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Our Story

The Travel & Leisure Experts

Global Connections, Inc. (GCI) officially opened its doors on July 19, 1996 with the goal to give more families the opportunity to take vacations. Over the years, we have fine-tuned our travel and leisure services and products through growth and technology.

Today, we provide comprehensive travel and leisure solutions not only to families but also to other business organizations in the U.S. and abroad. Most services are fulfilled from our corporate office in Overland Park, Kansas as well as East Coast offices in South Carolina and Florida.

Our Expertise

GCI's Robust Portfolio

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Created, services & fulfills 200,000+ members with the industry's most unique travel club

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Resort developer who owns and manages resorts throughout the US

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White Labeling

Generates additional white label travel club products & services for industry and non-industry organizations

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Travel Agency

Offers travel agency services to members and retail clients

Our Team

The Best & Brightest

Global Connections is home to some of the most experienced and brightest minds in the travel and leisure industry. Our executive and management teams average more than 20 years of industry experience and our employees average more than 10 years of employment with Global Connections.

  • Chad Lyons

    Chief Executive Officer, Chief Information Officer

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  • Cathy Wunder

    President, Chief Operating Officer

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  • Richard Washburn

    CPA, Chief Financial Officer

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  • Dave Dawson

    Vice President Resort Acquisitions & Development

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  • Michelle Zimmerman

    Vice President Human Resources

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  • GCI Director Steven Grecco
    Steven Grecco

    Director of Corporate Sales & Marketing

  • GCI Manager Corina Violette
    Corina Violette

    Director of Inventory Management

  • GCI Manager Eric Stout
    Eric Stout

    Director of Membership Administration

  • GCI Manager Miranda Calkins
    Miranda Calkins

    Contract Administration Manager

  • GCI Manager Annie Tumlin
    Annie Tumlin

    Director of Creative + Digital Marketing

  • GCI Manager Brian Stearns
    Brian Stearns

    Director of Information Technology

  • GCI Manager Brian Riedel
    Brian Riedel

    Director of Software Engineering

  • GCI Manager Lori Smith
    Lori Smith

    Travel Agency Manager

  • GCI Manager Kelli Brazier
    Kelli Brazier

    Director of Membership Administration

  • GCI Manager Carrie Lee
    Carrie Lee

    Assistant Controller

  • GCI Manager Nancy Porter
    Nancy Porter

    Assistant Manager, Travel Department


Industry Approved

Global Connections has longstanding relationships with providers of resort accommodations and travel partners in every facet of the vacation industry.

Industry Accredited

  • ASTA
  • ARCA
  • ARDA
  • CARE
  • CLIA
  • IATA
  • VRMA

Cruise Travel Partnerships

  • Azamara Club Cruises
  • Carnival Cruises
  • Celeberity Cruises
  • Holland America Line
  • Norwegian Cruise Line
  • Princess Cruises
  • Royal Caribbean Cruises
  • MSC Cruises
  • Costa Cruises

Guided Tour Partnerships

  • Collette Tours
  • Adventures Tours
  • Globus Tours
  • Insight Vacations
  • Kensington Tours
  • Monograms Tours
  • Pleasant Holidays
  • Tauck Tours
  • Trafalgar Tours