AmaWaterways Names Brenda Kyllo V.P. Strategic Alliances
AmaWaterways has appointed Canadian travel industry veteran Brenda Kyllo Vice President of Strategic Alliances. Kyllo will be responsible for developing new markets for the river cruise line, as well as expanding the company’s relationships with the travel agent community in Canada and globally.
“AmaWaterways has a long-standing relationship with Brenda and she even served as Godmother of our beautiful AmaSonata in 2014, so we could not be more excited to officially welcome her to our family,” said Kristin Karst, Executive Vice President and Co-Owner of AmaWaterways. “Brenda shares our team’s passion for quality, innovation and service. She is going to be a terrific asset as we continue to grow into the future, helping open doors for AmaWaterways and solidify our presence in emerging markets.”
With more than 30 years of diverse experience across various segments of the travel industry, Kyllo has held leadership positions with Merit Travel Group in Toronto and the Canadian Automobile Association.
She also spent 26 years with Club Med, working her way through senior positions in Australia, Singapore, France and Montreal before becoming President & General Manager of Club Med Canada.
“I’ve always been drawn to customer-centric organizations operating in the upscale or luxury sectors, and have been quite impressed by AmaWaterways over the years, admiring their focus on personal service, top quality food and wine and innovative design,” said Kyllo. “Rudi Schreiner and Kristin Karst have assembled remarkable sales, marketing and operations teams in Canada, the United States and Europe, and I am excited to have the opportunity to contribute to the continued growth of their brand.”