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Lisa Sheldon

Lisa Sheldon, CTC, MCC serves as DWHSA’s president and co-founder. serves as DWHSA’s executive director. Lisa is a destination wedding specialist who has focused on this niche for more than half of her 28-year career in the travel industry. Her experience includes managing a AAA Travel office, owning a storefront agency, and running her home-based travel business for the past eight years.


John K. Hawks serves as DWHSA’s president and co-founder. He has worked with travel industry organizations for 31 years, serving previously as president of the Association of Retail Travel Agents (ARTA), senior vice president of the National Tour Association (NTA), and a consultant for groups ranging from the Tourism Works For America Council (TWFAC) to the Outside Sales Support Network (OSSN).