VALENCIA, CA — Cunard has promoted Steve Smotrys, Director of Sales, Cunard North America to the role of Vice President of Sales, Cunard North America.
In his new role, Smotrys will work closely with John Chernesky, Senior Vice President North America Sales & Trade Marketing for Princess Cruises and Cunard North America, and the Regional Sales Directors to provide leadership to the field sales team.
He will also work closely with Jamie Paiko, Senior Director, Marketing and Customer Service, and the marketing team on the trade marketing strategy in the region. Smotrys will report to Josh Leibowitz, Senior Vice President, Cunard North America, and Chief Strategy Officer for Carnival Corporation and John Chernesky for field sales coordination and leadership.
Said Leibowitz: “Steve has been instrumental in the evolution of the dedicated Cunard National Accounts team as a Director of Sales. Please join me in congratulating Steven on his expanded role.”
In 2000, Smotrys joined Princess as a Yield Management Analyst and went on to lead teams in revenue planning and shore excursions, working closely with marketing and sales. He then moved to the role of Sales Planning Manager for Cunard in 2013, and became a liaison between the shared Princess and Cunard sales team, and the Cunard revenue planning/marketing team.
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