Consider a Departure, the Starting Point of a Journey

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Our journey began in 1984, when Departures magazine printed its first issue. The original publication celebrated a far-flung yet increasingly connected world. It provided readers with an armchair passport to novel places, people, and ideas.

In each issue, we invited you to explore the globe — to discover beautiful objects, inspiring destinations, and influential creatives. We introduced you to visionaries, uncommon sights, and fresh style and design finds. After all, a departure marks both a beginning and a new way of doing things. That’s why we’re always evolving the stories we tell and how we tell them.

Our new immersive digital experience was created with this legacy in mind. Featuring eye-opening perspectives, personal recommendations, and unique insights from diverse contributors, it brings Card Members more unexpected and candid perspectives more often via a complimentary digital subscription, exclusive newsletters, and special-edition publications.

Departures is a lifestyle resource for American Express Platinum Card® and Centurion® Members that showcases original stories and unexpected experiences. While Departures is owned by American Express, and Card Member benefits may be highlighted in the publication, the articles are independently written by third-party writers and creators, unless otherwise marked.

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Our Team

Corbin BrownGeneral Manager
Skye Parrott
Executive Editor
Talia Saville
Senior Director, Business Operations


Alex FrankEditor
Alexandra Brodsky

Colette Ussery
Junior Writer, Off-Platform
Cooper Fleishman
Senior Director, Audience Development
Erin Dixon
Editorial Director, Off-Platform
Elissa Polls
Head of Production

Hailey Andresen
Strategist, Audience Development
Jackie Risser
Associate Creative Director, Off-Platform
JB Maza

Jennifer Murray
Project Manager
Mia Sherin
Junior Strategist, Audience Development
Nicole DavisEditorial Operations Manager
Nina Renata AronSenior Editor
Rachel Sampson
Copy Chief
Sara Sabzehzar
Social Strategy Director
Sophie Mancini
T. Cole Rachel
Deputy Editor


Ahonen & LambergSenior Designers
Annette Lamothe-Ramos
Visuals Director
Chris Mueller
Creative Director
Flora Hanitijo
Photo Selects Editor
Joy Scull
Associate Creative Director, Off-Platform
Laura Duval
Lisa Lok
Art Director
Morgan McMullen
Senior Designer, Off-Platform


Brant MessengerFront-End Developer
Eyleen Rodriguez
Project Manager
Gray Blue
Associate Director of Strategy
Jacob Budin
Technical Director
Jesse Yuan
Director of Interaction Design
Joe Kaput
Technical Producer
Julian Ybarra
Interaction Designer
Jusang You
Senior Front-End Developer
Kate Boccio
Group Account Director
Lynn Fasano
Executive Producer, Product Manager
Olivier Peyre
Executive Creative Director, Experience Design
Rasuna Khatami
Senior Front-End Developer
Richard Sancho
Design Director
Ryan Wood
Development Manager
Stephanie Carcara
Account Director
Turner Halligan
Back-End Developer
Walker Schiff
Associate Strategy Director, Product


Ashley BurkePartnership Strategist
Charlotte Miller
Partnership Strategist
Courtney Kozieja
Senior Account Manager
Elysha Beckerman
Sr. Director, Partnerships
Jay Meyer
Partnership Lead
Jen Scherr
Partnership Operations
Kathleen Benner
Junior Project Manager
Matt Carroll
Partnership Lead
Nick Van Sicklen
Partnership Lead


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