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Michaela Guzy

Oh The People You Meet (OTPYM)
Founder
Greater New York City Area
Before founding OhThePeopleYouMeet.com a content site for travelers, foodies and philanthropists with a passion for a genuine connection with the locals and Michaela’s Map, a travel web video series, Michaela Guzy, served as the VP/Global Travel and Strategic Development at American Express
Publishing overseeing sales and marketing for blue-chip travel accounts for Travel+Leisure, Food&Wine, Departures, Executive Travel, Black Ink and Time Inc. brands.

While still consulting with many Fortune 500 companies, Michaela regularly speaks as a trusted travel authority at industry conferences including VisitBritain International Business Exchange, G’Day USA and
multiple Adventure Travel Trade Association Summits. Michaela serves on the Advisory Board of Adventure Tourism Development Index and moderated International Luxury Travel Market’s (ILTM)
launch of “Bright Young Things” workshop in Cannes in 2011 and 2012 – the 2012 white paper was picked up by Boston University to be used as a part of their hospitality curriculum. In May 2013, Michaela moderated the first ever ILTM America’s Pop-Up Panels in New York City and in December
2013 she took the main stage in Cannes to moderate an interactive Q&A during the opening forum. In May 2014, Michaela heads back to Africa for the second annual ILTM Africa. On behalf of Travel+Social Good, Michaela is curating the organization’s content and moderating their panels at
both Social Media Week and New York TravFest this spring.

In September 2013, Michaela was also asked to be a CoorOZpondent for Tourism Australia and spend the month shooting her video series down under. She has guest segments as the “Female Road Warrior” on Peter Greenberg‘s, CBS Travel Editor, radio show- including her recent trip to
Australia. Michaela contributes to a number of travel and culinary sites and publications including JohnnyJet, EverettPotter, VirtuosoLife, Recommend and The Daily Meal.

She serves as the Corporate Vice-Chair, Fundraising and Events, for the New York Center for Abused Children’s Junior Committee and just successfully completed her first marathon on the hilliest & holiest course in the world- Jerusalem, Israel.

Join her on her journey: OhThePeopleYouMeet.com (website); @MichaelaGuzy & @OTPYM (Instagram); Facebook.com/OhThePeopleYouMeet; OhThePeopleYouMeet.com (Pinterest) and @MichaelaGuzy @OhThePplYouMeet (Twitter)