CEO, Preferred Hotels & Resorts
WHY: Joined the hotel membership company in 2004 when Ueberroth family acquired it, then known as IndeCorp. As CEO, has led the company to $1B-plus in sales, plus rebranding and expansion to 25 countries.
RECENT: Growing its five separate collections, having added nearly 10 hotels to its Legend brand in 2019.
QUOTABLE: “Millennials are looking for all kinds of experiences, but I think today’s traveler, I don’t care what age you are, what demographic you are, everybody’s seeking something different,” she said in May. “Time is the greatest luxury we have.”