Melissa Backus

Vice President-destination Strategy & Supplier Engagement at Apple Leisure Group

Melissa Backus has significant experience in destination strategy and supplier engagement, primarily in the travel and hospitality industry. Melissa has held roles of increasing responsibility at Apple Leisure Group and The Mark Travel Corporation, where they served as Vice President and Director of Destination Strategy & Supplier Engagement, respectively. Prior to entering the travel industry, Melissa worked as a Project Assistant at Karl's Event Rental and as a Merchandise Analyst at Kohl's Department Stores, Corporate. Melissa'swork experience spans over 16 years, showcasing their expertise in strategy development and supplier management.

Melissa Backus has a Certificate in Event Management from The George Washington University, obtained in 2007. Prior to that, they pursued a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) with a focus on Marketing/Marketing Management, General at the Wisconsin School of Business from 1999 to 2003.


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  • Vice President-destination Strategy & Supplier Engagement

    2019 - present

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