Marie T. Elguira is the founder of Campus Tours USA, LLC. Her 20+ years combined experience in the public and private sectors encompass three customer service-focused industries: education, counseling and hospitality.
As a program director for the California Community Colleges for more than eight years, Marie was responsible for the overall planning, development, management, and support for the 112 community colleges. In close collaboration with state officials and college administrators, she developed strategies for student service programs that resulted in student and institutional success.
Prior to her transition to the public sector, Marie was the director of operations for Hilton Hotels Corporation. She managed and analyzed assigned aspects of the corporate strategy function, which included strategic projects, long-term business planning, and competitive benchmarking. She oversaw all aspects of hotel functions and operations including management of Front Office, Human Resources, and Fiscal and Revenue Management. She developed key goals to maximize profitability while ensuring guest and team member satisfaction.
Marie obtained her Master’s Degree in Business Administration at Loyola Marymount University. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of California Irvine. She also attended Georgetown University and California State University of Long Beach for Certifications in Human Resources.
She has visited 70 countries and speaks Tagalog, English, Spanish, French and Italian.