Rocky Mountaineer, provider of inspiring journeys throughout the Pacific Northwest and majestic Canadian Rockies, is pleased to announce the appointment of Karen Hardie as Vice President of Global Sales.
Based in Vancouver, Hardie will be leading the company’s international team of sales professionals, expanding business development opportunities with trade partners and focusing on growth with valued partners across all travel industry distribution channels.
“Karen’s combination of extensive knowledge, dedication and expertise are invaluable to the growth and development of our amazing company,” said Randy Powell, CEO and president, Rocky Mountaineer. “We are delighted to have someone of her caliber to lead our global sales team and continue to produce extraordinary results.”
Hardie joined Rocky Mountaineer in 2012 as the Director Sales, USA, bringing numerous years of experience within the tourism industry along with exceptional sales, marketing and business development skills. She has an outstanding reputation for delivering sales growth and quickly climbed the ranks and relocated to Vancouver to serve as the Director of Global Sales Operations in late 2013. Prior to joining Rocky Mountaineer, Hardie was the Vice-President of Sales for Stella Travel USA. She has also held senior positions with Orion Expedition Cruises in California and Australia as well as St. Ives Travel (American Express and Virtuoso Agency) located in Sydney, Australia.