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Michelle Woodley

President at Preferred Hotels & Resorts

Michelle Woodley

Michelle Woodley is President of Preferred Hotels & Resorts. In this role, she oversees multiple departments across the company including sales, marketing, IT, revenue management, and customer relations. She also works closely with CEO Lindsey Ueberroth on financial planning and talent management, supports the development of other strategic areas of focus within the organization, and serves as a company spokesperson.

During her 15 years with the company, Ms. Woodley has held various leadership positions with cross-functional responsibilities including Senior Vice President of Global Marketing Strategy, Senior Vice President of Distribution & Revenue Management, and Executive Vice President, the role she held prior to her promotion to President in January 2018.Before joining Preferred Hotels & Resorts in 2002, Ms. Woodley spent five years as Vice President of Distribution for Swissotel and Raffles Hotels & Resorts, charged with overseeing the strategic direction and operations of the company's electronic distribution and database solutions. She held various senior positions in operations, marketing, and distribution with Swissotel from 1990 to 1997.

Ms. Woodley has been an active board member in industry organizations throughout her career. She is currently on the Americas Board of Directors of the Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International (HSMAI), and also serves on the Board of the HSMAI Foundation. She served two terms as president and two terms as vice president of the Hotel Electronic Distribution Network Association (HEDNA), and she was a founding member of the Open Travel Alliance (OTA) and served two terms on their board of directors as treasurer.

Ms. Woodley is a graduate of the Cornell University School of Hotel Administration.

Insights by Michelle Woodley (2)

Preferred Hotels & Resorts President Michelle Woodley interviewed in INDIE Colorcast

In episode 023 of INDIE Colorcast, Andrew chats with Michelle Woodley, the President of Preferred Hotels & Resorts, about her journey working her way up in the hotel industry.

[email protected]: What's on the Mind of Thought Leaders in the Industry

Moderated by Henry Harteveldt. COVID-19 has provided all of us with a unique opportunity to reassess how we should conduct our business. It forced all industries to rethink what is required to ensure customers trust their business and services.
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