Famed Hotelier, Entrepreneur and Philanthropist Sheila C. Johnson To Address Travel Professionals Color

(Press release by Travel Professionals of Color)

Sheila Lewis

Sheila C. Johnson, CEO of Salamander Hotels and Resorts will address the 15th annual Travel Professionals of Color (TPOC) conference slated for May 18-21, 2017, at the Reunion Golf Resort and Spa in Kissimmee, FL.

Salamander Hotels and Resorts manage, or own a portfolio of luxury properties throughout the United States, including the AAA Four Diamond-rated Reunion Resort. The Reunion property features multi-bedroom villas, highlighted by the 96-suite main hotel, and luxury private homes surrounded by three world- class golf courses, designed by legends Jack Nicklaus, Tom Watson and Arnold Palmer.

Florida Resort

Johnson is one of the world’s foremost entrepreneurs. As Vice Chairman of Monumental Sports & Entertainment, Johnson is the only African American woman to have ownership in three professional sports teams: the NBA’s Washington Wizards, the NHL’s Washington Capitals, and the WNBA’s Washington Mystics. Johnson also serves on the Executive Committee of the United States Golf Association.

Johnson’s reach into the entertainment industry extends far beyond her co-founding of Black Entertainment Television. She executive produced the Screen Actors Guild nominated film The Butler, directed by Lee Daniels and four documentary films, including Kick It.

Johnson served as a global ambassador for CARE, a leading humanitarian organization that combats global poverty by empowering women. She also served as a member of Accordia Global Health Foundation’s International Council, rallying support to overcome infectious diseases in Africa.

“We are so honored to have her address our group,” says Betty Jones, president of TPOC. “Ms. Johnson is the gold standard of entrepreneurial achievement. Her knowledge of business and industry can help our members reach new heights of success.”

Headquartered in Denver, CO, TPOC facilitates the professional development of travel agents through workshops and seminars presented by travel industry leaders. The organization has an intense focus on multicultural and heritage tourism globally. In addition, TPOC provides the business skills training to organize and run professional agencies.

One of TPOC’s prime missions is to raise awareness within the travel community and consuming public, of the professional services and capabilities of member agents organized in chapters around the country. TPOC is proud to announce the addition of student chapters designed to encourage our youth to explore exciting opportunities in the travel industry.

For more information and to register, visit http://www.tpocassociation.com. 

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