chapter Officers

Officer of Development
Nicole Krenzien Ellison

Officer of Communications
Lisa Kirk

Officer of Membership
Kali Fors

Officer of Events
Caroline Moran

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OFFICER OF development

Nicole Krenzien Ellison - Paul Klein Travel

Nicole has been very fortunate to secure a lifestyle and career in travel with a path well paved by her family. Her grandfather, H. Juergen Krenzien, was the first generation to own Paul Klein Travel and one of the founders of API (now Virtuoso). Her father Timothy J. Krenzien became the second generation to own the agency and is her inspiration to follow in their footsteps. The travel business, as a whole, has been a part of Nicole’s life and is truly in her blood. She has had many great experiences all over the world, but tends to steer towards adventure travel. Nicole’s family and friends always say about her: if there’s a mountain nearby, she’ll probably be climbing it, hiking it, skiing down it, or camping on it. Needless to say, some of her personal favorite places to travel are more active with exotic journeys and sightseeing. One of Nicole’s hobbies in life is food and great wine. Searching the globe for unique experiences with all different types of food and pairing them with amazing local wines is one of her passions.  She steps outside of the box when it comes to exotic food and trying new things.  Nicole also has a craving for bizarre food If it’s local, different, creepy or even a bit funky, she’ll give it a try.

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Officer of Communications

LIsa Kirk - Conrad HotelsWaldorf Astoria Chicago

Lisa was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio and attended Ohio University for her undergraduate degree. Ever since she got her first taste of travel during her fashion internship, she couldn’t wait to move to a big city and start a career in the industry. She began at Masterplan, Inc. in Chicago planning and operating high-end, luxury events across the globe. Lisa then joined Hyatt Hotels and managed a number of markets at the Hyatt Regency Chicago and Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, including the local and international group market as well as the corporate business travel market. She fell in love with the travel industry and is now the Senior Leisure Sales Manager representing two luxury hotels in Chicago, the brand new Conrad Chicago and the Waldorf Astoria Chicago.

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Officer of Membership

Kali Fors - The Advantaged Yacht Charters, Chicago

Kali was born in Wisconsin and has traveled extensively throughout the United States and internationally over the past couple of decades. While attending college in Miami, Florida, she worked as a stewardess on yacht charters. Upon graduation, Kali decided that she wanted to relocate to Chicago and begin her own yacht charter company. She is now the CEO of The Advantaged Yacht Charters & Sales in the Windy City which was founded in 2016. 


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Caroline Moran - Rex Travel

Caroline was born into luxury travel and is following in her family’s footsteps. “My Mom is one of the original employees of Abercrombie and Kent. My sister works for Four Seasons. I have fond memories of our family trips.” Caroline has lived in Kenya, studied hospitality in Italy, and is known to take long weekends to far off lands like Japan. Caroline loves to ski, enjoys lobstering in Maine, and practiced yoga on the Mekong. Her love of travel is driven by her desire to help others make unforgettable memories together. If you would like to discuss your next vacation with Caroline, please give her a call.

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