Charlie brings over 30 years of experience in the travel industry to Affluent Hospitality Group. He is a dynamic highly motivated sales personality. A proven team leader who drives productive sales results, team loyalty, and a hard work ethic by setting himself as the best example and leading the way.
He is a marketing professional with demonstrated success in strategic account handling, product, and revenue management growth, marketing strategies, group solicitation & management, as well as event planning.
Charlies’ experience includes Senior Director, Strategic Business Development for the Apple Leisure Group – Travel Impressions, Regional Sales Director at Delta Vacations, and Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours.
Charlie has traveled extensively throughout the Caribbean, Mexico, Europe, and China.
Currently, Charlie and his wife Dr. Carol Gullo Mest both serve on the Board of Care Patrol Lehigh Valley. In addition, he is an active member of multiple travel trade organizations and a proud Dad to Elliott and Emily.