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Oceania taps trio of cruise industry veterans for sales roles

Oceania taps trio of cruise industry veterans for sales roles
Bob Prieto, Ana Parodi and Lisette Thurman were promoted into key roles on Oceania Cruises' sales team.

'With Bob, Ana and Lisette, we promoted respected leaders with strong agency relationships to a team that looks forward to servicing and supporting our travel partners to achieve success,' said Nikki Upshaw, svp sales for Oceania.

Prieto has been promoted to vp field sales. He will lead a team of 15 regional sales directors and oversee the trade event management team.

Prieto has 25 years of industry experience and spent the past 10 years leading Oceania's Sales Resource Center with a team of account executives and business development managers dedicated to assisting travel partners through training, online resources and marketing aspects.

Drawing on her more than 27 years’ experience in the cruise industry, Parodi has been promoted to vp national accounts. She joined Oceania in March 2010 and most recently served as senior director of key accounts. Prior to that, Parodi held sales positions with Royal Caribbean, Celebrity Cruises and Norwegian Cruise Line.

Thurman has been named director of key accounts, in charge of fostering and strengthening relationships with top-producing travel agencies. She has been with Regent Seven Seas Cruises for more than eight years, most recently as senior account executive.