Executive Team

Charlene Leiss – President, Corporate Brands USA, Flight Centre Travel Group.

As President of all seven Flight Centre Travel Group (FCTG) Corporate Brands, Charlene oversees a team of 500. Her career has been one chock-full of awards and outstanding performance; most noteworthy is the honor she has received for the past three consecutive years: Top Global Corporate BDM. This accolade signals out her performance among all of Australian-based Flight Centre Travel Group’s businesses, across the more-than 90 countries in which it operates, among a pool of 1,000-plus corporate sales people. Within FCTG, Charlene has been the top corporate sales person for five years in a row. She has achieved double-digit, often record-setting growth, year over year. Charlene's career in travel began nearly 20 years ago with Boston-based Garber Travel. When Garber Travel was acquired by Flight Centre Travel Group, she was a key part of the transition.

Billy McDonough

Billy McDonough – President, FCM Travel Solutions, The Americas

Billy was appointed President, FCM Travel Solutions USA in 2012. A Flight Centre veteran, Billy joined Flight Centre in 1996 as a consultant at Flight Centre Perth, Australia. Since then he has held various positions in retail, including Team Leader and Area Leader, before moving into our corporate services business as Area Leader (Procurement, Real Estate and Construction) at Flight Centre Limited. He has served as the Nation Leader for Flight Centre retail in Queensland as well as Nation Leader Corporate Brands before returning to the USA as President of Liberty Travel. Billy was born and raised in Philadelphia and attended Drexel and Temple University.

Joseph Ondrus – Senior Vice President, FCM Travel Solutions USA

Joe has 24 years of travel industry experience and joined FCM in August 2006. A seasoned travel industry executive and an accomplished team leader, Joe oversees key client and partner relations, as well as sales and business development activities and travel technology and operations. Additionally, Joe is a key stakeholder in our global travel management initiative. Prior to joining FCM, Joe was Deputy Director for TSA and held several key sales management positions at US Airways. He has worked with growing companies as well as with Fortune 100 clients, as well as serving on numerous advisory boards, chambers of commerce and convention and visitor bureaus. Joe holds a BA in Promotional Communication from Cleveland State University and several professional development certificates.

John Morhous – Chief Experience Officer, Corporate Brands USA, Flight Centre Travel Group.

John is responsible for ongoing client-facing innovation and digital mobile platforms, the development of additional tools and technology, and thought leadership, across all of FCTG’s corporate brands globally. FCTG’s corporate network services the needs of organizations of all sizes across dozens of industries in more than 90 countries. Morhous has been with Flight Centre Travel Group for 11 years now, most recently serving as the Chief Strategy Officer for corporate brands in the Americas, including FCM Travel Solutions, Stage and Screen, cievents and Corporate Traveler. 

Alexandra de Vaux – National Sales Leader, FCM Travel Solutions USA

Alexandra has been working with FCM Travel Solutions for 8 years and has experience in account management and sales in both the UK and the US, giving her a broad spectrum of knowledge across multiple markets. Based in our New York Travel Center, she leads the national sales team who are responsible for the proposal, presentation, and service agreement for clients' travel programs, as well as supporting the management team throughout the implementation process and beyond. Alexandra holds an Honors Degree in Business Management from Leeds University, UK.