In a letter despatched to Luxurious Journey Advisor, Backroads founder and president Tom Hale has introduced that KC Hoppe has left the corporate after almost 20 years. In her absence, Alicia Kjeldgaard shall be managing the corporate’s journey company program and enterprise improvement from its Berkeley, CA workplace.
“KC has impacted the lives of many people right here within the Berkeley workplace and around the globe, and her identify is woven into the material of the journey business far past Backroads,” mentioned Hale within the letter. “It’s onerous to think about how we may have made it by way of the travails of the final 12 months with out KC’s tireless efforts, and her positivity and heat will really be missed. KC has plans to journey and spend extra time together with her husband, Ted. We’re excited for what the longer term has to supply, and we definitely hope our paths will cross once more.”
Hoppe began with the corporate in 2013 because the director of journey business relations, earlier than shifting to roles because the visitor companies supervisor after which as assistant director of gross sales.
Supporting Kjeldgaard shall be Hannah Lawnik on the West Coast and Leigh Sassone on the East Coast, collectively protecting all the U.S. and Canada. You’ll be able to attain out to the group at [email protected] Kjeldgaard joined Backroads in 2018 as director of enterprise improvement, company and group incentive journey.
Hale additionally introduced that his daughter, Avery Hale, is becoming a member of the household enterprise as its new director of gross sales.
“We’re thrilled to be again in our workplaces—and again in Europe!—and 2022 is shaping as much as be an unimaginable 12 months for energetic journey around the globe,” Hale concluded. “The long run appears brilliant right here at Backroads, and we thanks to your continued help on the street forward.”