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Windstar Cruises hires West Coast sales manager and a sales coordinator

Roger Arden joins from Quark and has experience from a number other cruise lines
Windstar Cruises tapped Roger Arden as West Coast regional sales manager and Brenda Skogen as sales coordinator.

Based in Los Angeles, Arden has a long history in the travel business, most recently with Quark Expeditions. Previous sales/business development roles were at Carnival, Uniworld and AmaWaterways.

Skogen, who becomes the primary point of contact within the sales department for Windstar’s travel advisors, is based in Denver. She most recently owned a cruise-focused franchise travel agency in Colorado.

Steve Simao, Windstar’s VP sales, welcomed Arden and Skogen.

Knowledgeable, enthusiastic pros

'They are both knowledgeable, enthusiastic cruise travel professionals who will continue to support our Star Promise commitment to travel advisors while they help educate travel advisors on how to successfully sell Windstar’s small ship difference and the nuances of our classic Wind class and all-suite Star Plus class yachts,' he said. 'We want to be the small ship cruise line of choice for travel advisors and Brenda and Roger will be integral to making this happen through our personalized sales approach, and I know they’re up for the challenge.'