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Avoya Travel Announces Promotions of Key Executives and Hires New Vice President of Marketing

Organizational Moves Position the Company for Continued Growth and Expansion

MIAMI, March 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Avoya Travel®, an American Express Travel Representative and one of the world's leading travel companies, today announces several executive promotions including both Jeffrey Anderson and Michael Anderson to Executive Vice President, and the addition of Sam McCully as Vice President of Marketing. The strategic leadership moves will serve to accelerate the company's continued track record of phenomenal growth and expansion.

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Avoya welcomes McCully, who brings more than 15 years of marketing leadership having helped build some of the world's most iconic brands, including the Boeing Company, Coca-Cola, the Ford Motor Company, Microsoft, and Samsung. Moving forward, he will lead the company's strategic marketing and communication efforts to continue strengthening and growing the Avoya brand.  With the addition of McCully, Jeffrey Anderson, former Vice President of Marketing, will expand his leadership role and responsibilities, along with Michael Anderson, as Executive Vice Presidents of Avoya.

Additional executive promotions have been made throughout several departments and include: Scott Koepf to Senior Vice President of Sales; Steve Hirshan to Senior Vice President of Sales Support; Bethany Anderson to Vice President of Sales Strategy; Chris Carrasco to Vice President of Contact Center Operations; Viola De Velasco to Associate Vice President of Group Travel; and Laura Beaulieu to Associate Vice President of Human Resources.

"The advancements in our leadership team reflect Avoya Travel's dedication to excellence and innovation in all aspects of the travel business, from supporting our Independent Agencies to expanding our preferred supplier relationships and enhancing the customer experience," said Brad Anderson, Co-President of Avoya Travel. "We are fortunate to have bright and talented leadership at Avoya Travel and their guidance will drive our continued success and growth."

About Avoya Travel:

Avoya Travel® has a long-standing reputation for being one of the world's largest and most innovative travel companies. As an American Express Travel Representative for more than 25 years, Avoya is deeply committed to Integrity and Professionalism™, service, and value in every aspect of planning cruises and vacations. With an elite network of independently owned and operated travel agencies, Avoya provides exclusive discounts, amenities, and first-class customer service to travelers worldwide. For this, Avoya has received numerous accolades, including being named "Travel Agency of the Year," by Norwegian Cruise Line, Royal Caribbean, Celebrity Cruises, Carnival Cruises, American Express, Oceania Cruises, and more.

Travel agency owners and experienced professionals interested in growing their businesses should contact Avoya Travel at 800-521-2597 or visit www.JoinAvoya.com. Travelers interested in booking their next vacation with Avoya Travel, should call 800-753-1463 or visit www.AvoyaTravel.com.

Media Contact:
Lauren Tait-Davis
Senior Manager of Media and Industry Relations
Avoya Travel         
(305) 600-4529 x22201
Email

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