HEATHER KINDRED, CTIE
Vice President, Business Development and Education
Nexion Travel Group and Program Director
Travel Leaders of Tomorrow
Heather Kindred holds a dual role. As a Vice President, she has the day-to-day responsibility of leading Nexion’s Business Development and Education team that manages all aspects of the professional development and business opportunities for the company’s 4000+ membership of travel agents. As the Program Director for Travel Leaders of Tomorrow — a new-to-the-industry travel agent training and placement program — Heather oversees the marketing and management of this comprehensive training initiative. A travel industry veteran, Heather began as a corporate and leisure agent before discovering a passion for teaching and mentoring new travel professionals. She cultivated this passion through various education and training roles with AAA Washington, Carlson Wagonlit and Holland America Line. Heather is a believer that travel is in certain people’s DNA and loves helping people with the right qualities acquire the skills they need to spend their days sharing their passion for travel with others.