Kris Parkin

Chief People Officer

Kris Parkin serves as Chief People Officer of Human Resources for Internova Travel Group, a leading travel services company that directly employs approximately 3,000 staff managing operations of three specialized travel divisions. Ms. Parkin is based in Plymouth, Minnesota.


Ms. Parkin is responsible for all aspects of human resources including organizational development, employee benefits, payroll, recruitment and employee relations. She has spent more than 30 years as a human resources professional within the travel industry. She has worked to automate the hiring and performance management processes and align the human resources systems and programs of new acquisitions with the larger organization.

Our focus is on attracting and retaining the right talent, motivating our teams, rewarding employees for their contributions and creating a work environment where people can do their best.

She began her career with Minneapolis-based Carlson Leisure Group (CLG), rising to the position of Senior Director, Human Resources, prior to being appointed Vice President of Human Resources for Travel Leaders Group in 2008. She is credited with playing a pivotal role in the growth and development of the company, as well as its inception in 1996. The company changed its name to Internova Travel Group in 2020.


Ms. Parkin holds a degree from the University of Northwestern in St. Paul, Minnesota.