Over the next couple of months, we'll be introducing each member of the IGS team. Though we celebrate diversity year round, we'll be highlighting our female employees during the month of March as we join in the celebration of National Women's History Month. As we continue to campaign for greater progress towards gender equality, IGS is proud to be represented by a team made up of nearly 75% women!
Susanna Brown, Director of Sales, has been with IGS since 2005.
How did you get started in the industry?
After graduating with a PR degree from Texas Tech, I worked a few years as a Program Coordinator for a non-profit organization in the Dallas area. It was here I reconnected with college pal, Norma Villela. IGS was fairly new, with three hotels in the portfolio at the time. The timing was perfect as the company was growing. Norma brought me on board in 2005 and the rest is history. Jose was a great mentor and teacher in starting me off in this industry.
Susanna and Norma attending Maritz Collaborative in 2017.
What’s your favorite part about working at IGS?
Matching the right resort to a group and then getting great feedback from the client of a successful program!
What are your favorite travel destinations?
Mexico and Europe
What’s next on your bucket list?
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
What inspires you?
My son. Seeing him explore his world – his totally original reactions to new experiences, his surroundings and new people. Carl Sagan said “Exploration is in our nature. We began as wanderers, and we are wanderers still.”
Susanna and her son Benjamin on his first birthday.
Susanna, her husband Joey, and son Benjamin - Dallas Cowboys fans!