Dorothy Dowling

Strategic Advisor and Board Trustee

2022 Phocuswright Conference speaker

Dorothy Dowling Strategic Advisor and Board Trustee
Dorothy Dowling is an experienced public company board director and C-Suite executive serving as CMO and Sr. VP of Sales. She has REIT senior leadership experience in the hospitality and storage industries with an extensive background in global digital, ecommerce, and loyalty marketing as well as global commercial B2B expertise.

In recognition of her exceptional leadership in the hospitality industry, Dowling was recently recognized by the International Hospitality Institute as one of the 100 Most Powerful People in Global Hospitality. In 2021, she was recognized with Lifetime Achievement awards from the Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI), and the New York University Investment Conference Stephen Brener Silver Plate award. Dowling is only the second woman honored with this award in the last 40 years.

Thanks to her firm belief in the value of enduring business relationships, Dowling has pioneered many strategic partnerships with leading consumer organizations such as AAA/CAA and AARP. Dowling has also launched innovative and successful partnerships with Google, Expedia, TripAdvisor, Facebook, Booking, and IBM Watson. In her commercial capacity as CMO and SVP of Sales, she partnered with many large clients in the corporate, leisure and intermediary space. Dowling served as President of the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) for several years representing many supply chain partners and intermediaries in the B2B hospitality space.

“Relationships are the currency of life” has been Dowling’s personal mantra—she is respected and admired by her colleagues and peers as a collaborative and inclusive leader. She focuses on co-creation and win-win outcomes to drive business solutions. Dowling has distinguished herself with her belief in paying it forward and continues to further her investments in both D&I and ESG to benefit future leaders and generations of consumers.

Dowling resides in Arizona. She is a citizen of both the United States and Canada and has worked globally for much of her career with teams in the Americas, EMEA, and APAC.