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Meet Our Vice Presidents and General Managers

APRIL ROSE
VP, Customer Care
World Travel Holdings

SANDI SZALAY
VP, Technology
Dream Vacations, CruiseOne, Cruises Inc.

DREW DALY
GM, Network Engagement & Performance
Dream Vacations, CruiseOne, Cruises Inc.

SHARON MUCCI
VP, Software Engineering
World Travel Holdings

ETHAN SOBOL
VP, Finance/Corporate Controller
World Travel Holdings

STEVE LASSMAN
VP, Villa Product & Agency Relations
World Travel Holdings

FARAZ QURESHI
General Manager
Cruiseline.com

TIM SACCONE
VP, Digital Marketing
World Travel Holdings

JOELLE DELVA
VP, Operations
Dream Vacations, CruiseOne, Cruises Inc.

WILLIE FERNANDEZ
VP, Marketing
Luxury Travel Holdings

ROSEMARIE REED
VP, Marketing & Sales
Dream Vacations, CruiseOne, Cruises Inc.


APRIL ROSE
April Rose serves as Vice President of Customer Care. She is responsible for the operation of all on-site and virtual direct-to-consumer sales agents and service centers located across the U.S. April’s leadership, experience and expertise has been instrumental in the company’s ability to continually expand its national at-home agent platform. April joined World Travel Holdings/ National Leisure Group (NLG) in 1997 as a Vacation Advisor. Throughout her tenure at World Travel Holdings/NLG, she has been promoted through various positions in Sales and Service Center Management.

DREW DALY
Drew Daly is a long-time member of the World Travel Holdings family. He joined the company as a travel agent and quickly moved up the ranks into sales management. In early positions with World Travel Holdings, Drew managed the Virginia Beach call center and worked as Manager of Retail Sales, where he oversaw the operations of 26 retail locations. In 2002, Drew began creating what is now the nation's most impressive, comprehensive virtual sales network. He currently serves as General Manager of Network Engagement & Performance for World Travel Holdings’ Home Based Division - CruiseOne and Cruises Inc.  In this position, Drew oversees all agent-facing functions for both business models including: Marketing, Training, Support Services, Sales and Business Development.

ETHAN SOBOL
Ethan Sobol serves as VP Finance/Corporate Controller. He is responsible for all finance functions which includes financial reporting, budgeting and forecasting, accounts payable, treasury, as well as business intelligence, real estate and facilities. Ethan has worked in finance for 18 years, including the last 12 at World Travel Holdings/NLG, starting as Accounting Manager in 2002. Prior to joining the company, he worked in the audit division of Arthur Andersen LLP in Boston for six years, working his way up to Audit Manager. Ethan earned a MS in Accountancy and MBA from Northeastern University, and a BS in mathematics from Colgate University.

FARAZ QURESHI
Faraz Qureshi is General Manager of Cruiseline.com, the first website to offer verified reviews for the cruise industry, and Ship Mate, a top-rated mobile app. He is responsible for the growth and profitability of the online member community and app. Prior to his current position, Faraz co-founded MeetOnCruise.com, a social network for cruise travelers which was acquired by World Travel Holdings. Faraz also consulted various Fortune 500 firms as a Principal with Diamond Technology Consultants (now PWC), and earlier in his career as a consultant for Accenture. His consulting work included managing large technology programs, improving operational processes and developing enterprise applications. He holds a Master of Business Administration from Carnegie Mellon University and a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Florida International University.

JOELLE DELVA
Joelle Delva serves as the Vice President of Operations and has worked in the cruise vacation industry for more than 23 years. Throughout her career in travel, Joelle has held various positions of increasing responsibility in the areas of payroll, finance, telecommunication, information technology and general operations within myriads of agencies such as The Cruise Line, Inc, Travel Services International, MyTravel-Shared Services and CruiseOne. Her experience includes the day-to-day operation of the employees that make our customers' needs a reality. She develops policies and procedures towards fiscal responsibility all while delivering quality products and services.

ROSEMARIE REED
Rosemarie Reed began her career with The Walt Disney Company, where she combined her keen business sense and leadership skills with her natural creative talent to become a dynamic marketing and sales leader. She has since been with World Travel Holdings for the past nine years and in 2014 was appointed Vice President of Marketing. This past year she was once again promoted and assumed the role of Vice President of Marketing and Sales. This past year, Rosemarie successfully founded and launched a new brand within the company's portfolio while playing a vital role in continuously delivering profitable growth for the existing brands. She is also directly responsible for creating and executing unique campaigns which resulted in company sales records of +48% in revenue and +42% in overall units. In addition to her leadership skills and out-of-the-box thinking, she has gradually become one of the faces of our company who resonates with the younger demographic who are shaping the travel industry. Rosemarie is always putting the brands first and serving as a role model for our franchisees and agents, encouraging them to share her posts and increase their own personal travel footprint online and in the community. 

SANDI SZALAY
Sandi Szalay serves as Vice President of Technology for the CruiseOne and Cruises Inc. brands. Over the past decade, she has led the company's technological evolution to extraordinary heights. Sandi won the first ever CIO (Chief Information Officer) award from the South Florida Business Journal, and was recognized as a Corporate I.T. leader by Women in eCommerce.  Under Sandi's leadership, CruiseOne and Cruises Inc. have quickly moved to the forefront of the industry with its proprietary software development and unrivaled technical support. This includes the creation of and continuous enhancements to Cruise Control, a state-of-the-art customer relationship manager, booking engine and financial management tool all in one which is essential to the growth and business development of home-based agents. This innovative system was the first to offer online pricing and booking with major cruise line partners. Previously, Sandi held various senior leadership positions with Interzine Productions; a leader in interactive leisure sports websites.

SHARON MUCCI
As Vice President of Software Engineering, Sharon Mucci is responsible for the design, development and maintenance of the software used for more than 10 direct-to-consumer owned, and franchise and independent agent brands operated by World Travel Holdings. Sharon’s hard work, dedication and leadership qualities have awarded her many promotions with World Travel Holdings since joining the company in 1994. She has held numerous positions in the organization including Travel Professional, IT Help Desk Analyst, Application Help Desk Analyst, Business Analyst, Programmer and Director of Software Engineering. She is a graduate of Saint Bonaventure University.

STEVE LASSMAN
Steve Lassman serves as Vice President of Villa Product and Agency Relations for World Travel Holdings’ luxury villa division. Steve oversees travel agent engagement and is also responsible for strengthening the division’s relationships with the external agency community and our villa product to capitalize on the expanded growth the company has experienced in these areas. Prior to joining World Travel Holdings in January of 2005, he served as Vice President of Sales for both Apple Vacations and Travel Impressions, where he was responsible for all sales activities including the partnerships with the travel agency community. In addition, Steve has worked at Tollman-Hundley Hotels, Loews Hotels, Cunard Cruise Lines and United Airlines in various capacities. He is a graduate of the University of South Florida.

TIM SACCONE
As Vice President of Digital Marketing, Tim Saccone oversees the digital marketing efforts across several divisions of World Travel Holdings. Tim is responsible for defining and executing WTH’s digital marketing strategy across channels including paid search, display, remarketing, video and social media. Tim collaborates with the digital marketing team and leadership teams within the organization on initiatives that effectively grow WTH’s footprint within an evolving digital ecosystem. He has been in the digital marketing industry for 12 years, including the last three with World Travel Holdings and holds a BS in Marketing from Villanova University.

WILLIE FERNANDEZ
Willie Fernandez is Vice President of Luxury Travel Holdings at World Travel Holdings. He is responsible for the brand strategy and marketing initiatives of all luxury villa brands including Villas of Distinction, VillaRental.com and Villas by Linda Smith. He also oversees the agency relations and product teams who liaison with our travel agent partners and villa suppliers. His experience in the travel industry spans more than 25 years and he has been recognized as one of the future leaders in travel by Travel Agent magazine.