Don Jones, vice president of sales for Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, is leaving the company to join La Jolla-based Cadence Travel Management. Jones will assume the position of executive vice president of sales and marketing for the travel management company February 3.
A 1982 graduate of the Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management, Don has held a number of sales and marketing roles in his 25 years with Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts. In January 2012, Don was promoted to his current role of vice president of sales, overseeing the sales efforts in the Americas on behalf of all business segments.
Wendy Burk, chief executive officer of Cadence, said, “We are so pleased to have Don join the team at Cadence. Our success as a nationally recognized travel management company has resulted from our commitment to exceptional customer service in all aspects of travel. Don’s experience with Four Seasons will allow us to execute a strategic plan of company growth, while maintaining our commitment to extraordinary customer service.”
Elaine San Juan, chief operating officer of Cadence added, “With an unparalleled team of travel advisors, corporate travel managers, and meeting and incentive specialists, we see great opportunities to expand our business. Don’s past experience will complement our current sales and marketing team and further enhance our position as a leading travel management company.”