Debbie is our fearless leader who inspires her team and our franchisees to be the best of the best in the industry. She changed our mindset that our franchisees are our customers and created a company culture of caring more. Her emphasis on transparency and relationships has trickled down to staff and has positively impacted our growth. Her open-door policy and day-to-day interactions with franchisees means she has her finger on the pulse of our franchise owner network, she will value your input to learn how we can better serve you. Debbie presents annually as a motivational speaker at Travel Weekly’s Cruise World conference and in 2019 was recognized as a Power Woman by Moves magazine, a Woman of Wonder by Franchise Dictionary magazine and an Influential Businesswoman by South Florida Business Journal. In addition, AmaWaterways named her the Godmother of its newest ship, the AmaSiena. With more than 25 years of experience in business and leadership and 16 years in the travel industry, Debbie started her career with our parent company World Travel Holdings in 2002 in Human Resources, where she was a senior executive. With expansive knowledge in driving strategy and plans for growth and success, Debbie saw a correlation in how her HR skills could benefit a revenue-producing division of our parent company. She previously served at companies including KaBloom, Bertucci’s Corporation and Medical Diagnostics, Inc. Debbie’s Dream Vacation is Machu Picchu.
Chief Operating Officer