Executive Director and COO, GBTA
Michael W. McCormick

Edward D. Silver

Editorial Staff

Sheila F. BuckmasterEditor in Chief
Sheila F. Buckmaster


A seasoned magazine professional who has worked for the National Geographic Society for more than a decade as an editor and writer. As Senior Editor of the multi-award-winning National Geographic Traveler, Buckmaster edited top authors in addition to writing cover stories. She has been a keynote speaker and instructor at numerous travel-writing conferences, served as a Food Network judge, started a syndicated food/wine/travel service for the Los Angeles Times, and held staff positions at including National Lampoon, Skiing, Penthouse, and several inflight magazines.

Her writing has been published in Elle, Harper’s Bazaar, The Washington Post, Washingtonian, and many National Geographic Society publications. In her spare time, she rides Cascade (an Appaloosa), cooks, gardens, and, of course, travels. She lives on the Eastern Shore of Maryland with her husband and her dog Buck.


Art Director
Bob Gray

Editorial Contributors
Margaret Loftus
Janelle Nanos
Barbara Noe

Imaging Consultant
Stephanie Heimann

Husna Haq



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