Kathia DeLeon, Senior Manager of Product Development at EBG

Kathia DeLeon, Senior Manager of Product Development

March 06, 2017

EBG is excited to launch an employee spotlight series that will recognize members of our amazing team – the individuals who make delivering your FUN possible. 

From Miami to Orlando to Las Vegas, and even, the Big Apple – EBG’s dedicated employees are working in the nation’s top travel destinations to provide our clients and customers with exclusive offers on unforgettable experiences.

With four years of experience under her belt, Kathia is an EBG veteran. She has grown tremendously within the organization – going from a product coordinator to senior manager. 

Kathia manages several members of the product developement team, and is responsible for overseeing all Broadway products and a handful of national products. 

Thanks to a stellar nomination by her boss, Vice President of Product Development Brandon Warner, Kathia was awarded the ‘EBG Superstar’ title at the company’s marketing summit in February.

Brandon had wonderful things to say about Kathia as a leader on his team stating: “Kathia’s work is always polished and accurate. She is articulate in her explanations and clear with her expectations. Her dedication to ‘delivering amazing work’ requires long additional hours, yet she never complains and always stays until the job is done.

Kathia exemplifies being a ‘team player’ in every sense of the term. She is the person that every coordinator, manager, and executive, including myself, turn to for expertise in builds and overall product knowledge. She will never turn someone away from guidance and support, no matter how heavy her own personal workload is. She has accepted the role of a confidant and mentor for several team members due to her innate ability to listen and provide empathy on every level.

Kathia has been a backbone for the National Product Development Team for several years. She is greatly respected by her clients and colleagues for her knowledge, attitude, and passion for what she does and how she conducts business.”

We spoke with Kathia to find out some fun facts about her. Check it out:

What do you enjoy doing in your spare time? I grew up going to dance classes, and although I no longer attend, I always find a way to incorporate dancing into my free time.

What is your idea of the perfect vacation or day? I took my perfect vacation this past summer. A group of friends and I traveled throughout Spain and Italy. We ate all the best food, experienced the culture and met some really cool people along the way.

Who is your favorite artist, musician and/or band? And/or what is the first concert you ever went to? The first concert I ever went to was the Ashlee Simpson concert. I only went because I knew there was a great possibility that Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey would be there and they were! I was obsessed with the ‘Newlyweds’ show.

What was your dream job growing up? Growing up I always thought I would be a guidance counselor.

Where would you most like to live (or do you already live there)? I would love to live in Miami (minus the humidity.)

What is your most treasured possession? My mother’s wedding ring.

What do you most value in your friends? I value authenticity in friendships.

What is your favorite food? I love ALL spicy food!

Do you have a favorite quote you live by? What it is? “If your dreams don’t scare you, they aren’t big enough.”

If could travel anywhere in the world, where would it be? I would travel back to Southeast Asia because I absolutely love it there, specifically Thailand.

What’s your favorite movie? My favorite movie is Steel Magnolias. It makes me cry every single time.

If you could play one instrument, what would it be? I took piano lessons for 4 years as a child and hated it. Now, I regret not taking a liking to it because I think it is such a beautiful instrument to be able to play.