Vice President, Sales US
Tel: (305) 925-9128
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!
Director of Sales – Eastern Region USA
Tel: (631) 897-5324
Josie Bielmeier brings her expertise to Club Med, with over 20 years of experience in the travel industry on both the agency and supplier side. Josie started her career in the cruise industry as a singer/dancer, then a co-cruise director with her husband. After traveling around the world a few times, they chose Connecticut as their home and Josie continued to focus her career in the travel industry with various positions, which include: Sales Manager for Sandals and Beaches Resorts, Business Development Manager for Corporate Traveler and FCM Travel Solutions, Lead Sales and Product Trainer at Flight Center USA and most recently as Senior Manager for International Sales and Marketing with Tauck. Josie has won numerous awards throughout her career and recognized globally as a top sales professional, trainer and leader.
Business Development Manager: Southeast USA
Area Covered: Southeast, including Florida Panhandle
Tel: (678) 936-7938
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.
Business Development Manager: Boston, New England, Upstate NY
Area Covered: Boston, New England, Upstate NY
Tel: (617) 678-2535
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.
Business Development Manager: Business Development Manager: Baltimore & Mid-Atlantic
Area Covered: Mid-Atlantic, South Jersey, Pennsylvania & Cleveland/Eastern Ohio
Tel: (703) 687-7279
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.
Business Development Manager: Florida
Area Covered: Florida, except Florida Panhandle
Tel: (305) 925-9002
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
April Dawn (which she prefers to be called), is a seasoned sales & hospitality professional with over 12-years’ experience. Most recently, April Dawn has been a valuable member of the B.B. King Blues Club organization, holding various sales management positions. During her time there, April Dawn was selected to be the company liaison to handle the organization’s VIP clientele (that included rock ‘n roll icons Chuck Berry & Jon Bon Jovi; New York Yankee Mariano Rivera; film star Glen Close and celebrity Joan Rivers to name a few).
April was also instrumental in overseeing corporate clientele, including such companies as VH1; Comcast; Broadway Cares – Equity Fights AIDS; The New York Daily News, Ernst & Young and Memorial Sloan-Kettering. (To note, April was intimately involved with sales responsibility for the entire B.B. King Blues Club Organization, which includes famous venues 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.
April Dawn has an extremely high level of positive energy and enthusiasm, and her personality is infectious. We’re pleased to have her on our team!
Manager: National Accounts & eDistribution
Area Covered: Nationwide
Tel: (954) 309-8291
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
Business Development Manager: NY & Connecticut
Area Covered: Long Island, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, Central NJ
Tel: (718) 844-4046
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.