About P. Jason King, Founder, Chairman & CEO
Mr. King is regularly featured as a columnist in many Travel Industry publications.
He has had featured columns called "The Employment Advisor" in Travel Agent Magazine and "The Career Counselor" in Business Travel Executive magazine. He has written hundreds of articles which have been widely published in trade and major newspapers, and has contributed a series of articles on recruitment techniques for Travel Weekly.
His intimate knowledge of who's who and what's what in the travel business has qualified him to conduct seminars, workshops, and lectures for ASTA, ACTE, NYU, Niagara University, TravelAge East/Southeast, Travel Management Academy, Boston Bons Vivants, Associated Travel, Hickory Association, GEM, TIME's Video Library, The Board of Education New York, Hunter College, Bronx Community College, COPE, Amadeus Summit, HSMA, plus others.
His presentations, seminars, lectures, and workshops have encompassed a myriad of subjects including: " Recruitment Techniques", "The Personnel Game", "Dressing for Success", "Building a Power Résumé", "Finding the Job You Really Want", "Interviewing Techniques", "Outplacement: The Better Alternative", "Creating Incentive Plans", "Salesmanship", "Marketing 101", "Special Events Planning", "Using Power Words", "Opportunities in the Travel Industry", "Relocation Pluses & Minuses", "Reference Checking", "Realizing the Dream", plus numerous others. He has charmed audiences of all sizes (from 25-2500). His wit and informal approach have participants coming back again and again. As he says, "I will never let a question go unanswered... if I don't know the answer, I will get the answer!" Mr. King has a tremendous wealth of knowledge, which he is willing to share with all who ask.
Elected to and/or received honors:
"WHO'S WHO IN FINANCE AND INDUSTRY"
"WHO'S WHO IN EMERGING LEADERS IN AMERICA"
"WHO'S WHO IN THE EAST"
"WHO'S WHO IN U. S. EXECUTIVES"
"MEN OF ACHIEVEMENT"
"THE NOAH AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE - 1989"
INTERNATIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL ASSOCIATION - "CERTIFICATE OF MERIT 1988"
AMERICAN BIOGRAPHICAL INSTITUTE -
"INTERNATIONAL CULTURAL DIPLOMA OF HONOR"
"DISTINGUISHED LEADERSHIP AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING SERVICE TO THE TRAVEL INDUSTRY"
"PERSONALITIES OF AMERICA"
"THE COMMEMORATIVE MEDAL OF HONOR FOR OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENTS & DEDICATION TO PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL GOALS - 1989"
"MAN OF THE YEAR" AWARD 1990
OFFICIAL COORDINATOR OF EMPLOYMENT ACTE 1997
OFFICIAL COORDINATOR OF EMPLOYMENT GIANTS 1972-1996
OFFICIAL COORDINATOR OF EMPLOYMENT TIME, GEM, CRUISELINK PLUS 1986-1996
OFFICIAL COORDINATOR OF EMPLOYMENT CORP-NET INTERNATIONAL 1995-1998
- Arthur Frommer's "Almanac of Travel", The Travel Channel - a Cable Television Station
- Bernard Meltzer's "College of Knowledge" - WOR Radio
- Bernadette Silver Show - WEBD Radio
- TIME Video Library - Recruitment Techniques Series
Host: Jason King's World of Travel - a weekly radio show in Boston - 1989
About Jeanie Kurzrok, Executive Vice President & CFO
With 30+ years experience, Ms. Kurzrok began her career, in what she thought would only be a summer job, with an airline. She began as a typist and, by the time she left TWA, handled all Domestic and International free and reduced rate travel for all NY area and Bermuda travel agencies, cargo agents, and interline employees, as well as distribution of IATA ticket stock for the New York Region. In addition, she has incentive travel and tour operator experience. Jeanie joined our team on a full time basis in 1977. She created our Temporary Division, and was instrumental in the development of all administrative systems and procedures once we entered our expansion mode. She rose through the ranks quickly moving up to EVP of the company. Her responsibilities included all the administrative services for Yours In Travel Worldwide. In 1998, Jeanie was named CFO of our parent company, The King Group, and accepted those responsibilities with equal grace.
In the early 1980's Jeanie was Director and Coordinator of our C.E.T.A. program, which was federally funded, and, with Jason King's assistance, had a 100% placement record for over 3 years. She has also Trained and Lectured classes from 10 - 100 participants both in and out of the Travel Industry. In addition, she is a Mentor and Career Guidance Counselor for pre-college students. She has won numerous kudos from her peers and educators. Originally trained as a fine artist, her work has been shown on six continents. She is also an accomplished writer and has appeared in print worldwide.
In her limited free time, she enjoys snow skiing, riding, gardening & landscaping, reading, adventure travel, and Tai Chi. Jeanie is also a Gourmet Chef.
Ms. Kurzrok also maintains an identity as a Executive Vice President of P. Jason King Associates, Inc. (the parent company of Yours In Travel). P. Jason King Associates, Inc. a diversified Travel Management Consulting firm (est. 1975) specializes in Marketing, Advertising, Promotion, Public Relations and Executive Search for Travel Companies. Their expertise and track record in conducting Seminars & Workshops is world renown. In addition, Jeanie serves as President of our Special Events division.
About Caren Cyrus, Vice President Los Angeles
Caren Cyrus, currently is our Vice President for LAX. Caren has been with us for just over 15 years, starting with us as a Communications Assistant, moving up the ranks to Communications Manager then Director. A born communicator, Caren also held dual roles as the Director of Seminars & Workshops. Small groups of 25 to large groups of over 750 enjoy our Caren's wit and charm. The participants always leave with much more information then they arrived. When people see Caren's first name they generally assume Caren is female. Caren's story about his family name and his parent's humor make for a good segue into some childhood experiences that Caren only tells to his closest of friends. Caren has lived in Hong Kong, Sydney and now just outside of Los Angeles. His hobbies include water polo and travel. He holds a Brown Belt in Karate. He and his dog Tiny, a St. Bernard, run the beaches of southern California regularly.
About Donna Smith, Regional Vice President New England
Donna Smith currently is our Regional Vice President for New England. Donna has been with us three separate times in her career. The first was as a Recruiter for Yours In Travel Group (our sister company), then a Project Manager for our sister company Special Events Etc., and today runs the New England Region for P. Jason King Associates Management Consulting Division. She holds an MBA from an Ivy League School and always goes back as a Keynote Speaker for Graduating Classes of her alma mater. Donna is an active member of a group of local charities and can be seen as the chair for many fund raising events. She lives with her husband, Larry, and her two boys, Steven and Eric, just outside Boston.
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