Jack E. Mannix, president and CEO of Ensemble Travel Group, has resigned effective immediately, according to a joint announcement by Mannix and Ensemble Travel Group. Mannix, who lives in the Ft. Lauderdale area, has commuted to New York, where Ensemble has its headquarters, for the entire eight-and-one-half years that he has led Ensemble and has resigned for personal reasons to spend more time with his family.
"I have truly enjoyed the challenges and successes associated with running Ensemble Travel Group these past eight plus years," said Mannix, "and have especially relished the relationships that I have built with literally hundreds of members and suppliers while working with a highly dedicated and capable team of professionals at Ensemble Travel Group. At the same time, I am very much looking forward to having more time with my family, which is the center of my life."
"Jack has guided Ensemble Travel Group through some of the most challenging times and the organization is grateful for his leadership and many contributions over the years. Ensemble Travel Group would like to thank Jack for leading the growth and development of the only true North American consortium," said Warren Buckner, Ensemble Travel Group Board Member Emeritus and president of Gayety Travel Service, Inc. Buckner spoke on behalf of the U.S. and Canadian Boards of Directors.
Lindsay Pearlman, executive vice president and general manager, will lead in the interim during the search for Mannix’s replacement. Pearlman has led Ensemble Travel Group Canada for the last three-and-a-half years and has played a key role in leveraging the cross-border strength of Ensemble, the group said.