Ensemble Travel Group announced the election results for its 2008 board of directors. Chosen by the membership to serve a three-year term were new board members Jerry Davis, of Alice Travel in Fairfield, N.J. and Donna Wickerham, of The Only Way to Travel in Columbus, Ohio.
Also elected were incumbents Roberta Sonnino of Roberta Sonnino Travel in New York and Susan Weissberg of Wylly’s Professional Travel in Coral Gables, FL.
The board seat of Warren Buckner, president of Gayety Travel Service in Brooklyn, N.Y. and one of the founding members of the consortium in 1968, was also up for re-election, but Buckner chose not to run again, feeling it was time to involve yet another new board member.
Respecting that decision but not wanting to lose the benefit of his longevity, history, and passion for Ensemble, the board requested that he continue to participate as a non-voting, board member emeritus. Buckner’s 40 years of dedication and service will be formally recognized at the 2008 Ensemble Travel Group International Conference October 15-19 at Red Rock Casino, Resort and Spa in Las Vegas.
“This combination of veterans and new board members will continue to ensure that there is a dynamic blend of momentum, collaboration, and fresh perspective in all that we do for our members,” said Jack E. Mannix, president and CEO of Ensemble Travel Group.
Rounding out the 10-member board for Ensemble Travel Group are:
· Robert Romano, Fugazi Travel Agency, San Francisco, Calif.
· Steve Senft, The Cruise Company, Omaha, Neb.
· Susan Tanzman, Martin’s Travel & Tours, Los Angeles, Calif.
· Robert Thaler, Sea and Air Travel Agency, Fair Lawn, N.J.
· Stephanie Turner,Brentwood Travel, St. Louis, Mo.
· Annette Weber, The Travel Shoppe, Los Gatos, Calif.
The Ensemble Travel Group Board of Directors is responsible for helping establish policies and programs critical in helping members become increasingly profitable business people, while also delivering high-volume sales to its network of preferred suppliers. Board members serve a three-year term. Typically, three seats are elected annually. For information: www.ensembletravel.com.