April 10, 2015 Aloha Outrigger® ‘ohana It is my pleasure to announce that Outrigger now has three seasoned professionals serving as North American global account managers, reporting to Richard Oshiro, area director of leisure sales. This team is responsible for driving business to our global portfolio from within their respective geographies; increasing our Outrigger Expert Agent base; calling on key mainland customers; and strengthening relationships with our valued wholesale partners. Please join me in recognizing the North American team: Alani Liu is based in Northern California and covers the Oregon, Washington and Nevada territories; she has been representing Outrigger for 18 years and shares that she is grateful to all those from Outrigger who have supported her in the field all these years. Prior to Outrigger, she worked at Village Resorts and Classic Vacations, both based in Northern California. Alani keeps abreast and involved in the industry and has served in several capacities with San Jose PATA, San Jose and also Monterey Travel Professionals and Northern California Hawaii Ohana. Alani’s daughter Shawn recently married. Alani and longtime “significant other” Kevin have a Shih Tzu, Golden Retriever and a few cats that keep them busy. She enjoys distance trail running, open water swimming and of course, travel. Cindy Cunningham is based in Chicago and covers the Midwest, Northeast, Southeast, Colorado and Nebraska territories; she opened the first Midwest-based Outrigger Resorts sales office over 25 years ago. While attending college Cindy began her career in the travel industry working part-time for United Airlines at O’Hare International Airport. Upon graduation she worked as a sales representative for MTI Vacations, a former tour operator based in Oak Brook, Illinois. Cindy holds a bachelor’s degree from Illinois State University. Fully committed to the hospitality industry, she has served on the board of directors for Midwest ASTA and Midwest Ohana. She remains an active member with both organizations. Cindy always looks forward to spending time at any Outrigger Resorts destination especially after a long Chicago winter. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with family and friends. Her favorite sports teams are the Chicago Blackhawks, Green Bay Packers and Denver Broncos. Page 2 Geraldine “Geri” Harvey is our newest global account manager. Home-based in Southern California, Geri’s territory covers Arizona, New Mexico and Texas, as well as Southern California. Geri has worked in the airline, hotel and wholesale side of the travel industry for the last 25 years. Her well-rounded experience includes hospitality sales with resort collections such as Le Meridien Hotels in Tahiti, Hotel Bauer Italy, Leading Hotels (LHW), Occidental Resorts Worldwide and League Marketing portfolio of luxury hotels in Asia, Africa and The Americas. Prior to hospitality, she was employed with Hawaiian Airlines in sales and marketing, Maritz Travel as a tour director throughout Hawai‘i, and Carlson Wagonlit Travel. Geri holds a bachelor’s in business administration from the University of California, Los Angeles. She is a member of Ka ‘Ohana, Los Angeles and Orange County PROST and her local chambers. When she’s not working, Geri believes in giving back and devotes time to charitable organizations and Hope Worldwide. Growing up as a military dependent instilled in Geri the desire and love for travel. She also enjoys educational travel, event planning, catering and the outdoors. Geri has two sons, Gavin and Bryce, and family in Hawai‘i. We are excited about the breadth and depth of this team who individually and collectively will make exciting contributions to Outrigger’s global sales and marketing network! Barry Wallace Executive Vice President Hospitality Services This ‘OhanaGram is an internal Outrigger document and may contain information that may be confidential, privileged and/or prohibited from disclosure. It is for internal use only and may not be distributed outside of the company unless expressly authorized in advance by the vice president of corporate communications.
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