Lanise Blankenship joined Star Destinations as a Tour Designer in 2022 with over twenty years of sales and customer service experience in retail, banking, and travel. Lanise’s career in group travel began with planning and escorting group tours as an Assistant Bank Club Director in Missouri. She transitioned into a highly successful career as an interior designer before her love of travel drew her back to the industry in the role of Bank Club Director at Central Bank. As a successful group leader, Lanise developed a very loyal client base and increased member participation 25% annually by listening carefully to her clients and exceeding their expectations.
Lanise and her husband recently moved to Tampa, FL, for the sunshine and warm winters. In her spare time, she loves to catch a sunset on the beach, cook Italian dishes, play a round of golf, and volunteer at local organizations. Lanise’s travels have taken her across the globe, with her favorite destinations being Italy, Costa Rica, Jamaica, New York, South Carolina, and Cape Cod.