Dr. Cristina Benton is a senior consultant with Anderson Economic Group, directing the Market and Industry Analysis practice area. Her background is in Research and Data Analysis, Community and Economic Development, and Urban Planning.
While with AEG, Dr. Benton has worked on a number of auto dealership franchise projects as well as retail, industry, and market analyses. Among the clients for whom she has worked are Holland Tulip Time Festival, the Ann Arbor Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, and Automation Alley. Dr. Benton has also worked with automobile dealerships in matters of sales performance assessments, geographic territory analyses, market opportunity studies, and expert testimony.
Prior to joining AEG, Dr. Benton worked as a community and economic development assistant with the City of East Lansing, Michigan where she provided analysis and support to the city’s economic development efforts. Prior to that, she was a research assistant at Michigan State University working on the evaluation of economic revitalization programs in Michigan.
Dr. Benton holds a PhD in geography and a master’s degree in urban and regional planning, both from Michigan State University, along with a bachelor’s degree in public administration from Babes-Bolyai University, Romania. She is a member of the Michigan Economic Developers Association (MEDA).
Litigation Support - Dr. Benton has successfully testified in countless state and federal courts, legislative hearings, and commercial arbitration panels. Her services include thorough reporting, depositions, arbitration, and trial testimony as needed
Diana Price is President and CEO of Diana Price and Associates, a forensic travel consulting and litigation support firm. Diana serves as a Forensic Travel Expert Witness, Travel Investigator, Travel Litigation Consultant, and Expert Travel Consultant in cases involving international and domestic tourism and travel agency operations.
Background Experience - Ms. Price has over 30 years of experience in the travel industry. She has specialized knowledge in travel agent fiduciary relationship to client and seller of travel duty to inform. She is well versed in handling adverse situations that occur during a client’s trip. As a seasoned travel professional and knowledgeable travel industry expert witness, she has worked as a travel agent, tour operator, and cruise specialist.
Ms. Price has participated in approximately 200 cruises, land tours, inspections, seminars, and evaluations. She has worked in almost every area of travel agency operations including sales, end to end (inception to conclusion) service, marketing, travel advisor and manager training. She has worked with institutions including but not limited to, government consulates, tourist offices, cruise lines, and bus tours. As a senior leader at Automobile Club of Southern California, Ms. Price led 14 international retail travel agencies.
Diana Price is past president of the Greater Los Angeles Chapter of the Forensic Expert Witness Association (FEWA) and former National Vice President of Education and Programs for FEWA.
Diana D. Price - Preparing for a High Value Case
Litigation Support - Diana D. Price is a highly prepared and uniquely qualified forensic travel expert who works with attorneys on behalf of individual clients, travel agents, tour operators, cruise lines, hotels, and other travel providers. She provides thorough reporting, depositions, and trial testimony as needed. Her assistance has been invaluable in helping attorneys resolve travel related disputes.
Areas of Expertise:
Tourism Customs and Practices
Travel Agent Fiduciary Duty
Legal Liability of Travel Agents
Duty of Care
Higher Standard of Care
Tour Operator Professional Standards
Seller of Travel Duty to Investigate, Inform, Disclose