Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors is a diverse committee of appointed industry executives who apply their expertise and experience towards business decisions based on the interest of our valued stakeholders. The Board’s unified perspective serves as a governing compass for the growth and evolution of our business.

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Liz Mandarino, Chair

Liz started at World Travel 29 years ago as a part-time after-hours agent. She now oversees all aspects of the company and manages vendor relations and contracts. Liz managed the company’s leisure department and served as Managing Director, Senior Vice President, and President before being named Chair, CEO and President. She has served on the advisory boards of several airlines and is currently a member of the Airline Reporting Corporation’s executive council and Delta’s advisory board. Liz received the ASTA Barbara O’Hara advocacy award for her work on Capitol Hill in 2013. Liz’s favorite vacation destinations are Italy and Paris, and she enjoys traveling and cooking.

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James Wells

Jim is World Travel's Founding Director. Jim has lead World Travel from its days as a two-employee company to its current annual sales totals of more than $1 billion. His years of experience and deep understanding of the corporate travel landscape have made him an industry visionary with a firm commitment to the company’s clients and his team. Jim’s favorite vacation destination is the Pocono Mountains. He enjoys spending time with his family and Rottweiler named Attila.

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Monisa Cline

Monisa is a Senior Executive with over 25 years of transformational leadership and management experience in the travel industry. Her latest venture includes starting her own business MCline & Co dedicated to helping companies achieve their goals by developing actionable leadership strategies to drive revenue and cultivate talent. Her career accomplishments include being honored as the "Allied Member of the Year" by the Global Business Travel Association and serving as president of the Continental Management Association. She was recognized as one of Houston's "Top Fifteen Business Women" by the National Women's Council and National Diversity Council.

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Mariann Fuller

Mariann has spent the entirety of her 18-year career with Columbia Chemical and has worked her way up to being named CFO in 2022. She serves as our chairperson of the Communications and Administrative Committees on the Board of Directors. She is passionate about ESOP education and promotes ESOP philosophy and the benefits of ownership culture to employees, fellow businesses, and elected officials. She also serves as the President of The ESOP Association's OH/KY Chapter and is also a part of their national advisory committee on Ownership Communication and Culture.

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Monica Lawrence

Monica is World Travel’s corporate counsel. She has previous in-house experience in the manufacturing and distribution industries where she advised her clients on practical strategies and solutions for both legal and business matters. Prior to her in-house experience, she worked in private practice where she advised clients on mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, and financial restructuring. She obtained her law degree and her MBA from Villanova University. Monica’s favorite vacation destination is Scotland. In her free time, she enjoys volunteering, cooking and reading.

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Would you like to become part of the World Travel, Inc. team? We are always looking for creative, talented, and passionate people to join our team!

 

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