Beverly Nicholson-Doty’s job is to ensure that some of the country’s most beloved tropical destinations see a continued uptick in tourism and development. After hurricanes Irma and Maria ravaged popular vacation spots, Nicholson-Doty and her team kicked into high gear to oversee swift rehabilitation and revitalization of the tourism-sustained islands of St. Croix, St. John and St. Thomas. Nicholson-Doty, our 2017 EBONY Women Up honoree, is a woman making her presence known in one of the most challenging industries. The travel and tourism industry generates well over $1.5 trillion in economic output and supports 7.6 million jobs. Nicholson-Doty talks with EBONY and breaks down what it takes to sustain her role as a leader. Brought to you by @HiltonHotels. #Hiltoncelebrates