Lesley O’Bryan

Senior Vice President at Advito

Lesley embodies a unique combination of expertise in corporate travel management, strategic sourcing and end-user marketing. A heel-worn traveler, Lesley is both an aggressive seeker of business trip nirvana and advocate for corporate clients. She devises and implements innovative strategies to improve the traveler experience while driving travel program adoption through behavioral economics. She helps create savings from optimized preferred supplier utilization, so businesses get more value and return on their travel investment. A collaborative, inclusive and insightful leader, Lesley builds highly effective global teams, executes data-tested strategies, and fine-tunes processes to achieve optimum results.

Prior to joining Advito, Lesley worked as a travel procurement consultant for IBM, managing corporate travel for numerous Fortune 500 companies. She served as IBM’s global procurement manager for meetings and events, with oversight for marketing, meetings and travel. Her top performance in strategic sourcing and marketing has earned her high recognition in the travel industry. She received a Bachelor of Science in business management and finance at the University of Louisville and a Master of Business Administration from Auburn University.

Speaker topics:

  • Traveler engagement and behavioral economics
  • Traveler experience optimization
  • Internal branding strategy and implementation
  • Sustainable corporate travel: measure, reduce, offset
  • Corporate travel program integration
  • Process, savings and performance optimization
  • Global leadership and strategies