We have gathered some of the most respected and professional executives in the industry. Our sales team is young, aggressive and great presenters. All of them have years of experience in marketing brands and understand the importance of highlighting key selling points. They are located in key U.S. markets to support and provide regional coverage. One of our common denominators is PASSION for what we do, which is key to the success of our company and our clients.
FRANZ E. BUCHHALTER – PRESIDENT
Franz Buchhalter brings to the table more than 25 years of experience in the travel industry. He developed his extensive expertise by working with companies such as Westin, Sheraton, Hyatt, Abercrombie & Kent, and Kerzner International Hotels. He has performed an array of services, from opening and marketing to selling international hotel brands, including Atlantis, Paradise Island Bahamas, One & Only Resorts (Bahamas and Mexico), The Cove Atlantis and The Reef Atlantis. Franz is a respected professional whose extensive marketing alliances include American Express, Master Card and the luxury consortia. Franz has been on several industry panels and has been a speaker at numerous industry events. He is fluent in English, Spanish and Portuguese.
CYNTHIA HOWLAND – SR VICE PRESIDENT COMMUNICATIONS
Cynthia is a highly accomplished and results-oriented senior sales, marketing, and operations executive with extensive experience and capabilities in hospitality, travel, and tourism. She possesses a proven track record in identifying opportunities and providing creative and effective solutions, efficiencies and improvements within most hospitality disciplines, including operations, technology systems solutions, marketing promotions, training, sales, customer service, quality assurance, and product development. Her experience was earned by working in top executive roles with companies like Kerzner International Resorts where she worked for over 14 years as Senior Vice President overseeing the direct consumer sales strategy and the company’s central reservations center. She also worked for a Premier Cruise Line as Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing where she oversaw the brand positioning and development of all marketing communications and with leading tour operator brands such as Delta Dream Vacations, American Express Vacations, and Continental Vacations as Senior Director of Marketing. Travel Agent Magazine has recognized Cynthia as one of the 100 most influential women in the industry.
IVONNE BUCHHALTER, VICE PRESIDENT OF INDUSTRY RELATIONS
Ivonne’s career spans more than 25 years in the travel industry having worked in the hotel and aviation industry. Her professional career began with Hyatt Corporation in the Latin American Division later she joined OAG and worked there for more than 20 years handling the Latin American markets. She is a graduate of Barry University with a degree in Business Administrations. Ivonne also is part of the Sales Team handling the New York and Florida markets. Ivonne coordinates the relationship between Buchhalter International Group and its partners. Ivonne is also fluent in Spanish.
JENNIFER KAMINSKI – DIRECTOR OF SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING
Jennifer’s experience expands to more than 10 years in the marketing field, as it relates to brand management, marketing, public relations, social media, and partnerships. Managing projects both internally and externally; relationship management, marketing collateral, design, development, and execution of creative marketing strategies brought her to develop her own company. – With over 3 years of online & social media community management experience including community forums, blogs, and review sites. Genuine passion for social media and online technologies. A graduate of Ball University with a degree in marketing.
After earning his degree in Digital Graphic Design he immediately moved to New York City where he started designing accessories for Rocawear, a dominant lifestyle apparel brand inspired by urban aesthetics. He is creative, current and is passionate about design.