Helen HernandezCEO, North American Travel Journalists Association
I grew up in a very large family and experienced first-hand the importance of understanding peoples' needs and then having to organize the available resources to meet those needs. I have made my life's work bringing resources to communities so their goals can be better met. One of the many joys of my life has been traveling. I have visited five of our seven continents (still need to get to Australia and Antarctica), found friends throughout the world and have thoroughly enjoyed the journeys. I am so pleased now to have the opportunity to work for the NATJA community of writers, photographers and organizations and develop the resources for community members to grow their careers and follow their dreams. It's a wonderful new horizon for me and a promising challenge. I look forward to working with each of you.