FARMINGDALE, NY (March 11, 2015) – Sheri Pasternak has joined the Travel Impressions team as Senior Director of Field Sales for the tour operator. Pasternak will be responsible for managing the Travel Impressions outside sales team to evolve and drive strong growth and unique customer opportunities while maintaining the award-winning service levels and high-quality product line for which the tour operator is renowned.

With more than 25 years of experience in the travel and cruise industry, Pasternak is ideally suited for her new role at Travel Impressions. She began her career as a corporate travel agent and soon thereafter was on the fast track with leadership roles at two major consortiums – GEM and Cruiselink. As the youngest president within the consortium industry, Pasternak played an integral role by launching the “first-ever” cruise consortium and was recognized as an innovator and sales leader with hundreds of travel agencies nationwide.

GEM and Cruiselink were acquired by in 1998 and Pasternak made a bold decision to move over to the supplier side by joining The Big Red Boat as National Account Director. Pasternak then made the transition to the Royal Caribbean family of cruise brands where she held the position of Strategic Account Manager for Royal Caribbean and excelled prior to her promotion as Director of Sales with Celebrity Cruises. Pasternak’s positive energy, sales leadership and proactive approach brought forth numerous awards and recognition for her sales team including Region of the Year on numerous occasions. After 16 years with the RCL brand, Sheri decided to leave Celebrity Cruises to seek a new and exciting challenge.

“Sheri’s expansive industry knowledge and leadership skills will be an outstanding asset to Travel Impressions and our customers,” said Jeff Clarke, president of Travel Impressions.

“I am thrilled to join the Travel Impressions team to help drive the organization toward new growth and opportunities,” notes Pasternak.

Pasternak began on March 9, 2015 and will operate out of Travel Impressions’ headquarters in Farmingdale, NY.