Tell us about yourself.
An NYC native, I received a BA in Journalism from American University and a Masters in Management from Baker University. I worked in DC before moving to Kansas to marry my husband Rob and raise our three children. I worked in hospital public relations, and corporate sponsorships/advertising for Sprint Corporation where I led their PGA and NCAA events. I joined the federal government’s public outreach efforts in KC and accepted a promotion back to the DC area where I served as an Acting Deputy Director and authored major regulations. I was awarded multiple HHS Secretary and CMS Administrator Awards. I have been with Team Travel Source since 2018, and I dote on our two cats and 7-year-old English Bulldog, Phog.
Three words that best describe you.
Loyal, Strong, Sarcastic
What awards/recognitions if any have you received while working at TTS?
Essential Piece Awards June and August 2019 and trip winner in 2019
Which core value is your personal favorite and why?
Exceed Expectations – we live it in our work life and in our personal lives as well.
Name of the person that inspires you the most.
My youngest daughter, Allyssa Buenning. She has met many challenges in life with strength and persistence.
What is your favorite memory of working at TTS?
Halloween Parties in 2018 and 2019
What is the best thing about working at TTS?
Family atmosphere – we care about each other AND our customers.
To make the world a better place we should...
Be more compassionate and less critical
What are your hobbies?
Beach time, NY Times crossword puzzles
Where did you go to school?
BA, American University Washington DC and Masters in Management, Baker University, Baldwin City KS
Who is waiting for you at home?
Husband Rob, daughter Allyssa, two cats and an English bulldog. My daughter Blair lives in KS with her husband and our two grandsons, and our son Andrew just relocated from Nashville to Chicago.
Everything happens for a reason.Denise Buenning