Pawtucket, RI — Collette is celebrating its 100th anniversary with some historic news: Jaclyn Leibl-Cote is taking over as President and is on her way to becoming the third generation of the Sullivan family to head up the company as CEO.
The succession plan will see Leibl-Cote working alongside her dad, current Collette CEO Dan Sullivan Jr., for the next several years.
She will then become his successor and the third generation of the Sullivan family to occupy the role of CEO of Collette.
The company notes that Leibl-Cote’s promotion “is significant not only to Collette, but to the travel industry as a whole. As a female President, she is one of very few women occupying senior leadership roles in the travel industry and serves as an inspiration to others.”
Leibl-Cote started at Collette in 2005, working in the mail room as a teenager. Since then she has occupied many roles within the company, spending time in sales, working as a tour manager and tour designer, and most recently as the Executive Vice President of Product and Tour Management. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Rhode Island and an MBA from Babson College.
She’s also an avid supporter of many nonprofit organizations and sits on the boards of Gennaro, Inc. and serves on the board of advisors for the Collette Foundation.