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Aurora Expeditions beefs up N. America sales team

From left, Bonnie Newman, Danna Walker and Kris Endreson
Australia-based Aurora Expeditions appointed Kris Endreson as VP sales, North America, Bonnie Newman as director national/key accounts and Danna Walker as business development director, Canada.

Sales veteran Endreson spent the past two years as VP strategic sales, MSC Cruises USA. Earlier roles included VP sales, Americas for SeaDream Yacht Club, senior sales director for The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection, sales/marketing director for Crystal Yacht Expeditions and Crystal Aircruises and VP field sales US & Canada, Silversea Cruises. She began her cruise career as a business development manager at Royal Caribbean.  

Bonnie Newman

Newman, previously sales director, US West, takes the newly created national and key accounts director role. She's responsible for nurturing relationships with national retail agencies and strengthening and growing Aurora’s relationships with key wholesale accounts to drive revenue growth.

Danna Walker

Walker was promoted to the new role of business development manager, Canada, following more than two years with Aurora Expeditions as an adventure sales specialist and business development specialist.

David Tanguay, global head of sales, welcomed Endreson and congratulated Newman and Walker on their new roles, adding: 'I am confident that their passion, dedication and expertise will propel us to new heights ...'

Recruiting two US sales directors

Eric Andrews continues as sales director, US Southeast, and the company is actively recruiting to fill sales director roles for the Northeast and West.