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Travel Personnel News: July 2011

NORWALK, Conn.  Tauck has promoted Jennifer Tombaugh from executive vice president to president of Tauck Inc. Tombaugh has held several leadership positions for the tour operator company since she started in 2001, including brand manager for the launch of Tauck Bridges. She previously worked at Leo Burnett and the Coca Cola Company.

 

PROVIDENCE, R.I. Kristin McGrath was named the vice president of sales and services for the Providence Warwick CVB. McGrath first joined the bureau in 2005 and most recently became director of sales in 2007. Prior to her hire, she served as director of association sales for the Westin Copley Place hotel in Boston and national sales manager for the Greater Boston CVB.

 

SANTA FE, N.M. Hilton Worldwide has hired Russ Burbank as general manager of Hilton Santa Fe Golf Resort and Casino at Buffalo Thunder and the adjacent Homewood Suites by Hilton hotel. Burbank opened Talking Stick Resort and Casino in Scottsdale, Ariz., before joining Hilton. He also held senior management positions with Durango Mountain Resort and Sheraton Tamarron Resort both in Durango, Colo.

New readers for our publication

 

Derek Tinao

Legacy Leisure Travel

Las Vegas, Nevada

Less than 100 members

Foreign and domestic trips

 

Kristina Parrish

It’s All About Cheer

Simpsonville, South Carolina

More than 5,000 members

Domestic trips and cruises

 

Jack Moher

Elite Custom Service

Arlington, Massachusetts

Less than 100 members

Foreign and domestic trips

 

Chris Mason

Mason’s Travel

Middletown, Virginia

Less than 100 members

Foreign and domestic trips

 

Don L. Wright

The Voyager Club

Kapolei, Hawaii

Less than 100 members

Cruises and foreign trips

 

Peggy Losey

Flea Market Lovers Travel Group

Berkley, Michigan

Less than 100 members

Foreign and domestic trips

 

Paula Hellstern

Get Away Tours

Turtle Lake, Wisconsin

251-500 members

Foreign and domestic trips

 

Chris McConnell

Pennant Travel Services

Victor, New York

Less than 100 members

Foreign and domestic trips

 

Cynthia Witt

Suite Obsessions Travel

Salt Lake City, Utah

Less than 100 members

Foreign trips and cruises

 

Lois Wiggins

VREA

South Bend, Indiana

101 – 250 members

Domestic trips and cruises

 

Sheila Carpenter

T & S Transportation

Markham, Illinois

101 – 250 members

Domestic trips and cruises

 

Jason Focht

Carolina Travel Club

Charlotte, North Carolina

Less than 100 members

Foreign and domestic trips

 

Barb Romkema

BEE Travel Associates

Le Mars, Iowa

Less than 100 members

Foreign and domestic trips

 

Ken Paras

Fairway Association

Gurnee, Illinois

Less than 100 members

Daytrips and overnight trips

 

Chase Olson

Dream Chasers

Destin, Florida

Less than 100 members

Foreign and domestic trips

 

Jeanne Sleeth

Springfield Travelers

Ozark, Missouri

Less than 100 members

Foreign and domestic trips

 

Bettie Siavelis

Platinum Adventures

Algonquin, Illinois

501 – 1,000 members

Foreign and domestic trips

 

Larry L. Çulp

Golf Planet Travel Club

Fort Wayne, Indiana

Less than 100 members

Foreign trips only

 

Katie Tregre

Magnificat Travel

Lafayette, Louisiana

2,501 – 5,000 members

Foreign and domestic trips

 

Amanda Dupre

B.A.G.S. Travel Club

Kendalia, Texas

Less than 100 members

Foreign and domestic trips

 

Nancy Lopez

Silver Circle Travel Services

Panama City, Florida

Less than 100 members

Foreign and domestic trips

 

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