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June Marks 50 Years at Collette for CEO Dan Sullivan

Sam LaFrance
by Sam LaFrance

June 27, 2023

Pawtucket, RI (June 27, 2023) – The month of June 2023 was a special one for Collette CEO Dan Sullivan, who surpassed 50 years with the company. Sullivan joined North America’s longest running tour operator back in 1973, when he became the 12th employee working for Collette, when the company specialized in regional motorcoach tours.

Since then, his big ideas, dedication, and steadfast mindset have helped Collette grow into a global tour operator over the past half-century. Sullivan’s ongoing commitment to excellence has helped Collette offer travelers life changing experiences each day.

Below is Sullivan’s bio:

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Dan Sullivan

Dan was a driving force in taking Collette from a regional tour operator to a global company and an industry leader. Dan manages the corporate team and provides the strategic vision for the company – and he still remains active in every aspect of the business, including tour guiding, product development, sales, and marketing.

Dan is a member of the United States Tour Operators Association (USTOA) and the Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy (CECP). He chairs the Collette Foundation board, Collette's global not-for-profit aimed at giving children in our global communities opportunities to thrive through hunger and education initiatives. He sits on the Charitable Foundation board for Bristol County Savings Bank; is the former Chairman for Tourism Cares; serves as Co-Chairman of the Pawtucket Foundation, an organization committed to the continued economic development of Pawtucket, Rhode Island, Collette's home city; and served on the Fairfield University Centre for Faith and Public Life board since 2005. An engaged supporter of not-for-profit causes including the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Hospice, Hasbro Children's Hospital and Amos House, he was inducted into the Tourism Hall of Fame for his contributions to the community, through philanthropic endeavors and significant contributions to the advancement of responsible tourism. He’s a graduate of Fairfield University with a degree in marketing as well as Harvard Business School's Executive Owner/President Management program. Dan loves Springsteen, Traveling the world and relaxing at home with family, including his 8 grandchildren.

About Collette:

As the longest-running tour operator in North America, Collette is the company travelers can trust. Leading with integrity, Collette’s comprehensive travel protection plan, flexible tour pacing, and strong relationships within the travel space set it apart. The happiness of its guests has been its roadmap since 1918 and today Collette offers over 160 tours to all seven continents and five distinct travel styles, including small group touring and river cruises. This third-generation family-owned business is dedicated to giving back in both local and global communities through its social responsibility platform.  For more information, visit www.gocollette.com.

Media Contact:

Sam LaFrance, Collette
Phone: 401.426.4504

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