Founder Kate Hanni Honored as 'Top 100 Visionary Game Changer' by the Huffington Post

Oct 21, 2010, 15:09 ET from

NAPA, Calif., Oct. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --  Today, Kate Hanni was named #1 Game Changer in Travel by Huffington Post and the American public.  One month ago, Kate was nominated by the Huffington Post as a "Top 100 Visionary Game Changer" in the Travel Category with 6 other entrants all of whom are visionaries in their own right.  Huffington Post then opened up the voting to the public and the public has chosen Kate Hanni, Executive Director of!

"Naturally I am very honored to be considered for such an award and am very gratified that the American public- who are our clients – have chosen me as a 'Visionary Game Changer,' said Hanni.  "However in my case, this award is a team award because we could not have secured the groundbreaking consumer protections that have been recently enacted, without the strong support we have gotten from our members and the flying public—I accept this on their behalf."

HuffPost's Game Changers series celebrates 100 innovators, visionaries, and leaders in 12 categories who, whether working in the spotlight or under the radar, are changing how we look at the world and the way we live in it. We salute them for their willingness to look at things and take the risk of saying, "I think I have a better way."

Kate Hanni was nominated in the Travel category with such formidable entrants as André Balazs founder of Chateau Marmont in L.A, Stephen Kaufer founder of Trip Advisor, Jack Blumenstein founder of GOGO inflight, Tyler Brûlé founder of, Scott Griffith founder of ZipCar.  Kate was the only consumer advocate included in this group.

Kate will join Arianna Huffington in SOHO, NY on October 28th to meet the other 100 game changers in travel! is the largest non-profit airline passengers association in the world with 30,000 supporting members. for more info or 1-877-359-3776 for our toll free hotline.

Contact: Kate Hanni (707) 337-0328