Krisam Group, Global Event Partners Announce New President

Catherine Chaulet has been named president of Krisam Group, a sales and marketing organization serving more than 250 hotels and resorts, and its sister company, Global Event Partners (GEP), a consortium of 65 destination management companies (DMCs) representing 97 destinations, Krisam Group announced yesterday.

Chaulet succeeds current president Jim Schultenover, who will become president of Krisam competitor Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI) in October. According to Krisam, she will lead the organization through a time of “critical transition, significant growth and international expansion.”

“Catherine is the perfect person to guide us during this period of growth and transition with her entrepreneurial background, her keen business sense and natural passion for the best in customer service,” Krisam Group Chairman and CEO Chris White said in a statement. “She has the proven ability to oversee the business side of things while also focusing on company growth, ensuring a strong sales organization and strengthening our relationship with our customers, Krisam members and GEP partners. She will be aided by our 19 experienced, dedicated representatives who form the best team in the business and have made us the industry leader we are today.”

Chaulet recently was named president of GEP Destination Management — a collection of branded DMCs owned by GEP — and will retain that role in addition to her new one.

“I feel fortunate to have come on board during this exciting transition period, giving me the opportunity to coordinate the strategy, operations and marketing for the entire organization as it builds for the future and moves forward with an innovative long-term strategic plan,” said Chaulet, who joined GEP from Best of Boston and BostonCoach, a Boston-based DMC and executive chauffeured transportation company.

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