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Kelley Louise

Founder & Executive Director

Impact Travel Alliance

A travel entrepreneur passionate about storytelling and sustainability, Kelley is the founder of Impact Travel Alliance, the world’s largest community for socially and eco-conscious travelers. She is also the Head of Content

Marketing at Fora Travel, and was formerly Head of Marketing at ViaHero.
A leader in sustainable tourism, Kelley is currently serving as one of 30 global leaders on the World Economic Forum’s Global Futures Council on Sustainable Travel and as an advisor to the Future of Tourism Coalition.
Kelley has built her career through carefully selected opportunities in the United States and abroad, including leadership roles in marketing, entrepreneurial endeavors and social impact projects. A content creator herself, Kelley is an avid photographer and writer. Kelley is a passionate connector, and has an innate ability to build loyal and diverse communities.
She has held several keynote speaking positions, and presented at the United Nations, MMGY’s Vail Summit and Women’s Travel Fest. Kelley has been interviewed by press including the New York Times, Fast Company, National Geographic Travel, Forbes and Mashable.

She is the recipient of an award as an Outstanding Woman in Hospitality from Women in Travel & Tourism International (witti) as well as a Bessie Award for excellence in Social Impact from the Women in Travel Summit (WITS). Kelley has also been noted as one of the Top 100 Female Founders by Travel Massive.

Kelley has a bachelor’s degree in Media & Culture from The New School. She is based in Brooklyn, New York.

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