Rocky Mountaineer Names New Global Sales Vice President

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Canadian rail-tour company Rocky Mountaineer announced it named Violet Thumlert the new vice president of global sales.

The Canadian-based Thumlert joined Rocky Mountaineer in August, bringing 20 years of sales experience to the rail company. The industry veteran most recently spent 12 years with Pursuit Collection in senior sales roles, where she drove high-volume sales.


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“I am pleased to welcome Violet to lead our global sales team,” Rocky Mountaineer CEO David McKenna said. “She brings strong relationships with many of our trade partners and a wealth of knowledge in growing sales across all channels and markets.”

“I am confident our partners, guests, and team members will be in great hands with Violet’s leadership,” McKenna continued.

“As a sales professional, passionate traveler and outdoor enthusiast, joining Rocky Mountaineer is a career milestone,” Thumlert said. “I have long admired Rocky Mountaineer’s ability to showcase North America’s most spectacular scenery through three iconic Canadian journeys – complemented now with a new route, Rockies to the Red Rocks, in the United States. It’s an exciting time to join this team.”

In January, Rocky Mountaineer welcomed McKenna as the new President and Chief Executive Officer. He spoke to TravelPulse about a multitude of topics, including the company’s long-term goals, the impact of coronavirus, sustainability initiatives, diversity efforts and more.

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