JACKIE FRIEDMAN, CTC, CTIE, VTA
Nexion Travel Group
Jackie Friedman is the president of Nexion Travel Group, a fully accredited host agency owned by Internova Travel Group. She oversees a team of 50+ employees supporting more than 4,800 independent travel agents in the US and Canada.
Jackie joined the Nexion team in 2004 as VP of U.S. Operations. In 2007, she was promoted to President. Prior to joining the Nexion team, Jackie spent 15 years with Sabre, serving in a variety of sales and leadership positions. Jackie started out working as a front-line agent and a travel agency manager in Toronto.
Jackie is often asked to participate as a speaker or panelist at industry conferences. She is in her third term on the ASTA Board of Directors and is currently Treasurer. She is also on the Travel Institute Board of Trustees, the CLIA STARBoard, The Professional Association of travel Hosts (PATH) Board of Directors and numerous supplier advisory boards. Jackie is a recipient of a Travel Weekly Lifetime Achievement Award (2020), and the Barbara O’Hara Award for Advocacy (2015), among other industry honors and achievement awards.