Vice President Technology & Finance
Vice President Corporate Travel and Sales
Vice President Meetings, Incentive & Leisure Travel
KATE VAN ZILE
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.
In 2001 Michelle joined Van Zile Travel and holds a multi-faceted role with the company. She leads the Meetings & Incentives Team who manage groups ranging from 15 to 500 participants and the Leisure Team who offer unique packages to destinations all around the world. Michelle’s charisma, organizational skills and leadership style allow her to manage a unique combination of responsibilities successfully.
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.
Rebecca oversees all operations related to corporate travel and sales while leading a team of over 20 savvy travel professionals who manage the travel for Van Zile Travel’s 200+ corporate accounts. Rebecca is constantly developing enhanced methods for communication, customer service, employee recruiting and retention as well as continuous improvement programs. Rebecca manages a highly focused sales and account management team which contributes to the expanding growth of Van Zile Travel.
MICHELLE ARNEY, CTIE