With over 20 years of travel industry experience, Rob Torres serves as Google’s Managing Director of advertising and marketing for travel sector. In this role, Rob oversees the strategy development and profitable growth of integrated and innovative advertising campaigns. His group serves some of the largest travel brands in the US. Prior to joining Google, Rob was Vice President of Strategic Hotel Partnerships at Expedia.com. During his seven year career at Expedia, Rob managed a team that had Global responsibility for 30 strategic accounts, generating gross bookings in excess of $2 billion. Rob is a frequent speaker at marketing and interactive conferences such as Phocuswright, TravelCom and Eye for Travel. He has been quoted in such publications as Business Week, Advertising Age and Media Post. Rob holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Administration from the University of Southern California and a Masters of Business Administration from Georgetown University. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI), the Association of Travel Marketing Executives (ATME), the US Travel Association and the Washington Leadership Council for the American Lung Association.