Windstar Cruises Names Joe Jiffo Director of Field Sales

Windstar Cruises has announced the appointment of Joe Jiffo as the new director of field sales. In his new role, Jiffo is responsible for guiding the small-ship cruise line’s North America field sales team and inside sales team, with a key focus on increasing brand awareness in the travel advisor community and connecting with trade partners.

Jiffo has 20 years of experience in the cruise sector as a sales leader. He earned his degree in hotel and restaurant management from Widener University and began his career with Marriott Hotels & Resorts, eventually finding his passion on the sales side of hospitality. He then joined Celebrity Cruises as a district sales manager and was promoted through the ranks to national accounts. Jiffo continued with national director positions with Carnival and Norwegian cruise lines, and also held senior positions at MSC Cruises and NEST. Most recently, he was the vice president of sales for American Queen Voyages before joining Windstar Cruises.

“I knew as soon as I talked to Joe that he was the right person for the job,” said Dianna Rom, vice president of sales, Windstar Cruises. “He is incredibly passionate about growing our brand and being an ambassador for our ‘180 degrees from ordinary’ approach to small-ship cruising.”

Jiffo is a native New Yorker and, beyond travel, he's an avid skier and golfer. He now resides in Dallas, TX.

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