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Trio of longtime Tauck employees are godmothers of riverboat Joy

Trio of longtime Tauck employees are godmothers of riverboat Joy
With Tauck’s Joy set to join its fleet of European riverboats this month, the company selected three of its long-time employees to share duties as godmothers during the naming ceremony in Vienna on June 21. All three initially served the in the role of tour director, or Tauck director in company parlance, and have since been promoted to managerial positions.

They are Jacque Moran (recruiting & training manager, Tauck director operations), Mary Murrin (North America account manager, Tauck River Cruising) and Kristin Robinson (Tauck director manager, Tauck River Cruising). Together, the three godmothers share 18 years of combined Tauck director and Tauck cruise director experience, as well as 35 years of combined tenure at Tauck.

According to Tauck ceo Dan Mahar, the decision to have former Tauck directors serve as Joy’s godmothers underscores the essential role that Tauck directors play in delivering the company’s travel experiences.

'On over 100 land and cruise itineraries, in more than 70 countries and on all seven continents, our Tauck directors are the face of our company,' he said. 'They are the critical link between the meticulous care and planning we put into every one of our tours and cruises, and the actual experiences our guests enjoy. By honoring Jacque, Mary and Kristin, we’re honoring all of our Tauck directors around the world.'

Mahar noted the average tenure for Tauck directors is more than a decade , and that some have worked for Tauck for more than 30 years. Mahar added that the company’s managerial ranks are populated with many former Tauck directors, in addition to the three godmothers.