Jé-Vonna Sampson ‘14, NYC & Company’s Manager of Borough Relations & Member Programs, has been recognized by Destinations International as part of the 30 Under 30 Class of 2021.

The communication major joined NYC & Company in Fall, 2017. Sampson is also a proud alumnus of Girls Write Now, New York’s first and only writing and mentoring organization for girls and gender non-conforming youth. Sampson is a resident of Ridgewood, Queens.

“I am grateful for my NYC & Company village who have supported my vision and inspired me to rise to every occasion. I have a love for New York City like no other. It is an absolute honor to be recognized as one of Destinations International’s 2021 30 Under 30. I am thrilled to be in the company of such talented young travel professionals,” she says.

“We appreciate Jé-Vonna for all her hard work over the last three and a half years, and especially for her dedication to supporting small neighborhood businesses and marginalized communities across the five boroughs. Being bestowed the 30 Under 30 honor is an extraordinary accolade and we are so proud of Jé-Vonna for her accomplishments,” said NYC & Company President and CEO Fred Dixon.

Destinations International is committed to investing and preparing the leaders of tomorrow and developing future industry leaders that represent a diverse set of backgrounds and perspectives. Each year, 30 individuals under the age of 30, are selected to gain valuable industry networking opportunities and increased thought leadership throughout the year. The honorees originate from a variety of destination organizations of all sizes and countries.

“The 30 Under 30 program remains critical to our organization’s vision and mission,” said Don Welsh, president and CEO of Destinations International. “As our industry moves toward recovery, we are especially excited to announce these young professionals as they are the future of the travel and tourism industry.”

“The Destinations International Foundation believes in building up the leaders of tomorrow,” said John Lambeth, President of Civitas and Destinations International Foundation Chair. “We are proud of our 30 Under 30 Program and for the foundation donors who make programs like these possible for our industry. We look forward to engaging with them through professional development and networking opportunities throughout the year and in the years to come.”

“We are so proud to honor this year’s class in light of the tremendous challenges our industry has experienced,” said Mike Gamble, President and CEO of SearchWide Global. “As we work collectively to rebuild and re-energize, this diverse group of rising leaders will remain essential to the future of destination marketing and management.”

April 20, 2021