Changing the World

Megan Maloney

SINGER KATY PERRY’S FATHER, KEITH HUDSON, is on the phone with his longtime friend, Brad Maloney, to tell Florida Weekly about a woman who inspires them both — not the famous Ms. Perry herself, although she inspires them, too. Instead, they’re talking about Megan Maloney, Brad’s oldest daughter, a woman who gives millennials a good name. And that’s just to start with.

Megan, 22, moved to Southwest Florida from her Illinois home with a new degree in marketing last year to join her dad and Keith Hudson in kicking off a business she helped conceive in 2008, Charity Pro Travel (

The company, nowadays partnering with Priceline, introduced a compelling new website last week. Customers buying tickets, renting hotel rooms and cars and cruises and anything travel related, not only find the lowest competitive prices but choose a charity. The company then donates half of its commissions to that charity.

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