Ensemble Travel Group reports election results of its first-ever North American Board of Directors. Seven new directors were elected by Ensemble members in the U.S. and Canada. Founded in 1968, Ensemble Travel is a member-owned group of approximately 850 professional travel agencies in the U.S. and Canada.
In the past, a non-voting Canadian Advisory Board supported this governing body. In late 2012, U.S. members overwhelmingly voted to change the organization’s bylaws, which created the opportunity for members in Canada to become full shareholders of Ensemble Travel Group as well as to run for a position on the board of directors.
The board is responsible for providing input on key strategic initiatives and programs to help members become more profitable and to support the Ensemble network of preferred suppliers. Board members guide the overall direction of the organization, strengthening and leveraging its North American position in the marketplace.
Newly elected members to the 2013 Ensemble Travel Group Board of Directors are:
· Ian Biddlecombe, TravelTST.ca, Richmond, BC
· Barbara Crowe, Ixtapa Travel, Saskatoon, SK
· Robert Durant, WD World Travel Ltd., Vancouver, BC
· Nadia Giudice-Aslan, Voyages Groupe Ideal, Montreal, QC
· David Harris, Orion Travelinx, Burlington, ON
· Philip Houde, River East Travel & Cruise Centre, Winnipeg, MB
· Jill Romano, Dimensions in Travel, Novato, CA
The seven new directors join the following who are currently serving on the Ensemble board: Roxanne Boryczki, Arizona Trails Travel, Fountain Hills, AZ; Jerry Davis, Alice Travel, Fairfield, NJ; Robbie Gold, Travel Center Tours, Chicago, IL; Craig Pavlus, Pavlus Travel, Albuquerque, NM; Susan Tanzman, Martin’s Travel and Tours, Los Angeles; Susan Weissberg, Wyllys Professional Travel, Coral Gables, FL; and Warren Buckner, Gayety Travel Service, Brooklyn, NY (member emeritus).