Posts Categorized: staff

AMY LEE, EVENT PLANNER

Amy comes to AFR with 30 years of experience in the hospitality industry. She has held nearly every position within the industry, including Chef, Fine Dining Restaurant Manager, and Director of Catering & Convention Services.  For the past 20 years she worked in hotel convention services with Sheraton Norfolk Waterside and Doubletree Crystal City, serving… Read more »

ERIKA DONOHUE, AFR TOURS DIRECTOR OF PROGRAMS

Prior to joining AFR Tours Erika spent five years as Director of Programs and Events at Discover Coastal Virginia, and before that she worked in the events department at Government Executive Media Group in Washington D.C. Erika loves creating memorable programs for guests. Whether you are a group tour leader, military reunion planner, cruise ship… Read more »

SHANNON HEISLER, AFR TOURS DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS

Shannon recently joined AFR Tours as Director of Operations. Shannon has worked in destination management for decades. She began her career in Hawaii, serving as Account Administrator working with fortune 500 companies as well as major association groups. Shannon moved to Norfolk in 2001 and served for 20 years as Director of Operations for Phillips… Read more »

Emily Dale, Event Coordinator

Emily is one of our dependable travelers and on-site managers. She began her tenure with AFR in 2007 after many years involved in event planning with the Virginia Chorale, the only professional choral group in the State. A real go-getter with such a delightful personality, Emily is an often-requested onsite representative for both reunions and Yellow Ribbon events.

Katherine Whitley, Event Coordinator

Katherine has worked in the travel industry for 40 years, and as an author has been published in the Travel Age West and Travel Weekly trade publications as well as local San Diego papers. For 30 years she worked as an International Tour Manager escorting tour groups around the globe. Katherine now represents AFR onsite at… Read more »