Meet Julie Branstrom, Cain Meetings & Incentives

  • Meet Julie Branstrom, Cain Meetings & Incentives

     
    POSTED December 10, 2017
     

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Julie Branstrom was recently hired as the Director of Business Development for Cain Meetings & Incentives (CMI).

What professional experience do you have? 
Over the past 25 years, my career has lead me through a variety of roles, and each one has taught me something different that I can bring to my new position. My background consists of being the a Corporate Meeting Planner for Chrysler, and the Director of Sales for luxury resorts such as the esteemed Devil’s Thumb Ranch and Gateway Canyons in Colorado.

What responsibilities will you have in your new role?
I’m thrilled to marry my love of networking with my meeting planning roots, and I am excited to grow this esteemed department of Cain Travel. While primarily overseeing the development department, I will also work towards improving and developing new relationships for the company. 

What is CMI?
Located in Boulder, CO, CMI is a full-service meeting planning division of Cain Travel. We are Colorado’s 2nd largest woman-owned company, and we are proud of our well-traveled & highly experienced team. We all share a passion for perfection and believe that building lasting relationships with our customers and suppliers is what makes us so successful. While providing a fresh perspective on the industry our combined experience makes providing seamless and fearless travel a breeze.

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