Sarah Shields serves as the U.S. Travel Association’s director of industry communications. She leads a team responsible for developing communication strategies and messaging that informs and engages the travel industry.
Shields oversees day-to-day tactical execution, which includes digital communications and U.S. Travel event support. She also manages the programming of National Travel and Tourism Week, America’s annual salute to the travel industry.
Prior to the director role, Shields served as U.S. Travel’s manager of industry communications, leading video production including the Friday Check-In series.
Before joining U.S. Travel, Shields worked for two public relations agencies, Ogilvy Washington and the District Communications Group, where she supported multi-faceted federal campaigns. Her previous clients include FEMA, the IRS, the VA and CDC.
Shields holds a bachelor’s degree in history and East Asian Studies from the University of Delaware, as well as a proficiency certificate in Mandarin Chinese from Beijing Language and Culture University.
All PostsBy Sarah Shields
January 08, 2020
National Travel and Tourism Week, the annual celebration of the contributions and accomplishments of the U.S. travel industry, will take place from May 3-9.Read More
November 20, 2019
Studies show that those who plan for vacation are more likely to use all or most of those days off—hence the beauty of National Plan for Vacation Day.Read More