The Terry Sullo Memorial Scholarship

The Terry Sullo Memorial Scholarship was established in December, 2017 by Terry’s husband, Joseph Sullo, and NEBTA’s Board of Directors to honor the memory of our former association President and travel industry veteran.  This Scholarship will be awarded annually to a NEBTA member in the amount of $5,000 and is to be used to further the recipient’s travel industry education and learning.

The 1st Terry Sullo Memorial Scholarship will be awarded August 31st and the recipient announced at our September monthly meeting.  Application deadline is July 31st, 2018.  Click here for an application.

About Terry Sullo

Terry Sullo graduated from Northeastern University with a B.S. in Business Administration and later received her Master’s Degree in Applied Management from Lesley College (now University).

Her career, deeply rooted in the business travel industry, spanned nearly 3 decades, managing travel and meetings at BBN Technologies in Cambridge, MA and then at Akamai Technologies, also in Cambridge.  Her marketing efforts for BBN’s speech recognition technology garnered her the prestigious Business Travel News (BTN) “25 Most Influential Travel Executives” designation in 1994.

Known for her vision and ability to predict trends, Terry was frequently quoted in the travel media including Business Travel News, Travel Weekly, The Beat, and the local Boston Business Journal.

A member of GBTA’s original NBTA, served on many of their committees, and chaired the NBTA Technology Committee for 4 years as the internet was emerging and speech recognition technology had not yet been adopted.

A long-time member of NEBTA, she served as President from 2006-2007 before stepping down due to illness. Terry earned NEBTA’s Award for Leadership & Professional Excellence in 2009.

When she retired from Akamai, she authored a book for unaccompanied minors entitled “Flying by Myself” which she introduced to her former travel business partners.

Terry Sullo passed away in December 2012, after a long courageous battle with cancer.