Two new leadership appointments for Paul Gauguin Cruises
Susan Robison (left) and Liz Coleman

Two new leadership appointments for Paul Gauguin Cruises

BELLEVUE, WA — Paul Gauguin Cruises has enhanced its leadership with two key appointments.

Cruise industry veteran and communications and marketing expert Susan Robison has joined the company as General Manager, Sales and Marketing. Long-time Paul Gauguin Cruises team member Liz Coleman, meanwhile, has been promoted to Vice President of Sales.

Robison will lead the North American sales and marketing teams in the newly created role, and will be responsible for increasing awareness of the Paul Gauguin Cruises experience and driving bookings for the 330-guest m/s Paul Gauguin. Before joining the company, she oversaw marketing and global communications for Crystal Cruises. She will report to Navin Sawhney, CEO of Americas, PONANT and Paul Gauguin Cruises.

Coleman, who has been with the company for 14 years, will report to Robison in her new role. Coleman previously served as director of sales for the Northeast/Midwest regions and is replacing former vice president of sales Sandy Stevens, who will be retiring at the end of April. In her new role, Coleman will focus on delivering deeper engagement with the brand’s travel agency partners.

“Susan’s expertise in communicating a company’s brand story in compelling ways across all channels will help to raise travelers’ perception and understanding of the distinctive charm and boutique experience that Paul Gauguin Cruises offers, while Liz will continue to bring her extensive brand knowledge to the travel advisor community,” said Sawhney. “While we are sad to say goodbye to Sandy, we wish her all the best as she retires, and we thank her for her years of dedicated service.”

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