Wendy Kheel

Client Manager, Symphony

Wendy Kheel joins Tourism Economics in the role of Client Manager, focusing on supporting new and existing Symphony clients.

Wendy Kheel joins Tourism Economics in the role of Client Manager, focusing on supporting new and existing Symphony clients.

Wendy is widely respected for her expertise in travel sector research and the development of marketing and sales strategies. Most recently, as Vice President of Tourism Insights for the Los Angeles Tourism and Convention Board, she oversaw global research and data analysis enabling the organization and its stakeholders to formulate fact-based business decisions.  

Prior to LA Tourism, she was Director, Consumer Insights at Universal Studios Hollywood, Director of Market Research at Walt Disney Imagineering, and a Senior Manager at two hospitality-industry consulting firms; Laventhol & Horwath, and PKF Consulting (now CBRE). She is a former two-term Travel and Tourism Research Association board member and has been on the advisory research committees for Visit California, the US Travel Association, and Brand USA. She is currently a board member of the Greater Western Travel and Tourism Research Association.

She has a Masters of Hotel Administration from Cornell University, an MBA from the University of Miami, and a Bachelor of Speech from Northwestern University.