Partner Concepts is a full-service travel-marketing firm. Headquartered just
outside of Washington, D.C., we have representatives in Santa Barbara and Los Angeles. We are a team of seasoned marketing professionals
whose experience encompasses national tourism offices, international airlines, travel industry associations, financial services, and
major media organizations. We share a passion for telling the stories of the world's leading destinations and a dedication
to generating quantifiable results for our clients.
John Riggin, President
John Riggin brings a track record of nearly 25 years in marketing communications, business and strategy development to Partner Concepts. As President, John provides leadership and management across all client activity. Prior to co-founding Partner Concepts in 2002, John founded J.K. Riggin & Associates, Incorporated, in 1997, leading a team of internet marketing strategists providing solutions in online advertising, email marketing, web site development and early content management systems. Prior to that, John served as Investor Relations Manager for DIGEX Incorporated, an internet service provider, working closely with investors to sell the company to new shareholders in its $50 million initial public offering in 1996, as well as to publicize and advertise the firm's rapid growth across the United States. Prior to that, John was public relations manager for Maryland National Bank and NationsBank (now Bank of America), publicizing the bank in all capacities, managing special events, and contributing to the bank's initial web site in 1995. John holds a Bachelors degree from Harvard University.
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Leslee Hall, Vice President
Leslee Hall has over 25 years of experience as a
marketing and sales strategist and consultant, business/partner development executive, and client
relationship manager. Leslee’s business experience spans multiple industries and cultures, the
past decade exclusively in the travel and tourism industry. Her areas of expertise include
marketing strategy development and execution, channel/partner marketing, integrated marketing
campaign development and execution, marketing communications, pr and client relationship management.
Prior to joining Partner Concepts in early 2006, Leslee was a Senior Consultant and Account Director
for USDM.net, a leading interactive agency serving the travel industry, where she managed a portfolio
of domestic and international destination clients, including the U.S. Department of Commerce, Office
of Travel and Tourism Industries - Visit America Alliance program, Aruba Hotel and Tourism Association,
Melbourne Australia CVB, and Southern Governor’s Association. Leslee has an MBA from Kellogg
Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University and a BS, Management and Consumer Studies
from the University of Maryland.
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Bill Maloney, Director of Travel Industry Relations
William A. "Bill" Maloney, CTC, who for more than a decade served as one of the travel industry's most visible leaders as chief executive officer of the American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA) assists Partner Concepts clients to develop and implement their travel trade marketing strategies.
With more than 30 years of experience with travel agents, suppliers and national tourism organizations, Bill is a key figure in servicing Partner Concept’s existing accounts, training associates and helping us with new assignments and clients. Prior to ASTA, Maloney held senior executive positions with The Hertz Corporation, Woodside Group of Travel Agents, Allnet Communications and Hughes Airwest. He has served on the advisory boards of World Travel Mart and Starwood Hotels & Resorts. He has been a board member of U.S. Travel Association, Tourism Cares, NACTA, ASTA, ATME and The World Travel Agents Association Alliance.
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