TITLE: Associate Publisher
COMPANY: TravelHost Magazine
YEARS IN ORLANDO: 41
YEARS AT COMPANY: 28
Susan Ortega started in the food and beverage field and worked her way up to leadership and management positions in the hospitality industry. She joined TravelHost Magazine Orlando as a sales and marketing director in 1985 and later became owner and associate publisher. She then continued to earn her way as an influential member of the Orlando hospitality industry.
“The TravelHost audience is actively making purchase decisions, but they are also ultimately seeking great experiences that will be remembered for a lifetime,” said Ortega. “Whether you’re trying to reach the tourism industry with a message or have a fundraiser to benefit the community, I am not only a problem-solver, but someone who provides memorable memories in the community and to travelers seeking once-in-a-lifetime memories while in Orlando.”
Ortega believes in giving back to her community and has been an asset to many Central Florida charitable organizations through her sponsorship and involvement. She started the TravelHost Invitational Golf Tournament to benefit children through The Torch Relay for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. She also co-chaired the Seniors First High Tea and Hats fundraiser and served on the executive committee for the Star Chefs Gala to benefit the March of Dimes. u