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Robert S. Campbell

Chairman & Founder

A four-time recipient of the CEO Dallas 100 award, Bob founded Campbell Travel and has continued to guide it through over 30 years of innovation in an ever-changing marketplace. Since graduating from the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas in Austin many moons ago, Bob has served as a member of the Business Advisory Board for Equitable Bank, as well as serving on the boards of Corp-Net International, Gladney Adoption, and The Heritage School in Fredericksburg. Bob’s love for travel extends beyond the business aspect to the personal side of travel, always adventuring to new places and seeking new experiences to bring back to the business. Favorite destinations include cycling in Provence; hiking to Machu Picchu; relaxing on a cruise in the Mediterranean; and most recently, exploring Cuba. When he’s not in the office, Bob enjoys spending time with his wife, Tina, in Fredericksburg, playing with his “bird-dog,” Pepper, sporadically  playing tennis, hiking, cycling, fine dining, visiting with friends, and uncovering new destinations to visit.

Bill Campbell

Partner & Chief Executive Officer

Bill graduated from the Rawls College of Business at Texas Tech University in 1991 and proudly served his country in the United States Air Force as a pilot, commanding worldwide missions in the C-5 Galaxy. Bringing those skills to his civilian life, Bill is responsible for the day to day oversight and execution of the Campbell brands. He is particularly focused on trends in technology, and how the Campbell Travel brands can leverage new technologies to better serve clients and create an exciting place to work. He has three sons, and loves nothing more than attending their hockey games and cheering them to victory.

Sandra Davenport

Chief Financial Officer

Sandra has over 20 years of technical and functional experience in the travel management industry and with the Campbell brands, with expertise in both accounting and business. As Chief Financial Officer, Sandra is responsible for the strategic direction and financial integrity of the company’s brands. Sandra oversees all of the finance and office functions, including auditing, cash flow, general ledger, taxes, payroll and human resources, among others. Married 25 years, she is passionate about anything Siamese, finance, three-day weekends, cooking, high-heels, running, swimming, steaks, beer, and grilling - to name a few.

Gretchen Waide

Chief Operating Officer

As COO of corporate travel and a travel industry professional with 20 years of experience, Gretchen has dedicated the last 10 years to Campbell. Gretchen oversees the strategic management and operational oversight of the company. Her areas of expertise include customer implementation and development and improvement of corporate travel programs using creative and innovative solutions through the use of technology. Before joining Campbell, Gretchen worked with travel management companies implementing, supporting and increasing adoption of corporate online booking products. Gretchen’s background also includes managing global corporate travel operations for companies such as Exxon-Mobil, Dell Computer, CompUsa, and Invensys. Gretchen has a Bachelor of Science from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. Go Razorbacks! Gretchen loves spending time with her husband and daughter. Family interests include cooking, traveling, spending time outdoors, art, and live music.

Mary Jean Thompson

Senior Independent Advisor/Management Consultant

Mary Jean's travel career began with Delta Air Lines, and once this country girl got a taste of travel, she never looked back. She loves cruising, and is presently serving on the Virtuoso Cruise Committee.  She works with the TravelDesigns brand of Campbell travel to build the leisure travel side of the business, and work to build a great program for the independent contractor travel advisors who provide services to our clients.