Travel Leaders Names Top Performing Agents

Twenty-seven Carlson Wagonlit Travel Associates (franchisees) from throughout the U.S.— now rebranded as Travel Leaders— were singled out for their outstanding performance with the annual Award of Excellence. The award is presented to top Carlson Wagonlit Travel Associates. Collectively, this year’s 27 honorees own and operate 76 of the 500 franchised Carlson Wagonlit Travel locations across the country.

“Because of the exemplary leadership they demonstrate daily, they’re easily among the top tier of travel agency owners in the entire industry,” noted Roger E. Block, president of Travel Leaders. “In the communities where they do business, each one of our honorees has achieved a stellar reputation for anticipating each client’s individual needs and then exceeding their expectations, from the moment they begin their travel planning right until they return home safely from their travel, be it for business or leisure.”

Recipients of the 2007 Carlson Wagonlit Travel Award of Excellence

Edward & Lynne Chittim, Illinois-based associates who own locationsin Crystal Lake, Dundee and Wauconda

Judy Clappin, Rhode Island-based associate who owns locations in East Greenwich and Woonsocket

Craig Clawson, Nebraska-based associate who owns the location in Omaha

Kevin Geiser, Michigan-based associate who owns the locations in Benton Harbor and Portage

Richard Hertzog, Washington-based associate who owns the locations in Burlington, Langley, Lynwood, Mukilteo and Seattle

Bruce & Carol Horner, Virginia-based associates who own the location in Virginia Beach

Tim Kennedy, Georgia-based associate who owns the locations in LaGrange, Roswell and Sandy Springs

George & Rebecca Kingston, California-based associates who own the locations in Costa Mesa and San Diego

Alex & Geneva Kutin, Indiana-based associates who own a location in Indianapolis

Barbara Leone-May, Tennessee-based associate who owns the locations in Collierville and Memphis

David & Sandra Lovick Sr. and David Lovick Jr., Minnesota-based associates who own the locations in Crystal, Eagan, Eden Prairie, Maple Grove, St. Cloud and Woodbury

Mike Malaney, Michigan-based associate who owns the location in Grand Rapids

Barb Muelken, Minnesota-based associate who owns the location in Prior Lake

Rebecca Naugler, Kathy Olson and Elizabeth Ranger, Wisconsin-based associates who own the locations in La Crosse and Onalaska

Denise Petricka, Wisconsin-based associate who owns the location in Eau Claire

Dale Rauwerdink, James Prigge and Jerome Prigge, Wisconsin-based associates who own the locations in Cedarburg, Fond du Lac, Green Bay, Manitowoc, Marinette, Plymouth, Sheboygan and Sturgeon Bay

Mark & Pamela Seagle, North Carolina-based associates who own the locations in High Point, Holly Springs, Raleigh and Clemson (SC).

Harris Strickland, Kellie Horner and Patricia Illers, Florida-based associates who own the locations in Gainesville and Tallahassee

Leo & Teri Trettin and Alex Trettin, Washington-based associates who own the locations in Gig Harbor, Lacey, Lakewood, Marysville, Puyallup and Tacoma

Michael & Lois Van Dyck and Max Nelson, California-based associates who own the location in San Jose

Judy Varco and Kristy Osborn, Colorado-based associates who own the location in Loveland

Katherine Rosevear, Michigan-based associate who owns the location in Plymouth

Richard & Viktoria Voll, California-based associates who own the location in Glendale

Ann Waters, Indiana-based associate who owns the locations in Carmel, Fort Wayne (2), Marion and Warsaw

Mike Weingart and Armindo Pires, Texas-based associates who own the location in Houston

Sondra & George Wilson, Washington-based associates who owns the locations in Kennewick (2), Richland, Walla Walla and Yakima

James & Annette Youngbauer, Wisconsin-based associates who own the locations in Beaver Dam, Delafield, Madison, Menomonee Falls, Oconomowoc, Sun Prairie, Watertown and Waukesha.

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