Senior Product Manager, Inclusive Travel, & President of AIM at Expedia Group
Toby Willis is the Senior Product Manager for Inclusive Travel and Founder/President of AIM, the Ability Inclusion Movement at Expedia Group in Seattle. Toby happens to be blind due to an inherited genetic condition known as Lebers Congenital Amaurosis. However, he has overcome many barriers throughout his life and career to achieve his goals. Toby has launched two startups, earned two Master degrees and traveled the world speaking to audiences about the importance of inclusive design thinking. Speaking events include: keynote speaker at the EU Innovation Day Conference, Google UX Design Forum, Microsoft Disability Employment Symposium, TravelAbility’s Emerging Markets Summit, and the Short Stay Show in London where he spoke to vacation rental property owners and managers about how to make their homes more inclusive and accessible for travelers with various disabilities and accessibility needs.
Toby is President of the Disability Empowerment Center in Seattle and serves on the City of Seattle Pedestrian Advisory Council.
Toby has been featured in the Hartford Current, Nashville Tennessean, Seattle Times and US News and World Report.
Toby and his Dog Guide Dazzler not only knock down the social and attitudinal barriers in life, but have also summitted many of the snowy peaks in the Pacific Northwest where they call home. Toby uses his passion and experience with disabilities to raise awareness, reduce bias and build programs so that people with disabilities can live more independently, gain, retain and advance employment and fully participate in all that life has to offer.