As part of Rocky Mountaineer’s commitment to in-market sales representation, the company is pleased to announce three new appointments to the US sales team. Laura Miller, Leslie Gardea and Jane Hershey have been brought on as Regional Business Managers for targeted regions in the US market, reporting to Elizabeth Johnsen, Director of Sales, USA.
Leveraging in-depth industry knowledge, travel industry experience and key customer contacts, the new sales team will develop and execute Rocky Mountaineer’s strategic sales efforts across all channels in the US.
Laura Miller, Regional Business Manager, USA
Ms. Miller joins Rocky Mountaineer after ten years as a top performing Territory Manager for Access America travel insurance and brings with her a wide range of industry experience. Prior to Access America, she spent twelve years as a multi-line representative for such brands as Westin Hotels, Hertz, Norwegian Cruise Lines and Ritz Carlton Hotels. Ms. Miller will cover the Pacific Northwest, Northern California and the Mid-Central states.
Leslie Gardea, Regional Business Manager, USA
Ms. Gardea brings an extensive background in progressive selling from the Auto Club of Southern California, where she served in various capacities from Product Manager to Group Travel Manager. Ms. Gardea will be responsible for growth in the Southwest and parts of the South Central states.
Jane Hershey, Regional Business Manager, USA
Ms. Hershey served nine years as a top performing Business Development Manager for Travel Leaders (formerly known as Carlson Wagonlit Travel) and brings with her a wide range of industry experience. Ms. Hershey will cover the Southeast, Mid-Atlantic, Northeast and Upper Mid-West of the USA.
Rocky Mountaineer offers unique Canadian vacation packages and four spectacular rail routes through British Columbia and Alberta. Best known for the internationally-acclaimed Rocky Mountaineer train, a two-day, all daylight rail journey through Canada’s West and the Canadian Rockies, the company also offers trips onboard the Whistler Mountaineer train, a daily three-hour experience between North Vancouver and Whistler, BC. Since its inception in 1990, the company has grown to become the largest privately owned passenger rail service in North America and welcomed its one millionth guest in 2008. Rocky Mountaineer has been honoured with three World Travel Awards as “World’s Leading Travel Experience by Train” and was named by National Geographic as one of the “World’s Greatest Trips.” Most recently, The Society of American Travel Writers voted Rocky Mountaineer as the number one train experience in the world with the Whistler Mountaineer coming in at number eight on the “Top Ten” list.