services for its clients.

Julie’s main objectives at Van Zile Travel include managing two critical functions within the organization, Technology and Finance. Van Zile Travel maintains a solid financial position and is able to continuously re-invest in itself, its employees and exciting new products for its clients. Julie’s technology background enables her to lead a team of top professionals who manage vital corporate and leisure travel tools. Having this in house expertise allows Van Zile Travel to maximize all applications to the fullest giving us a competitive edge in a dynamic market.