Lindsey Epperly Sulek is an enthusiastic and innovative travel industry entrepreneur with over a decade of experience. In 2014, she founded Epperly Travel, where she now sits as CEO. She is also the Co-Founder of EntreTravel, an online travel agent training program.
While planning travel was the root of Lindsey’s industry career, she quickly found her passion in mentoring advisors. Thanks to her time spent as an independent contractor with a personal book of business worth $5 million in sales, she quickly identified the areas of tension that modern travel advisors face. Epperly Travel is dedicated to fostering a first-in-class virtual community, providing clarity around an advisor’s business practices, and tearing down the cages — the term coined to represent the old-school commission models designed to cap an advisor’s upward potential.
As the pandemic rocked the travel industry, Lindsey adopted the personal mission of being a beacon during the industry’s darkest hour. At the beginning of the pandemic, she launched Nourish, a networking group designed to keep advisors engaged in meaningful problem solving during the height of the pandemic. Most recently, she launched the Travel Agent Rebuilding Series, a free 15-video resource available on YouTube, with the intention of creating meaningful dialogue to rebuild the industry better.
Thanks to the two successful businesses, Lindsey was named to the Forbes Next 1000 List of up-and-coming entrepreneurs in 2021. She’s also been named to the Wendy Perrin WOW List as the Caribbean specialist since 2015 as well as Condé Nast’s Top Travel Specialists for 2021. Epperly Travel was named to the 2020 Bulldog 100, celebrating the top 100 fastest-growing organizations operated by UGA alumni.