Ensemble Travel Group has announced the results of its 2015 Board of Directors election. A total of five directors were elected by Ensemble members, with three being from the U.S. and two from Canada.
Newly elected members to the 2015 Ensemble Travel Group Board of Directors are:
|Terri Jo Lennox, Travel Time Inc, Calgary, AB|
|Scott Kertes, Hartford Holidays Travel, Garden City, NY (incumbent)|
|Sanjay Goel, Cruise Connections Canada, Vancouver, BC|
|Robbie Gold, Travel Center Tours, Chicago, IL|
|Lisa Theodoratus, The Cruise Experience, Sausalito, CA|
The Ensemble 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 partners. Board members guide the overall direction of the organization, strengthening and leveraging its competitive position in the marketplace.
The five newly elected directors join the following who are currently serving on the Ensemble board: Ian Biddlecombe, TravelTST.ca, Richmond, BC; Barbara Crowe, Ixtapa Travel, Saskatoon, SK; Robert Durant, W.D. World Travel Ltd., Vancouver, BC; David Harris, Orion Travelinx, Burlington, ON (outgoing board chairman); Jill Romano, Dimensions in Travel, Novato, CA; Linda Sains, Lindale Travel, Asheville, NC; Ross Spalding, Crown Cruise Vacations, Princeton, NJ (incoming board chairman); Mary Ann Strasheim, Custom Cruises & Travel, Omaha, NE; and Warren Buckner, Gayety Travel Service, Brooklyn, NY (member emeritus).
Rotating off the board are Roxanne Boryczki, AZ Trails Travel, Fountain Hills, AZ; Nadia Giudice-Aslan, Voyages Groupe Ideal, Montreal, QC; Philip Houde, River East Travel & Cruise Centre, Winnipeg, MB; and Susan Tanzman, Martin’s Travel and Tours, Los Angeles.
“As a member-owned travel agency cooperative, the electoral process is one of the most significant ways Ensemble members help guide our success,” said Libbie Rice, Ensemble co-president. “We want to congratulate our newest directors and especially thank the four who are ‘retiring’ for their leadership and insights, and for serving as Ensemble ambassadors on behalf of our organization.”