Co-Owner & Co-President
Jennifer Wilson-Buttigieg knows that to keep up with the travel industry’s continual change, as with any business, you must see opportunity everywhere and in everything. As Co-Owner and Co-President at Valerie Wilson Travel, her forward-thinking approach has helped to cement Valerie Wilson Travel as an industry leader. Her consistent success with both sales and business development has kept Valerie Wilson Travel in the spotlight as she provides oversight and leadership to the company’s corporate travel, meetings, incentives, and fulfillment divisions, its business development, and its strategic initiatives.
Her commitment to the travel industry is tremendous. She is actively engaged on the boards of several committees and brands. She is co-chair of the American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA) Government & Political Affairs Committee and former co-chair of the Corporate Advisory Council, of which she remains a member, as well as a former member of the ASTA National Board of Directors. Jennifer sits on the advisory board of top travel brands, including Abercrombie & Kent, AccorHotels, Aman Resorts Hotels & Residences, The Chatwal Hotel, Collette, Global CommUnity, and Taj Hotels Resorts & Palaces; editorial advisory to periodicals including AFAR Travel Advisory Council, Luxury Travel Advisor, and Travel Market Report; philanthropic and civic engagements such as the Tourism Cares Hearts of Travel Awards Committee and the Education Fund of the Women’s Forum; and active in assorted alumni committees at her alma maters of Harvard Business School and Haverford College.
Jennifer’s efforts have earned her a number of honors, including the 2018 Paul Ruden Industry Ambassador Award, Luxury Travel Advisor Award of Excellence (of which she was the first recipient), the Top Humanitarian Award, and the ISTA/ASTA Barbara O’Hara Advocacy Award. Travel + Leisure has listed her as a member of the “A-List” for Business Travel for nine consecutive years. She is regularly asked to speak at both conferences and to the press as an expert in her field and has been quoted in periodicals including The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, The New York Times, Condé Nast Traveler and Phocuswire.
A graduate of Haverford College with a B.A. in History and a minor in Political Science, Jennifer also received her Executive M.B.A. from the Owner/President Management Program (OPM) at Harvard Business School. She began her career in corporate sales at the Westbury Hotel in New York, NY, before joining her family business in 1991.
In her spare time, Jennifer enjoys traveling with her husband and son. She is a seasoned golfer. Though her favorite destination is subject to change, her favorite golfing is in Scotland, where the unpredictable weather ensures an endlessly exciting game every round.