GTM Travel Group has created two additional staff positions as part of their plan to increase support of independent agent affiliates, according to Donald Gould, chairman and CEO, and John P. Hart, president and COO.
Kim Sherrett, former director of agent relations for Travel Planners International, Inc, and recruiting manager, USA for Travel Counsellors, LLC, has been appointed GTM’s director of business development. Sherrett will oversee recruitment, agent relations, and will represent the company at industry trade shows and other agent functions.
“Kim brings a wealth of experience as a corporate recruiter, a home-based agent, a corporate agent, and the understanding of what agents need in order to grow their businesses," said Hart.
Janet Garces, a 20-year veteran of the travel industry, has been appointed coordinator, agent services for GTM. She will be responsible for overseeing vendor booking site enrollment, assisting in providing quality control for agent reporting, and acting as a liaison between vendors and the agents on matters affecting the sales process.
“Janet will also use skills and knowledge acquired during her years at Cruise.com, Certified Tours and Miami Cruise Center to help us formulate plans to expand and enhance GTM’s current group cruise offerings,” Gould said.
Garces began her travel career as an intern with the Holiday Inn Corporation before moving to Florida and a position with the Sheraton Bal Harbour. Most recently Garces was employed as a senior level staff member of the Florida operation of Joystar.