Tony Sandonato leads Learning and Development and Corporate Events at Travel + Leisure Co., which features “Destination U,” the corporate university designed to develop and grow a team of 15,000 associates spanning approximately 110 countries across the globe.

Headquartered in Orlando, Florida, Travel + Leisure Co. is the world’s largest vacation ownership and exchange company, and offers everyday travelers the opportunity to own, exchange or rent their vacation experience.   

Prior to joining Travel + Leisure Co. in 2005, Tony spent seven years in various Learning and Development roles with Colonial Bank N.A., Union Bank of Florida, and Burdines-Macy’s Department Stores in Miami.   He also volunteers as member of the Human Rights Campaign’s National Board of Governors, supporting the mission of achieving equality for the LGBTQ+ community. 

Tony and the team at Travel + Leisure Co. have received a number of awards for their innovative talent development work ARDA, the trade association representing the vacation ownership and resort development industries.

Tony holds a Bachelor of Science in Education from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania and Senior Professional HR Certification from HRCI, and facilitator certifications with Franklin Covey, Gallup, DDI, and Emergenetics.