Our Staff

Managers

Olga Placeres

Agency Manager, Controller

My career in travel began in 1988.

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John Burgess

Manager Leisure Division, Senior Travel Specialist

As the former owner of a prestigious, boutique travel agency, John realized that he was spending more time on administrative issues than pursuing his passion...

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Karen Pickrum, CTC, DS

Director of Marketing

Karen is a sales and marketing travel professional with over 30 years of experience in the industry.

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Kristina Gear

IC Team Manager

Kristina is the 2nd generation of travel in Preferred Travel.

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Travel Specialists

Esther Alvarez

Travel Specialist

My career in travel began in Caracas, Venezuela in 1983.

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Diane Becker

Cruise Specialist

For over 25 years, Diane has been selling and delivering specialized cruises to a wide variety of upscale travel destinations.

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Karen Berger

Senior Travel Specialist

My career in travel began in 1980.

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Margo Buttino, CTA, DS

Senior Travel Specialist

Margo travel career began in 1969.

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Cheryl Chegwidden, CTA

Senior Travel Specialist

My career in travel began in 1991.

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Donna Christensen, CTA, DS

Senior Travel Specialist

My career in travel began in 1994.

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Patricia Classen

Travel Specialist

Pat has 16 years experience as a travel consultant with 'Preferred Travel'.

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Debby Denham

Travel Specialist

My career in travel began in 1992.

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Suzanne Dennis

Assistant Leisure Manager, Senior Travel Specialist

My career in travel began in 1980.

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Bo Gover

Senior Travel Specialist

My career in travel began in 1999

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Sandi Hamann

Travel Specialist

My career in travel began in 1987.

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Karen Kelley, CTC, DS

Senior Travel Specialist

My career in travel began 1975.

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Martha Kipybida

Office Assistant, Travel Specialist

Straight from Long Island, New York, Martha has been in the travel industry for over 30 years.

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Joan Leedy

IC Group Manager, Senior Travel Specialist

My career in travel began in 1981, and I've spent the past 26 years at Preferred Travel of Naples.

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Kit Mathews

Travel Specialist, Administrative Assistant

My career in travel began in 1975 with Trans World Airlines as a Flight Service Manager.

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Connie Moody, CTA, DS

Senior Cruise Specialist

My career in travel began in 1983.

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Lillian Rudd

Senior Travel Specialist

My career in travel began in 1994.

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Wendy Taylor, CTC

Leisure Division Leader, Senior Travel Specialist

Wendy's travel career took off in 1990 when she began working with Delta Airlines.

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Kris Tripp

Travel Specialist

My career in travel began in 1983 with Regional Airlines and continued as I expanded my knowledge within the Hotel industry. It was a natural transition to join the Preferred Travel Team in 1999.

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Susan Valentine

Senior Travel Specialist

With more than 25 years in the travel industry, Susan recognizes the importance of exceptional customer service.

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Linda Walker

Travel Specialist

My career in travel began in 2008.

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Marianne White, DS

Senior Travel Specialist

My career in travel began in 1978.

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Air & Corporate Specialists

Teresa Parry

Air Specialist

My career in travel began in 1982.

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Gail Reinisch

Air Specialist

My career in travel began right after high school at my family's small town travel agency in Northampton, Pennsylvania.

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Carlene Wright

Air Specialist

My career in travel began in 1982.

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Supporting Staff

Gretchen Berger

Marketing Consultant

My career in travel began in 2011.

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Kathy Borelli

Office Coordinator

My career in travel began in June 2005 with 'Preferred Travel of Naples'.

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Kathleen D'Amico

Assistant Controller

Kathleen has been employed with 'Preferred Travel of Naples' for the past four years.

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Jenni Pierce

Assistant to the Manager

My career in travel began in 2003.

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Joshua Abel

Business Development Coordinator

My career in travel began in 2017.

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Preferred Travel Affiliates

Linda Aubel

Travel Specialist

My career in travel began in New York City, many decades ago, working for Scandinavian Airlines.

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Louise Brand

Travel Specialist

My career in travel began in the mid-80s with a travel agency in Huntington (Long Island), NY.

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Jennie Cox

Travel Specialist

Jennie graduated from the University of Illinois-Champaign with a Bachelor of Arts in Education.

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Sharon Cumming

Travel Specialist

My career in travel began in 1956 when I became a flight attendant for Eastern Airlines. I flew for 13 years, including 6 months flying the military airlift command to Vietnam.

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Robert Gandini

Travel Specialist

My career in travel began in 2003 .

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J'Lene Gennaro

Travel Specialist

My career in travel began in 1986, as Director of Travel Services for Bonita Bay Club, a private golf course community in Bonita Springs, FL.

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Luci Griffith

IC, Travel Specialist

My career in travel began in 2016.

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Peter Hartnedy

Travel Specialist

Following his career in corporate finance, and as Chief Financial and Operations Officer for a New York City based international financial services firm for the last 25 years

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Annette Hostetter

Travel Specialist

My career in travel began in 1977 when I begin working for a tour operator selling Mexico and Central America.

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Elizabeth Hillman

Senior Travel Specialist

Liz's professional travel experience goes back over 35 years beginning as Reservations Manager at luxury hotels and working for a Trans World Airlines.

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Robert Hubbard

Group Coordinator, Travel Specialist

Robert specializes in Faith Based and Social Impact Travel Business.

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Shelly Krygier

Travel Specialist

Shelly specializes in groups and creating custom travel itineraries for her clients around the world.

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Steve Lynch

Travel Specialist

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Donna Martucci

Travel Specialist

My career in travel began in 1983.

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Diane Moore

Independent Contractor

My career in travel began in 1982-owned an award winning travel agency in Youngstown, Ohio.

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Pamela Price

Travel Specialist

My career in travel began in 1980 as a flight attendant with Delta Airlines.

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Larry Rechlin

Travel Specialist

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Fran Shipman

Administrative Assistant, Travel Specialist

My career in travel began in 1988.

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Deborah Waggoner

Travel Specialist

Deborah loves to listen and share her extensive knowledge and personal experience in the travel.

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Nancy Zimmerman

Travel Specialist

My career in travel began in 1990.

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