Ava Wells

Social Inclusion Manager
Destinations International

Ava Wells is the Social Inclusion Manager at Destinations International, working under the guidance of Chief Inclusion Officer, Sophia Hyder Hock. In this role, Ava spearheads the development and implementation of strategies that further the organization’s social inclusion goals. She expertly manages programs and fosters stakeholder engagement to enhance DI’s impact in this vital area.

With a rich background spanning over a decade in member and partner engagement, Ava possesses deep expertise in harnessing insights and building robust relationships to drive strategic transformations. Her experience includes seven years in the tech sector, where she focused on advancing workplace inclusion, equity, diversity, and enhancing employee engagement initiatives.

Ava’s professional journey began in the travel and tourism industry, where she spent three enriching years at the Nashville Convention & Visitors Corporation. She is excited about her return to this dynamic field, particularly driven by her passion for regenerative tourism, cultural vitality, and generating positive community impact.

A champion of collaboration and innovation, Ava values curiosity and the power of connection. Originally from Boston, she has embraced life in Montreal since 2018 with her Canadian spouse. In her leisure time, Ava enjoys cooking, running, and reading. She speaks French and maintains an active and travel-filled lifestyle.