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Denise Jackson

CEO, Balboa Travel

Balboa Travel is a full-service travel management company, offering services throughout North America and ninety-seven countries, with a primary focus on corporate travel. She has experience in all aspects of leisure, corporate, meeting, group and incentive travel and held leadership positions in operations, business development and account management.

LEADERSHIP ROLE: She is vice chair of the American Society of Travel Agents advisory committee.

LOYALTY FACTOR: The American Tuna Boat Association was among the firm’s first clients in 1969, and many boat owners and operators remain clients.