The Fireside Chat
Everyone has the potential to become a leader - provided they have the proper resources.
Leverage an upcoming networking opportunity and conversation with Tony Gonchar, VP of Delta Air Lines, as we talk not just about how to become an effective leader, but also about a leaders responsibility to the communities their businesses operate in.
4:30pm - Registration + Networking
5:00pm - Event Begins
5:45pm - Q&A Begins
6:45pm - Close + Networking
How being community focused can help you lead
Understanding how to build effective leadership skills and strategies
Path to put insights into action for community impact
Tony Gonchar is Delta Air Lines’ Vice President-Seattle, charged with developing and driving Delta’s key strategic objectives for Seattle and the pacific northwest including financial performance, marketing, commercial sales, sponsorships, community relations and the customer experience at Sea-Tac. He is also involved in Delta’s state and local government affairs.
A travel executive with more than 30 years of experience, Tony joined Delta in 2014 as the Director – Global Sales, responsible for all Corporate and Agency National Accounts in Seattle, Delta’s fastest-growing hub. Tony’s stewardship of Delta’s corporate and agency portfolio led to industry-leading share performance gains during his tenure.
Prior to joining Delta, Tony served as the American Express Vice President for the Consumer Travel Network, a $5 billion consortia of agencies, where he delivered a new strategic platform for redefined competitive positioning, resource reengineering, new program design and implementation, business development, marketing and public relations.
In 2010, Tony was the Chief Executive Officer of the American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA). In his role, he was responsible for the association’s strategy, fundraising, marketing, events, public affairs and lobbying efforts designed to protect the rights of travel agents. He also previously served as Executive Vice President of Sales & Marketing at Virtuoso, where he was responsible for member and supplier relationships, marketing programs and strategy, and spent several years at Expedia, where he oversaw its private label and branded partnerships division and was responsible for the identification, negotiation and execution of partnerships, acquisitions and integrations with smaller technology startups and major multinational corporations.
Tony is active on several boards, including Visit Seattle and the Seattle Chamber of Commerce.
He received his B.A. in Economics from Hobart College and has been a Seattle resident for nearly 30 years.
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