Travel Leaders announced its Agency of Excellence award winners during the 2012 Travel Leaders National Meeting in Dallas, including 25 agencies recognized for their leadership and business success.
Each Travel Leaders agency is scored in several categories that reflect business growth; utilization of marketing programs to effectively reach local consumers; participation in key training programs to enhance service to their clients, as well as in local and national business networking meetings, and their overall promotion of the Travel Leaders brand.
Award winners include
• Lois Van Dyck & Max Nelson – San Jose, CA
• Arvid & Patricia Olson, Denise Palumbo, Lindsay Monell – Palm Coast, FL
• Louise & Paul Lascik – Johns Creek, GA
• Timothy Kennedy – LaGrange, GA
• Lynne & Edward Chittim – Dundee, IL
• Ann Waters – Fort Wayne, IN
• Diane Mullahy – Framingham, MA
• Paul Dube & Chris Dube – Auburn, ME
• Bonnie & Walt Lee – Albertville, MN
• Sandra & David Lovick Sr., David Lovick Jr. – Maple Grove, MN
• Barbara Muelken – Prior Lake, MN
• Pamela & Mark Seagle – High Point, NC
• Cynthia Tyo & David Ekman – Fargo, ND
• Tom Carlsen & Pat Van Fossen – New York, NY
• Angela Hendricks & Bentley Hedges – Oklahoma City, OK
• Judy Clappin – East Greenwich, RI
• Linda Bourgeois & Maryann Holman – Memphis, TN
• Charlotte Weller – Houston, TX
• Bruce & Carol Horner – Virginia Beach, VA
• Richard Hertzog & Debbie Kirk – Lynnwood, WA
• Sondra Wilson, Teresa Arendt & Julie Harrington – Richland, WA
• Alex Trettin, Teri & Leo Trettin – Tacoma, WA
• Rebecca Naugler, Elizabeth Ranger & Kathy Davig – La Crosse, WI
• Debra & John Nahorniak – River Falls, WI
• Dale & Wendy Rauwerdink, Jim Prigge & David Prigge – Sheboygan, WI
Diana Waltz, a Minneapolis business travel specialist, received a Travel Leaders’ “Employee of Excellence” Award. Waltz was one of three agents honored by Travel Leaders for performance and client service excellence. Waltz is from the Travel Leaders location at 15 South 5th Street, Suite 1120, in Minneapolis.
Also named were Mary DeGroat of Corporate Travel Planners, a Tzell branch in San Antonio, Texas, who won a Travel Leaders’ “Employee of Excellence” Award for outstanding client services. Sheila Mamuric, a Tempe, Arizona, based leisure travel specialist was the third travel professional honored for their achievements. Mamuric works from the Travel Leaders location at 414 South Mill Avenue in Tempe.