Team

Meet the Team


  • Yves Gentil President/CEO

    Yves has over 20 years of travel experience with tour and travel, hotel experience in Marriott and destination director of a tourism board.

  • Katie Papadopoulos Associate Vice President

    Katie worked at the Belgium tourism board and specializes in trade and she is fluent in greek and french.

  • Andrea Holden Account Director

    A graduate of Columbia University, Andrea has over 12 years of experience within the travel industry. Andrea previously managed media relations for Czech Tourism and Norwegian Air in the US.

  • Jacqui Smith Account Director

    A graduate of Communication from AUT University in Auckland, New Zealand with over five years of experience in advertising and PR agency, before moving in-house as the PR Manager for South and South-east Asia at Tourism New Zealand.

  • Stephanie D'Adamo Senior Account Manager

    Stephanie graduated from Marist College with internship at DeVries PR and MMGY Global, with over 5 years of PR experience at DQMPR.

  • Sam De Bastos Coordinator

    Native of Geneva, Switzerland, Sam studied in Lyon, France and graduated from ISCPA with a Bachelor's degree in Communication.

  • Paul Shio Account Director

    Paul has over 10 experience with DQMPR, with experiences in press releases, pitches, coordinated press trips, events management (VEMEX / media events), social media campaigns on twitter/Instagram, MICE and marketing proposals.

  • Peggy Bendel West Coast Account Executive

    Peggy has worked with client from Australia to Arizona, California to Chile, South Africa to Sweden. A principal in the seminal I Love New York campaign, Peggy began her career as a travel writer for the State of New York, and worked in economic development and international trade as well as tourism.

  • Loulou Chief Play Officer

    Loulou is the chief play officer at DQMPR. He enjoys summers in Fire Island and traveling to Miami office in the winter months.