Travel Professionals Of Color

About Us

What Is Travel Professionals Of Color?

Charlotte Haymore and Betty Jones saw a need in the industry that was not being addressed and decided to move forward and found Travel Professionals of Color (TPOC) in 2002. They proceeded to find a way to reach minority travel professionals and provide them the necessary tools to help make them more profitable and bring about an awareness of minority travel professionals within the travel community.

In addition, TPOC has developed a Heritage and History Tourism Program for all TPOC members interested in focusing on Heritage Travel. The Annual TPOC Conference brings together top travel executives, travel agent owners, managers, sales staff, industry suppliers, hospitality professionals and students in travel to an educational and networking environment specifically for the advancement of minority travel professionals.

Membership in the TPOC Association is open to everyone who has an interest in reaching the minority tourism market. Also, for anyone looking for great advice on developing cultural tours for their clients – were to go, shop, eat and play, etc.

The association has agents throughout the US, Canada, the Caribbean, Africa and Europe, which makes networking within the association an outstanding opportunity.

TPOC Board Of Directors

Our current Board Officers and Members

Betty Jones

Betty Jones

President

Board Officer

Mary Brantley

Mary Brantley

Program Director

Board Member

Beverly Bentley

Beverly Bentley

Treasurer

Board Officer

Miriam Padilla

Miriam Padilla

VP of Membership

Board Officer

Gladys Smith

Gladys Smith

Secretary

Board Officer

Colin Jones

Colin Jones

Publication Director

Board Member

Stacy B. Lucas

Stacy B. Lucas

Assistant Membership Coordinator Board Member

Jan Roy, PhD, CMP, CTA

Jan Roy, PhD, CMP, CTA

Education Director

Board Member

Charlotte Haymore

Charlotte Haymore

Board Member

Emeritus

Clifford Brown

Clifford Brown

Board Member

Emeritus

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