JANET HEINZ, SHERI PASTERNAK TO HEAD TRAVEL IMPRESSIONS' SALES TEAM FOLLOWING DEPARTURE OF THERESA GATTA

FARMINGDALE, NY (Sept. 17, 2015) – Travel Impressions’ Senior Sales Director Janet Heinz and Senior Director of Field Sales Sheri Pasternak will be co-heading the agent-dedicated wholesaler’s sales operation following the departure of 16-year company veteran Theresa Gatta, who most recently served as VP of Sales.

“Theresa Gatta’s leadership had an instrumental impact on our growth in recent years at Travel Impressions. Her positive attitude, work ethic and passion helped inspire our sales team to exceed agents’ expectations, but at the end of the day, the family and personal lives of even our most valued team members come first,” said Jeff Clarke, president of Travel Impressions

“Our valued agent partners are in good hands with Janet Heinz and Sheri Pasternak as they continue to ensure the high service levels our agent partners have come to expect from Travel Impressions as we select a new VP of Sales,” noted Clarke.

Janet Heinz, Senior Director of Sales (left), and Sheri Pasternak, Senior Director of Field Sales (right), Travel Impressions

Heinz and Pasternak have a combined 45 years of industry experience to draw from as they oversee the award-winning tour operator’s sales team on an interim basis.

Heinz has been a Travel Impressions’ mainstay since January 2000 and now serves as Senior Director of Sales. She brings two decades of sales experience to Travel Impressions having served as Regional Sales Manager for Air Jamaica prior to joining the team.

Pasternak was recently brought onboard by Gatta in March 2015 to evolve and drive strong growth and unique customer opportunities after a long career in leadership roles at GEM and Cruiselink prior to joining the Royal Caribbean family of cruise brands where she took on the role of Director of Sales for Celebrity Cruises.