Shannon Stowell

President, Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA)

Mr. Stowell is president of the ATTA, the largest professional organization for adventure travel companies, destinations and organizations worldwide with over 1000 members from 90+ countries. He spent 8 years with an environmental testing firm, performing projects around the Pacific Rim. He co-founded Altrec, an outoor gear retailer, directing business development, affiliate marketing and non-profit relations for six years. In 2004, Shannon restarted the ATTA, which has held 12 Adventure Travel World Summits in Europe, Africa and the Americas and is a global hub for adventure travel professionals. Shannon served on the board of the Global Sustainable Tourism Council for 3 years and co-authored Riding the Hulahula to the Arctic Ocean- A Guide to Fifty Extraordinary Adventures, published by National Geographic.