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2018 Brownell Academy Recap

Orlando may be home to the “Most Magical Place on Earth”, but this year it was also home to the best company meeting on earth – the 2018 Brownell Academy. Brownell Academy is our annual company meeting where our Independent Advisors, in-house advisors, support team, and top supplier partners come together for a few days of networking, learning, and fun.


Workshops & Training

Jen Friday Training 2018

Jen Friday Training 2018

Beth, David, and Sam Friday Training 2018

Beth, David, and Sam Friday Training 2018

Brownell Academy 2018 Supplier Training

Brownell Academy 2018 Supplier Training

Academy 2018 Networking Tradeshow

Academy 2018 Networking Tradeshow


Just like most other host agencies, Brownell has Independent Advisors spread across the United States and Europe. But what makes Brownell so different is our information-sharing, supportive community. Brownell Academy is one of the key ways that we build and strengthen our community of Independent Advisors.

The theme for this year’s meeting was Brownell Oasis. The demand for travel advisors and custom, luxury trips is on the rise (learn how you can join the industry here!), but advisors can feel overwhelmed and exhausted with the influx of requests. Our goal for Brownell Oasis was to leave both the Brownell team and our travel partners reenergized with a renewed sense of purpose. During these few days, we could step away from the daily grind and spend time learning and connecting with people who have a shared passion for creating exceptional travel experiences.


Opening Session & Keynote Address from Brownell CEO Troy Haas

General Session 2018 Brownell Academy

General Session 2018 Brownell Academy

Ourisman Travel MVP 2018

Ourisman Travel MVP 2018

Rebecca Falkenberry General Session 2018

Rebecca Falkenberry General Session 2018

General Session 2018

General Session 2018


Of course, there was plenty of time to learn about new destinations, hotels, cruises, and other travel experiences as well as professional development sessions focusing on everything from the new luxury to Instagram. This year, we offered longer business development meetings between suppliers and advisors so it could be more of a conversation than a whirlwind.


Friday Cocktail Party

Sabrina and Blaire

Sabrina and Blaire

Brownell Academy Friday Cocktail Party 3

Brownell Academy Friday Cocktail Party 3

Austin, Mark, and Patterson

Austin, Mark, and Patterson

Brownell Academy 2018 Friday Cocktail Party 2

Brownell Academy 2018 Friday Cocktail Party 2

Brownell Academy 2018 Friday Cocktail Party

Brownell Academy 2018 Friday Cocktail Party


And it wouldn’t be Brownell Academy without a little fun! On Friday our cruise partners hosted a Cocktail Party complete with massage stations. To close the weekend, we had our Saturday Awards Dinner where CEO Troy Haas and Executive Vice President Meg North announced the Devonian, 1887 Club, and Griffin winners as well as revealed the destinations for the rewards trips!


Saturday Awards & Recognition Dinner

Saturday Award Dinner 2018

Saturday Award Dinner 2018

Sam McClure and Team Academy 2018

Sam McClure and Team Academy 2018

Tate, Kerry, Jessica at Academy 2018

Tate, Kerry, Jessica at Academy 2018

Brownell Academy 2018 Patrick Millard Award

Brownell Academy 2018 Patrick Millard Award


Want to know even more about Brownell Oasis? We break it down by the numbers below:

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We can’t wait for the 2019 Brownell Academy in Atlanta!

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Testimonials

Phenomenal Education

“I am so thankful, grateful and honored to be a part of such a fantastic company. I said to a few of you one of the best parts of Academy is getting to see everyone and catch up but what I really want you all to know is how much I appreciate the phenomenal education I received this weekend. I was blown away. Just when you think it can’t get any better….it does!”

Kelly Millington, Fairfield, CT

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