DIRECTOR OF SALES, EASTERN U.S. AND CANADA
CATHY KUSUMA, DIRECTOR OF SALES, EASTERN U.S. AND CANADA
Cathy Kusuma is the Director of Sales, Eastern United States and Canada, for Atlas Ocean Voyages. She has more than 20 years of cruise industry experience and started her career serving aboard a major cruise line as a shore excursion manager, as well as a member of the entertainment team. Cathy has also directed the port lecture programs for more than 14 cruise lines at a major destination management company and publisher, where she hired, trained, and managed the company’s shipboard staff. She was the Senior Director of Training and Partnerships at a large cruise sales consortium before joining another major cruise line directing field sales. In addition to her eclectic experience in the industry, Cathy is a certified Gemologist.
SENIOR MANAGER, PREFERRED AND INTERNATIONAL ACCOUNTS
MICHELLE RODRIGUEZ SUAREZ, SENIOR MANAGER, PREFERRED AND INTERNATIONAL ACCOUNTS
Michelle Rodriguez Suarez is Senior Manager of Preferred and International Accounts for Atlas Ocean Voyages. She joins Atlas with more than 20 years in the travel industry. In her career, Michelle has managed Pinnacle Travel Services/Travel Impressions California call center and was American Express’ Business Development Manager for the Centurion and Platinum Call Center, where she facilitated high-level American Express programs. Most recently, Michelle led the Business Development team for Cruise Planners’ Southeast territory. In her capacity, she also speaks at industry events with a focus on educating and supporting the travel advisor community and presenting the value of the brands she represents. Michelle holds a BA in Criminal Justice and Corrections from California State University, San Bernardino.
DIRECTOR OF SALES, NORTHEAST, MID-ATLANTIC
AND EASTERN U.S. AND CANADA
PAUL GIROUARD, DIRECTOR OF SALES, NORTHEAST, MID-ATLANTIC AND EASTERN U.S. AND CANADA
Paul Girouard is Director of Sales, Northeast, Mid-Atlantic and Eastern Canada for Atlas Ocean Voyages. His travel industry experience spans over 40 years, with the past 35 years in Cruise Sales and Cruise Sales Leadership. Prior to joining Atlas Ocean Voyages, Paul rose from a District Sales Manager position to Director of Sales – North America, leading a 15-person Sales team with a renowned luxury cruise line. His passion for his past travels and those yet to come drive him in assisting his Travel Advisor partners as they help their well-travelled clients to experience bucket-list destinations.