Celebrity Cruises selected a new leadership team for its U.S. field sales and strategic markets business. Here are the appointments:
Scott Clifton will lead strategic teams in nine markets as assistant vice president of strategic markets, U.S., a new position for Celebrity. He'll report to Keith Lane, vice president, field sales and national accounts, North America, who continues to report to Dondra Ritzenthaler, Celebrity's senior vice president of sales.
Clifton began his travel career in 2002 as a sales director for Celebrity's sister brand, Royal Caribbean International, and was promoted to director of sales, west region for Celebrity Cruises in 2007. He led a team of more than 15 sales and marketing managers covering 12 western states. He also was responsible for sales and marketing within two strategic markets - San Francisco and Los Angeles.
Frank Medina, North America commercial director and global marketing, will report to Clifton and continue to work with Celebrity's nine strategic markets, as well as manage a recently formed team of event specialists.
Michelle Homoky is new director of field sales for the eastern U.S. She began her career in travel 22 years ago as Royal Caribbean's district sales manager and key account manager for business in the Palm Beach, FL. In 1998, she became director of sales for Royal Caribbean International’s southeast region.
In 2004, Michelle transitioned to Celebrity Cruises as first dedicated director of sales for the southeastern region; she supervised sales and marketing managers in eight states and strategic market teams in Atlanta and Washington, D.C.
Tammy Egger is Celebrity's new director of field sales for the western U.S. She joined Celebrity Cruises more than 12 years ago as the key account director for the western region. In 2004, when Celebrity formed its dedicated sales force, Tammy was named director -- managing business in 15 states in the central U.S.