Meet The People Dedicated To Making Your Next Event A Success

While many can say they are dedicated; everyone at IGS has had many years to prove it.

Jose Villela Founder & Chief Financial Officer

Meet Jose Villela (also known as Pepe to those closest to him) at an International Group Sales hosted event, and you will understand why he is considered such a powerhouse in the travel industry. He has dedicated his life to the industry, spending an amazing 57 years crafting travel experiences for clients around the world. […]

Norma Alberico President & National Dir of Sales

After completing her degree in Advertising at Texas Tech in 2003, Norma joined the IGS team focused on growing the business alongside her father, Jose. At work, she is recognized for her attention to detail and her ability to match groups to the perfect property, taking into account the group’s personality, needs, previous experiences and […]

Bacha Gurgenidze Senior Director of Sales

Bacha has been a key member of the International Group Sales team for 8 years, but has been deeply involved in the travel industry for more than 17. He possesses a sense of drive and determination that is best exemplified by his favorite quote from Winston Churchill, ÒNever, never, never give up.Ó He lived that […]

Susanna Felix Diaz Brown Senior Director of Sales

Susanna graduated from Texas Tech University in 2002 with a degree in Public Relations. A native of Texas, she has spent time living in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, Sevilla, Spain and New York City. Susanna has worked for the last 10 years with International Group Sales building client relationships. She prides herself on being able to […]

Sam Briggs Director of Sales - Midwest

Sam was born in Brazil, grew up in Minneapolis, and moved to Dayton, Ohio 22 years ago for a start-up opportunity in the incentive industry. He has more than 26 years’ experience in the incentive industry, Sam is a valuable resource for his customers with much group travel experience in Mexico and the Caribbean, both […]

Noël M. Carroll Director of Sales - Northeast Region

Noël is a seasoned hospitality professional with more than 25 years of experience and three generations of family involved in the travel industry. She has called every corner of the globe home, originally hailing from New York City and, at various times, living in Moscow, Paris, Monte-Carlo and Key West, FL. Noël built her career […]

Paula Hill Director of Sales - Southeast Region

Paulas resume boasts an impressive 35 years of experience in the travel industry. After graduating in 1986 from the New York Institute of Technology with a degree in Business Administration, Paula wrote for trade press publications and worked in both hotel sales and as a travel agent before joining the IGS team in 2010. Her […]

Kasey Fritz Administrative Director & Sales Manager

Kasey graduated from Texas A&M with a degree in Economics. She is dedicated to helping others, both at work and in her free time. Her entire career in the travel industry has been spent with International Group Sales, striving to find just the right destination for every client she works with. She has a genuine […]

Barry Miller Corporate Sales Manager

Barry has spent more than 20 years making connections in the travel industry. Since joining International Group Sales in 2006, he has worked hard to set a reliable track record helping clients find the best value when choosing destinations for their group travel meetings and incentive programs. He understands that planners ultimate goal is to […]

Ashley Mireles Sales Manager - Southwest Region


Yessie Pham Office Manager


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