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Conference August 15-18, 2013 in Canada
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Adam Pitluk
KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Travel Classics West 2013

August 15-18, 2013
Banff/Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada
Adam Pitluk
Executive Editor
American Way
Editorial Director
Celebrated Living
Nexos
4333 Amon Carter Blvd, MD 5374
Fort Worth, TX 76155
Adam Pitluk Adam Pitluk is an award-winning journalist and the author of Damned To Eternity and Standing Eight, both books critically acclaimed and studies of the human condition. He is currently the executive editor of American Way, the in-flight magazine of American Airlines, and the director of art and editorial for Celebrated Living and AA NEXOS magazines, premium class and Spanish/Portuguese magazines of American Airlines, respectively.

Prior to joining American Airlines fulltime, Adam was a reporter for Time magazine for seven years. He was also a reporter for People magazine from his days in New York, where he covered celebrity news. Adam is the former senior editor of Spirit magazine, the in-flight magazine of Southwest Airlines, and the former features editor of Boys' Life magazine. He was a reporter for Court TV and a former staff writer for Village Voice Media. Adam was an adjunct professor of journalism at the University of Texas at Arlington, where he taught reporting and editing, and is currently an adjunct professor teaching magazine journalism at the University of North Texas.

Since becoming editor of American Way in 2008, the magazine has won the Magnum Opus Award for Best Travel Magazine and Best All-Around Transportation Publication; the Writers-Editors Network International Writing Competition for nonfiction; the North American Travel Journalists Association Best In-Flight Magazine award; and the Western Publishing Association Maggie Award for Best Travel & In-Transit Publication/Consumer.

Adam has a bachelor of journalism from the University of Missouri and a master of science from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. He also attended Texas Wesleyan University School of Law (currently on leave). Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, he now lives in Dallas, Texas.
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