Craig Pavlus steps down as President of Pavlus Travel and Shelly Steudle takes over


Craig Pavlus, the namesake and longtime president of Albuquerque, NM’s Pavlus Travel is stepping down as president of the agency, with Shelly Steudle taking over.

Pavlus made the announcement on Tuesday, writing that he will remain CEO of the agency and will focus on expanding the agency into more luxury travel initiatives while Steudle assumes day-to-day leadership of the agency.

“After more than two decades of service to Pavlus Travel, Shelby Steudle is well deserving of this promotion and I look forward to her helping me to strategically lead the agency and focus on day-to-day agency operations,” said Pavlus.

“While I will remain with the agency, the goal is to give me more time to develop new luxury travel initiatives that will both increase our revenue streams and benefit our valued customers,” he added.

Steudle, a 24-year veteran of Pavlus Travel, most recently served as the agency’s vice president of consumer marketing. Her previous experience also includes corporate management, cruise sales, airline sales, accounting and more. She is also credited with helping lead the expansion of Pavlus Travel through a travel agent referral program.

“After long-standing relationships with many senior travel industry executives, I look forward to leading Pavlus Travel into the future and significantly growing our business,” said Steudle.

“I am so proud of the many achievements of our team and honored to move into this new position of President,” said Steudle. “I look forward to what lies ahead as we strive every day to create incredible, memorable vacation experiences for our customers.”


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