Strategic Advisory Board
Sandy Dhuyvetter – Expert in Media, Marketing, and Branding
Sandy has over 30 years of marketing and branding experience working around the world as an ambassador of travel, culture and healthy lifestyle. As an award winning writer, radio talk show host and film maker Sandy has played an important role in building cultural bridges around the world by promoting the exchange of information and education.
As a technologist, Sandy has also been involved with the creation of online marketing strategies and the building of e-commerce enabled Web sites for over 200 companies including San Diego Super Bowl Host Committee, General Electric, Hospitality Marketing Services STI-Middle East, Egyptian Tourism Authority, SuperClubs/Breezes Resorts, Tanzania Tourism Board, Aruba Tourism Board, New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau, Universal Air Travel Plan (UATP), Dan Hotels, and the National Business Travel Association, Blount Small Ship Adventures, Dr. Melina and the International Tourism Management Institute. In 2010 she became a US AID Media Specialist for Palestine and in 2010 joined the Board of Advisors for the MENA Travel Awards in Dubai. In January of 2011 Sandy was appointed as executive consultant to the president of the International Women's Fair in Accra Ghana.
Sandy was named one of 50 People to Watch in the San Diego region in 2004. She shares the moment with distinguished speakers, including Deepak Chopra, Rob Marchado, pro surfer and Major General William G. Bowdon III, Commanding General Marine Corps Base, and Camp Pendleton.
Sandy serves on the Board of Directors of both the International Women's Fair in Accra Ghana and Airline Ambassadors International, headquartered in Washington DC. She also has a security clearance from the US Government where she was appointed to serve on the Secure Borders and Open Doors Advisory Committee (SBODAC).
Sandy has received numerous awards owing to her tireless efforts in building cultural bridges and goodwill among people and countries, some of which include: an award by the North American Journalist Association for her outstanding work in 2009 on New Orleans; 1st Prize for the 2006 Final Radio Report Contest in Nanjing China for producing and hosting “Sandy and Dr. Sun Yat-sen,” a special documentary in Chinese and English; and the 6th Annual Tanzania Tourism Board Media Award in 2006.
Ms. Dhuyvetter holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Arizona State University in illustration and design. Sandy served as adjunct professor at Mission College in Santa Clara where she taught computer graphics. Sandy is also a 1995 graduate of the Pac Bell sponsored Entrepreneurial Incubator program for multi-media based businesses in the San Francisco Bay Area and Silicon Valley.