TAMUNING, Guam—Atkins Kroll Inc. president Wendi Herring announced two executive appointments to the company’s leadership team. The company has appointed Trina Cruz as the company’s Marketing & Communications director. Additionally, the company appointed Ernie Galito as its Business Development director. Both of these positions will take effect on April 12, 2021.
Cruz possesses over 10 years in senior leadership roles, emphasizing corporate communications, marketing, branding, public relations, sales, and business development. Cruz was most recently the director of Marketing & Brand Development for the Pacific Islands Club, a major all-inclusive resort with the region’s largest water park. Cruz played a significant role in accomplishing the resort’s consistent year-over-year growth.
Cruz holds both a professional MBA degree and a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Guam.
Cruz’s depth of experience also includes event management for the United Airlines Guam Marathon and the marketing of BMW, Land Rover, and Subaru brands on Guam. “We are very excited to have Trina on AK’s executive team with her strategic marketing experience and track record in developing and delivering exceptional customer value. We look forward to progressive growth in the AK family of products and services as we rise from the COVID-19 disruption,” said Herring.
As many organizations, including AK, seek to successfully optimize for a post-COVID-19 future, the company is looking for portfolio and performance opportunities. Galito, a Mississippi State University graduate, has an extensive and diverse background in marketing and business development.
“As AK’s Marketing and Communications director for the past five years, Ernie’s professional experience, business acumen, and community reputation, he fits the role for our business development aspirations. We look to attain a view of the business’s full potential across both portfolio and performance moves. Ernie will be responsible for structuring programs with thoughtful sequencing that maximizes value,” said Herring. “We see growth opportunities in the automotive and mobility market with the realignment of U.S. military missions, reigniting the tourism engine, and economic diversification throughout Guam, CNMI, and Micronesia,” added Herring.
For more information, contact Ernie Galito at (671) 648-8400 or ernie.galito@AKguam.com.
Atkins Kroll, an Inchcape company, is the leading distributor of vehicles in Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, and Micronesia, enabling it to provide a full range of products and services in the region. Atkins Kroll is Guam’s oldest corporation, established in 1914 and represents Toyota, Lexus, Chevrolet, BMW, Toyota Rent A Car, ACE Rent a Car, and AC Delco brands. (PR)