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Sales Team – East Region

Michelle Lardizabal

Vice President, Sales US

Tel: (305) 925-9128
Email: michelle.Lardizabal@clubmed.com

Michelle Lardizabal, joined Club Med in 2016 as Vice President, Sales for the United States, based in Miami. She’s spent over 15 years in the travel industry, she boasts experience in both cruises and land based vacations, including more than a decade at Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. Her passion is travel, and she especially enjoys disconnecting from reality, while reconnecting with her family during her personal family vacations!

JUSTIN HECKMAN, CTA

Director of Sales – Eastern Region USA

Tel: (631) 897-5324
Email: Justin.Heckman@clubmed.com

Justin Heckman, a native of Massachusetts, has been in the travel industry for 15 years, and re-joins Club Med from Classic Vacations. Justin started his career in travel with Club Med as a reservations agent in the Paris call center, where he was promoted to supervisor. Justin then transferred to London to open and manage the new Club Med UK reservations center. Returning to the US, he achieved sales growth in the Midwest as Business Development Manager. Justin later joined Classic Vacations to expand a new sales territory in Canada, and was promoted to Manager of Business Development for North America, responsible for finding and on-boarding new business across both the US and Canada, while also managing relationships with Classic Vacations’ largest National Accounts. Justin lives on Cape Cod with his wife and, when not working or traveling, enjoys cooking, biking and learning to stand-up paddle-board.

Trish Noa

Business Development Manager: Southeast USA

Area Covered: Southeast, including Florida Panhandle

Tel: (678) 936-7938
Email: patricia.noa@clubmed.com

Trish is an industry veteran, and most recently held the position of District Sales Manager for Brendan Worldwide Vacations. Previously, Trish held various sales management positions with The Mark Travel Corporation and several other US tour operators. She also has 10 years experience as a retail leisure travel agent and agency manger. Trish lives in Flowery Branch, GA with her husband Jack and Old English Sheepdogs Lucy, Oliver & Rocky.

Aideen Mulholland

Business Development Manager: Boston, New England, Upstate NY

Area Covered: Boston, New England, Upstate NY

Tel: (617) 678-2535
Email: aideen.mulholland@clubmed.com

Aideen Mulholland is native of Ireland where she studied Hospitality and Tourism, then moved to the USA in 1996. She has worked extensively in the travel industry including sales and operations with cruise lines Carnival & Celebrity, as well as SuperClubs. Aideen joined the Club Med sales team in 2012, she is a proud member of PTANA, RTP, WITS and TACT. Aideen resides in New Hampshire.

Robin Bear

Business Development Manager: Business Development Manager: Baltimore & Mid-Atlantic

Area Covered: Mid-Atlantic, South Jersey, Pennsylvania & Cleveland/Eastern Ohio

Tel: (703) 687-7279
Email: robin.bear@clubmed.com

Robin’s diversified travel industry experience began over 20 years ago in New Hampshire working with a small regional airline, a car rental company and a travel agency. She moved to Southern California for 5 years managing Newport Center Travel and then back to the east coast to Washington, DC in 1993 where she worked with CapStar Hotels, in the companies’ Caribbean Hotel Division. She started her own company Destination Sales and Marketing 17 years ago, (1996-2014) working as an independent contractor representing major Caribbean Resorts, River Cruise Lines, Tour Operators, Airlines and Car Rental Companies.

Claudia Gil

Business Development Manager: Florida

Area Covered: Florida, except Florida Panhandle

Tel: (305) 925-9002
Email: claudia.gil@clubmed.com

Claudia Gil has worked in the hospitality/travel industry for over 30 years. Experience working in Marriott’s 5 star resorts and then having owned her own business, A La Carte Gift Baskets, has given Claudia hands on experience with clients and sales. Claudia’s Club Med story began while she was a village G.O. working in the Bahamas and Mexico. Claudia soon realized Club Med would be a her true fit so after receiving her Communications degree, Claudia worked in the Club Med Call Center in Arizona and quickly moved up to managing a team of over 130. After relocating to South Florida, Claudia continued her Club Med career as Trade Support Manager to the U.S. Field Sales Team. Now, to further her overall Club Med knowledge and experience, Claudia has recently taken on the role of Business Development Manager for Florida. Claudia has been married to a fellow Club Med GO for over 25 years and is the very proud mother of 3 (all fluent in French so as to someday be Club Med GOs as well).

April Dawn VanWagner

Business Development Manager – NY, NJ & CT Metro Area

Area Covered: Manhattan, Westchester, Northern NJ, CT Metro Area

Tel: (201) 682-0679
Email: aprildawn.vanwagner@clubmed.com

April Dawn, is a seasoned sales and hospitality professional with over 12-years of experience working with hotels, restaurants, and venues.

She transitioned into the travel and tourism industry after developing an extensive background in event planning and group sales. To note, She was responsible for Private Events and Group sales for the B.B. King Blues Club Organization located in New York City, which included famous venues such as: The Blue Note Jazz Club, Highline Ballroom and The Howard Theater in Washington, D.C.

April Dawn holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Iona College in New Rochelle, NY and was a member of the Dean’s Delta Epsilon Sigma Honor Society. She is CTA accredited and is an active volunteer of the New Jersey First Responders Association. In addition, She a proud member of AWTA, PATA, NY/NJ ASTA, and currently is serving as Secretary for the Board of 41 74-Woman in Travel.

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Lisa Hamilton

Manager: National Accounts & eDistribution

Area Covered: Nationwide

Tel: (954) 309-8291
Email: lisa.hamilton@clubmed.com

Lisa is a 10-year veteran of the travel industry, and most recently held positions as Business Development & Training Manager, National Accounts for Norwegian Cruise Line. Previously, Lisa was a Personal Vacation Planner at Carnival Cruise Line, and also a Business Development Manager in the field for Carnival Cruise Line / Seabourn.

Christopher “Chris” Greco

Christopher “Chris” Greco

Business Development Manager: NY & Connecticut

Area Covered: Long Island, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, Central NJ

Tel: (718) 844-4046
Email: Chris.Greco@clubmed.com

Christopher “Chris” Greco, is a seasoned sales & hospitality professional with decades of field sales experience and over the years has fostered very strong relationships within the travel agency community. Most recently Chris held the position of Business Development Manager for Wendy Wu Tours USA.

Previously, Chris held sales management positions with Windstar Cruises, Brendan Vacations, Super Clubs, Trafalgar Tours, Globus and a senior level management role as Director of Sales for CIT Tours, Inc. in New York.

Chris has an extremely high level of positive energy and enthusiasm. He plays guitar and is an avid singer-songwriter. Born in Thailand, raised in Hong Kong, Chris resides in Brooklyn, New York with his two children.