Red and White Fleet recently announced the appointment of Madeleine Villar as the company’s new Director of Sales + Events.
Villar joins a sales team that includes Vice President of Sales & Marketing Stefan Merkl and Reservations Manager Emily Gershfang.
Villar is a veteran hospitality professional who has a vast 22-year background in the tourism industry. She has held sales and marketing positions with the following companies: HPN Global Hospitality Performance Network; San Francisco’s Sir Francis Drake Hotel; San Jose’s Dolce Hayes Mansion Conference Center Resort & Spa; Burlingame’s Radisson Hotel SFO Bayfront; San Francisco’s Radisson Hotel Fisherman’s Wharf; and San Francisco’s Shannon Court & Hotel Milano; to name a few.
According to Merkl, “We are very excited to welcome Madeleine to the team.” He continues, “With a wealth of knowledge in the corporate market, she has an amazing history with the local tourism industry and will be a valued asset to Red and White Fleet, assisting clients in arranging private cruises of San Francisco Bay.”A local San Franciscan since 1979, Villar is a graduate of University of the Philippines, where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Hotel & Restaurant Administration. She is an active member with the San Francisco Travel Association; San Francisco Chamber of Commerce; San Mateo County & Silicon Valley Convention & Visitors Bureau; Meetings Planners International; HSMAI; and several other related industry organizations.