Gary Murphy, SVP Sales, AmaWaterways, Retires; Succeeded by Alex Pinelo 

After retirement, Gary Murphy (left) will be succeeded as Senior VP of Sales at AmaWaterways by Alex Pinelo (right).
After retirement, Gary Murphy (left) will be succeeded as Senior VP of Sales at AmaWaterways by Alex Pinelo (right).

AmaWaterways has announced the retirement of Gary Murphy, Senior VP of Sales, effective 01APR. He will be succeeded by Alex Pinelo, currently VP of Sales.

"It is difficult for me to use the term 'retirement,' but I have two passions in my life – AmaWaterways and my family – and the time has come for me to devote more time to the second one," said Murphy. "The Murphys are forever attached to Rudi, Kristin and the entire AmaWaterways family, and we look forward to celebrating with AmaWaterways as it continues to set the standard for river cruising around the globe."

Following in the footsteps of his father Jimmy Murphy, who co-founded AmaWaterways with Rudi Schreiner and Kristin Karst in 2002, Gary joined the river cruise line in 2009 and in 2019 he was named Senior VP of Sales.

Prior to joining AmaWaterways, Gary’s travel industry experience spanned more than 30 years working Group Voyagers in Europe, Brendan Vacations, and as VP of Marketing and Sales for Miami Air International.

"Gary has been a valued member of our team and the AmaWaterways family. His unfaltering respect and support of the travel advisor community has been instrumental in building the strong partnerships and mutual trust we have with our national account partners," said Kristin Karst, executive vice president and co-founder of AmaWaterways.

According to Rudi Schreiner, president and co-founder of AmaWaterways: "AmaWaterways is approaching the 2022 river cruise season with confidence and peace of mind, knowing our ships are fully paid for and our financial security remains solid. We successfully operated 320 river cruises last year and 2022 reservations are looking very strong, particularly for the second half of the year. Good things are on the horizon for the travel industry, and we are ready.”

For more information on AmaWaterways, visit its web site.

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