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Silversea hires trio of sales directors in North America

Silversea hires trio of sales directors in North America
Silversea Cruises appointed three new sales directors for North America. Laura Christian and Margaret Daly became area sales directors with responsibility for working with travel agents to increase sales. The new corporate and incentive sales director, Ramón Santos, will work with meeting and incentive travel partners.

Kristian Anderson, svp and gm for the Americas, said the new hires bring extensive knowledge and experience.

Christian, sales director for northern and central California, Nevada, Utah and Colorado, is a seasoned cruise and travel industry executive. Most recently she was the strategic business development manager for northern California for Azamara Club Cruises. She also has held marketing and sales management positions at Travelocity, Disney Vacation Club and Seabourn.

Daly, sales director for New York and New Jersey, joins Silversea from Norwegian Cruise Line, where she was senior business development manager for the past 14 years. Her 30-year career in the travel and cruise sectors includes sales management positions for such companies as Alamo Rent A Car, National Car Rental and Rosenbluth International, a travel management company.

As corporate and incentive sales director, Santos has responsibility for the Northeast, Midwest, and Pacific Northwest regions of the United States, plus Canada. He launched his career at NCL in the late 1980s, and has spent the past 24 years in various management positions at Landry & Kling, the cruise events and meetings at sea specialist, where most recently he was vp global events.