Staff & Board

Charlie Rounds

Charlie Rounds

Charlie Rounds is the Board Chair for the IGLTA Foundation and founder of The Forward Motion Group.  Charlie has taught French and English for the Peace Corps in Cameroon, where he also worked as a cook in the Peace Corps

Jody Cole2

Jody Cole

Jody Cole is founder and head guide for WildRainbow African Safaris.  She is certified as a Level 2 Trails Guide by the Field Guides Association of Southern Africa. She has trained with the Kenya Professional Safari Guides Association. Jody spent

Richard Gray

Richard Gray

Richard Gray is the Managing Director for the LGBT market for the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau. Born in London, England, Richard moved to New York in the US in 1981 as an Investment Banker. In 1991 he

Jeff Guaracino

Jeff Guaracino

Jeff Guaracino is the vice chair of the International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association and serves on the Executive Committee of the IGLTA Foundation. He is the author of Gay and Lesbian Tourism: the Essential Guide for Marketing, the first and best selling

Gregg Kaminsky

Gregg Kaminsky

Gregg Kaminsky has been in the LGBT travel industry for the past 17 years creating specialty cruise and resort vacations all over the world.   He co-founded R Family Vacations in 2003 creating the first company to offer travel products for LGBT

Charles Lapointe

Charles Lapointe

Charles Lapointe has held the position of President and Chief Executive Officer of Tourisme Montréal (Greater Montréal Convention and Tourism Bureau) since 1989.  Prior to this appointment, Mr. Lapointe was President and Chief Executive Officer of IACO (International Aeroplane Company)

Brianna Murphy

Brianna Murphy

Brianna Murphy is vice president and portfolio associate at Trillium Asset Management. She works directly with clients to fulfill their social and financial needs through sustainable and responsible investing. Prior to joining Trillium Brianna was a portfolio administrator within the wealth

Todd Ney

Todd Ney

Todd Ney is the Director of Product for Brendan Vacations.  He works to expand and refine their travel product lines to meet current consumer trends and market demands, and produces numerous travel catalogues each year.  Todd has considerable experience in

Rebecca Rittgers

Rebecca Rittgers

Rebecca Rittgers has been an advocate for human rights and social justice philanthropy for the past twenty years.  In this role, most recently, Rebecca served as a Senior Program Executive with the Social Justice Program at The Arcus Foundation in

Steve Roth

Steve Roth

Steve Roth is President and Founder of OutThink Partners, a leading communications and marketing agency specializing in the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) market.  He has served as senior counselor and strategist to a variety of clients seeking to

Ed Salvato

Ed Salvato

Ed Salvato is editor in chief of ManAboutWorld, number-one gay travel magazine built for the iPad only, which he launched along with his business partner Billy Kolber in summer 2012. The magazine has surpassed his wildest expectations with over 16,000

John Tanzella

John Tanzella

John Tanzella is the President/CEO of the International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association. Founded in 1983 with 25 members, IGLTA has grown into the leading global organization dedicated to LGBT tourism. Since his arrival in 2005, IGLTA membership has more

Sweet founder and CEO Shannon Wentworth

Shannon Wentworth

Sweet connects all the dots of Shannon’s life, combining her passion for the environment and human rights with her love of travel and women. Obsessed with finding a way to make the economics of doing good in the world work,

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IGLTA Foundation Blog

A fond farewell to Travis Ferland

Dear Friends, The past six months have been a whirlwind of progress for the recently established IGLTA Foundation as we work to build bridges with communities worldwide. In November 2012 we engaged Travis Ferland as interim Executive Director on a

Our mission is to use the power of LGBT travel to build bridges with communities worldwide. Those bridges, in turn, enable understanding, awareness and commerce to flourish in diverse communities around the globe.