Expedia® Affiliate Network (EAN), a division of the Expedia group, one of the world’s leading online travel companies, announced today that Eva Ducruezet, Director of Strategic Initiatives, was selected as one of Phocuswright’s 35 Under 35 in the Phocuswright Young Leaders Summit. The Young Leaders Summit recognizes rising stars in the travel industry and encourages executive development through experienced guest speakers, networking and an incubatory environment.
The summit showcases the important role young leaders play in the future growth of the travel, tourism and hospitality industry. The 35 people selected represent an elite group of ambitious professionals under the age of 35.
This year’s summit will be held in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, from November 16th through 19th in conjunction with The Phocuswright Conference – the top travel industry event.
Ariane Gorin, EAN’s Senior Vice President and General Manager states, “Eva is a bright star at EAN and we are very proud that she has been selected for Phocuswright’s 35 Under 35. This program is a great way to build bridges across organizations in our dynamic fast changing travel industry.”
Eva echoes, “I am appreciative of the recognition and excited to be part of such an elite group.”
As Director of Strategic Initiatives, Eva Ducruezet drives strategic planning and initiatives for the company; working across the organization to identify and address partner needs, new market segments, and required product capabilities in order to fuel growth. Since joining the Expedia group three years ago, Eva has worked on strategic initiatives in both B2C (Hotels.com) and B2B (Expedia Affiliate Network). Eva holds an MBA from the Wharton School of Business.
The young professionals selected to participate in the summit are true achievers. Phocuswright’s committee looks for smart, dedicated young people that are excited about working in travel. The Young Leaders Summit provides the platform for these key travel industry professionals to network with and be part of a collaborative and diverse community of peers.
Eva and other representatives of EAN, including Ariane Gorin, will be present at the Phocuswright conference in November. Other team members present at the show will include Wendy Aird, VP Sales, NAMER EAN, Ant Drewery, EAN’s VP of Technology, and Liz Kistruck, EAN’s VP of Finance.