Director, Public Relations
Joel Frey likes to juggle. And as director of public relations for Travelocity, he gets plenty of practice managing and overseeing the day-to-day PR needs of the company’s flights, hotels, car rentals, cruise lines and packaging lines of business. Additionally, Joel manages Travelocity’s crisis communications, tries to incorporate witty comments into executive speeches and is a handler of the company’s mascot, the Roaming Gnome.
Joel began his career in PR at the Memphis Convention & Visitors Bureau. There, he worked with travel writers and small film crews worldwide in securing positive press on behalf of the city as well as the CVB’s partners in the hospitality industry. In addition to developing strong ties with local hoteliers and restaurateurs, Joel worked closely with officials at the mayor’s office and the Chamber of Commerce on several projects.
In September 2007, he independently published his first book, Two Sides of a Cypress Wall: The True Story of a Reluctant College Graduate, a bittersweet story of coping with the discovery that life in your early twenties is more than just finding a real job.