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President and CEO, Travel Industry Association of America, and Hospitality Industry Legend

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Roger Dow is President and Chief Executive Officer of the U.S. Travel Association, the national umbrella organization representing all segments of the $770 billion U.S. travel and tourism industry. It is headquartered in Washington, D.C. with an active presence in Europe, Asia and Latin America.

The mission of U.S. Travel is to increase travel to and within the United States. It advocates the power of travel to leaders in government, provides authoritative travel research and commentary, and hosts annual signature events, including International Pow Wow, that support its mission. U.S. Travel also manages DiscoverAmerica.com, the Official Travel and Tourism Website of the United States.

Dow has served in his present position since 2005. Prior to joining U.S. Travel, Dow rose through the ranks at Marriott International in a career that began as a summer lifeguard at the sixth Marriott hotel and spanned 34 years to become Senior Vice President, Global and Field Sales, leading Marriott's 10,000-person worldwide sales organization. His many accomplishments for the company included development of Marriott Rewards, the world's leading frequent traveler program.

In May 2009, Dow was presented an honorary degree from Johnson & Wales University (Doctor of Business Administration in Hospitality Management) and named the William R. Tiefel Professorial Chair in the university's Hospitality College.

He was recognized by his peers as the 2008 Association Executive of the Year, an honor presented by Association Trends magazine that reflected Dow's success in unifying the travel industry and greatly increasing its effectiveness on Capitol Hill. He has also been named to the Convention Industry Council's prestigious Hall of Leaders, was recognized by Meeting Professionals International (MPI) as one of the industry's top leaders, was selected by MeetingNews as one of the 25 most influential people in the meetings industry, and has been honored by the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) with its Academy of Leaders Award.

Dow frequently speaks on leadership, sales, marketing and management at conventions and corporate meetings. He has co-authored two books: "Turned On Eight Vital Insights to Energize Your People, Customers and Profits" and "The Trust Imperative The Competitive Advantage of Trust-based Business Relationships."

He serves, or has served, on the Board of Directors of ASAE, PCMA, ASAE Foundation, MPI Foundation (Chairman), GWSAE, the Travel Institute, RE/MAX International and on the Advisory Boards of Arizona State University's Center for Services Leadership and the University of Richmond Robins School of Business.

Dow served in the United States Army with the 101st Airborne Division in Vietnam, where he received the Bronze Star and other citations.

A native of New Jersey, he earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Seton Hall University, where he was senior class president, captain of the varsity wrestling team and secretary of Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity. He was named TKE alumnus of the year for 1991 and was presented with the award by President Ronald Reagan.

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The Trust Imperative: The Competitive Advantage of Trust-Based Business Relationships

The Trust Imperative: The Competitive Advantage of Trust-Based Business Relationships

Turned On: Eight Vital Insights to Energize Your People, Customers, and Profits

Turned On: Eight Vital Insights to Energize Your People, Customers, and Profits

Speaking Topics
  • Building A Customer-Focused Team

    Customers are defining value as better, faster, cheaper ... when I want it, where I want it and how I want it! Customer loyalty is elusive, but critical, in an intensely competitive world. Their needs are changing and we must change to satisfy them. Strive for a greater share of customer versus share of market. Eliminate anything that doesn’t add value. Achieve a balanced focus on customers, people and profits. Focus resources on what really matters to customers. Work Hard on the right stuff for your customers, people and profits. Be brilliant on the basics and incredibly convenient
    • then add value in the customer's eyes.

  • It's All About Sales

    Unleash the power of relationships. Understand and focus on what is really important to customers. Match your core strengths with customer needs. Set bold goals to bring everyone into alignment to exceed expectations and achieve dramatic results. Make the complex simple for customers and your team. Understand who are your most valued and highest potential customers and make them part of the family. Sales is too important to be left up to the sales department—create a culture where everybody sells. Recognize and celebrate sales heroes at every level.

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  • HOW TO BOOK Roger Dow?

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  • HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BOOK Roger Dow?

    Booking fees for Roger Dow, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Roger Dow, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • WHO IS THE AGENT FOR Roger Dow?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Roger Dow for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Roger Dow for your next private or corporate function.
  • WHAT IS A FULL-SERVICE TALENT BOOKING AGENCY?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Roger Dow or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Roger Dow or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.
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Roger Dow

President and CEO, Travel Industry Association of America, and Hospitality Industry Legend

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Roger Dow Biography

Roger Dow is President and Chief Executive Officer of the U.S. Travel Association, the national umbrella organization representing all segments of the $770 billion U.S. travel and tourism industry. It is headquartered in Washington, D.C. with an active presence in Europe, Asia and Latin America.

The mission of U.S. Travel is to increase travel to and within the United States. It advocates the power of travel to leaders in government, provides authoritative travel research and commentary, and hosts annual signature events, including International Pow Wow, that support its mission. U.S. Travel also manages DiscoverAmerica.com, the Official Travel and Tourism Website of the United States.

Dow has served in his present position since 2005. Prior to joining U.S. Travel, Dow rose through the ranks at Marriott International in a career that began as a summer lifeguard at the sixth Marriott hotel and spanned 34 years to become Senior Vice President, Global and Field Sales, leading Marriott's 10,000-person worldwide sales organization. His many accomplishments for the company included development of Marriott Rewards, the world's leading frequent traveler program.

In May 2009, Dow was presented an honorary degree from Johnson & Wales University (Doctor of Business Administration in Hospitality Management) and named the William R. Tiefel Professorial Chair in the university's Hospitality College.

He was recognized by his peers as the 2008 Association Executive of the Year, an honor presented by Association Trends magazine that reflected Dow's success in unifying the travel industry and greatly increasing its effectiveness on Capitol Hill. He has also been named to the Convention Industry Council's prestigious Hall of Leaders, was recognized by Meeting Professionals International (MPI) as one of the industry's top leaders, was selected by MeetingNews as one of the 25 most influential people in the meetings industry, and has been honored by the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) with its Academy of Leaders Award.

Dow frequently speaks on leadership, sales, marketing and management at conventions and corporate meetings. He has co-authored two books: "Turned On Eight Vital Insights to Energize Your People, Customers and Profits" and "The Trust Imperative The Competitive Advantage of Trust-based Business Relationships."

He serves, or has served, on the Board of Directors of ASAE, PCMA, ASAE Foundation, MPI Foundation (Chairman), GWSAE, the Travel Institute, RE/MAX International and on the Advisory Boards of Arizona State University's Center for Services Leadership and the University of Richmond Robins School of Business.

Dow served in the United States Army with the 101st Airborne Division in Vietnam, where he received the Bronze Star and other citations.

A native of New Jersey, he earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Seton Hall University, where he was senior class president, captain of the varsity wrestling team and secretary of Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity. He was named TKE alumnus of the year for 1991 and was presented with the award by President Ronald Reagan.

Roger Dow Videos

  • Roger Dow, US Travel Association at Caesars Entertainment, Las ...
    Aug 19, 2018 ... Caesars Entertainment Corporation broke ground 18th July 2018 on Caesars Forum, a $375 million, 550000 square-foot conference center...
  • Roger Dow full press conference May 22 2018 - YouTube
    May 25, 2018 ... Roger Dow and Elliot Ferguson speaking at US Travel Association press conference during IPW 2018 in Denver, May 22 2018.
  • Roger Dow Speaks at Connect Travel Marketplace 2018 - YouTube
    Mar 14, 2018 ... Roger Dow speaking at Connect Travel Marketplace 2018 in Orlando.

Roger Dow Books

Roger Dow Speaking Topics

  • Building A Customer-Focused Team

    Customers are defining value as better, faster, cheaper ... when I want it, where I want it and how I want it! Customer loyalty is elusive, but critical, in an intensely competitive world. Their needs are changing and we must change to satisfy them. Strive for a greater share of customer versus share of market. Eliminate anything that doesn’t add value. Achieve a balanced focus on customers, people and profits. Focus resources on what really matters to customers. Work Hard on the right stuff for your customers, people and profits. Be brilliant on the basics and incredibly convenient
    • then add value in the customer's eyes.

  • It's All About Sales

    Unleash the power of relationships. Understand and focus on what is really important to customers. Match your core strengths with customer needs. Set bold goals to bring everyone into alignment to exceed expectations and achieve dramatic results. Make the complex simple for customers and your team. Understand who are your most valued and highest potential customers and make them part of the family. Sales is too important to be left up to the sales department—create a culture where everybody sells. Recognize and celebrate sales heroes at every level.

FAQs on booking Roger Dow

  • How to book Roger Dow?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Roger Dow for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Roger Dow, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Roger Dow or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Roger Dow?

    Booking fees for Roger Dow, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Roger Dow, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Roger Dow?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Roger Dow for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Roger Dow for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Roger Dow or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Roger Dow or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Roger Dow is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Roger Dow for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Roger Dow generally travels from MD, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Mark C. Thompson, Doug Lipp, Chester Elton, JP Pawliw-Fry and Robert Kriegel. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Roger Dow for an upcoming event.

Roger Dow Speaker Videos

  • Roger Dow, US Travel Association at Caesars Entertainment, Las ...
    Aug 19, 2018 ... Caesars Entertainment Corporation broke ground 18th July 2018 on Caesars Forum, a $375 million, 550000 square-foot conference center in ...
    Roger Dow full press conference May 22 2018 - YouTube
    May 25, 2018 ... Roger Dow and Elliot Ferguson speaking at US Travel Association press conference during IPW 2018 in Denver, May 22 2018.
  • Roger Dow Speaks at Connect Travel Marketplace 2018 - YouTube
    Mar 14, 2018 ... Roger Dow speaking at Connect Travel Marketplace 2018 in Orlando.
    Roger Dow, U.S. Travel Association - Phocuswright USA 2017 ...
    Dec 18, 2017 ... Roger Dow, President and CEO, the U.S. Travel Association speaking at the Phocuswright Conference, November 2017.
  • One on One with the U.S. Travel Association's Roger Dow - YouTube
    Jun 6, 2013 ... Airport Legislative Alliance Vice President Brad Van Dam goes One-on-One with Roger Dow, the President and CEO of the U.S. Travel ...
    Educational Travel Sparks Academic and Financial Success in Youth

Roger Dow Speaking Topics

  • Building A Customer-Focused Team

    Customers are defining value as better, faster, cheaper ... when I want it, where I want it and how I want it! Customer loyalty is elusive, but critical, in an intensely competitive world. Their needs are changing and we must change to satisfy them. Strive for a greater share of customer versus share of market. Eliminate anything that doesn’t add value. Achieve a balanced focus on customers, people and profits. Focus resources on what really matters to customers. Work Hard on the right stuff for your customers, people and profits. Be brilliant on the basics and incredibly convenient
    • then add value in the customer's eyes.

  • It's All About Sales

    Unleash the power of relationships. Understand and focus on what is really important to customers. Match your core strengths with customer needs. Set bold goals to bring everyone into alignment to exceed expectations and achieve dramatic results. Make the complex simple for customers and your team. Understand who are your most valued and highest potential customers and make them part of the family. Sales is too important to be left up to the sales department—create a culture where everybody sells. Recognize and celebrate sales heroes at every level.

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

If you are the talent, and wish to request removal from this catalog or report an issue with your profile, please click here.

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