Laura Cleary is a travel passionista on a mission to connect and inspire like-minded travel enthusiasts. She is currently the social advocacy manager for Travelocity and brings 13 years of developing community best practices, loyalty programs, customer research and marketing effectiveness measurement. She currently leads the Travelocity Gnomads, a community of travel enthusiasts and experts who want to share their experiences and inspire others to travel. In 2004, Laura was awarded the Forrester Award for building the first customer advocacy community at JCPenney. When she’s not inspiring others to travel, she enjoys watching her son play basketball, biking and reading.