Sr. Vice President/Group Publisher;
Associate Publisher; Email Jay
Jay started in the hospitality business more than 20 years ago, having purchased travel agencies to go along with his entertainment security business. He joined Northstar Travel Group more than 15
years ago as a Sales Representative working out of Hotel and Travel Index’s Miami office and eventually became National Director. Today, Jay is Associate Publisher of TravelAge West and Travel Weekly.
Vice President, Digital;
Neal Tornopsky is a 17-year veteran of travel publishing with nearly ten
years of focus on digital media. During his tenure at Northstar Travel Group, he has served in various roles including sales, marketing, product development and project management. Overseeing the Travel Weekly and TravelAge West portfolio
of digital products, Neal has been instrumental in driving sharp growth in both the usage of Northstar’s digital portfolio and a corresponding increase in digital revenues. He is a graduate of Rutgers University and resides in New
Jersey with his wife and three sons.
Business Development Director, Mid-West & Western; Email Doug
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Business Development Manager; Email Audrey
Audrey joined the Northstar family in 2014 and worked in marketing for two years before moving into sales — first for Travel Weekly in Florida, then moving cross-country
to Los Angeles to work with the wonderful TravelAge West team as well as Travel Weekly. Before her move into the travel industry, she taught elementary school in Connecticut and France. Audrey is a graduate of Denison University and enjoys
hiking, exploring L.A. and the surrounding Southern California area, reading and, of course, traveling.
Sales Manager, Hawaii; Email Laurie
Laurie has represented TravelAge West in Hawaii since 1987, and it is still the best
trade publication in the market! Laurie started her ad sales career when she moved to Hawaii and worked as the Advertising Director for the University of Hawaii’s newspaper, Ka Leo O Hawaii, while earning her MBA.
She has been involved in the travel industry in Hawaii for over 30 years and has expertise in developing innovative marketing programs for partners throughout the islands. Being a military brat, Laurie has traveled the world, but still
has a long bucket list of places to visit. She loves going on “road trips” with her husband, gardening, golfing, surfing and practicing pilates.
| ||Sales Manager, Mexico: Advantage Media Group|
+52 (55) 5202-6412/6376
Rosalind Genge and Francoise Chalifour
Sales Managers, Canada; Email
Rosalind or Francoise
Canada is such a vast country that it takes two to cover it. Rosalind Genge, located in Vancouver, and Francoise Chalifour on the east coast are
your tourism and trade experts — bringing all things Canada to the TravelAge West | Family Getaways | Explorer readership.
Marketing Manager;Email Lisa
marketing manager Lisa Frobisher has been with Northstar Travel Group for almost 20 years, she assures everyone that TravelAge West really is her favorite brand. When traveling, she enjoys taking a pint with her kinsfolk in Ireland
or cruising along the California Coast.
Production Manager;Email Michael
Heralding from the great metropolis of San Francisco, Michael rolled into
Los Angeles four years ago on the second leg of his “Fog and Smog Tour” and settled in the quaint, enchanted hamlet of Hollywood.
Three little known, uninteresting facts about Michael:
1) He was born on January 1, the same birthday as his paternal grandfather.
2) He once had a dream in which he was sleeping (which made waking up very confusing).
#1 was a cheap ploy to elicit birthday gifts and greetings.
Michael is a graduate of San Francisco State University having earned the most useless degree offered by any academic institution ever of the world.
When he’s not working, Michael is commuting.